Town Hall Notes Blog


The Town Hall Notes blog is brought to you by NVAR's Government Affairs department.

Check back often to keep up with latest on real estate issues and legislative actions.


  • May 16, 2024

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Welcome to FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy Issues and Headlines. In this Issue: 1. FHFA Confirms GSEs' Guidance on IPCs 2. SCC Hearing Examiner Recommends Denial of Greenway Toll Increases 3. Virginia lawmakers approve bipartisan spending plan 4. ‘Zoning for Housing’ heats up Alexandria City Council debate in Del Ray 5. Metro’s new bus system proposal could eliminate more than 600 stops, rename routes
  • April 19, 2024

    Realtors® Get Clarification on Buyer Financing and Treatment of Compensation by GSEs

    The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) along with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently sent a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Federal Housing Authority, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac seeking confirmation that homebuyers will continue to have access to mortgage credit after the proposed settlement in the Burnett et al and Moehrl et al cases is complete.
  • February 14, 2024

    NVAR Visits Richmond for 2024 Realtor® Lobby Day

    Thank you to all those who attended and supported our 2024 Realtor® Lobby Day. This year's event was an impactful reminder of the powerful voice Realtors® have in protecting our industry.
  • November 14, 2023

    Making REALTOR® Spirits Bright!

    The 2023 holiday season is here! As you begin to decorate your home or office, don’t miss the chance to show off your Virginia REALTOR® brand with a 2023 Holiday Keepsake!
  • October 26, 2023

    REALTORS® VOTE! More Than 90% of NVAR Members are registered to vote!

    Imagine the possibilities if all Realtors® went to the polls on or before November 7 and voted for our Realtor® Party Champions! It's time to Get out the vote!
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    October 25, 2023

    The NAR Washington Report - October 2023

    The NAR Washington Report covers legislative and regulatory policy activities and is compiled by NAR's Advocacy Group policy staff and published here to give you access.
  • September 06, 2023

    REALTOR® Advocacy Report – September 5

    August is a typically quiet month for lobbyists and government affairs professionals when legislative bodies at all levels (local, state, federal) take a break from the action to go on a vacation, spend time back home with their families, kick off general election campaigns or focus on working in their “real” jobs in the case of part-time legislators.
  • September 01, 2023

    From the Ground Up – July 28

    A look at economic development, planning, zoning, and residential and commercial projects happening in Northern Virginia.