Do you know someone who deserves some recognition? Someone who has gone above and beyond the call? Here is where you can help those people shine! These Virginia Real Estate awards recognize outstanding leadership, accomplishments, and professionalism in our industry — recipients will be recognized in a ceremony during the 2015 Real Show in October (and throughout the year after that). Help us recognize the best in the business by nominating your colleagues. Click here to apply today!
Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday May 25-31 will provide Virginians with an opportunity to buy emergency equipment and supplies tax-free. All Virginia retailers participate in the holiday. Among the items that are exempt from sales tax are batteries including cell phone batteries, flashlights and lanterns, bottled water of all types and sizes, first aid kits, coolers, NOAA Weather Radios, portable generators and many other useful items.
Major changes are coming to real estate transactions starting August 1st, 2015. Any transaction involving a mortgage will use the new disclosure forms created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”). NAR has compiled information on this topic on REALTOR.org, and so this article will briefly summarize the changes and then focus on how the changes will affect association form contracts.
Consider becoming a leader and committee volunteer with the Virginia Association of REALTORS®. Once a year we offer REALTORS® across Virginia a chance to take their careers to a higher level in the industry and build life-long connections with your peers. Now is that time!
VAR wants—and needs your expertise, experience and enthusiasm. As a committee volunteer leader, your efforts will help improve the industry for your fellow REALTORS® and private property owners in the Commonwealth.