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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    December 09, 2016

    Airbnb; FHA Loans; Fairfax Signs; Patent Trolls and more

    Read about new Arlington regulations on short-terms rentals such as Airbnb and learn which 28 new roads were added to the Fairfax County Sign Removal Program. We also look at FHA loan limits increasing, NAR scoring a big win over a patent troll, and opened registration for our 2017 Legislative Bus Trip in Richmond!
  • breakfast1
    October 24, 2016

    Referendum Rundown; Politics and Pancakes, Silent Auction and more

    In this issue, we give you a rundown of the referendum questions on the ballot. highlights from the October 11 Politics and Pancakes breakfast, and a summary of the hugely successful RPAC Silent Auction! Thank you to everyone who attended the breakfast and bid on items during the auction!
  • electionofficer
    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.
  • nodronezone
    September 05, 2016

    "No Drone Zone" in Northern Virginia

    Did you know that effective August 29, 2016, new regulations make much of Northern VA a NO-Drone Zone? Join us for an end of summer fete with NVAR CEO Ryan Conrad on September 14. Let your voice be heard: Fairfax County will hold a public meeting on September 15 to solicit comments on the proposed FY 2018 Transportation Alternative Projects.
  • download
    July 21, 2016

    Join Us for a Night Out!

    Join NVAR CEO Ryan Conrad for an evening of "Business & Beers" at World of Beer in Reston on Thursday July 28. Tom Stevens, past President of NAR, VAR and NVAR, was recently recognized by the National Association of Realtors® for commitment to homeownership. Big legislative win: Last week the US Senate passed HR 3700, the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act," by unanimous consent. Northern Virginia Transportation Authority approves $466 Million for regionally significant projects.
  • hr3700
    June 17, 2016

    CFA: Tell the Senate to Get to Work for Future Homebuyers

    H.R. 3700 passed the House 427-0, but has failed to come up for a vote in the Senate...Tell your Senators to get to work on this important legislation! Under a legal agreement with the state which began in 2013, Fairfax County removes signs from public rights of way on about 71 major roads; in the past year, over 27,000 signs have been collected under the program, including a reported 4,500 Realtor® signs. CTB awards contracts for tolling system on I-66 inside the Beltway.
  • NVRPACBallgame
    May 27, 2016

    Baseball, Beer, Elections and Traffic Gridlock

    Join us for 80s night at National Stadium as the Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies on June 10. The Arlington County Board Democratic Primary Election is Tuesday, June 14. The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) is updating TransAction, the long-range transportation plan for Northern Virginia; share your feedback during events April - June!