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

    Mar 18, 2022, 08:15 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. 2022 FY Federal Omnibus Bill: NAR Priorities 2. Youngkin, state officials break ground on 495 NEXT project 3. Expanding Housing Choice: The Missing Middle Housing Study Virtual Walking Tours 4. John ‘Til’ Hazel Jr., lawyer and developer who transformed Virginia suburbs, dies at 91 5. Authority To Lower Speed Limit Given By Alexandria City Council
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Mar 11, 2022, 10:20 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. N.Va. officials fear grocery tax repeal will derail region’s transportation funding 2. Parking Reimagined - Updating Fairfax County’s Parking Regulations 3. Metro’s Yellow Line bridge over Potomac will close for about eight months beginning this fall 4. Part of Columbia Pike to close next year as cemetery expansion project ramps up 5. Senate passes bill to avert shutdown, extend $14 billion in Ukraine aid
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  • From the Ground Up - March 8, 2022

    Mar 8, 2022, 16:17 PM 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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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Mar 4, 2022, 10:33 AM by Josh Veverka
    1. Supervisors put another nail in the Bi-County Parkway's coffin 2. Silver Line extension opening date pushed once again to summer 2022 3. Legislation lays out a plan for affordable broadband 4. Metro to receive additional $120 million in federal pandemic relief 5. Budget Town Halls, Ways to Give Input on the FY 2023 Budget Proposal
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Feb 25, 2022, 13:09 PM by Josh Veverka
    1. Fairfax County executive proposes budget with tax-rate freeze, less pandemic austerity 2. Bi-County Parkway ‘back with a vengeance’ 3. NAR Comments on Proposed Anti-Money Laundering Regulations 4. Duplexes vs. McMansions: What makes a house too big for neighbors? 5. New Broadband Internet Options Close To Approval In Alexandria
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