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]

Staging owner occupied houses

Staging Owner Occupied Houses

How you live in your house and how you sell your house are two different things, and that’s why staging owner occupied houses deserves some thought. Prospective buyers want to be able to envision how they would live in your home, and your personal belongings are a distraction to their ability to visualize. Most of [more]

staging empty rooms

Who’s Winning the Race in Virtual Staging?

The real estate company that I work for has come out with a new app: Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty. It’s an augmented realty app for staging empty rooms. Augmented reality (AR) is one of the biggest technology trends right now, and it’s only going to get bigger. It lets you see the real-life environment [more]

Blog by Lea Van Winkle, Realtor/Broker, Single-Level Home Designs in Underhill, Vermont.

Single-Level Home Designs In Underhill, Vermont

Single-level home designs are one of the most popular house designs in America, and today’s plans are a far cry from your grandmother’s ranch-style house. Today’s single-level home designs are surprisingly elegant and crisp. They allow for easy movement from room to room, as well as to outdoor living spaces, including garages, patios, and porches. [more]

Inside Stowe Bowl

Inside Stowe, Vermont

What lies beyond the doors of Stowe? Many people come to Stowe to experience skiing, hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor activities, but there’s a lot to do inside Stowe as well. Let’s take a peak at what you can find inside Stowe. Bowling Inside Stowe Strike it big at Stowe Bowl, Stowe’s one and [more]

ice skating at Spruce Peak

Winter in Stowe is Not Just Skiing

Most people who come to Stowe in the winter usually come for the skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort or the Nordic skiing at Trapp Family Lodge. But winter in Stowe is not just skiing. There are many outdoor sports you can do on snow and ice. Did you ever notice that most winter sports start [more]

Stowe Ski Trail

Second Annual Stowe Changes Report

In an efforts to keep you informed on what it’s like to live in Stowe, Vt., here’s our Second Annual Stowe Changes Report. Stowebee Bakery Located across the street from People’s United Bank, this bistro-bakery-sandwich shop has it going on. Coffee however you want it, sweets for all, local and organic ingredients, seasonal lunch fare, [more]