Radio Program – June 6, 2008 – Rent, buy, or?

  • Homebuyer Education — Teaches the steps necessary for successful home buying to first time buyers.
  • Closing Cost Assistance — Financial assistance is available for income qualified buyers.
  • Property Rehabilitation Funds — Available to low income and moderate income homeowners to assist with health and safety issues.
  • Down Payment Assistance — Available to income qualified buyers for qualified properties.
  • Homes for Sale — Homeland resale properties through the HomeOwnership Center.
  • Credit/Budget Counseling — Provide counseling to individuals with credit issues.
  • Foreclosure Intervention Services — Provide counseling for homeowners with foreclose issues.
  • Site Project Analysis — Feasibility review of possible housing development.
  • Project Budgeting — Determine financial viability of potential project.
  • Construction Management — Part of total project management.
  • Grant Writing — Assistance and support in obtaining grants.
  • Management Plans — Develop long term asset and property management plans for housing projects.
  • Community Development Partnerships — Provide development experience to assist area organizations.
  • Rental Apartments — Efficiencies, 1bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom affordable units.
  • Mobile Home Lot Rentals — Four mobile home parks (South Barre, Williamstown, Bradford and Waitsfield) with lots for rent.
  • Transitional Housing — Good Neighbors transitional housing (Barre) for homeless families with children.
  • Elderly Housing — Two facilities (Cabot and Waitsfield) with 1 and 2 bedroom units.  Rental assistance available for qualified households.

Vermont Online Library call and ask for a password!
Saltzman, Amy. “To buy or to rent is a question for the ’90s; these days, a home may not be the best investment.” U.S. News & World Report 106.n15 (April 17, 1989): 68(3).
Exter, Thomas. “The burden of roof.” American Demographics 13.n2 (Feb 1991): 6(1).
“Chapter 5: buying and selling a home.” Know Your Legal Rights. The Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc., 2001. 85(37). 

Reader’s Digest Family Legal Guide: The Layman’s Complete Guide to the Law (340) [article about buying a condo or co-op starts on page 185]

Every Landlord’s Guide to Finding Great Tenants by Janet Portman (346.7304)

Starting Out: The Complete Home Buyer’s Guide by Dian Hymer (643)

Good Debt, Bad Debt: Knowing the Difference Can Save Your Financial Life by Jon Hanson (332.024)

LIving Well on a Shoestring by Yankee Magazine (640)

A Country that Works: Getting America Back on Track by Andy Stern (331.880973)

Real Estate Riches: How to Become Rich Using Your Banker’s Money by Dolf de Roos (332.63)

Money Magazines from March 2007 and June 2008

Available from the Green Mountain Library Consortium Listen Up Vermont! web-site:  


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Edition: Abridged
Eric Tyson
Brett Barry
© 2004 by Eric Tyson and Ray Brown



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