Advocacy

Protecting our members’ ability to conduct business and also the rights of millions of property owners.

How do we advocate on your behalf?

The Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors® (FAAR) represents REALTOR® and affiliate members throughout the Fredericksburg area including the City of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline.  Our members also work in the neighboring counties of Louisa, Orange, Prince William, and Westmoreland.  FAAR focuses on protecting our members’ ability to conduct business and also the rights of millions of property owners across the region.  FAAR works to build relationships with local elected officials to ensure that the real estate industry has a seat at the table when important decisions that impact the industry are being made.

REALTORS® Political Action Committee

Improving good government by stimulating Realtors® to become involved in government at every level.

Government Resources

Federal, state and local government legal resources for Realtors®.

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Policy and Advocacy News

IRS Guidance Out on 20% Business Income Deduction

From NAR... The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations today for a new provision allowing many owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts and S corporations to deduct 20 percent of their qualified business income. The new qualified...

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House Passes NFIP Extension, Senate needs to take action

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill that includes a 4-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program.  The program will continue without any changes to how it operates and will be set to expire again on November 30.  We will...

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FAAR Releases 2019 Legislative Package

Each year, the FAAR Public Policy Committee considers issues for inclusion in the Association's annual Legislative Package.  These issues are then sent to the Virginia Realtors for potential inclusion in the statewide legislative agenda for the following...

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NAR Issues Call for Action on Flood Insurance

Did you know that the National Flood Insurance Program expires on July 31?  If the U.S. Congress lets the program lapse, up to 44, 000 homes sales could be impacted each day. Let your Members of Congress know that extending the program until a long-term...

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Public Policy Committee

The FAAR Public Policy Committee consists of Realtor® and affiliate members who are interested in politics and policy. The group meets monthly to discuss issues of concern that impact the real estate profession. These issues are related to specific policies at the local, state, or federal level and also local elections. The Committee members work to develop solid relationships with local elected officials so that our Association has a seat the table when important decisions are being made that will impact the real estate market.

Annual Legislative Package

Each spring, the Public Policy Committee gathers the issues it has looked at over the last year and decides which issues rise to the level of being included in the annual Legislative Package. This package is submitted to the Virginia Association of Realtors® for possible inclusion in the statewide legislative agenda for the following year. Review the most recent copy of the Legislative Package here. Interested in submitting an issue of concern? Do it here through our simple online form.

Advocacy Events

FAAR hosts events throughout the year that give members the opportunity to engage in advocacy efforts. Each February, Realtors® and affiliate members descend on Capitol Square in Richmond to lobby their members of the General Assembly on issues of importance to real estate. FAAR hosts roundtables 3-4 times per year throughout the region to address specific local issues and hot topics such sign regulations and economic development. FAAR frequently hosts events with local elected officials to give our members a chance to interact with those individuals who represent them.

Fredericksburg Area Market Statistics

FAAR has access to a wealth of statistical information that you can use in your publications, market research, and listing presentations. Want to know how the market is faring throughout the region? Read the latest FAAR reports and review market statistics by clicking on the links below.

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