COVID-19 UPDATES

As Forbearance Confusion Persists, Help Set Owners Straight

Varying messages circulating about forbearance and payback options for homeowners are prompting confusion and potentially putting those borrowers at risk, speakers said Tuesday during the virtual Federal Financing & Housing Policy Committee meeting at the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings. REALTORS® can be an important partner for homeowners needing access to correct information during this time, said Megan Booth, NAR’s director …

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Governor Eases Stay Home, Stay Safe Guidelines

April 17, 2020 – Vermont Governor Phil Scott today outlined an approach for the phased restart of Vermont’s economy. To begin to execute this strategy, the Governor today signed an addendum to Executive Order 01-20. The addendum institutes new health and safety requirements and provides guidance to some single-person low contact professional services, such as Realtors®, to operate if specified …

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Governor Extends State of Emergency, Updates Guidance for FSBOs

April 10, 2020 – Governor Phil Scott today extended Vermont’s State of Emergency through May 15, which also extends the expiration date of all corresponding orders and directives issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The original State of Emergency, issued on March 13, was set to expire on April 15, as were the subsequent mitigation measures. As a result …

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