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.


  • Virginia Legislation
    March 14, 2018

    2018 Legislative Update

    Your Government Affairs team diligently shepherded the full REALTOR® agenda through the General Assembly with near unanimous support.
  • Fairfax_budget
    February 21, 2018

    Fairfax County Releases Advertised (Proposed) Budget

    The proposed budget includes a 2.5 cent increase in the real estate tax rate,which would result in an average tax bill increase of $268 for homeowners. The real estate tax rate would increase from the current rate of $1.13 to $1.155 per $100 of assessed value.
  • Bus Trip
    February 08, 2018

    Ride to Richmond: 2018 Legislative Bus Trip Highlights

    On February 1, 55 Realtors® from across the region met at NVAR to make the trip to Richmond for the 2018 NVAR Legislative Advocacy Trip.
  • office building
    February 08, 2018

    Fairfax County Considers Repurposing of Suburban Office Buildings

    In December, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized a Plan Amendment that addresses the office building repurposing application process for “activity centers,” like Tysons and Merrifield, transit station areas, and industrial areas.
    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.
  • alliance.award
    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.
  • arlington county board logo
    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.
  • election officer at work
    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.