Virginia REALTORS® have the opportunity to volunteer onsite with Homes for Our Troops on Saturday, February 13th. Join your neighbors and fellow REALTORS® in putting the finishing touches on a home in Yorktown for Staff Sergeant Woody Slate and his family. SSG Slate was proud and eager to serve his country with the Army’s 86th Dive Detachment and lost both of his legs following service in Iraq. Volunteers will assist with minor landscaping and outdoor projects and are encouraged to bring small gardening tools and gloves. Please note, advance registration is required: https://www.hfotusa.org/attend_event.
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a non-profit that builds mortgage-free homes to severely injured veterans, enabling them to focus on recovery and fulfillment. The Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR) is a partner of HFOT and supports projects around the state in our commitment to serving veterans and military families.
For more information about joining us this Saturday or about the VAR partnership with Homes for Our Troops, contact Jenny Wortham, VAR’s Director of Community Outreach at Jenny@VARealtor.com.
If you received a cooperative commission or referral fee from an agent at another brokerage last year, that agent might be sending you a 1099-MISC form. Info on the forms is a top story in The Voice for Real Estate for the week of Feb. 8. Other stories look at “coming soon” listings, cap rates and other trends this year in commercial real estate, and why the effort to improve the availability of FHA insured loans for condo purchases is gaining ground.
The new Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report was created to monitor consumer sentiment about the housing market. This new report covers core topics that will be tracked on a monthly basis such as views on housing as a good financial investment, whether homeownership is part of the American Dream, if now is a good time to buy or sell a home and perception of home price changes.
This HOME survey will be released on a quarterly basis. The 2016 release dates are: