Real Estate Terms For First Time Home Buyers

A glossary of the most common real estate terms for first time home buyers, by Lea Van Winkle, Realtor/Broker at Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty. This list is based on Lea’s 25 years experience in Vermont real estate. Broker Brokers can open their own offices and have real estate agents working for them. To be [more]

House for Sale in Jeffersonville, Vermont

House for Sale in a Vermont Ski Town

It’s not often a house comes on the market that is located in a village setting and is also close to skiing. 125 School Street in Jeffersonville is that rare house for sale in a Vermont ski town. Its village location means it’s within walking distance to daily conveniences, and, as the address suggests, the [more]

Vermont peak foliage

Peak Foliage in Vermont is Now!

Have we peaked yet? That is the daily question. And the answer is yes, we have. Yesterday and today! Here in the Stowe, Underhill, Waterbury area, peak foliage in Vermont is now! I love summer and hate to see it end, but the slow build of fall color always pulls me in and makes me [more]

Lea Van Winkle, homes for sale in Waterbury Center

Luxury Home in Waterbury Center

Once in awhile a real estate agent gets the rare opportunity to list a really special house. This luxury home in Waterbury Center is extra special and I have the honor of listing it. Why do I think it’s so special? Let me count the ways… and show you some photos… 1. Located Close to [more]

Living in Vermont

Why Do We Live in Vermont?

As a real estate agent I am often asked, “Why do we live in Vermont.” “What do we do for entertainment?” I’m never sure why people ask. It seems obvious to me. Maybe those who are asking are city dwellers who can’t imagine living in the country and spending time in the outdoors. Maybe it’s [more]

Vermont Ski Country Home for Sale

Home for Sale in Vermont Ski Country

New to the market is this private, quiet, 4-bedroom home for sale in Vermont ski country. It is close to mountain recreation and just minutes from Smugglers’ Notch Resort. The floor plan is open and spacious, with a generous and efficient custom-designed kitchen for baking and preparing large meals. There’s a deck and screened porch [more]

Farmhouse for Sale, Underhill, Vt.

Your heart will know this is home! 3-bedroom farmhouse for sale, Underhill, Vt., situated on a quiet country road, with inspiring vistas and 13.8 acres of pastures and meadows. Most of the land is flat, a rarity in Underhill. A pond completes this sweet package. The open kitchen/dining-room/living room feels spacious, especially with the large [more]

Lea Van Winkle - Change is Good

Change is Good

They say that change is good. It can also be challenging and unexpected. Recently, it’s been all three for me. You might have noticed a few subtle changes about my real estate business. Or maybe you’ve noticed some very significant ones. For instance, my license has moved from Underhill to Stowe and my signature field [more]

Realtor/Broker Lea Van Winkle

Cape-Style Home for Sale in Underhill, Vermont

A notch above the rest, this three-bedroom, two-bath Cape-style home for sale in Underhill, Vermont, is move-in ready. The large updated kitchen/dining room is ideal for hosting parties, and the many skylights provide sunlight during the day and moonlight at night. There are nine rooms total, with lots of space. The finished third-floor, den above [more]


12 Common Decorating Mistakes

As a real estate agent in Vermont for over 25 years, I have sold a wide range of homes, from basic ranches to restored farmhouses to contemporary estates. Whenever homeowners prepare to sell their homes, a lot of cleaning and organizing transpires. So does a lot of home decorating, and some of that home decorating [more]