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Middle Class Prosperity Strong in Vermont

Though middle class households are pinching their pennies, they still desire homeownership as a means to increase personal wealth, according to a new study by personal finance resource SmartAsset. Researchers looked at the states in which the middle class is the strongest financially, factoring in housing costs, incomes, and job growth, among other criteria. The middle class is defined as …

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Digital Life Estate Planning

You probably already have a will or trust that distributes your real property and personal possessions when you die. But what about your digital assets? Learn about a law that helps ensure someone has access to your social media, website, and other online accounts after you pass away. Watch below.

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Could Housing Buoy Economy in 2020?

Fannie Mae economists have upgraded the economic outlook for the coming year, and a big reason behind that is expected growth in the housing market. Housing added to economic growth in the third quarter for the first time in more than a year and a half. That momentum will likely continue in the fourth quarter and the first half of …

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Experts: Don’t Blame Housing if Recession Hits

Economic uncertainty is rattling consumers, but economists say that if the country goes into recession, it won’t be the real estate market’s fault. While a slowdown in housing was largely blamed for the Great Recession, economic turbulence this time around does not correlate with weakness in the real estate sector. In fact, it’s the opposite: The housing market has gotten …

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Have You Powered Up Your Profile?

Did you know that Realtor.com offers you an opportunity to promote your brand to consumers at no cost? As a REALTOR® member, you can showcase your business on Realtor.com, the official property listing website of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). Making a strong brand impression can help you gain an edge on your competitors! Set up your FREE agent …

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More Homes to Qualify for Appraisal Extemption

Federal regulators are increasing the property value limit under which buyers of certain homes must obtain an appraisal as part of the selling process. On September 27, 2019, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively “the Agencies”) adopted a final rule increasing the …

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NVBR 2019 REALTORS of Distinction

Celebrate NVBR’s Realtors of Distinction! Join us for NVBR’s premier event recognizing members who have contributed to the Association in extraordinary ways throughout the year. This year’s event will be held at the UVM Alumni House in Burlington and will feature great food, drinks, live jazz trio, silent auction and more. Have fun and join us for this festive event as …

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FREE REALTOR® Safety Webinar

Knowledge. Awareness. Empowerment. These are the core components of REALTOR® Safety. And helping our members understand the risks they face can mean the difference between life and death. To help remind us to know the dangers we face every day, to be aware of our surroundings, and empower ourselves with precautions and preparations so that we can avoid risky situations, …

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NOW Casting: A Fun TV Opportunity for REALTORS®

From the producers of HGTV’s hit show My Lottery Dream home comes an exciting new TV Show! Do you have a client who is buying a house as a gift to a loved one to say “thank you”? It can be for a parent, grandparent, sibling, mentor, friend, coach, pastor, etc., but it has to be a surprise! With a …

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NVBR School Supply Drive a HUGE Success

NVBR’s School Supply Drive has come to a close and the reports are still coming in about local involvement. To date, NVBR members have delivered more than 50 boxes and bags of school supplies, totaling approximately $3,500, to 40 classrooms in Chittenden and Franklin Counties. Pictured below: Lauren Cohen (right) RE/MAX North Professionals delivers supplies to teachers at Essex Elementary …

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