Blog :: 01-2020

It's Our Deal of the Week!

Could this spacious home in the heart of Albany Village, Vermont be your dream home?  It's our Deal of the Week!  This four bedroom, two bath home is just down the road from the soon-to-be open Albany General Store and is close to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.  Large and airy kitchen/dining area opens to a deck and a comfortable living area loaded with natural light.  Two bedrooms, full bath with laundry and large mudroom complete the first level.  Downstairs is a walkout basement with two more bedrooms, office/study, more space for recreation and a half-bath with room to finish off with a bath/shower, if desired.  Attached over-sized insulated garage and drive-through tool shed round out this home.  Home sits back from the road on a .82 acres with plenty of room for gardening.  Offered at $185,000.  Click here for more information and contact Marie Royer to see this home.


Should I List Now or Wait Until Spring?

We frequently hear this question, so we felt it was worth answering. Many sellers believe it’s best to wait until spring to list their properties because there are more buyers in the spring. While this is true, they often forget that there is also a flood of new listings in the spring, so the increased buyer activity is negated by the increase in listings. It’s also easy for your property to be overlooked in the deluge of spring listings.  

Winter does present some challenges for selling. Your landscaping and curb appeal might not shine, you can't open the windows for showings, and moving in colder temperatures with the threat of snow is no picnic. However, there are several advantages:

·         Winter buyers, in general, aren’t tire kickers. In an ideal world, few people would choose to move in the winter, so when a buyer is looking in the winter you know they’re serious.

·         Vermont is a 4 season recreational state.  Many tourists come to VT during the winter to downhill ski and ride, to Nordic ski, fat bike and / or snowmobile.  If your home is anywhere near any of these, winter might expose your property to a completely different audience. 

·         The advent of the internet has made winter shopping easier. Gone are the days of trying to evaluate a property based on one photo and a few words in the local paper. Now buyers have access to 30-40 photos, 3-D tours, multiple pages of data, neighborhood data, Google street view, and aerial maps with just a few clicks.  

·         The process from list to close can be cleaner and quicker, since the parties instrumental to a sale—attorneys, inspectors, lenders, and appraisers—tend to have less on their plates. This means a winter sale may result in a less stressful transaction.  

Let's take a look at last winter (November 1, 2018— March 31, 2019), when 342 properties were sold in the Northeast Kingdom. Not too shabby for a time of year when most consumers think the market is dead.  

Finally, you never know when the right buyer for your property is going to enter the market, but you don't want to miss the opportunity. So, if you’re ready to sell and your home is ready to list, think twice about waiting and trying to time the market perfectly.  

If you are considering listing your home or land, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of the C21 Farm & Forest team—the top-selling agency in the NEK—we’d be happy to provide a market analysis or offer suggestions for getting your home ready to sell.  



It's Our Deal of the Week!

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This 5-acre lot with commercial potential is our Deal of the Week! Located on the outskirts of St. Johnsbury, this property currently has a double-wide, which needs a total rehab or tear down, sitting on a full foundation. Being sold AS IS, but lots of potential. Click here for more details, then contact Marcy Lindstedt in the Burke office to see this property.


It's Our Deal of the Week!

Move right in to this two bedroom two bath home in Glover, Vermont with 140' of private frontage on Shadow Lake - it's our Deal of the Week!  Big wraparound deck overlooks the lake.  Large, heated garage with living quarters above.  Very nicely maintained home on 1.21 acre lot.  Excellent swimming, fishing, boating and VAST trail access.  Offered at $345,000.  Click here for more information and contact Steve Peacock to see this home.