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Isakson Highlights Choice, Appeals Reforms as Critical VA Priorities

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to focus its upcoming fiscal year 2018 budget on enhancing the Choice Program and addressing the backlog of appeals.

Putting Safety First: Today’s Date a Reminder to Call MISS DIG811 Three Days before...

Today’s date on the calendar – 8-11 – is a ready-made reminder for homeowners and contractors who have digging projects planned this summer and fall to call MISS DIG811 first, then dig safely. The safety of customers, the public and utility employees is our top priority

CEI Ventures Expands Fund Portfolio with Pika Energy Investment

CEI Ventures, Inc., the for-profit venture capital subsidiary of CEI, announces the initial closing of its fourth fund, Coastal Ventures IV, and the fund’s first investment in Pika Energy, Inc. This investment in the clean energy manufacturer advances CEI’s socially responsible fund portfolio

Sen. Warner Asks DDOT, Capitol Crossing Development for I 395 Traffic Impact Analysis

WASHINGTON - December 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today asked the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the developer of the planned Capitol Crossing project to provide information on the impacts of planned highway and ramp restrictions on the 90,000 vehicles using the Third Street Tunnel along Interstate 395 each day. District officials and the Federal Highway Administration recently rejected the builder’s proposal to completely close a section of the interstate for up to 18 months during the construction of Capitol Crossing, and current plans call for restrictions on 395 traffic flows during overnight and weekend hours

Sen. Warner, AmeriCorps Announce $3.5M in Grants for Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 7, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today joined the national director of AmeriCorps in announcing $3.5 million in AmeriCorps funding to four Virginia organizations. The grants support nonprofit organizations serving at-risk youth, and organizations which train and deploy military veterans to assist other veterans and their families in Virginia

Va Delegation Announces Final Approval of $1.9 Billion Loan for Rail to Dulles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 1, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The bipartisan Northern Virginia congressional delegation today announced that the Dulles Metrorail Project has received final approval for a nearly $1.9 billion low-interest, long-term federal loan. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has signed the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program loan after the U.S. Department of Transportation Credit Council voted to approve it. This financing represents the largest loan in the TIFIA program's history. The loan is expected to close in the coming weeks, and will allow the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) and its partners to proceed with its construction plans for phase two of the project.

Moran Brings Member COLA Reform to House Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 30, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representative Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee and senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, took to the House floor today to discuss his proposed amendment to the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2015.

Arlington Public Schools & Arlington County to Collaborate in Considering New School on Wilson...

ARLINGTON, Va. - April 24, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Officials from Arlington Public Schools (APS) and Arlington County today announced that APS has decided to retain its Wilson Boulevard property in western Rosslyn for possible redevelopment as a new secondary school

Home Modification Grants for Disabled Veterans in Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Granting Freedom is a grant program for home modifications for disabled veterans or disabled servicemen or women who sustained a line of duty injury resulting in a service connected disability. The...

Calkain Companies Arranges Sale of Chase Bank Ground Lease

Reston, VA - July 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Andrew Fallon and Jon Florin, Assistant Vice Presidents at Calkain Companies, a national real estate investment brokerage firm, recently arranged the purchase of a Chase Bank (NYSE: JPM) corporate groun...

Robert Hurt Statement Following Committee Hearing Examining Legislative Proposal To End Taxpayer Bailouts Of...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the below statement following the Financial Services Committee hearing examining the Protecting American Taxpayers And Homeowners Act, a legislative pr...

Arlington County Board Approves Mixed-use Building with Grocery Store for Pentagon City

ARLINGTON, VA - July 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Arlington County Board today approved phases four and five of the Metropolitan Park project to redevelop an existing warehouse site to a single largest residential and retail high-rise in Pentagon...

Good News/Bad News: Real Estate Rebound Slows Some But Sales Numbers, Employment Numbers...

Fairfax, VA - July 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- To keep the economy improving, so must the housing recovery improve. While conditions have been great for home buying, there are signs that the time to wait may be over. Appreciation is on the rise, but...

Arlington County Announces New Housing Director

ARLINGTON, VA - June 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Arlington County today named David Cristeal, currently in an acting position as housing director, Arlington’s Housing Director

Reduction in Overall Homelessness Proves We Have Solutions

RICHMOND, VA - June 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. McDonnell recently announced during an event at St. Joseph's Villa that rates of homelessness in Virginia have decreased 16 percent overall from 2010 to 2013. This includes a 17 percent decrease i...

Sen. Warner for Politico: Ending Private Gains, Public Loses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In 2008, the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were nationalized and given a $188 billion capital injection by taxpayers to stay afloat. Structural reform of the GS...

Governor McDonnell Announces 16 Percent Decrease in Overall Homelessness in Virginia

RICHMOND - June 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that overall homelessness in the Commonwealth has declined 16 percent from 2010 to 2013 with a 17 percent decrease in family homelessness in the same period. Of speci...

Arlington County Board Authorizes Joint Venture with MWAA on Firearms Training Facility

ARLINGTON, Va. - June 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Arlington County Board on Tuesday authorized the County Manager to proceed with a joint venture on a new state-of-the-art firearms training facility. The 25-year agreement with the Metropolitan W...

County Approves $1 Million Private/Public Partnership to House Most Vulnerable Homeless Arlingtonians

ARLINGTON, Va. - June 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The County Board today unanimously approved funding for a $1 million private/public partnership to house our most vulnerable homeless Arlingtonians.

Virginia housing group appoints LISC’s Greta Harris as CEO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Greta Harris, a long-time member of LISC’s leadership team, is taking over as president and CEO of the Better Housing Coalition (BHC), one of Richmond’s leading community development organizatio...

Statement of Sen. Warner on VOICE and Prince William County Housing Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC - June 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today issued a statement welcoming the announcement of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, or VOICE, on a neighborhood revitalization and affordab...

Arlington County Board Adopts Revised Zoning Ordinance Regulations for Outdoor Cafes

ARLINGTON, AV - May 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Arlington County Board today adopted amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to define the term “outdoor cafe”, allow outdoor cafes on private property to stay open year-round, and permit the playin...

Alexandria’s First Half Real Estate Tax Bills Mailed May 14

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Alexandria has mailed bills for the first half 2013 real estate tax and refuse fee to all property owners and/or mortgage companies. Although the residential refuse fee was decreased to ...

Price of a Home in Ashburn for April Increases 12%

Leesburg, VA - May 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The price of a home in Ashburn for the zip code 20147 increased 1.04% from the month of March for a total year over year increase of 12.6% when compared to April 2012. We are continuing to see very low ...

The Best Home Insurance Policy for You

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 14, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — ShopHomeInsurance.net is the best online Home Insurance service. The company has tied up with some of the best home insurance providers in the US and offers Home Insurance quotes comparison s...

AVAILABILITY OF 2013 EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT APPLICATIONS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) announces the availability of Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) applications for the 2013 grant year

Robert Hurt Statement Following Committee Hearing On Housing Finance System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Robert Hurt today released the below statement following the Financial Services Committee hearing examining regulatory impediments to private capital investments and a sustainable hous...

The Average Price of a Home in Loudoun County Jumps 14%

Leesburg, VA - April 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The average price of a home in Loudoun County jumped 14% year over year for the month of March. This is following the month of February 2013 where we saw the average price of a home in Loudoun County ...

Sen. Warner Seeks Assurances that Military Families are Safe from Lead in Drinking Water

WASHINGTON, DC - April 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to take action to protect military families from unsafe levels of lead in drinking water. Recent tests at two Hampton Roads N...

Governor McDonnell Announces $1 Million in Permanent Supportive Housing Grants

RICHMOND - April 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Bob McDonnell announced today $1 million for three permanent supportive housing grants. The grants come from a special funding allocation of $1 million included in the governor's budget for fiscal...

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