Latest Press Releases

View the archive of Virginia REALTORS® press releases on housing market statistics, leadership and community engagement, and policy issues. If you have a media inquiry or would like to be added to the Virginia REALTORS® press distribution list, please contact our Vice President of Communications & Media Relations, Robin Spensieri, at

April 23, 2024
March 26, 2024
March 20, 2024 Virginia REALTORS® Response to Recent NAR Settlement
February 23, 2024 Slow Start to 2024 for Virginia’s Housing Market
January 23, 2024 Virginia’s 2023 Housing Market Slowest in Nine Years, Outlook Better for 2024
December 21, 2023 Virginia Home Sales Remain Sluggish, but Data Suggests We Could Be Nearing a Pivot
November 21, 2023 High Mortgage Rates Keep Home Buyers and Sellers on the Sidelines 
October 25, 2023 Industrial Market Remains Bright Spot for Virginia’s Commercial Real Estate
October 20, 2023 Housing Inventory Conditions Continue to Worsen Across Much of Virginia
September 26, 2023 Virginia REALTORS® Releases 2024 Economic & Housing Market Forecast
September 26, 2023 Beth Dalton Named Virginia REALTOR® of the Year for 2023
August 22, 2023 Low Inventory of Available Homes in Virginia Drops Even Further
July 21, 2023 New Home Listings in Virginia Plunge to Lowest Level in More than a Decade
June 23, 2023 With Tight Inventories and Rising Home Prices, Virginia Remains a Sellers’ Market
May 22, 2023 Virginia Sees Slowest April Housing Market in More than a Decade
April 20, 2023 Virginia’s Median Home Sales Price Dips, First Time in Seven Years
March 21, 2023 Virginia Home Prices Climb Despite Slowing Sales.
February 21, 2023 Slow Start to the Year for Virginia’s Housing Market
February 9, 2023 Real Estate Scam Alert: Fraudulent Buyers & Sellers
January 20, 2023 Virginia’s Home Sales Activity Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels 
December 21, 2022 Virginia’s Housing Market Slowdown Likely to Continue into 2023
November 22, 2022 Sharp Drop in Home Sales this Month as Higher Mortgage Rates Continue to Cool the Market
October 21, 2022 Some Virginia Regions Seeing More Homes on the Market as Sales Slow Statewide
October 3, 2022 Virginia REALTORS® Releases 2023 Economic & Housing Market Forecast
September 26, 2022 Jay Mitchell Named 2022 Virginia REALTOR® of the Year
September 26, 2022 Virginia REALTORS® Installs 2023 President
August 23, 2022 Virginia Home Prices Still Climbing, but Cooling Market Brings Moderation
July 21, 2022 Virginia’s Housing Market Sees Sharpest Drop in Sales Since May 2020 
June 23, 2022 Virginia’s Median Home Price Crosses $400K Mark
May 20, 2022 Virginia’s Median Home Price Jumps $100K in Four Years
April 20, 2022 As Mortgage Rates Spike, Virginia’s Housing Market Shifts
April 12, 2022 Virginia REALTORS® Secure Victory in Fight for Health Insurance Options
March 21, 2022 Despite Slowing Sales, Virginia Home Prices Keep Rising
February 23, 2022 Virginia’s Inventory of Homes for Sale Plummets to All-Time Low 
January 21, 2022 2021 a Record-Breaking Year for Virginia’s Housing Market
December 21, 2021 Virginia’s Inventory of Homes Shrinks Rapidly
November 19, 2021 Urban Markets See Renewed Buyer Interest as Pandemic Eases
October 20, 2021 Virginia’s Housing Market Inches Closer to More “Normal” Conditions
October 18, 2021 Improvements in Virginia’s Commercial Market Being Driven by a Drive Towards Quality
September 24, 2021 Virginia REALTORS® Releases 2022 Economic & Housing Market Forecast
September 20, 2021 Virginia’s Housing Market Begins Seeing Some “Typical” Patterns After an Upended Year
September 7, 2021 Report Finds Housing Industry Provided a Major Boost to Virginia’s Economy During the Pandemic
August 18, 2021 Inventory of Homes Expands for Fifth Consecutive Month
July 21, 2021 Virginia’s Hot Summer Housing Market Shows Signs of Cooling
July 15, 2021 Industrial Market Leads Virginia’s Q2 Commercial Real Estate Industry
June 17, 2021 Booming Spring Housing Market Leads to Double-Digit Price Growth
June 8, 2021 Virginia’s Housing Market a Leader in Economic Recovery Following COVID-19
May 19, 2021 Housing Inventory Increases in Virginia, Creating More Options for Home Buyers
April 28, 2021 Virginia’s Commercial Real Estate Market Resilient Amid COVID-19
April 20, 2021 Virginia’s Median Home Sales Price Jumps Nearly 10%
March 18, 2021 Homes Selling Above Listing Price, on Average, in Virginia
February 18, 2021 Virginia’s Housing Market Off to a Strong Start in 2021
January 21, 2021 Virginia’s 2020 Home Sales Top 2019 Sales by Nearly 11%
December 17, 2020 As Virginia Home Sales Boom, Inventory Plummets
December 8, 2020 Virginia REALTORS® Releases 2021 Economic & Housing Market Forecast
December 2, 2020 Virginia REALTORS® Installs Beth Dalton as 2021 President
November 18, 2020 Virginia Home Sales See Third Month of Double-Digit Price Growth
October 19, 2020 September Home Sales Surge 35% Over 2019
October 16, 2020 Virginia REALTORS® Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary
October 1, 2020 Virginia REALTORS® Announces 2020 Award Winners
September 18, 2020 The Rural & Suburban Shift is Happening in Virginia
August 28, 2020 Falling Mortgage Rates Benefit Homebuyers in Virginia
August 20, 2020 Virginia’s Housing Market Sees First Strong Rebound After COVID-19 Downturn
July 23, 2020 Homebuyers Return to the Market Following COVID-19 Slowdown
June 24, 2020 Virginia’s Housing Market Poised to Rebound in Summer 2020
June 2, 2020 Virginia’s Housing Market Outperforms Other States During COVID-19
May 21, 2020 Virginia’s April Housing Market Exceeds Expectations Amid COVID-19
April 22, 2020 Virginia’s Housing Market Strong in March, Though Early Signs of COVID-19’s Impact Are Visible
March 26, 2020 Virginia’s Housing Market Strong Ahead of COVID-19
March 6, 2020 Virginia REALTORS® Implore Governor to Sign Legislation Creating Affordable Health Plans
March 3, 2020 The Virginia REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund Offers Assistance for Victims of February’s Storms
February 24, 2020 Despite Strong Price Growth, No Signs of a “Housing Bubble” in Virginia
January 28, 2020 Virginia’s Inventory of Available Homes Plummets 40% in Five Years
December 16, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® Releases 2020 Economic & Housing Market Outlook
October 31, 2019 Virginia Sees Biggest Increase in Home Sales in 2.5 Years
September 30, 2019 Virginia’s Inventory of Available Homes Drops by 10%
September 23, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® Announces 2019 Award Winners
September 23, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® Installs 2020 Leadership Team
July 31, 2019 Virginia’s Inventory of Active Listings Continues to Shrink as Demand for Homes Grows
June 27, 2019 Home Prices Swell in All Regional Markets Across Virginia
June 6, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® Supports Victims of Virginia Beach Shooting
May 29, 2019 Waning Inventory and Rising Price Points Dictate Virginia’s Spring Housing Market
May 22, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® Past President Bestowed Highest REALTOR® Honor
May 3, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® CEO Will Give Commencement Address for UMW Graduate School
April 30, 2019 Home Sales Slow in More Markets Across Virginia
April 12, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® Chief Economist to Offer Keynote Address at Regional Housing Summit
April 10, 2019 February Home Sales Cool Off Due to Continued Low Inventory
Mar 4, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® Praise Passage of Association Health Plan Authority
Feb 27, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® Praise Passage of Eviction Reform Measures
Feb 1, 2019 Virginia REALTORS® Advocacy Brings Major Win
Nov 28, 2018 Virginia REALTORS® Hires Chief Economist
Nov 13, 2018 Amazon’s Second Headquarters Will Impact Virginia’s Housing Market
Oct 4, 2018 2018 Virginia REALTOR® of the Year
July 13, 2018 Virginia REALTORS® Announces 2018 Award Winners
March 30, 2018 Virginia REALTORS® Release February 2018 Home Sales Report
January 24, 2018 Virginia’s Residential Sales Volume Grows 8.5 Percent from 2016, surpassing $41 billion
December 21, 2017 November residential sales volume up nearly 9 percent year-over-year
November 28, 2017 Virginia REALTORS® Continue Partnership with Homes For Our Troops
November 22, 2017 Year-to-date Residential Sales Volume Tops $35 Billion
October 23, 2017 Lack of Inventory Apparent in Virginia’s Third Quarter Home Sales
October 9, 2017  Virginia REALTORS® Graduate from Virginia Leadership Academy
October 5, 2017  Distinguished REALTORS® Inducted into Omega Tau Rho Fraternity
October 5, 2017  Virginia REALTORS® Announce 2017 Award Winners
October 5, 2017 Jay Mitchell installed as 2018 President of the Virginia REALTORS®
September 25, 2017 August Residential Sales Rise Over Prior Month
August 23, 2017 July Home Prices Surge Year-Over-Year
July 24, 2017 Second Quarter Residential Real Estate Sales Illustrate Strong Growth
June 22, 2017 May Sales Build Strength in Virginia’s Residential Real Estate Market
May 24, 2017 April Home Sales Illustrate a Seller’s Market
April 25, 2017 First Quarter Home Sales Exhibit Strong Start to 2017 Market
April 19, 2017 Virginia Leadership Academy Makes Statewide Effort to Assist Housing Vulnerable Virginians
March 21, 2017 February Home Sales Reflect Limited Inventory and High Buyer Demand 
March 1, 2017 Richmond REALTORS® CEO Appointed to Affordable Housing Advisory Council
February 21, 2017 January Home Sales Indicate Strong Start to Year
February 14, 2017 Announcing the Virginia Leadership Academy Class of 2017
January 24, 2017 Virginia Residential Real Estate Market Ended 2016 with Impressive Strength