homeless April 15

Homeless: Support from the Obama Administration

Real estate so often focuses on home ownership and the sector of the population that can afford to own a home. It is important that we also open up our eyes and acknowledge the homeless that live in our community, our country. President Obama’s Administration has recently renewed support of local homeless housing and service […]

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NAR Report’s Homeownership is a Priority

Renters Thinking More about Owning a Home, Say Homeownership is a Top Priority Reposted from National Association of Realtor’s WASHINGTON (July 25, 2013) – Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future, according to a survey […]

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Shop and Lock

Are you shopping for a home and concerned about the potential of increasing interest rates?  Are you getting quotes for mortgage interest rates today and finding that two weeks later the rates are 0.25% higher?  Do you know what a 0.25% in interest rate means to your monthly payment?  How much could you afford if […]

Paint Swatch wall February 17

Buying Your Starter Home: Setting Expectations

Watch enough HGTV, and you’ll quickly realize that the majority of first-time home buyers have no idea what types of amenities they can actually afford. Going from renting to owning your home opens up a wide range of opportunities in your life, but it also requires some sacrifices. It’s important to consider whether the first house […]

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Reforming VT Education

New call to reform Vt. education funding system. According to a report comissioned by The Vermont Realtors there is a desperate need for innovation in the financing infrastructure of our Vermont schools. This is a system which Vermont Realtors President Donna Cusson says reflects 19th century Vermont lifestyles instead of a system that will prepare […]

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Craziest Places to Live in 2013

Craziest Places to Live in 2013. It can’t hurt to dream… Maybe next year a VT home will make the list. //

wikihouse January 13

Citizen Lead Development

You can be involved in the design and building of your next home, neighborhood, town or city. Alastair Parvin begs us to reconsider the way that our homes and communities are built and offers solutions for ways that the average citizen can get involved in the process. Check out this WikiHouse project and imagine your […]

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Jawdropping views of cozy homes built in an abandoned office tower, a lagoon, a recycling heap and more

Originally posted on TED Blog:
In Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, nearly 70 percent of the population lives in slums that appear to drape like silk over every hill of the city. [ted_talkteaser id=1846]Iwan Baan is not as interested in what architects build as he is in the beautiful ways that people appropriate the spaces…

fall home October 15

Bringing Fall Into Your Home

With over half of all homeowners planning to make some type of improvement to their home this year, the question is, what exactly are they changing? Homeowners are choosing to wait until the high temperatures break and cooler weather hits to begin outdoor work, and home improvement companies are looking to unload new products to […]

interest-rates-game October 04

The Ups and Downs of Interest Rates

We all know interest rates go up and down. But do we know why or how that affects each of us on a personal level? In the last 12 months we have seen interest rates as low as 3.375% on a 30-year fixed mortgage and as high as 5.00% on the same loan. Currently (9/30/13) […]

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