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 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 29, 2022, 08:43 AM by Josh Veverka
    Headlines for April 29, 2022: 1. Missing Middle Housing Study Live Q&A and Feedback Opportunity 2. McCloud: Rent relief is plentiful, but landlords and tenants should plan for the future 3. As inflation rises, Northern Virginia officials cut or freeze tax rates 4. Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Public Input Opens April 18 5. Feedback sought on Northern Virginia road priorities
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  • From the Ground Up - April 27, 2022

    Apr 27, 2022, 19:12 PM by Josh Veverka
    "From the Ground Up" informs NVAR members ton upcoming projects throughout the Northern Virginia region. Information includes 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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  • Northern Virginia Congressional Delegation Meets with Area Realtors®

    Apr 25, 2022, 15:33 PM by Chris Barranco
    The Northern Virginia Congressional delegation took the stage at the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) as an annual tradition returned to NVAR last week.
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  • NVAR Brings Community Together Through Gardening at New Lee District Community Center

    Apr 19, 2022, 09:26 AM by Josh Veverka
    The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) has partnered with Fairfax County to bring an innovative community garden project to Southern Fairfax County. The garden will be used to teach small-scale sustainable gardening skills to families throughout the surrounding neighborhoods.
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News - April 8

    Apr 8, 2022, 12:58 PM by Chris Barranco
    1. NAR Response to PAVE Action Plan 2. NAR to SCOTUS: Protect Consumers From Onerous Lawsuits 3. Coalition Of Chambers, Trade Groups, Government Agencies Says Gas Tax Holiday Would Hurt Virginia 4. Metro releases 10-year strategic plan for development 5. Housing Symposium Snippet: Getting to Homeownership is Major Step in Building Wealth
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