(Apologies for the earlier video problems. They have been fixed.)

VAR president John Powell spoke at the Governor’s Housing Forum, in front of not only Gov. Kaine, but members of the Virginia Foreclosure Prevention Task Force, members of Congress, and state delegates and senators. Powell’s message: Short sales, roadblocks to first-time buyers, and questions about the valuation process are all impeding the market’s recovery.

Looking for the details? We’ve got ‘em. First, you can read the handout Powell presented to the forum (small PDF). Even better, we’ve got video of Powell’s five-minute presentation: