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The Virginia Public Access Project, VPAP,  has launched MyVaCandidate, an online app that show voters how their own views match with those of the candidates running for Governor. Answer 16 short policy questions and find out which candidate is best fit for you.

  

Montgomery County's population is estimated to grow to 101,433 in the next three years and reach 110,321 by 2030, according to Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service projections. Meanwhile, Roanoke's population is projected to reach 104,398 in the same timeframe.

  

Hopes of attracting private investment are bearing early fruit with developers such as Ed Walker and Faisal Khan, both well known for their projects in Roanoke, entering the Salem market for the first time.

  

"We are delighted to welcome the ForRent team and their family of sites to the Apartments.com network," said Andrew C. Florance, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CoStar Group.

  

No one has conducted a significant study of private landlords serving low-income tenants since Sternlieb's 1973 study of residential abandonment by landlords. We cannot influence the housing of most low-income Virginians until we study the problems of private landlords who provide that housing.

  

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Bethesda, Maryland-based RailField Realty Partners marked its entry into the Richmond market this month with its purchase of Courthouse Green, a 266-unit apartment complex at 6417 Statute St. in Chester.  Farther north, the 646-unit Town & Country Apartments at 1402 Barriedale Road, along Chippenham Parkway northeast of the Hull Street Road interchange, sold Aug. 9 for $33.3 million.

  

Developer Tom Wilkinson said last week his Maramjen Investments closed on $32 million in financing for its conversion of the former American Tobacco building at 800 Jefferson Davis Highway, where 134 apartments and dozens of artist lofts are planned

  

The 2.14 acre parcel is located at 1815 N. 30th St. (its alternate address is 1812 Creighton Road) and is along a stretch of Nine Mile Road in the East End that is being redeveloped as a way to jump-start the transformation of the poverty-plagued area.

  

Fountainhead Properties is readying 1.2 acres at its New Manchester Flats property at 915 E. Fourth St. to accommodate 104 new low-income apartments.  

  

After two years of work and four rounds with the city’s architectural review commission, developers behind a planned four-story mixed-use building along Jefferson Avenue in Union Hill are nearing the finish line to start the project.

  

The newest concept drawing, submitted by Berkley Hall for the apartment development on part of the former Shenandoah Life Insurance Company site now shows nearly 200 apartments consolidated into two large buildings.

  

The bank announced that it has invested $17.34 million in acquiring a multi-family apartment complex “Ultris” at Banyan Grove located in Virginia Beach-USA.

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The 488-space garage would serve the public as well as 221 apartments, offices, retail and a hotel on nearly 10 acres at the corner of Bonney Road and Constitution Drive.

  

The 54,000 square foot project will include 50 apartments and cost $10.5 million. The land for the project, which is behind the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, was donated by the City of Chesapeake.

  

In an effort to address a tremendous need, Rush Homes is constructing 28 new apartments off of Old Forest Road, planned to be finished by next summer.

  

Thalhimer, said Thursday that it has closed on the $12.1 million purchase of the Stratford at Williamsburg Apartments.

  

Plans for a new five-story complex north of downtown, featuring shops and more than 200 apartments, were approved three years ago.  And a few weeks ago, for-sale signs went up near the fences where renderings used to hang.

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Did you miss the 2017 VAMA Conference? Looking for a way to obtain all of your continuing education credits? CVAA has put together a full day of educational seminars in addition to our annual Trade Show to create the 2017 MiniCon! You don’t want to miss... cutting edge seminars with nationally recognized speakers, invaluable industry networking to learn about new products and services, and of course tons of prizes and the $1000 cash prize giveaway!


This year the event will be held back at the DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond- Midlothian for a full day of fun! This year's theme: Comic Con! Be sure to dress as your favorite comic book character or super hero. Those who dress to theme will receive an extra chance at $1000! You won't want to miss this event!

 
  

VAMA interviews R.L. Dunn, 2017, VAMA President.

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HRAC 9/15/17 Morning Coffee Meeting
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CVAA 9/21/17 Protecting Your Brand Online Seminar
VRHC 9/21/17 Morning Motivator (Harrisonburg) - Resident Retention & Satisfaction Roundtable
CVAA 9/26/17 Fair Housing Certification
HRAC 9/26/17 Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Tech (CAMT)
RLRAC 9/28/17 19th Annual Golf Tournament
NRVAC 9/28/17 Fair Housing
NRVAC 9/28/17 Everyday Financial Management Seminar
CVAA 9/28/17 Backyard BBQ
CVAA 10/05/17 Supplier-Only Happy Hour
VRHC 10/10/17 Making Sense of Fair Housing
CVAA 10/10/17 Mini Con Trade Show & Seminar Series
RLRAC 10/17/17 Fair Housing
HRAC 10/18/17 Maintenance Mania
CVAA 10/19/17 Curb Appeal and Irrigation Technology Seminar
NRVAC 10/19/17 Trade Show & Maintenance Seminar
HRAC 10/20/17 Morning Coffee Meeting

  

IRMA may not require evacuation of the Eastern parts of Virginia, however hurricane season is just starting.  Click below to find out what evacuation zone your residents should use and make sure they and your staff know how and when to evacuate.

  

Water damage isn’t just a nightmare to your residents,  it's a nightmare for you. Water damage claims are the second most common type insurance claim. How can you protect yourself from costly water damage repairs, and what should you do when a water damage event happens? Here are some handy tips to help you out.

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The issue is the same no matter the location.  This short paper is intended to trace the evolution of the challenges in Charlotte and the responses to them, with an eye toward the future for housing providers, housing consumers, public officials, and others.

  

As of summer 2017, Google has its eye on two major updates to its algorithms: mobile-first indexing, which may arrive as early as the beginning of 2018, and local-first sorting, which is here now.  Here’s a brief overview of what you need to know about each of these initiatives: