Category Archives: Addison County

Vermont Home Buyers FAQs

Vermont real estate is some of the most sought after in the country. One look out the window will tell you why. It’s gorgeous here! Who wouldn’t want to buy a home here? That is why we put together a Vermont Home Buyer list of frequently asked questions. Get your wheels turning and start to give some shape to your dream of buying your Vermont dream home.

Here is the first installment. During the next few months, we’ll give you some answers that will help you realize to home ownership. If your questions are not answered here, please contact me.Read More

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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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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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The Strong House Inn, A Secret Garden in Vergennes Vermont

Vergennes Vermont is the smallest city in the United States. This ‘Little City” is just about halfway between Burlington and Middlebury. Its main thoroughfare, Route 22A, is a passageway to all good things: restaurants, Cafes, Vergennes Laundry (a wonderful French bakery), Lake Champlain, etc. In the case of this blog post, it is a path to a Secret Garden.Read More

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Vermont Apples: A Bumper Crop along Lake Champlain

If you spend any time outdoors along Lake Champlain this month it is likely you will bump into an apple. After a fairly dismal apple year in 2012, early warmth followed directly by early frost, this year’s crop is hard …Read More

Vermont Woods: Living Deliberately in Addison County

  There is something poetic about autumn in Vermont. There’s a kind of energy, a deliberation. It’s almost a mix between Ella Fitzgerald’s version of Moonlight in Vermont and Nat King Cole’s Autumn Leaves. Soulful and a little bit melancholy, …Read More

West Hill Road, Lincoln Vermont

1769 West Hill Road, Lincoln Vermont. The address alone is evocative. It is not a boulevard or an avenue. It is more of a place, a hill actually. This Addison County street was named without pretense or artifice. It inspires …Read More

Real Estate: What Can You get In Addison County Vermont for $870,000?

The New York Times recently ran an article in its real estate section on “What You Get for … $870,000”. The article featured spectacular images of beautiful homes in Bozeman, Montana, Covington, Louisiana (just across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans), …Read More

Real Estate: What Can You get In Addison County Vermont for $870,000?

The New York Times recently ran an article in its real estate section on “What You Get for … $870,000”. The article featured spectacular images of beautiful homes in Bozeman, Montana, Covington, Louisiana (just across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans), …Read More

Lilacs and Vermont Real Estate

When home-buyers shop for Vermont real estate, they typically want to know about property taxes and cell phone service*. But in the next few weeks, savvy home-buyers will want to know which properties have the best lilacs (Syringa vulgaris). They’ll be looking for the homes with the oldest, fullest, most fragrant lilac bushes.

Unfortunately most sellers do not list lilacs in their MLS property descriptions. This is a mistake I’d recommend amending before they bloom. Soon enough, though, we’ll be able to open the car windows as we drive through Addison County and simply follow our nosesRead More

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