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Data and Statistics

Pace of Vermont home sales continues to pick up

The first months of 2013 show the volume of home sales continuing to increase in Vermont, according to multiple listing service data and Vermont property transfer tax records.   Purchases of

Vermont Housing Data website shows statewide increase in home sales in 2012

Sales of primary and vacation homes increased 13 percent in Vermont in 2012, according to the recently updated Vermont Housing Data website.

May is "Older Americans Month"

Every year since 1963, May has been a month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and reflect on their contributions and achievements.

Fair Market Rents revised upward by 24% for Burlington-S. Burlington metro area

HUD announced today that a recent in-depth survey revealed that rents for modest units in the greater Burlington area are 24% higher than originally estimated.  In October 2013, HUD set the monthly fair market rent for a one bedroom apartment i

Today’s Burlington Free Press covers varying aspects of housing affordability

Burlington Free PressVHFA’s creative role in serving the needs of low and moderate-income home buyers is the focus of the “Creative Corner” in today’s Burlington Free Press.  The aut

VHFA websites down for maintenance Thursday, March 21

VHFA is welcoming the official change of seasons this week with some spring cleaning.  This means that the www.vhfa.org and www.vhfa.net we

Emergency housing requests rise amidst news of continued high Vermont rents

Calls fielded by Vermont 2-1-1 operators for emergency housing increased dramatically during January and February 2013.   Calls for housing and shelter assistance exceeded all other types of calls in February.  

Housing affordability reports released this week show differing prospects facing Vermonters

Yesterday, Vermont Public Radio’s Steve Zind explored how to make sense of two recent reports that show vastly different housing affordability experiences for Vermonters.

Mortgage payment affordability improved for married-couple home buyers in 2012

Historically low mortgage interest rates continued to improve home buying affordability in 2012, according to an index prepared each year by the Vermont Economy Newsletter.

Long commutes less prevalent in Vermont than other parts of the country

An estimated 14,400 Vermont workers (4.8 percent) commute an hour or longer, according to a recent Census Bureau study of people who worked outside the home in 2011. 

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