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.

  • New laws
    June 01, 2018

    National Association of Realtors® Applauds Passage of Banking Reform Bill

    The U.S. House passed bipartisan legislation last week that the National Association of Realtors® believes will bring much-needed bank regulatory relief and consumer protections and is a step in the right direction for the industry.
  • City of Alexandria logo
    June 01, 2018

    NV/RPAC Endorses Justin Wilson for Mayor of Alexandria

    With no state offices and few local elections in Northern Virginia in 2018, much of the focus will be on the mid-term Congressional elections.
  • stateseal
    May 10, 2018

    Take Note: Virginia’s New Laws 2018

    THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY has passed legislation affecting Realtors® and their clients during the 2018 legislative session, including those introduced as part of the 2018 Realtor® Legislative Agenda.
  • metro2
    May 10, 2018

    Realtors® Secure Metro Funding with Minimum Impact on the Real Estate Industry; Grantors’ Tax Not Included in Final Bill

    A MAJOR INITIATIVE for the greater Washington region during the past year was to secure sustainable, annual funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA or Metro).
  • election officer at work
    September 30, 2016

    The Election Issue: Meals Tax, Election Analysis, How to Vote and More

    Don't miss Politics and Pancakes Breakfast on October 11. On November 8, you get to vote on whether or not the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County can levy a tax on prepared food and beverages, otherwise known as a meals tax; read the pros and cons. The NVAR Board of Directors voting closes on October 7; the new Directors will be announced at the Annual Convention and Tradeshow on October 11.
  • FHA Take Action banner
    June 17, 2016

    CFA: Tell the Senate to Get to Work for Future Homebuyers

    H.R. 3700 passed the House 427-0, but has failed to come up for a vote in the Senate...Tell your Senators to get to work on this important legislation! Under a legal agreement with the state which began in 2013, Fairfax County removes signs from public rights of way on about 71 major roads; in the past year, over 27,000 signs have been collected under the program, including a reported 4,500 Realtor® signs. CTB awards contracts for tolling system on I-66 inside the Beltway.
  • A Cartoon thinking about the law
    February 19, 2016

    How Would YOU Change the Law?

    The NVAR Public Policy Committee needs to hear from you as we discuss the issues that will become part of the NVAR legislative agenda for 2017. Read about NVAR members' recent visits to the VA State Capitol. Learn more about the Common Interest Community (CIC) Ombudsman and CIC Board Forum on March 31. Learn more about TransAction, the Northern VA Transportation Authority's long-range plan during upcoming meetings in February - April.