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Laws & Taxes

Welch supports, House passes unemployment benefit extension, First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Washington, DC - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Peter Welch on Thursday voted to provide an additional 14 weeks of unemployment benefits to those hit hardest by the recession and to extend the popular First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit until the end of April.

Welch calls for extension of First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit

Burlington, VT - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- At the Essex home of Lindsey and Matt Wignall, Rep. Peter Welch on Tuesday called for a year-long extension of a tax credit that allowed the Wignalls and hundreds of thousands of other middle class families to buy their first home.

Gov. Douglas Announces $1.6 Million in Tax Credits for Housing, Economic Growth

MONTPELIER, Vt. - August 26, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Jim Douglas has announced the allocation of $1.6 million in tax credits for Vermont communities...

Federal housing bill benefits Vermonters

BURLINGTON, VT - Aug 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — New federal housing legislation signed into law by President Bush this morning is a major step forward for Vermonters and the nation, according to VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter, but the work isn’t finished yet.

Senate Approves Housing Bill With Sanders’ Trust Fund and $20 Million for Vermont

WASHINGTON, July 11 –The Senate late this afternoon approved legislation to help hard-pressed homeowners cope with a worsening mortgage crisis.  The vote was 63...

Governor Highlights Consequence of Legislative Inaction on Property Tax Rates

Montpelier, Vt. – June 26, 2008 - Governor Jim Douglas today released a Tax Department analysis of escalating property tax rates, and took the...

Housing solution a matter of agendas

Housing is now so expensive in Vermont that two-thirds of the state's households can't afford to buy. For apartment dwellers, costs can be almost...

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STUDY SHOWS RECESSION MAKES VERMONT’S HOUSING PROBLEMS HARDER TO SOLVE

MONTPELIER, VT - April 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The recession hasn’t made finding affordable housing for average Vermonters any easier, according to a new report released today.

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Vermont Mayors, Housing Leaders Support Governor’s $35 Million Housing Revenue Bond

The Vermont Mayors Coalition today announced strong support for Governor Phil Scott’s $35 million Housing Revenue Bond, which is currently under consideration by the legislature