Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has confirmed that he will be a special guest speaker at Get Active — VAR’s legislative advocacy conference — from 2:30 to 3:30 on Wednesday, February 12. McAuliffe’s talk will follow REALTOR® Day on the Hill, where VAR members from across the commonwealth meet with their legislators on Capitol Square.
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Morning classes followed by lunch and expo.
Economic Forum with guest speakers in afternoon.
Expo and happy hour concludes the day.
Vendors, themed booths, guest speakers, prizes, education credits and more. All classes plus economic forum will be approved for education credits.
Class times may vary, so call or email to confirm and for more information.
Flyers and registration packets will be available by July 2014.
Vendors - Vendor packet will be available by May 2014.
WIlliamsburg Area Association of REALTORS
Virginia’s typical seasonal decline has set in. November sales and prices were down and there were no changes in unemployment or interest rates to counter-act this seasonal trend. Year-over-year metrics are also down since Virginia experienced an unusual uptick in sales last November (a break from tradition as shown in graph below). Nonetheless, Virginia’s housing market is poised for full recovery and there are a number of reasons to look forward to next year. First, the U.S. Census reported increased housing starts in November, especially in the U.S. South which includes Virginia. Confident builders and a record number of starts signal that there will be more inventory in the months to come.
Get a terrific three-minute overview of the current Virginia housing market with the video edition of our quarterly Home Sales Report, hosted by VAR team member Director of Public Relations Stacey Ricks.
It’s a great way to see what’s happening in the state. (Brokers, it’s perfect for your next sales meeting.) And for all the details be sure to grab your free copy of the full Home Sales Report, too.
Over 200 Realtors descended on Charlottesville this week for the tenth anniversary of the Property Management Coalition Conference. The Charlottesville Daily Progress stopped in and chatted with members on Wednesday. Check it out:
The Lynchburg News & Advance quoted data from VAR’s quarterly Home Sales Report in its October 22 article, “Va. home sales soar; Lynchburg-Blacksburg-Roanoke leads pack“:
Both VAR and the Richmond Association of REALTORS® were featured in an October 23 Richmond Times-Dispatch story, “Housing market improves,” about central Virginia’s housing market.
“The Richmond area’s housing market posted increases in sales and prices during the third quarter, according to a report released Tuesday by the Richmond Association of Realtors,” begins the story, which featured housing statistics from both associations.
It quoted both Linda Terry, the 2013 President of the Richmond Association of REALTORS®, and Stacey Ricks, VAR’s Director of Public Relations.