Industry Updates

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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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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