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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    April 08, 2020

    Town Hall Notes: April 3, 2020

    Your NVAR government affairs team continues to work tirelessly to ensure your business is protected during the pandemic.
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    April 03, 2020

    Realtor® Legislative Agenda Successful, Awaiting Governor’s Action

    The Virginia General Assembly adjourned an historic 2020 session in March just before the first executive orders relating to the Covid-19 outbreak. Governor Northam (D) has until April 11 to sign, amend or veto legislation ahead of the scheduled April 22 reconvened session.
  • census 2020 2
    February 13, 2020

    2020 Census

    This year the census will take place beginning in mid-March. The census survey can be completed by phone, by mail, and online at from mid-March until June 30, 2020.
  • state capital
    February 13, 2020

    Crossover Report: Realtor® Bills Approved Unanimously

    “Crossover,” in the Virginia General Assembly session happens when each chamber (House of Delegates and Senate) finishes their review, debate and approval of their own bills and budget items.
  • Arlington County logo
    December 18, 2019

    Arlington County to Begin Missing Middle Housing Study in 2020

    The County Manager yesterday reviewed with the County Board a framework for the Missing Middle Housing Study, which is anticipated to begin in 2020.
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    October 23, 2019

    On the Watch: California Rent Control—Coming to a Locality Near You?

    Earlier this month California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) signed into law a measure that would cap rents throughout the state of California, a move that the real estate industry has warned could have dire long-term consequences.
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    October 23, 2019

    NV/RPAC Endorsed Candidates for Local and State Offices

    Each year the NV/RPAC Trustees, a group of dedicated Realtors®, evaluate candidates for office based solely on their positions on real estate related issues.
  • flood
    October 23, 2019

    National Flood Insurance Program Update

    Congress narrowly avoided a shutdown of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on September 30 by passing a short-term funding extension—the 13th short term extension in 2 years.