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$15,000 Home Buyer Grants Available!


Equity Builder Funds are available this week - that's up to a $15,000 grant for income qualified buyers.  Equity Builder Funds:


  • Assist eligible home buyers with up to $15,000 in down payment and closing costs;


  • Are available to households with incomes at or below 80% of HUD area median income based on property location;


  • Recipients must attend home buyer education/counseling program.


If the home owner remains in the home for 5 years, there is no repayment. If the home is sold within the first 5 years, the grant is paid back on a pro-rated basis.


Enrollment to eligible borrowers starts March 23, 2016, with a fully executed Purchase & Sale Agreement, completed application and income/asset verification.


Think you may qualify? Now is the time to reach out to us and your local lender for more details. This is a great opportunity to buy a home while there is a good inventory of homes to choose from, interest rates are low, and now you may have an additional $15,000 to put towards your down payment and closing costs!


Newport Farmers Market

The Newport Farmers Market opens this Saturday, May 9th!  Located at 246 Causeway (across the street from the Waterfront Plaza; between the North Country Chamber of Commerce building and I-91 access road) this is your place to buy local.  Open 9 a.m. 'til 2:00 p.m., rain or shine, through October 17th and every Wednesday, same hours, starting June 3rd.  Get your veggies, jams, baked products, maple syrup, crafts and more - support local business!!



North Country Expo 2015

If you haven't headed over to the Jay Hotel & Conference Center in Jay, VT, it's not too late!  We'll be there tonight until 8:00 p.m. and tomorrow (Saturday, April 18th) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We'd love to chat and answer any questions you have about selling or buying.  Click here for more information.  Come visit us!!!  The only thing missing is YOU!



AnC Bio VT to Break Ground This May!

As reported by The Orleans County Record (4/7/15), groundbreaking for the AnC VT facility in Newport City, VT is scheduled to begin on May 12th.  Construction is expected to take 14 to 16 months.  The facility will house three different activities - research and development of adult stem cell therapies for diseases such as cancer; making human medical devices such as heart pumps and liver & kidney dialysis machines; and, leasing out clean rooms to other biotech researchers.  Its Newport City location is central to the University of Vermont, as well as the big research universities in the New England and Eastern Canada regions.  Further, the new runway being built at the Newport State Airport in Coventry, VT will provide easier market shipments.  About half of the 400 to 450 jobs to be created are expected to be local workers, trained to make devices, with the remaining force being research scientists.  We look forward to the business this new facility will bring to the NEK, and with Newport's Main Street demolition well under way, we can't wait for the Renaissance Block to begin!  Click here for the April 7th media briefing by AnC/Bio's CEO Dr. Ike Lee with developer Bill Stenger.

Demolition Begins on Main Street, Newport, VT

In case you missed it, demolition has begun on the south side of Main Street in Newport, VT, making way for the long-anticipated Renaissance Block.  If you want up-to-the minute coverage of the demolition, Newport Live - the volunteer promotion and festival organization - has set up a video camera across the street that will take a picture every 60 seconds.  Click here to see what's going on right now!!  (photo credits, below, to our own Dan Maclure).


  1. Karen Hardy on

    Someone told me this was on video and it is this pic. thing instead. I"d hoped for sound and film. I live near this but cannot go to it now. Oh well soon it will be on this street. I live on Second Street in the Govenor Mansion. This is big history here , give us sound and live video I say. I tend to often say . Thanks , Karen Hardy

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