Vermont ranked 50th in the nation for foreclosures, with only one foreclosure for every 62,849 homes, according to a report released by RealtyTrac Thursday. Foreclosures nationwide were down by 9 percent in April from March, and were down 34 percent from April 2010, but RealtyTrac cautioned that the improvement was because of delays in processing foreclosures, not an improved housing market.
In April, there were five foreclosed properties repurchased by banks in Vermont, down 16.6 percent from foreclosures in March, and down 58.3 percent from foreclosures in April 2010.
Nevada ranks number one for foreclosures in the nation, with one foreclosure for every 97 homes. Arizona, California, Utah and Idaho round out the top five states for foreclosures. RealtyTrac tracks foreclosures online, releasing a U.S. Foreclosure Market Report every month.
“Foreclosure activity decreased on an annual basis for the seventh straight month in April, bringing foreclosure activity to a 40-month low,” James Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac, said in a prepared statement.
Source: Burlington Free Press
Ted and I went to The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) Advisory Board’s Celebration of Success of Small Business in Northwestern Vermont yesterday morning. Ted was kindly invited to be the guest speaker and got to tell both his story and the story of USM.
Following a warm introduction from Janice St. Onge, who was a Peer-to-Peer mentor for USM, Ted started by sharing the most recent chapter in USM history about how I recently joined the USM Team as Interactive Director. He then jumped back to where his entrepreneurial adventure began with his lemonade stand. He explained how his mother’s attempted shut down of the stand due to a messy kitchen and underpaid siblings lead to the “incorporation” of Adler Family Enterprises with his father’s help and then his failed attempt at a hostile take over of his siblings shares in Adler Family Enterprises, which was blocked by his father, who also played the role of S.E.C.
After a lot of laughs, Ted discussed how USM evolved from creating sites at college campuses like Middkid.com, to developing web sites for Vermont businesses and then to specializing in websites for REALTORS. Today, USM Interactive develops custom web sites for businesses & non-profits throughout the country. USM’s Real Estate team develops innovative website tools and websites for REALTORS in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and most recently Maine. In planning for the presentation, Ted & I pulled together a group of locally-interesting sites that USM Interactive has developed in the last six months. The presentation’s show-and-tell included the following clients:
A Celebration of Success of Small Business in Northwestern Vermont
Ted’s talk was followed by VtSBDC’s Award Presentations. The winners were…
Thank you to Linda Rossi, the VtSBDC Advisory Board and everyone who helped with and attended the celebration. Over the last 10 years of personally and professionally knowing Ted, I’ve always respected Ted’s dedication to being an entrepreneur. The morning was a true celebration of entrepreneurial spirit and the business service providers who support us.
This week, Union Street Media was proud to receive top honors in the Best Web Developer category for the second year in a row from Vermont’s popular weekly newspaper Seven Days. Each year the independent paper calls on Vermonters to vote for their local favorites in dozens of “Seven Daysies” categories.
The team at USM is honored and excited to be recognized by our VT neighbors once again. We plan to live up to our Best Web Developer title and keep improving our web design and Internet marketing services for you!
Thank you, Vermont!
Union Street Media presented at the Coldwell Banker Agent Real Estate Trends & Social Media Seminar on the 16th at the Ethan Allen Club in Burlington, Vermont. Our presentation focused on utilizing real estate videos.
The presentation went very well. We received a great deal of positive feedback from participants from all over the region. Our friend and client Brian Boardman, a REALTOR® here in Burlington, Vermont chimed in to talk about how a particular listing video help him get one of his high-end properties under contract. It was a fun, engaging conversation!
Please contact us if you attended the session and would like a copy of our notes (or if you couldn’t make it, and would like a copy of our notes).