Proposal Includes Key Housing Provisions

Congressional leaders released a long-awaited framework Thursday for President Joe Biden’s signature Build Back Better plan, proposing a top-line price tag and an outline of new social programs. The $1.75 trillion framework includes hard-fought NAR priorities like investments in affordable housing and down-payment assistance and spares real estate investment from the most feared taxes. President Biden announced the…

New BRAR BOD Member

Who is Caroline Barb…… Having lived and worked in multiple cities for over three decades since 1984, allowing only infrequent and short visits home, I developed a longing desire to spend more time with my parents, Margaret and Jim Barb. Since “retirement” is not in their vocabulary, the only way to satisfy this desire was…

Virginia Realtors Hall of Fame – Jim Barb

Virginia Realtors Virginia REALTORS® celebrates its 2021 awardees! Each year, the association recognizes excellence in various areas of real estate, along with notable community contributions. This year’s awardees were selected by a committee of peers as standouts among an association of more than 36,000 members. Join us in congratulating the following Virginia REALTOR®: The Hall of…

60th Anniversary Postponed

IMPORTANT NOTICE BRAR 60th Anniversary Picnic – POSTPONED  Sherando Park – Sunday, September 19th   Due to unforeseen circumstances the event is being postponed until 2022.   More information and details will follow in the coming months. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Nicole Lewis Events Committee Chair

Virginia REALTORS®- Immediate Release

Report Finds Housing Industry Provided a Major Boost  Virginia’s Economy During the Pandemic Residential real estate contributed nearly $52 billion to the state’s economy in 2020 Richmond, VA – (September 7, 2021) – Virginia REALTORS® has published a new study conducted in partnership with George Mason University, quantifying the economic impacts of Virginia’s housing industry and demonstrating the…

Time to Focus on Rental Assistance

The U.S. Supreme Court ended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) eviction moratorium Thursday night, giving much-needed relief to America’s small housing providers facing financial hardship for more than a year. In a 6-3 ruling, a majority of justices agreed that the stay on the lower court’s order finding the CDC’s eviction moratorium…