Colonial Style Homes in Vermont

Last Monday’s blog was about Post and Beam Homes. This week we will take a look at Colonial style homes in Vermont. Colonial style homes in Vermont are a popular building style. They originated from the 1700s Colonial period. Colonists who emigrated from Europe brought the style with them. At first they were two-story homes [more]

My Favorite Vermont Hikes

Years ago I would have said Mount Hunger was one of my favorite Vermont hikes, if not my favorite by far! I made sure I hiked that mountain with my girlfriends the morning of my wedding, and every year I hiked it on my birthday, just to see the stunning fall views from the top. [more]

Post and Beam Homes

Post and beam homes are one of my very favorite styles of house construction. I absolutely love these solid structures with their large open rooms and high ceilings, often with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace. In a nutshell, post and beam construction is a system of horizontal beams that transfer structural loads to vertical posts. More traditional [more]

Vermont Fall Foliage and Community Events

As the foliage began to fall off of the trees, I decided to take the long way to Morrisville, driving through Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe, to enjoy some end-of-the season foliage. I was not disappointed. Yes I went out of my way today, but I could, and I didn’t need to come from out of [more]

Vermont Fall Foliage and the Passing of Summer

Vermont fall foliage is like a big bowl of Trix—raspberry red, lemon yellow, and orange orange! The hillsides and mountains are breathtakingly beautiful right now. Every year I mourn the passing of summer; no more long days and warm nights. By mid-August the evening air starts to cool and I am sad to see it [more]

Vermont Fall Foliage Festivals

The weekend of September 28-29 is a busy one in my neighborhood of Underhill, Jericho, Cambridge, and Jeffersonville, Vermont. Several Vermont fall foliage festivals are taking place, just as the leaves are beginning to turn to brilliant colors. The weather forecast is for a gorgeous weekend, so come on out to the foothills of Mount [more]

Vermont Real Estate for Sale

Vermont real estate sales continue to be brisk, especially where I work—Underhill, Jericho, Cambridge, and Jeffersonville. My business, Pleasant Valley Real Estate, is currently listing six homes and two parcels of land. These Vermont real estate listings vary widely. The six homes I represent range in price from $269,000 to $649,000 and the two land [more]

Northwestern Vermont Real Estate Market is Vibrant

My business, Pleasant Valley Real Estate, serves the communities of Underhill, Jericho, Cambridge, Jeffersonville, and Richmond, all located in Northwestern Vermont. The most frequently asked question I get from friends and clients alike is, “How is the real estate market these days?” I am happy to say it’s been a productive summer and the Vermont [more]

Tips for buying Vermont Real Estate

Buying your first home can be a fun and exciting adventure, and one of the most rewarding purchases you will ever make. But sometimes all the excitement and anticipation gets in the way of good judgment. Here are some thoughts to keep in mind when you are ready to take the plunge into home ownership. [more]