When the Housing Committee of the D.C. City Council attempted to pass a raft of rent control legislation at the end of 2020, DCAR pushed back with a Call for Action that prompted nearly 300 messages from REALTOR® members and the public, ultimately sparing property owners from further restrictions for the time being. Read the… Read more »
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DC Office – 2018 Holiday Hours
The DC office, located at 1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW, will have the following changes to its regular hours for the 2018 holiday season: November 21: Office Closes at 3:00pm November 22 – November 24: Office Closed December 22 – December 25: Office Closed December 31: Office Closes at 2:00pm January 1: Office Closed Please… Read more »
In Memory of Josephine Ricks
DCAR is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Josephine Ricks, a monumental figure in DC real estate, on October 25. Jo was the chairman of the DC Real Estate Commission at the time of her passing, as well as Associate Broker at City Houses for 25 years. She was also so much more… Read more »
An Open Letter About the Ward 1 Race
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 »
TOPA Single-Family Home Exemption Passes Through Council!
History has been made! The DC Council on Tuesday voted in favor of passing Bill 22-0315, which exempts single-family homes from TOPA legislation — some exceptions are made for elderly (62 and up) and disabled tenants. More on the specifics of this bill will be coming soon. The bill still must be signed by Mayor… Read more »
March 6: A Huge Step Toward Fixing TOPA
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 »
New DCAR HQ is Nearing Completion!
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
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
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 »
Coming Soon: The New DCAR Office!
Coming Soon: The New DCAR Office! DCAR has called 500 New Jersey Avenue its DC home for several years now, but we have exciting news: We’re one step closer to opening our brand new DC office! The tenants moved out this past weekend; now, we’re getting ready to begin work on the building to make… Read more »