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Addison County house values holding their own

Seen in the Addison County Independent: Despite nationwide gloom and doom in the real estate sector and a drop in home sales in Vermont and Addison County, there is evidence that the values of the homes that most state and local residents own have held their own. According to information on the Vermont Department of […]

tankless water heaters: can they take the heat?

The Nelson Project, a real estate blog based out of Austin Texas, recently published an informative article about the pros and cons of tankless water heaters. “Tankless heaters run by cleaner renewable gas (with electronic ignitions) use about 20% less energy than traditional gas run storage water heaters based on an average usage of 78 […]

Vermont still holding steady with foreclosure numbers

According to , Vermont’s foreclosures more than tripled in August 2008 over its July 2008 numbers. But that total of 18 foreclosures in August still keeps Vermont ranked low in the foreclosure totals nationwide. Last month, Vermont had the fewest in the nation; this month it ranks 49th out of 50.

“new urbanism” a Vermont building trend

According to a recent story on WCAX, South Village in South Burlington is using Vermont villages as a building model, being designed with “narrower streets [and] buildings on smaller lots” to help create a sense of community in the development. Upon completion, there will be a total of 335 units in the development, including condos, […] ranks Vermont 47th in closing costs

According to the latest report published by, Vermont now ranks 47th in closing costs in the US, dropping from 30th in the 2007 survey. The US average is $3,118 on a $200,000 loan, assuming good credit and 20 percent down. New York is the highest at an average cost of $4,015. Vermont Loan amount: […]

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