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Researchers from 4 major VA universities collaborated to publish a comprehensive report on Virginia's Housing Sector.  Click below to read the full report.
VAMA and several VAMA members testified at trial on December 1, regarding the Harrisonburg, VA, ordinance regulating lanscape cover materials which VAMA holds is in violation of State Law.
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Virginia ranks 5th on Forbe's list of best states for business.
Richmond's Mayor announced a plan to tweak operations at the permits and inspections office amid complaints of inefficiencies slowing down development.
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Ever wondered whow people decide where to lease and what to pay?  This article poses some great questions and offers insight into the modern renter.
Check out the latest in LifeHacker advise to renters.
A new website is marketing to millenials and offering seniors a way to make extra money on their spare rooms.  Your newest competition may not be another apartment community.
A study of 248 performance reviews, marked differences in the tone and character of reviews for men versus women were noted.  Take a look at your reviews and make sure you aren't gender biased.
VAMA sent Elena Ferranti to the Virginia Governor's Housing Conference in Norfolk in November.  Check out her notes from the conference sessions.
Calendar Highlights
 
   
 HRAC 12/14/17 Fair Housing Certification
BRAC 12/14/2017 Prestige Awards
CVAA 12/19/17 Fair Housing Certification
HRAC 12/20/17 Holiday Cocktail Party
VRHC 1/10/18 Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) Course
RLRAC 1/11/18 Morning Membership Meeting (Lynchburg) - Winter Weather Concerns
BRAC 1/17/18: R-22 CFC/608 Universal Certification
VAMA 1/17/18 Volunteer Leadership Conference (Special Invite Only)
VAMA 1/18/18 Lobby Day
RLRAC 1/25/18 Mini Con (Trade Show & Education)
CVAA 1/26/18 RAMMY Awards Ceremony
RLRAC 2/07/18: R-22 CFC/608 Universal Certification
RLRAC 2/08/18: R-410A HFC Certification Course
BRAC 2/14/18: R-410A HFC Certification Course
VAMA 2018 State Conference - April 11th - 13th
Join fellow VAMA members for a day at the Virignia Capital.  With the change in balance of power at the General Assembly in 2018, many pieces of legislation that were "easy wins" or "easy defeats" will be much harder to work this year. 
Your voice and participation will be needed more this year than ever.  Join us for Lobby Day on January 18, and remember to read and ACT on the weekly alerts that are sent during General Assembly session which begins in January. 
 
  
A wonderful evening of fellowship, food and WINNERS!  Thank you to all the nominees and congratulations to all the winners.  Competition promotes excellence!
  
What a wonderful evening with great comraderie and beautiful people!  Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.
  
Maintenance Mania® is a national competition where maintenance personnel are able to compete against each other in various skill-based games. This is a great way to bring together your Maintenance Team in a fun filled event, this year we had 21 competitors.
  
RLRAC's Star Awards recognize excellence in the field of property management.  Each year groups of out of town judges tour the area communities and interview team members, and have recognized the following apartment communities and staff as leaders in the field of property management. 
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Development News
Subsidized housing community, Essex Village, sold to out of state buyers for $42.5 Million
Site work begins after 2nd suit dismissed on 373 unit community on the grounds at Union Presbyterian Seminary.
One Lynchburg developer wants to turn an old building into apartments.
Combined public and private financing with over $9 million total project funds.
$19.2 million sale of 156 unit apartment community.
The owner of the land has hired a local developer and plans "350 bedrooms".
Three different projects have been approved by the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors in the last few months.  A shortage of apartments for an expanding workforce outlined the need for increased density and construction.
The 86 seats were filled and the $150 Million project was discussed. 
In a $1.8 Billion deal, Harbor Group breaks into the top 30 largest apartment community owners.