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April 2015
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April 21
e-Pro® Certification Class
(Day 1)

April 22
Salesperson Pre-Licensing Course
This is a 40-hour course that continues on April 23, 24, 30 and May 1

April 29
Energy Issues in Existing Homes – Woodstock

May 4
Broker Pre-Licensing Course

May 21
CPBR Membership Meeting & Class

May 27
Broker Summit – Newport
CPBR Contacts

(802) 229-0513

148 State Street
Montpelier, VT
05602

Gary Coger
President
gary_coger@cbwatson.net

Kevin Barnes
President-Elect
kevin@vtprop.com

Judith Dickison
Secretary
judydickison@gmail.com

Julie Buffum
Treasurer
julie_buffum@vermontel.net

Suzanne Garvey
State Director
suzanne.garvey@fourseasonssir.com

Jane Harrington
NNEREN Director
jane_harrington@cbwatson.net

Betty McEnaney
Alternate NNEREN Director
betty@gotvermont.com
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Realtor® Safety from a Law Enforcement Perspective

NAR will present a free webinar on April 21 at 2pm that will focus on Realtor® safety as seen through the eyes of Adrian Manzanares, a 2-year law enforcement veteran who is also a Realtor®. Don't miss this important event. Register

CPBR Announces Two Sammy Pierce Memorial
Scholarship Awards for 2015


For the second year in a row, CPBR is on track to give out two scholarships in the amount of $1,000. PLEASE: Don’t forget to bring an item or two for the auction at CPBR's May Membership Meeting on the 21st. Can we beat the $400+ auction we had in January??
 
Scholarship Information
Students from the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Rockingham, Springfield, and Weathersfield who are continuing their education in a 2 or 4-year college program are invited to apply. Public and private school students, home schooled, college, adult learners, and previous recipients may apply. While the course of study is not restricted in any way, the applicants must have a strong history of volunteer community service.
 
Applications and information for the Sammy Pierce Memorial Scholarships are available at Black River High School, Green Mountain High School, Bellows Falls High School, and Springfield High School in the guidance departments, or by contacting Helen Wachtel at (802) 275-3902. The deadline to submit applications for this scholarship is May 10, 2015. Selection shall be announced in June.
 
Please help us find the most deserving students for 2015.

Download Application
CPBR Hosts Legislative Breakfast

CPBR held its annual Legislative Breakfast on March 16 to give members an opportunity to talk with local lawmakers about key home ownership issues.

Images: Vermont Representative Alice Nitka addresses CPBR members at the annual CPBR Legislative Breakfast. CPBR Member Phil Atwood raises money during the meeting to support CPBR community service projects.


CPBR Membership Meeting Minutes

CPBR Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
CPBR May Membership Meeting
Featuring continuing education

Mark your calendars for May 21, 2015!  Signup will begin approximately May 1st for this 4-credit class.  Randy Mayhew will present his highly interactive class on Buyer Cancellation Rights & Seller Agent’s Best Practices. This class will be offered as a package:  $20 for coffee and muffin, board meeting, class, and lunch.  If you only attend the class, the fee is $70. Registration details coming soon!
May Community Tag Sale

May 23rd is coming quickly.  Now is the time to start gathering items for the tag sale.  Spread the word among your customers and clients.  Clean out your garage!  Good, working items are desired.  No clothing, please.  This is our opportunity to raise a significant amount of money that will go to a family or families in need.
 
We have storage available to us beginning now.  If you have items to drop off, please contact: Gary Coger, Joe Karl, Frank Provance or Betty McEnaney for access to the storage space.
 
There have been three fires over the winter, and these folks are prime recipients. If you are aware of another family in need, please submit the name and circumstances to Gary Coger at gary_coger@cbwatson.net.
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April is Fair Housing Month

This month is the 47th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act enunciates a national policy of Fair Housing without regard to race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap and national origin, and encourages fair housing opportunities for all.

Download the 2015 Fair Housing Focus Publication
Download the 2015 Fair Housing Focus poster

Fair Housing Resources
Vermont Fair Housing Resources
Fair Housing Advertising Word and Phrase List
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development: Fair Housing Resources

Get Buyers Moving
Fed Predicts Interest Rate Hikes Likely in June


The Federal Reserve is signaling that it will likely take action on increasing interest rates in two months, despite recent data that shows a weakened economy. This would be the first rate increase since 2006. Read
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