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REALTORS® Help Consumers Make Smart Back-to-School Home Shopping Decisions

By on August 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (August 12, 2016) — In some school districts across the country, kids are already heading back to school after the summer break. While households with children commonly choose to buy a home in the late spring to get settled

July 2016 Homes Sales Report

By on August 24, 2016

July 2016 residential real estate sales have slowed from this point last year, though year-to-date performance remains strong. Year-over-year, the number of transactions fell by 4.7 percent, from 11,820 sales to 11,265. The value of transactions for July 2016 was

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

By on August 2, 2016

On August 5-7, shoppers in Virginia are encouraged to buy back-to-school items and take necessary precautions during hurricane season without paying state and local sales tax. This holiday is not restricted to Virginia residents – anyone can purchase exempt items in Virginia

Second Quarter 2016 Homes Sales Report

By on July 25, 2016

The Virginia residential real estate market has continued year-over-year and longer term improvement according to the Second Quarter 2016 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR). Both the total number of sales and the value of

“Dare to Dream” in recognition of National Homeownership Month

By on June 7, 2016

“Dare to Dream” in recognition of National Homeownership Month   June is National Homeownership Month – a time for special recognition of the impact of owning a home and achieving a cornerstone of the American Dream. Homeownership is powerful for

Wire Fraud Alert for Buyers

By on May 2, 2016

NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson has made a video to help educate buyers about how to avoid being caught up in a wire fraud scam during their purchase of a residence.

Spruce Up and Save This Spring

By on April 13, 2016

As warmer temperatures approach and activity quickens in the residential real estate market, Virginia REALTORS® can offer tips on maximizing home value and comfort. The spring season provides a natural chance to refresh landscaping and invest in exterior projects, reorganize

It’s Tax Time…Don’t Forget your Home Office Deductions!

By on March 21, 2016

It’s Tax Time…Don’t Forget your Home Office Deductions!

NEW! Virginia’s First Time Homebuyer Savings Plan

By on February 24, 2016

A First-Time Homebuyer Savings Plan allows any Virginian to set aside up to $50,000 toward the costs of closing on a new home. The earnings on those funds—interest and capital gains—are free from Virginia state taxes.       Source: NEW! Virginia’s First

November residential sales continue growth trend

By on December 22, 2015

Virginia experienced year-over-year increases in residential home sales and median sales price in November 2015, continuing a trend of market improvement. Year-to-date sales through November 30, 2015, account for more than $32.02 billion in sales volume. Relative to the same