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Harvard research center declares 2013 a year of housing recovery, but not for all Americans

Driven by rising home prices and growing demand, the U.S. housing recovery is well underway, concludes The State of the Nation’s Housing report released today by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

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 single-family homes, both for primary an

Vermont lawmakers hear about changes needed to housing system

National housing expert Nan Roman of the Bipartisan Policy Center told members of the Vermont House General, Housing & Military Affairs Committee today what it will take to strengthen the national mortgage finan

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 author, VHFA’s  Homeownership Outreach Coordinator Seth

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 31, 2012.   This is almost as high as t

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 efficient improvements by 2020, according t

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 the state’s steady job growth and much

Vermonters receive relief of $4.9 million from National Mortgage Settlement

The nation’s largest mortgage servicers have distributed $26.1 billion in direct relief to nearly 310,000 homeowners, or roughly $84,385 per homeowner as part of the National Mortgage Settlement, according to a progress report released yester

VHFA's interest rate drop makes it a great time to buy

After dropping it's home mortgage interest rates today, VHFA's rates have never been lower: 

Federal Reserve plan likely to have only minor boost for housing market

After consulting national housing market economists last week, the New York Times reported that the Federal Reserve's Systems upcoming actions would likely have only modest effects on the overall recovery. 


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