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.


    August 11, 2017

    National Flood Insurance Update

    NAR has made enacting a five-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program a 2017 legislative priority.
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    August 11, 2017

    NVAR Recognized As Transportation "Game Changer"

    On June 7 the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA) celebrated 30 years of successful multi-modal transportation progress and recognized public officials, individuals and organizations that made these projects possible.
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    August 10, 2017

    Arlington Considers Easing Accessory Dwelling Laws

    The Arlington County Board recently held a work session to consider proposed changes which include allowing detached units, increasing maximum occupancy to three persons, increasing the size of basement units, and various design requirements.
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    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.
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    September 05, 2016

    "No Drone Zone" in Northern Virginia

    Did you know that effective August 29, 2016, new regulations make much of Northern VA a NO-Drone Zone? Join us for an end of summer fete with NVAR CEO Ryan Conrad on September 14. Let your voice be heard: Fairfax County will hold a public meeting on September 15 to solicit comments on the proposed FY 2018 Transportation Alternative Projects.
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    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.
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    March 15, 2016

    POA and Condo Problems Driving You Up the Wall?

    Find out how the Common Interest Community (CIC) Board can help you navigate the complex world of POA and Condo Laws on March 31. The 2016 Session of the Virginia General Assembly adjourned Friday, March 11, marking another successful session for Realtors® in the State Capitol. The State Realtor® Agenda passed nearly unanimously! Legislation passed include: VA Housing Trust Fund; VA Property Owners and Condominium Owners Association Acts; VA Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and more! New Sign Ordinance in Effect in Alexandria as of March 31, 2016 - More Changes Coming Soon.
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    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.