Montpelier Real Estate News
Tuesday May 19 | via The Bennington Banner
The new Bennington branch of VSECU is now open at 194 North St., with a grand opening ceremony June 9. The new branch belongs to the nonprofit Vermont State Employee Credit Union, its name something of a misnomer as anyone who lives or works in Vermont can join. Located in the same building as Rite Aid Pharmacy at 194 North St., its opening comes after the merger between VSECU and Bennington E/E Federal Credit Union. Comment?
Mar 30, 2015 | via The Brattleboro Reformer
MONTPELIER >> Vermont lawmakers looking to raise $35 million in new revenue to help close a budget gap are proposing to raise part of that money by putting a new cap on the itemized deductions taken by some income tax filers. But many of Vermont's charitable and nonprofit groups are hoping the deduction cap passed by the House this past week can be reversed in the Senate. Comment?
Jan 24, 2015 | via TwinCities
The controversial new Cottage Grove Public Safety/City Hall building nearing completion on Tuesday morning October 9, 2012. That's the average extra cost to buy a lot in one section of Woodbury, compared with lots across the city limits in Cottage Grove. Comment?
Dec 5, 2014 | via Customer Interaction Solutions
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A and the issuer credit ratings of "a+" of National Life Insurance Company and its wholly owned subsidiary , Life Insurance Company of the Southwest . Both companies are life insurance subsidiaries of NLV Financial Corporation , which is the intermediate holding company in the organization's mutual holding company structure. Comment?
Sunday May 24 | via WCAX-TV Burlington
GOOD MORNING, EVERY ONE, I'M DEREN PERRON. A COMBINATION OF CUTS AND TAXES. THE NEW STATE BUDGET GROWS ABOUT 1% OVER THIS YEAR TO 5.5 BILLION DOLLARS. Comment?
Tuesday May 19 | via WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, announced a proposal Tuesday that would make undergraduate tuition at four-year public colleges and universities free to students. The idea would be largely funded through new fees on Wall Street. Comment?
Monday May 11 | via The Bennington Banner
Even as Vermont's economy continues to show signs of progress, the message I hear from Vermonters is that they don't feel the economic recovery is reaching their pocket books. While we have the 6th lowest unemployment rate in America and Vermont employers have thousands of job openings, incomes and wages for working Vermonters have not recovered fast enough from the depths of the Great Recession. Comment?
Thursday May 7 | via WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh
This week AARP and the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association filed testimonies challenging the Addison Gas Pipeline. They suggest the ever-rising cost of the project outweighs the benefits that Vermont Gas Systems is standing by. Comment?
Sunday Apr 26 | via The Bennington Banner
BENNINGTON >> KW Vermont is pleased to announce that Brenda Jones has closed more transactions in January than any other of the 3,750 Keller Williams Agents in the New England Region. "Brenda is an inspiration to all of us - small town Vermont and big time production! ," said Karin Ericson, Team Leader of KW Vermont. Comment?
3 min ago | via Daily Reporter
U.S. stocks rose modestly in midday trading Wednesday, recovering part of a steep loss from the day before. Investors remain focused on Greece's debt problems. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Reuters
Poland's Bank Association put forward a limited plan on Wednesday to help homeowners struggling to service Swiss franc mortgages, potentially setting it up for a fight with politicians who favour converting the loans into zlotys. More than half a million Poles held a combined 144 billion zlotys in Swiss franc debt as of the end of March, accounting for about 40 percent of all Polish mortgage lending, most of it taken out before the 2008 global financial crisis to benefit from low Swiss interest rates. Comment?
12 min ago | via GuruFocus.com
It's no coincidence that our stock market has more than tripled in the last six years, since our Federal Reserve depressed interest rates to near zero in late 2008. Although a higher stock market is certainly not the primary goal of central bankers, nearly all economists and bankers recognize that a bull market has salutary effects. Comment?
13 min ago | via Bloomberg
More than a decade after the former Federal Reserve chairman touted adjustable-rate mortgages, James McAndrews, the New York Fed's director of research, has suggested that the U.S. may indeed have been better off with more floating-rate home loans. And just like Greenspan's comments , the latest remarks come just as the U.S. central bank is preparing interest-rate increases that would ostensibly make it more expensive for borrowers with such debt. Comment?
16 min ago | via National Journal
The Greater Phoenix Area, once an epicenter for the foreclosure crisis, now wants to become a hub for software, engineering, and research. In the years following the Great Recession, politicians, business leaders, and economists throughout the Greater Phoenix area did some soul-searching about the state of the local economy. Comment?
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