Blog :: 03-2011

Vermont Mortgage Interest and Property Tax Deductions Bill

The shift from taxable income to adjusted gross income (AGI) is gaining ground in Vermont's House Ways and Means Committee.

Call or email your legislators in Vermont. Currently our mortgage interest deduction is in jeopardy with our current legislators. There is a bill that is being discussed that would eliminate interest deductions on our owned real estate. This would be a brutal attack on home ownership and ultimately slow our economic recovery even more. Attached is a link for a call to action in the state of Vermont that everyone should read and become involved. It's your livelyhood, shouldn't you be involved?

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    CENTURY 21 ADVANTAGE Receives Awards for VT Real Estate Services

    CENTURY 21 Advantage in South Burlington VT is recognized for its VT real estate sales performance.

    CENTURY 21 Advantage recently attended the CENTURY 21 Vermont Brokers Council 2010 Annual Awards Program at the Double Tree Conference Center in South Burlington, VT. The festivities included award presentations for 2010 overall performance. CENTURY 21 Advantage was recognized as one of the top 3 CENTURY 21 Companies in Vermont real estate sales and was the recipient of the 2010 CENTURY 21 Quality Service Office Award for its commitment to providing quality customer service to its clients.

    CENTURY 21 Advantage Sales Professionals Lauded for Excellence in Area of Customer Service

    Brian French was lauded the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Producer award. Receiving the Quality Service Award allows him to demonstrate even further to his clients that his commitment and dedication to their satisfaction and peace of mind during the real estate transaction is real and taken very seriously. Brian has 27 years of experience in the real estate industry and was recognized Chittenden Countys #1 Selling Owner/Broker for CENTURY 21.

    Ongoing QualityService to Buyers and Sellers in Chittenden County VT

    Kelly Farr was recognized for her ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and earned the Sales Associate Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award. The Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award is an integral part of the CENTURY 21 Systems commitment to excellence and recognizes Kellys dedication to making each and every client interaction a positive one. Shawn Kelley and Kelly Farr were also recognized as two of the Top 21 CENTURY 21 Agents in the State of Vermont.

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      CENTURY 21 Advantage's Top Agents in February

      CENTURY 21 Advantage is pleased to recognize Shawn Kelley, Brian French, and Kelly Farr as its Top Agents for February. They are leaders and innovators, empowering local homebuyers and sellers with valuable information, helping them to make informed real estate decisions. Their competitive intelligence, professionalism and dedication has made them a valued and trusted real estate resource for the Chittenden County Community and a major contributor to the overall success of our office and the CENTURY 21 System as a whole. Read testimonials for Shawn, Brian and Kelly.
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        Financing Changes for First-time Homebuyers

        Today's market may be changing for first-time home buyers. There seems to be some new guidelines to follow and financing has become much more difficult for those parties putting less money down to purchase. We have seen the financing piece become difficult not only for first-time home buyers but the move-up buyer as well. A recent article on Yahoo Finance talks about new rules that are making it more difficult to obtain financing. New Rules for First-Time Home Buyers.

        Financial Future for Home Buyers

        We have seen the financing piece become difficult not only for first-time home buyers but the move up buyer as well. Banks and mortgage companies have changed the game and are no longer offering unrealistic deals for buyers. It is back to the basics almost to the point that it seems like they are being too conservative with their guidelines in some instances. If you are a first-time buyer and would like to discuss your home buying options, contact us with your questions and we'll be happy to walk you through a stress-free buying process.

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          Great time to Buy Investment Properties in Chittenden County

          Chittenden County Investment PropertyMarch is finally here and we are anticipating a brisk real estate market this spring. The activity is already ahead of last year's numbers and we are optimistic about the future. This past February we set a record for the amount of snow fall ever at 43 inches. Not to mention the 3rd largest snowfall on record from the storm on Monday!! Considering that and the amount of cold weather that accompanied it, we did pretty well.

          The Current VT Investment Market

          Right now we are working with a number of investors that feel that the real estate market still is the place to put their money with the relatively low interest rates for investment property. Interestingly enough, the supply currently is quite low for that type of property and the sellers are the ones holding the cards again for that type of property in our area.

          Good Times for Investors

          What may be unfortunate news for renters in Burlington, is great news for investors. Rents are of the highest in the nation but property prices are still quite reasonable. We have several clients from the West Coast where property prices are so much higher than here in the East, but rent is just as high. Take for example, this investors dream, this multi-family real estate in Burlington located at 110 North Union Street.

          Browse all the active investment properties for sale in Chittenden County.

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            Vermont Real Estate Inventory

            Real estate inventory is down in Vermont. According to recent statistics from the Northern New England Real Estate Network, residential listings for the state of Vermont in 2010 for January were at 19,627. In January of this year the number had declined to 16,383. That is a decrease of 16.5%. This could mean a number of things, but one thing in my mind is that if you are thinking of selling your home, there may be less competition this year than there was last year. If you had a home in the 250k to 300k range in 2010 there were 2648 homes on the market in January. This year for the same price range and month there are only 2193 active listings in that range. Again, less inventory can help you sell your home if you are in the market to do so.

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