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.

  • Rodney Lusk and NVAR Community Garden Build
    April 19, 2022

    NVAR Brings Community Together Through Gardening at New Lee District Community Center

    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.
    April 08, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News - April 8

    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
    April 01, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    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
  • Advocacy
    March 29, 2022

    Deadline to Submit Legislative Ideas

    ​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 by Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
    March 25, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    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
  • From the Ground Up
    March 25, 2022

    From the Ground Up - March 25, 2022

    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.
    March 18, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    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