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Owning It For 50 Years

The REALTOR® Party works hand-in-hand with the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC); however, RPAC is a voluntary program and provides the “hard” dollars the association uses to make direct contributions to national, state and local candidates. This partnership is what makes us a force to be reckoned with at the local, state and national levels.

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Vermont Realtors® Descend on DC for NAR’s Legislative Meetings

Members from the Vermont Association of Realtor® (VAR) descended on our nation’s capital this week for the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. One of the most valuable and important things we can do as real estate professionals is to continue making our strong, collective voice heard in D.C. While many of us can see how our local politics …

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Qualified Opportunity Zones Spur Economic Opportunities

What are they? Congress created the federal Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”) program in the 2017 “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” to encourage economic growth in underserved communities through tax benefits to investors. U.S. states and territories, including Washington, DC, nominated areas (by census tract) to be designated as QOZs in 2018, and the IRS and Treasury finalized the designations that …

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Burlington Housing Summit Slated for June 11

Burlington Housing Summit June 11, 2019 at Contois Auditorium in City Hall For many years, Burlington has faced a housing crisis. Meanwhile, right now, progressive cities around the country are looking to housing policy as a solution to many of our central challenges, and reforming outdated land use policies that increase income inequality, promote sprawl, and drive up rents. Here …

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