Selling a Home – Determining Range of Value

Whenever someone is selling a home, the first thing they want to know is what their house is worth. I call this “determining range of value.” Range of value goes from a reasonable low price to a reasonable high price of what your property is worth. Three things come into play when determining range of [more]

Real Estate for Sale Near Underhill Vermont

The real estate market is brisk, especially where I work in the Underhill Vermont area. As of the New Year, I contracted several more listings, and at Pleasant Valley Real Estate I am currently listing five homes and two parcels of land for sale near Underhill Vermont. These listings vary widely. The five homes range [more]

Real Estate Possibilities or Pipe Dreams

As the owner/broker of Pleasant Valley Real Estate, I have worked with many people who want to sell or buy a house in Vermont. Everyone is different and has different wishes, dreams, and needs. That said, some of the same wishes, dreams, and needs keep coming up again and again. They are things that sellers [more]

A Look Back at 2013 Home Trends

My last blog was a look at Home Trends for 2014. In this blog, I’d like to look back at 2013 home trends, and see which ones have staying power into the new year. We can thank last year’s recovering housing market for kick-starting homeowners’ urges to spruce up their home interiors. People were inspired [more]

Home Trends for 2014

As a real estate agent/broker at Pleasant Valley Real Estate in Underhill, Vermont, I am always interested in home trends forecasts. I recently read a report by the American Institute of Architects on home trends for 2014. They surveyed over 500 architectural firms on their predictions for home trends for 2014. According to their Home [more]

Real Estate Historically Low Interest Rates

As a real estate broker at my own business, Pleasant Valley Real Estate, I am constantly crunching numbers. That’s because mortgage interest rates can make or break a real estate transaction. I have been watching interest rates since I worked in my father’s law office, typing up mortgage deeds, a very long time ago. Back [more]

Real Estate and Radiant Orchid

Move over emerald, there’s a new color in town. Get ready to embrace Radiant Orchid in 2014! We at Pleasant Valley Real Estate are happy to hear Pantone has named Radiant Orchid as the “2014 Color of the Year.” We love it! It’s purple with a hint of pink, and Pantone calls this attention-getting hue [more]

Real Estate and The Endowment Effect

As a real estate agent I spend a lot of time in my car or in my office, Pleasant Valley Real Estate, in Underhill, Vermont. The other day while at work I was listening to National Public Radio and my ears perked up when I heard this sentence: “Sellers often believe the things they want to [more]

8 Kitchen Trends for Remodelers

I recently read a blog called 8 Kitchen Trends for Remodelers, posted on Realtor Mag’s blogspot. The blog was based on a survey, conducted by Houzz, of over 7,000 people who were planning to remodel their kitchens. If you are planning to sell your home, you might find the blog interesting, as it reflects what [more]

8 Holiday Front Doors

When you’re selling your house, every day is a good day to make your front door look really nice. It’s all about creating a good first impression. When prospective buyers walks through the front door, they should immediately have a good feeling about what lies beyond that door. So make sure yours has a fresh [more]