Priority Issues

Read about NVAR's work on several legislative and regulatory policy goals, including current priority issues, on-going issues, standing Public Policy Positions and recent Realtor® Advocacy Wins. Make your voice heard by submitting feedback for the annual NVAR Legislative Program, submitted every spring. 

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2023-2024 NVAR Legislative Agenda

Download the 2023-2024 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
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On-Going Issues

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NVAR Legislative Program

Legislative Program

Every spring, NVAR compiles legislative and regulatory policy goals for the coming year into a document called the NVAR Legislative Program.

The Legislative Program is developed over several months based on feedback given by NVAR members. The process begins in March, when NVAR committees and forums are asked to submit issues to the NVAR Public Policy Committee for consideration. Individual Realtors® may also submit issues to the committee. A task force researches these issues and recommends pertinent ones for inclusion in the Legislative Program.

Once a draft program has been developed, the Public Policy Committee reviews it and sends a final draft to NVAR’s Board of Directors for consideration. Following approval by the Board, NVAR forwards the program to the Virginia Association of Realtors® for inclusion in the statewide list of legislative priorities.

An important component of the issues we look at is your voice. If you have suggestions for items we should be looking into please email us at govaffairs@nvar.com OR fill out this quick form.

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Town Hall Notes Blog

  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Apr 1, 2022, 12:06 PM by Josh Veverka
    1. Biden Budget Targets Housing Supply 2. Deadline to Submit Legislative Ideas 3. Connolly secures money for county projects 4. Metrorail Silver Line Phase 2 delay looms as legislators, leaders seek answers 5. Virginia is cracking back down on noisy cars
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  • Deadline to Submit Legislative Ideas

    Mar 29, 2022, 10:45 AM by Josh Veverka
    ​The NVAR Public Policy Committee needs to hear from members as we develop the Local and State Legislative Program and Agenda for 2022-2023. How can NVAR advocate for you and your home buyers and sellers? Submit state or local legislative ideas to jveverka@nvar.com by Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
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  • American Rescue Plan Summary: The National Association of REALTORS®

    Mar 25, 2022, 11:56 AM by Chris Barranco
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Mar 25, 2022, 11:35 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. NAR Releases Statement After White House Unveils Action Plan to Address Appraisal Bias 2. Our 2022 Legislative Agenda Passed… Now What? 3. Gas tax holiday could hamper Northern Virginia transit agencies 4. Enforcement and Mitigation Options Adopted to Control Running Bamboo In Fairfax County 5. Affordable Housing Goal Doubled By Fairfax County Supervisors
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  • From the Ground Up - March 25, 2022

    Mar 25, 2022, 11:17 AM by Chris Barranco
    The new "From the Ground Up" report enables members to be informed on upcoming projects throughout the NVAR footprint. Information will include, but is not limited to: proposed residential and commercial development projects in the news, rezoning applications and site plan amendments coming before local government, affordable housing project news, announcements of new businesses locating in the region and other economic development news.
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