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Smaller Down Payments Lure More Buyers

Some home buyers are stepping off the sidelines as more lenders require less money up-front on a home purchase. Recently, more borrowers are able to pay 3 percent or even less of a home’s purchase price to get a mortgage …Read More

The Curse Of The First Offer

Sometimes when everything goes right we have trouble accepting that fact. Perhaps nowhere is this phenomenon more clearly illustrated than in the case where a seller receives a good offer right away. The annals of real estate are well stocked …Read More

Winter Storms and Cozy Vermont Homes with Fireplaces

Even as we enjoy the snow, we crave the warmth of the hearth. Frank Lloyd Wright is often quoted as saying, the hearth is the psychological center of the home. It is not at all surprising that the fire is central to our being – especially here in Vermont. Keep the home fires burning! The fireplace is intrinsic to our connection to the things we love: family, community, home, food, light…It’s good for us.

A recent study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology examines the beneficial impacts of the beloved crackling fire in the fireplaceRead More

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United in the Pursuit of Excellence

On January 22nd, 2015, Lang McLaughry Real Estate, the largest real estate
company in Vermont, merged with Four Seasons Sotheby’s International RealtyRead More

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Vermont Real Estate Outlook for 2014 and 2015

National Association of Realtor’s chief economist Lawrence Yun notes in Realtor Magazine, that after a fiercely cold and dark winter, the sun is beginning to shine on U.S. real estate, and the market is warming up! Existing home sales have risen for four straight months, in a “confluence of positive trends” . . .Read More

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Williams Hill, Charlotte, Vermont – It’s Green!

Williams Hill is an environmentally-friendly “development” of eight house sites and more than 200 acres of open space on a hillside in northern Charlotte that represents the perfect pairings of community and privacy, location and proximity, comfort and environmental commitment.Read More

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Saint Patrick’s Day in Vermont: A Look at Addison County Homes with Bars

Saint Patrick’s Day in Vermont: Though we are all Irish at least once a year, Vermont is one of the most Irish states in the U.S. This year, when you raise your Parting Glass, we’d like to recommend gathering with friends in the comfort of one of these fine Vermont homes. We put together a little selection of Chittenden and Addison County homes perfectly suited for celebrations with friends.Read More

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Addison Country Sales Stats

As we push into this really frosty new year in north-central Vermont, it might be helpful for you to have the following “pictures” of some of what happened in Addison County Real Estate over 2013. Let me know if you would like me to send you similar graphs for what happened in your county, or your town anywhere in Vermont! In the meantime – keep the home fires burning and stay warm!Read More

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Love is in the Air and on the Hearth in Addison County

February in Vermont is all about keeping warm – inside and out. Winter carnivals and skiing not withstanding, after a day of frolicking in the snow, we love nothing more than good food, good companionship and a good fire. And as Valentine’s Day approaches, that love is nuanced by libations and chocolate, of course.

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Vermont’s UVM Makes Top Ten List of Snowiest Colleges

We don’t have a lot of football here in Vermont. ESPN ranked us #50 on a list of college football states. No problem, our fields are used for farming. Instead we ski. We are known for it. Vermont Living lists the biathoners, skiers, and snowboarders we are sending to the Winter Olympics in Sochi: 20.Read More

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