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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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City of Burlington to Host Housing Reform Public Meeting

For many years, Burlington has faced a housing crisis. Meanwhile, right now, progressive cities around the country are looking to housing policy as a solution to many of our central challenges, and reforming outdated land use policies that increase income inequality, promote sprawl, and drive up rents. Burlington leaders hope to follow suit. In his annual State of the City …

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REALTORS Applaud Long-Awaited FHA Condo Rule

The National Association of Realtors® commended the Department of Housing and Urban Development for finalizing new Federal Housing Administration condominium loan policies. The changes, many of which NAR has championed for over a decade, should yield thousands of new homeownership opportunities and help alleviate affordability restraints impacting markets across the country. “We are thrilled that Secretary Carson has taken this …

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What the Fed’s Rate Cut Means for Your Buyers

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the first time since the Great Recession took hold in 2008, though the move is not likely to deliver significant juice to an already favorable borrowing environment for home buyers. The federal funds rate, which is what banks charge one another for short-term borrowing, will now hover between 2% and 2.25%, …

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City of Burlington Launches Historic Property Search Tool

The City of Burlington’s Department of Planning and Zoning has created a new online tool that identifies historic properties in Burlington. The new site includes historic property lists in the following categories: Properties designated by the National Park Service and listed on the National Register of Historic Places; Properties designated by the VT Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and listed …

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NVBR Mourns Passing of Celine Teeson

NVBR is sad to announce the unexpected passing of longtime member Celine Teeson, Teeson Real Estate. Celine died suddenly yesterday while kayaking on Mallets Bay. Celine was a Realtor® for 35 years.  From the beginning she committed her time to the profession and to her peers by volunteering on the local, state and national level.  She, along with her husband …

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2019 Realtors® of Distinction Award Nominations Now Open

NVBR is pleased to announce the nomination process for the 2019 REALTORS® of Distinction Awards. Our Association has many deserving individuals who are leaders in the real estate community and have given their generous time for the betterment of the industry. The awards recipients will be recognized during NVBR’s REALTORS® of Distinction Celebration on Sept. 26 at the UVM Alumni …

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4 Mistakes Real Estate Pros Make on Social Media

Social media usage has become a part of modern culture, so why shouldn’t the real estate world plant its collective flag there? After all, it’s a powerful marketing tool that allows agents and brokers to connect with potential clients on a platform which they’re already using. Well, it’s not as easy as it seems. As the social media landscape has …

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