Town Hall Notes Blog

 
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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.

 


  • May 31, 2024

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A Weekly Roundup of Public Policy News

    Welcome to FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy Issues and Headlines. In this Issue: In this Issue: 1. Virginia’s Finance Secretary: Commonwealth's economy “chugging along” 2. SBA lifts caps on loans earmarked for energy efficiency projects 3. Workgroup, lawmakers fine-tuning accessory dwelling unit proposal 4. County Supervisors Advance Two-Work Group Approach to Address Dulles Airport Noise 5. City Council amends outreach policy for creating Business Improvement District in Old Town
  • May 24, 2024

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Welcome to FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy Issues and Headlines. In this Issue: In this Issue: 1. Veterans Affairs Signals Temporary Suspension of Buyer Agent Payment Ban 2. Fairfax lawmakers OK pivot from office to residential in Tysons 3. FHA Increases Allowable Fees for Assumable Loans 4. Venture Capital Firms in New Economic Development Trust 5. Randall Thanks Staff, Talks Housing, Mental Health During State of the County
  • May 22, 2024

    VA Signals Temporary Suspension on Buyer Agent Payment Ban

    Official says the Department of Veterans Affairs will temporarily allow VA buyers to directly compensate their agent.
  • May 16, 2024

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Welcome to FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy Issues and Headlines. In this Issue: 1. FHFA Confirms GSEs' Guidance on IPCs 2. SCC Hearing Examiner Recommends Denial of Greenway Toll Increases 3. Virginia lawmakers approve bipartisan spending plan 4. ‘Zoning for Housing’ heats up Alexandria City Council debate in Del Ray 5. Metro’s new bus system proposal could eliminate more than 600 stops, rename routes
  • April 19, 2024

    Realtors® Get Clarification on Buyer Financing and Treatment of Compensation by GSEs

    The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) along with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently sent a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Federal Housing Authority, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac seeking confirmation that homebuyers will continue to have access to mortgage credit after the proposed settlement in the Burnett et al and Moehrl et al cases is complete.
  • February 14, 2024

    NVAR Visits Richmond for 2024 Realtor® Lobby Day

    Thank you to all those who attended and supported our 2024 Realtor® Lobby Day. This year's event was an impactful reminder of the powerful voice Realtors® have in protecting our industry.
  • November 14, 2023

    Making REALTOR® Spirits Bright!

    The 2023 holiday season is here! As you begin to decorate your home or office, don’t miss the chance to show off your Virginia REALTOR® brand with a 2023 Holiday Keepsake!
  • October 26, 2023

    REALTORS® VOTE! More Than 90% of NVAR Members are registered to vote!

    Imagine the possibilities if all Realtors® went to the polls on or before November 7 and voted for our Realtor® Party Champions! It's time to Get out the vote!