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Important: VAR property management forms have been revised

Yes, you read that right: Nine of our property management forms — leases, addenda, disclosures, etc. — have been updated.

This is a major overhaul done in collaboration with the Northern Virginia and Richmond associations along with VAR’s Standard Forms Working Group to make these forms more user friendly, and to ensure accuracy.

If you do any work in property management you need to head to VAR’s Forms Center and get the new documents.

The forms affected are:

Virginia is setting the stage for a strong second half of 2011

Richmond, VA, July 21, 2011- Despite slower home sales during second quarter 2011, compared to second quarter of 2010, the housing market in Virginia may be ready to surge forward in the third and fourth quarters. Other good news is that we can see a clear increase in sales from first quarter 2011 to second quarter 2001. 

New Laws have taken affect in Virginia

The 2011 Session of the General Assembly, like every other session, produced many changes in Virginia law. Most of these will take effect on July 1. VAR’s legislative team was able to secure many changes during this year’s General Assembly session that will have a profound effect on your real estate business.


Virginia home sales stabilize in first quarter 2011

April 29, 2011 Virginia residential home sales in the first quarter of 2011 have followed the general trend of the last several years with year-to-date sales 0.3% above last year.  January and February home sales in 2011 exceed the same month the prior year (by 2.5 % and 3.5%) according to the Virginia Association of REALTORS®’ Home Sales Report.  

For the complete Virginia Quarterly Home Sales Report for First Quarter 2011, please CLICK HERE.

Honor Society Application Deadline

Attention AE’s and Leadership: VAR Honor Society Applications are due April 1st

Click the link below for the online application.

Please submit applications to or fax to 804-262-0497

Once we receive your Honor Society applications, you will receive a e-mail confirmation from VAR.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 23:59

Take part in VAR's 2011 Member Survey

The Virginia Association of REALTORS® wants to serve you better. To do that, we need to know what we do that works, what we do that doesn’t, and what else we should be doing.  Further, we want to know how you feel about important services and representation VAR provides that you can’t get somewhere else.

To do that, we’ve created this survey. Please help us by taking a few minutes (actually, more like 10-15 minutes!) to fill it out.

Governor's Legislative Agenda Includes Protection of Private Property Rights

Governor McDonnell, Lieutenant Governor Bolling, Attorney General Cuccinelli, and House and Senate Republican Leadership announce joint agenda for 2011 legislative session.

From Governor's press release:


Realtor® Day on the Hill is February 9

On February 9 we need you to tell your legislator...

... to stop re-taxing people -- no more recordation taxes on refis!

... not to hold you responsible if public records are wrong!

... that toxic drywall needs to be disclosed! pass agency laws that protect you and your clients!

It's our best chance all year to get our message across -- and we need bodies to do it. We want to crowd their offices with Realtors® so it's crystal clear: We care about property rights, the economy, and our industry.



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