It’s a Spruce Life! #sprucepeaklightfestival

Light it up in Style! This year why not light it up in style and take at trip to the Spruce Peak Lights Festival in Stowe Vt.  Celebrate the magic of the season by surrounding yourself in a picturesque ski village, surrounded by thousand of sparkling lights, shops, restaurants, ice skating, people milling about, all [more]

Smuggler’s Notch, my drive to work

Everyday while the weather permits I enjoy the most fabulous drive to work, lately it was looking something like this:   Yes not too bad! Love this drive to work it is incredibly beautiful and I absolutely love the winding and climbing road of Smuggler’s Notch. Route 108 is the road that brings you from [more]

Appreciation is strong, it might be time to sell

There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment. Home values have been appreciating for several years now, growing at a strong, steady, and impressive [more]

Cambridge Vermont #whywelivehere

As described by the Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce, Cambridge is a community divided into many sections, each with a varied lifestyle and many different occupations and businesses. In its early days, sheep were vast (7,000 is the noted number), there was a woolen mill, gristmill, several sawmills, and cabinet shops. Today, Cambridge is a [more]

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’slatest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a home this spring! Freddie Mac [more]

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 [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]