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Data and Statistics

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.  E

Housing cost burden more prevalent among renters in Chittenden County than rest of New England

Vermont home sales rebounded in 2012

After a trough in 2009, volumes and median prices of primary homes in Vermont are on an upswing.  The median sales price jumped two percent in 2012 to $199,000, according to VHFA’s analysis of VT property transfer tax records processed by December 3

Annual count of Vermont homeless to take place January 29-30, 2013

Vermont's 2013 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count will take place next Tuesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

Task force calls for comprehensive and rapid weatherization of Vermont buildings

Investing in thermal efficiency improvements—primarily air sealing, insulation, and heating system replacements—can dramatically reduce a home’s heating energy use.   An estimated 62,000 single and multi-family homes in Vermont will require energy effic

Vermont leads New England by key economic recovery measures

Vermont’s economic performance coming out of the recession is among the best, if not the best, in New England, Fed economist Robert Clifford explained at a Lake Champlain Region Chamber of Commerce breakfast yesterday.   Clifford identified

Governor Shumlin signs Vermont’s Plan to End Homelessness

Hours before Governor Shumlin delivered his second inaugural address last week, Vermonters combating homelessness gathered on the Statehouse steps in Montpelier.

VHFA web site home sale listings expand

For home buyers shopping for affordable homes in Vermont, the search just became a little easier. 

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