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VAR CEO 'making her mark'

As the first women to head Virginia’s largest trade association, VAR CEO Terrie Suit was named in Virginia Business magazine’s “On the move” section — part of its annual feature on the most influential people in the state.

The magazine listed Suit as one of the “People who are making their mark” along with others such as Tom Folliard (president and CEO of CarMax), Gracia Martore (president and CEO of Gannett Co.), John F. Reinhart (CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority), and George Sherman (president of Advance Auto Parts).

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NAR opposes House tax reform proposal

U.S. House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released a draft tax reform plan today, and the National Association of Realtors® was quick to oppose it.

The plan called for limits on both the mortgage interest and capital gains deductions, as well as the repeal of deductions for state and local property taxes.

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Coming soon: Which legislators are most on our side?

This spring VAR will be introducing its legislator report card — a groundbreaking project to help Realtors® and others understand how Virginia's state senators and delegates' are voting on important Realtor issues.

The report card will be all about transparency.

Each session, it will track the high-profile, Realtor-impacting bills being considered by the General Assembly, and will show how members of the Assembly voted on those bills.

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Get Active cut short due to weather

Due to the incoming weather, Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in Virginia.

What this means for the Get Active Legislative Advocacy Conference:

  • REALTOR® Day on the Hill -- legislator visits -- are still going on as scheduled, starting at 9:30 AM. (The snow will not begin until the afternoon.)
  • However, all sessions and functions after noon Wednesday through Thursday have been cancelled.

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