DCAR Proudly Endorses Mary Cheh for Re-Election

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The District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® (DCAR) is proud to endorse Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh for re-election. Councilmember Cheh has served her constituents admirably in her time in office, emerging as a champion of homeowners in Ward 3 and across the city. By supporting the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Benefit and the single-family home… Read more »

An Open Letter About the Ward 1 Race

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As a member-driven trade association of REALTORS®, the District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® (DCAR) supports elected officials who represent our mission to protect and promote homeownership. One of our greatest advantages is having members in all eight wards, which gives us the ability to work closely with every Councilmember. Homeowners have benefited from the… Read more »

DCAR June Primary Election Update

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After a series of interviews and extensive deliberation, the District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® PAC is proud to strongly endorse the following candidates for DC Council in the 2018 Democratic Primary Election: Each of the candidates noted here are proven champions of homeownership. They have worked to help people plant their roots in the… Read more »

March 6: A Huge Step Toward Fixing TOPA

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On Tuesday, March 6, 10 DC Councilmembers voted to move forward on a bill that would exempt single-family homes from TOPA legislation. This is a step toward TOPA reform that the real estate community and homeowners have been fighting for for years, and while the bill still has a ways to go before becoming law,… Read more »

TOPA Update: We’re Making Progress!

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Huge TOPA news: We have a single-family exemption working its way through the DC Council! If this bill goes through the Council’s legislative process and becomes law, it would create a full exemption from TOPA for single-family homes; the only exclusions currently noted in the bill are tenants who are A) 62 years or older… Read more »

New DCAR HQ is Nearing Completion!

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The new DC office is almost done, and we are absolutely thrilled with how it’s coming together. We don’t yet have a date set for a grand opening, but it’s not far away, as you’ll see in the pictures below. It’s remarkable how much has changed since our last big update on the building, which… Read more »

Great Success at DCAR Advocacy Day

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DCAR hosted its fourth annual Advocacy Day on Nov. 16, and it was a resounding success! About two dozen DCAR leaders spent the day at the Wilson Building meeting with DC Councilmembers and their staffs, discussing a number of issues that are of utmost importance to REALTORS®. The primary topic was, of course, TOPA reform…. Read more »

New DCAR Office Update

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The new DCAR office is under construction, and while we don’t have an exact date yet for its grand opening, it’s coming along nicely. We went to take a look at its progress last week, and we wanted to share an update with you, as you’ll be affected by it as much as anybody. 1615… Read more »

Tuesday Tidbits: Winterize Your Home

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Don’t Wait Until Winter It’s important to act early. Winterizing your home once winter has already started is like putting on sunscreen after you’ve already gotten a sunburn. Take some time to winterize your home now to save yourself a huge hassle — and bill — later. How to Winterize Your Home It feels like… Read more »