Vermont Real Estate Continuing Education Course: 2020-2022 Mandatory Course

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Vermont CE:2020-2022 Mandatory Course

2020-2022 Mandatory Course

4 Total hours
0 Elective hours
4 Mandatory hours

This course is designed to keep you up to speed on Vermont real estate issues related to taxation, diversity and discrimination, and current hot topics. Staying on top of ever-changing real estate taxation issues can help you better educate your clients and set realistic cost expectations. In recent years, for instance, the Vermont legislature has implemented a number of changes affecting land gains taxes, property transfer taxes, real estate withholding taxes, property taxes, and current use taxes.

In addition to understanding recent tax-related updates, it’s also important to know how to apply Vermont Administrative Rules to particular situations, such as how to properly handle deposits and deal with multiple offers. We’ll also take a closer look at some recent updates affecting everything from discrimination to potable water to short-term rentals.

Finally, the real estate industry is always changing, and that’s especially true of the last few years. COVID-19 and its aftermath changed the way you handle showings, inspections, and even closings. And that’s not all that changed. The public health crisis also brought efforts to digitize municipal land records to the forefront, resulted in CE extensions, and created new mandates for digital meetings and remote hearings.

This course reviews all of these recent changes—and more!

The course meets Vermont’s mandatory requirement for the Vermont Real Estate Commission 2020-2022 Renewal Cycle – Mandatory Course.       

Course highlights include:

  • Recent updates to real estate taxation laws, including those related to land gains taxes, property transfer taxes, real estate withholding taxes, property taxes, and current use tax provisions
  • IRS “independent contractor” status requirements
  • A new protected class in fair housing and a new category of unprofessional conduct
  • Vermont Administrative Rules and how they apply to particular situations
  • Zoning provision updates for short-term rentals, accessory dwelling units, and bed and breakfasts
  • Efforts to digitize municipal land records
  • Activities and scenarios to reinforce key concepts