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.


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    October 25, 2023

    The NAR Washington Report - October 2023

    The NAR Washington Report covers legislative and regulatory policy activities and is compiled by NAR's Advocacy Group policy staff and published here to give you access.
  • September 06, 2023

    REALTOR® Advocacy Report – September 5

    August is a typically quiet month for lobbyists and government affairs professionals when legislative bodies at all levels (local, state, federal) take a break from the action to go on a vacation, spend time back home with their families, kick off general election campaigns or focus on working in their “real” jobs in the case of part-time legislators.
  • September 01, 2023

    From the Ground Up – July 28

    A look at economic development, planning, zoning, and residential and commercial projects happening in Northern Virginia.
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    July 28, 2023

    REALTOR® Advocacy Report – July 26

    In this installment of the Advocacy Report, we are debriefing about NVAR Government Affairs staff attending the NAR Government Affairs Directors’ (GAD) Institute July 18-20 in Detroit, Michigan. We will also recap NVAR Staff joining Board President Heather Embrey and President-Elect Thai-Hung Nguyen for an exclusive opportunity to meet with several influential elected leaders at a recent event held in McLean. Finally, we will discuss how NVAR Staff and Realtors® helped lead an Arlington County Community Workshop on the Role of Local Government in Homeownership.
  • What is Crossover And Why Does it Feel So Good
    February 08, 2023

    What is Crossover And Why Does it Feel So Good

    February 7, 2023 was Crossover Day in the Virginia General Assembly. This annual day of celebration for some, and sadness for others, marks a sort of halftime in the Virginia legislature.
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    February 06, 2023

    Dead Bills Show Strength of Realtors®: Protecting the Industry from Harmful Legislation

    Each year we block numerous policy proposals that would harm the industry. Most of these bills are not ill-intentioned or targeted at harming Realtors®, but they do present a threat to the industry through over-reaching regulations or unintended consequences.
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    January 30, 2023

    Commission to Study Future of Short-Term Rentals in Virginia; Realtor® Bills Advance

    Our Short-Term Rental bill go to the Virginia Housing Commission where we can work with all stakeholders to study the proposals and return to the 2024 General Assembly with recommendations.
  • NVAR members present during a legislative session in Richmond
    January 13, 2023

    Welcome to Richmond! Virginia's 2023 General Assembly Begins

    The 2023 General Assembly session kicked off Wednesday, January 11 for an odd-year short (46 days) session. Each year our local and state Public Policy Committees review legislative proposals and approve a slate of legislation to proactively push in the General Assembly. This is the Realtors® Statewide Agenda.