Yearly Archives: 2013

Gov. Shumlin Announces Plan for Homeowners Ineligible for FEMA Buyouts – CDBG Disaster Recovery...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that the state will use CDBG Disaster Recovery funds to cover 75 percent of the cost to towns of buying out homes that have been found to be ineligible for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

State Agriculture Officials Urge Homeowners to Monitor Roofs and Clear Off Snow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the region braces for a potential storm, state officials are urging property owners to pay close attention to their roofs. Experts say snow that has accumulated over the duration of the winter in some areas of Vermont may become even heavier due to the wet, icy conditions predicted for our region

New poll shows massive public support for wind power in Vermont: Support goes up...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A new poll released today by the Castleton Polling Institute continues to show overwhelming public support for building renewable wind energy turbines on Vermont ridgelines. Further, the poll indicates that support for wind among Vermonters does not drop off when the question is asked about building a wind project “in your community.”

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont NeighborWorks Groups Garner $427,230 To Help Vermonters Find Affordable Rental...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and Rep. Peter Welch (D) Monday announced that NeighborWorks will be awarding $427,230 in federal funds to help inform Vermonters about homeownership and to preserve and develop affordable rental housing. This first round of 2013 grants allocates federal budget funds for the first half of the fiscal year

Sen. Leahy, Gov. Shumlin Announce Agreement and Funding for the Redevelopment of a State...

WATERBURY - February 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy and Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced a $950,000 award from the Agency of Commerce and Community Development to redevelop Ladd Hall in Waterbury into 27 new homes. The project is made possible by a recent agreement by the state to transfer ownership of the building and include affordable housing in the redevelopment of the State Office Complex. Joining them was Regional Administrator Barbara Fields from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Supplemental Funding Approved to Speed Home Repairs for Irene Survivors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- FEMA has approved Vermont’s request for $373,000 in additional funding for the Disaster Case Management Program helping individuals and families still recovering from Tropical Storm Irene.

Rebecca Sanford Real Estate simplifies website with addition of IDX Broker software to its...

EUGENE, OR - February 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. has developed a customized IDX solution specifically for Ludlow, Vermont real estate Broker Rebecca Sanford to display on her website. Between the WordPress Plugin, which allows her to create her own blog, and the myAgentIDX application for iPhone, Sanford has been given the tools and abilities to truly supply her clients with an unprecedented level of access to the Northern New England Real Estate Network (NNEREN) database of listings. Never before has finding a home online been easier for potential Vermont buyers, than it now is for clients of Sanford.

Waterbury Recovery Efforts Get a Boost with $1 Million VHCB Grant Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Thursday, January 24, the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board approved awards of $625,000 in VHCB funding and $455,000 in federal HOME Program funds to the Central Vermont Community Land Trust and Housing Vermont for the acquisition and reconfiguration of Ladd Hall on South Main Street in Waterbury to create 27 new, affordable apartment

CHT Recognizes Leaders and Staff at Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Champlain Housing Trust presented four community leaders with awards at its annual meeting Saturday night with more than 150 attending. Attendees also elected members of the Board of Directors, and six staff were recognized for their ten years of work at the organization

Online Tool Makes It Easier for Landlords to Comply with Vermont’s Lead Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Vermont Department of Health has developed a free online service that will make it easier for owners and managers of pre-1978 rental housing to comply with essential maintenance practices mandated by the Vermont Lead Law.


BURLINGTON - January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Tara Brown of Hinesburg, VT has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as Loan Servicing Assistant.



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.