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]

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]

equestrian property for sale, Underhill, Vermont

Equestrian Property for Sale, Underhill, Vermont

A river runs through this equestrian property for sale, Underhill, Vermont. Over 7.5 acres, with 4 acres of fenced paddock area and a large barn with 3 stalls, make this a quintessential Vermont horse property. The Vermont aesthetic continues with the restored farmhouse, built in 1865. Upon entering the house from the covered front porch, [more]

other side of the hill

Other Side of the Hill

A Friday night in Stowe, Vt., might feature the annual antique car show with a parade of lovingly restored cars and trucks driving through town, or a concert and fireworks at Spruce Peak, or a group mountain bike ride, or a bowling competition at Stowe Bowl. There is always some kind of activity going on [more]

real estate don't do list

Real Estate Don’t Do List

This blog is about a real estate don’t do list. Most real estate articles tell you what to do when preparing to sell your house. In this blog I share my thoughts on what NOT to do, based on my personal experience of nearly 30 years as a real estate agent. I might sound negative, [more]

curb appeal and staging

Do Curb Appeal and Staging Really Matter

You’re heard it before: first impressions matter. Curb appeal and staging really are necessary to attract the attention of buyers. As a real estate agent for over 30 years I have had the good, and sometimes bad, opportunity to watch people’s reactions when they see, for the first time, a house they might consider buying. [more]

Underhill Real Estate

Underhill Real Estate

Two years ago I closed my real estate office in Underhill Center and moved my license to Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty in Stowe. While I still spend a great deal of time with Underhill real estate on the western side of Mount Mansfield, my license hangs on the eastern side in Stowe, and that [more]

Mud season in Vermont

Mud Season in Vermont

If you don’t want to sell your house, April is the time to list it. Sound confusing? Hear me out. Mud season and selling homes do not go hand in hand, and April is mud season in Vermont. Mud season has one thing in common with ski season: picking your line. How are you going [more]

selling a smart home

Selling a smart home

Selling a smart home with smart home technology—lighting and heat control, security technologies, window treatment automation—is the wave of the future. All you need is a smartphone or laptop and you can control all your devices from a distant location. But according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, only about 15 percent [more]

sell your house in winter

Sell your house in winter — 8 easy tips

Trying to sell your house in winter? As a real estate agent I know that can be a challenge in Vermont. On the other hand, fewer homes on the market means yours will get more attention from buyers. By upping the cozy factor, making the most of winter assets, and paying attention to details, you [more]