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.


  • Icon of rain clouds
    September 30, 2019

    National Flood Insurance Program Extended Through Nov. 21

    On Sept. 27, President Trump signed H.R. 4378 into law, funding the National Flood Insurance Program, and averting a government shutdown, through November 21, 2019. This is the 13th short-term measure for this program in the past two years.
  • NAR-logo-315
    September 23, 2019

    Gov't Shutdown Impact on National Flood Insurance Program

    On Dec. 26, FEMA notified insurers that they would not be able to sell or renew flood insurance policies under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) during the partial government shutdown.
  • the word election
    June 12, 2019

    Election News Roundup: Realtor(R) Party Candidates Prevail

    In the key Democratic Primary elections held Tuesday, June 11, NV/RPAC supported candidates won in all but one race. Due to changing demographics and few Republican candidates on the ballot for November, these elections are likely the deciding race for who will represent Northern Virginia in the General Assembly and the Fairfax County Board.
  • Realtor Party logo
    May 30, 2019

    Vote Realtor® Party on June 11

    On the state level, all 140 members of the Senate and House of Delegates will be chosen this year. Locally, board seats in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties will also be decided in 2019.
  • Arlington County logo
    May 20, 2019

    Arlington County Board Adopts Zoning Standards for New Accessory Dwellings

    Today the County Board voted to allow residents to build new detached accessory dwellings and made it easier to convert existing accessory buildings into accessory dwellings through several amendments to the County’s Zoning Ordinance.
  • health-insurance
    May 02, 2019

    Realtors® Lobby for Member Health Insurance

    In what we called a “long-shot” effort, Realtors® lobbied to have an amendment inserted into a bill this past session...
  • new laws 2019
    May 02, 2019

    Take Note: Virginia's New Laws 2019

    THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY passed numerous measures affecting Realtors® and their clients during the 2019 legislative session, including those introduced as part of NVAR’s 2019 Realtor® Legislative Agenda.