COVID-19 UPDATES

OPR Extends License Renewal for Brokers and Sales Agents

The Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) takes the health and safety of Vermonters and its licensees very seriously. OPR has developed a policy to provide licensees with flexibility to comply with continuing education (CE) requirements during the COVID-19 crisis. Licensees who meet the criteria may be granted a renewal extension of up to 180 days. To receive an extension, licensees …

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COVID-19: Town Office Closure and the Impact on Your Business

A Message from Vermont Association of Realtors® President Stephanie Corey MARCH 18, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has the entire world on edge, prompting countless industries and employers to issue policy on limiting public gatherings and encouraging people to stay home.   With the closing of so many businesses, many towns and municipalities are following suit and opting to close town …

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COVID-19: Quick Links and Resources

Please use these links to find additional information about the Coronavirus. Secretary of State COVID 19 Updates Vermont League of Cities and Town COVID 19 Updates Vermont Office of Professional Regulation Continuing Education, License Renewal and Impacts of COVID-19 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Situation Summary What You Should Know Protect Yourself and Your Family Protect Your Health What …

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What Fed’s Emergency Rate Cut May Do for Mortgage Rates

Last week, the Federal Reserve announced its first emergency rate cut since the financial crisis due to mounting concerns over the economic impact from a potential coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. The Fed’s rate cut was unscheduled. It also marks the largest one-time cut—half a percentage point—since 2008. The Federal Reserve’s funds rate—what banks charge one another for short-term borrowing—isn’t …

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