Pet friendly home?

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet! If you are [more]

Home buying myths slashed!

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate! 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The average credit score on [more]

Spring Cleaning

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year. Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for [more]

Getting a mortgage today

Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage? There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, [more]

Pleasant Valley Vermont

The Un-Cut Version

The ‘Uncut Version’ When was the last time you can remember hearing an ‘uncut version’ of a tune that we knew one way but this uncut version was always in the background, like an old Dillon song revived. Well I consider my side of Mount Mansfield the ‘Uncut version’ In fact there are many faces [more]

Do You Zillow

Do You Zillow?

These days many buyers and sellers use Zillow to search for real estate. Do you Zillow? Admittedly it is easy to use and navigate. For me, that is where the positives end. My concerns are about accuracy, both in information and “zestimates” or, rather, lack of accuracy and poor estimates. With data so easily obtained [more]

tips for first-time home buyers

Helpful Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

For first-time home buyers, it can be hard to know what to expect when searching for a new home. But buying your first home should be a positive experience, and there are a few steps you can take to make the process smoother. From finding your dream home to moving in, here are some helpful [more]

tips for a smooth move

Tips for a Smooth Move

Please welcome guest blogger Kelli Brewer. If you’ve recently purchased your first home or are moving to a new home, congratulations! Moving day is the start of a new adventure. But there are a few things you should be aware of before the van backs into the driveway. Here are some tips for a smooth [more]

5 Hawk Ridge, Underhill Vermont

Hawk Ridge, Underhill Vermont

Every now and then you find a property that is unique, in that “wow, that is pretty cool” kind of way. Hawk Ridge, Underhill Vermont, is that kind of unique. Built by a mason with an amazing talent for laying stone, it is as strong as it is intriguing. The exterior stonework is eye captivating, [more]

Television Over the Fireplace

Television Over the Fireplace: Pros and Cons

Television over the fireplace. To do or not to do? That is the question. I have seen many houses, and over the course of my real estate career have seen many televisions over the fireplace, and I can’t help but wonder why. Why would anyone hang their television over the fireplace? Since the onset of [more]