From the heart of Middlebury we bring you Vermont at its finest.

With designations of CRS, SRES, CIPS & TRC, Christine Fraoili and John Nelson have the knowledge and experience to help you with all your home buying and selling needs. They are the only realtors in the state of Vermont that have the International affiliations, FIABCI—The International Real Estate Federation and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

This husband and wife team represent an interesting combination of analytical, technical expertise and thorough understanding of esthetics, style, design and architecture. While John takes care of the nuts and bolts of every transaction—Christine makes sure your search experience includes a thorough understanding of each community you visit.

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Vermont Snow Banks and Curb Appeal in Winter

Here in Addison County, especially this winter, curb appeal has a double meaning. Certainly we want our Vermont homes for sale to be appealing from afar, but after the snow plows have piled up such monumental snow banks along the edges of our roads and driveways, the notion of actually seeing the curb holds a great deal of appeal.Read More

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January Round Up: Mortgage Rates Tick Up

In Freddie Mac’s results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® the average fixed mortgage rates reversing course from the first weeks of the year to tick up slightly.

30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.66 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending January 29, 2015, up from last week when it averaged 3.63 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.32 percent.Read More

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Can Home Staging Really Win Over Buyers?

Home staging can influence buyers’ perceptions of a home and even motivate them to pay more, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2015 Profile of Home Staging, a survey of more than 2,300 REALTORS® representing buyers and sellers.

Eighty-one percent of REALTORS® who represent buyers say that staged homes make it easier for their home buyers to visualize a property as their future home. Forty-six percent of buyer agents also reported that staging makes their buyers more willing to tour a home they viewed online, and 45 percent say that buyers tend to view the value of the home more positively if it is decorated to buyers’ tastes.Read More