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.


  • worthit.Alexandria
    February 05, 2021

    Alexandria Allows Accessory Dwelling Units

    The Alexandria City Council approved a draft zoning text amendment policy allowing for accessory dwelling units in residential areas of the City.
  • covid-relief-pandemic-funding
    February 03, 2021

    Realtors® Advocate for More Pandemic Relief

    The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) has fought to protect the interests of Realtors®, their families and the real estate industry throughout the pandemic.
  • advocacy
    January 21, 2021

    2021 Local, State and Federal Advocacy Priorities

    NVAR supports efforts to increase the supply of housing affordable to all income levels and recommends zoning incentives that facilitate the voluntary market-driven production of a wide range of housing choices.
  • rent relief
    January 08, 2021

    Virginia Approves Protection, Relief for Tenants and Landlords Into 2021

    With his signature of the revised state budget in November, Governor Ralph Northam directed additional funding to the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) and imposed modified restrictions on the eviction of tenants due to non-payment of rent for 2021.
  • traffic
    June 23, 2020

    Grantor's Tax Increase Effective July 1, 2020

    Effective July 1, the grantors tax in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads will increase.
  • vote
    May 01, 2020

    Election Date Changed

    Considering the possibility of exposure at voting locations and the fact that no one should have to choose between their health and safety and their right to vote, Governor Northam has approved Executive Order 59 to postpone the regularly scheduled May Town and City elections.
  • wooden green house on green background
    April 21, 2020

    Localities Need to Hear from You on Accessory Dwelling Units

    Both Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria have released survey’s to receive community feedback as they seek to update and develop policies on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).
  • state capital
    April 08, 2020

    Town Hall Notes: April 3, 2020

    Your NVAR government affairs team continues to work tirelessly to ensure your business is protected during the pandemic.