The February 2011 RE/MAX Housing Report indicates that New Hampshire was the only New England state to show an increase in month-over-month increase in sales, while Vermont was the only state to show year-over-year increase in sales for the month. RE/MAX stated that tighter credit standards and unfavorable weather conditions resulted in a decrease in home sales for the region in February. Overall sales declined -13.8 percent month-over-month in New England, led by Massachusetts, while prices declined overall by -2.6 percent.New Hampshire was the only state to see an uptick in sales month-over-month, and Rhode Island was the only state to experience an increase in median price during the same period.In Vermont, however, there were 243 homes sold in February 2011, a 12.5 percent increase from the 216 homes sold the same time last year. RE/MAX of New England predicts that with expected inventory increases, Vermont should experience a positive spring market. Source: RE/MAX of New England. 3.16.2011
AUBURN, Mich. (June 19) – Heath Grizzle put the sizzle into Tri-City Motor Speedway’s Greased Pig 5.0 special.The Michigan native and Arkansas transplant regained the lead from Myron DeYoung in topping the $1,055 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds.DeYoung, still in pursuit of his 100th career win in the sanctioned division, was close behind in second. Joe Fowler, Gary VanderMark and Ken Zeigler completed the top five.Grizzle drew the pole start and led the first seven circuits before DeYoung used the lower line to get past.Two laps later, Grizzle found an opening and took the lead right back. DeYoung and A.J. Ward were close behind for much of the 37-lapper.Grizzle had a DNQ and a third to show for his two previous outings at Tri-City this season. He was headed home to Arkansas but planned a return trip to Michigan for Crystal Motor Speedway’s Great Lakes Nationals in September.The fifth annual Greased Pig had been rescheduled from June 12 because of inclement weather.Feature results – 1. Heath Grizzle; 2. Myron DeYoung; 3. Joe Fowler; 4. Gary VanderMark; 5. Ken Zeigler; 6. Rusty Zeigler; 7. Scott Dann; 8. Don Sautter; 9. Mitchell Hunt; 10. A.J. Ward; 11. Kody Johnson; 12. Brenten DeYoung; 13. Chad Wernette; 14. Chaz Pray; 15. Chris Cohoon; 16. Toby Steele; 17. Gavin Hunyady; 18. Tanner Pray; 19. Matt Szecsodi; 20. Frank Evans III; 21. Craig Vance.