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. Click here to download a PDF brochure
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has indicated that borrowers with case numbers assigned on or after January 26, 2015 will be eligible for reduced annual mortgage insurance premiums, and that the FHA will permit lenders to cancel existing case numbers and assign new case numbers so that borrowers who have yet to close on their loans may take advantage of the new premium reduction.
“This action will make homeownership more affordable for over two million Americans in the next three years,” said HUD Secretary Julian Castro.
For a FAQ sheet from the HUD, visit goo.gl/LkoVZb.
Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service is proud to announce the launch of the RVA Homes app. RVA Homes provides the most accurate, on-the-go access for REALTORS® and consumers to search homes, explore real-time listing details, view photos, conduct location-based
According to a 2014 annual and fourth quarter housing market report released today by the Central Virginia Regional MLS, regional home sales activity for the year grew 2.6 percent from 2013, fueled largely by job growth twice the long-term annual
Richmond REALTOR® Faye Hager watched her dream and 7-year campaign spring to life this September, as local construction company J.W. Enochs broke ground on Richmond’s first hostel. “I felt like I got married. I was on a high,” Hager said.
After a multi-million dollar, year-long series of renovations, the museum that tells Richmond’s many stories has unveiled its fresh new spaces to the public. Along with the freshly renovated spaces will be fresh new exhibits and programming in the coming
At 201 W. Broad Street, an Italian renaissance revival style mid-rise building—which was built in 1916 for the J.B. Mosby and Co. Dry Goods Store—is in the midst of transformation into a stylish, modern boutique hotel, intended to immerse visitors
Below is a list of Frequently asked questions regarding Virginia’s new First Time Homebuyer Savings Plan. These FAQs were compiled by the Virginia Association of REALTORS®. What kinds of accounts can be FHSPs? Almost any account you have with a financial
Richmond, Va. – According to a third quarter 2014 housing market report just released by the Central Virginia Regional MLS, sales growth has resumed in the region after a flat second quarter this year. The region as a whole had a
Get a healthy and efficient home energy evaluation! The nonprofit organization project:HOMES , a participating contractor in Dominion Virginia Power’s energy conservation programs, is now offering a Home Energy Check-Up for only $25*! The Home Energy Check-Up gives single family
The latest edition of The Housing Interpreter is now available at WeAreTheR.com. Both The Housing Interpreter and WeAreTheR.com provide a wealth of information about buying and selling homes, the value of using a REALTOR®, and housing related news and stories from
Each year, the Central Virginia Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Chapter, (a non-profit organization recognizing REALTORS® for their professional accomplishments in both experience and education), selects a local charity to get involved with and support. This year, they have teamed up