Town Hall Notes Blog


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

    August 20, 2021

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Included this Week: 1. Litigation Ongoing for CDC Eviction Moratorium 2. Arlington Sign Permits, Fence/Wall/Retaining Wall Permits and Administrative Change Applications Move Online 3. Request for Proposals: Nearly $2.5M Available to Acquire, Develop and Rehabilitate Fairfax County Affordable Housing 4. Loudoun Community Encouraged to Participate in Regional Hazard Mitigation Survey 5. Metro will expand service and reduce fares starting Sept. 5
    August 13, 2021

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy Issues

    Welcome to FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy Issues and Headlines 1. Maryland board approves first contract for American Legion Bridge, I-270 2. A Decade of Population Change data from the 2020 Census 3. Fairfax Redistricting Committee Seeks Public Input 4. Local Governments Urge Use of Resources for Rent Relief 5. How the General Assembly Plans to Spend $4.3 Billion
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    July 12, 2021

    Metro and Arlington County Seek Public Feedback on Proposed Second Entrance to Crystal City Station

    Metro and Arlington County are seeking the public’s feedback on a second entrance to Crystal City Metrorail Station.
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    June 22, 2021

    Call-for-Action: Like-Kind Exchange Member Stories Needed

    NAR needs your help to educate lawmakers and their staff about 1031s. It is not a tax loophole for the wealthy; it is a tax tool that has brought immeasurable revenue, jobs, investment, and economic benefit to the U.S.
    June 04, 2021

    State and Local Leaders Join NVAR for Town Hall

    The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors hosted Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) and Fairfax County Supervisor Rodney Lusk (D-Lee) for a conversation about issues impacting Southeast Fairfax and the entire Northern Virginia region.
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    May 19, 2021

    Northern Virginia Localities Reduce or Hold Steady Property Tax Rates

    Springtime is budget season across Northern Virginia. While government resources are spread thin due to the ongoing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, local governments throughout the region voted to either lower or freeze real estate tax rates – the primary revenue source available to localities in the Commonwealth.
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    May 03, 2021

    NAR Opposes Tax Changes Proposed in the American Families Plan

    In the American Families Plan, released last week, the Administration outlines several proposals to amend the tax code that NAR believes will negatively impact economic growth and depress the commercial real estate sector’s recovery efforts, in particular.