Northeast Kingdom Real Estate News

It's Our Deal of the Week!

This rustic log camp on 96 wooded acres in Lowell, Vermont is our Deal of the Week!  Water comes to the camp from a deeded neighboring spring, and power to camp is 110 volt.  Would make a great hunting camp or simply a quiet place to get away to!  In Current Use and being sold as such; very low taxes!  Offered at $150,000.  Click here for more information and contact Bruno Marquis to see this property. 

SHOULD I LIST NOW OR WAIT UNTIL SPRING?

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!

If you are looking for an affordable waterfront cottage, your search is over - it's out Deal of the Week!  This cozy cottage in Averill, Vermont sits on 1.6 acres with 200' of private frontage on Big Averill Lake!  Two bedrooms and a loft for additional sleeping area.  Near snowmobile trails and ice-fishing right outside your door for the winter sport enthusiast!  This property was just recently reduced by almost $15,000 and is now being offered for $125,000.  Click here for more information and contact Peter Lanoue to see this great property.

It's Our Deal of the Week!

Wonderful lakefront location for your dream home - it's our Deal of the Week!  This .34 acre lakefront property has JUST become available!  105' of private frontage on Lake Memphremagog in Newport Town, Vermont.  Includes a very well cared for 3 BR/1 BA seasonal mobile home with 10' x 45' newer deck and dock from which to enjoy gorgeous views.  Septic system in place for a 3 BR home.  Offered at $239,000.  Click here for more information and contact Micheline Cote to see this property. 

It's Our Deal of the Week!

Get ready for the Ultimate Retreat at your very own property - it's our Deal of the Week!  This two bedroom, one bath, home is located on 1.45 acres with 236' of private shorefront on Great Averill in Averill, Vermont. The property is nestled in the 133,000-Acre Nulhegan Basin - like living in your own sanctuary!  Wildlife abounds from the spring fed brooks that support trout, to nesting loons.  The home is off-grid with fully automatic solar as well as a dedicated generator to supply all the comforts of home.  Drilled water system that can be drained in minutes and over-sized septic.  High speed internet is available, should you need to connect.  Four bay garage with one drive-through bay - perfect for your snow machines, as the VAST is just outside your door.  Comes with a heated guest cottage with very comfortable sleeping accommodations along with your own 40' dock with platform.  Property is Turn-Key and is being sold with most all furnishings - just bring your toothbrush!  Offered at $289,000.  Click here for more information.  Listed by Lyell Reed.

It's Our Deal of the Week!

If you've ever dreamed of owning/operating your own business, now is your chance - it is our Deal of the Week!  This well-established Convenience Store/Mini-Mart in the heart of Island Pond, Brighton, Vermont with 135' of frontage on Island Pond is for sale.  This space offers a deli, pizza, groceries, beer, gas and grill with seating for 20-30 people and an additional walk-up ice-cream window, along with VT State Lottery and ATM machines.  This is the only business like it in this recreational town popular year-round for its snow and water activities!  This very busy store grosses $2-million a year!  Sale includes real estate on .86A lot, business and equipment.  The only thing missing is you!  Offered at $650,000.  Click here for more information and contact Howard Birchard to see this property.  

FREE Moving Truck!

We are excited to announce a new client / customer benefit.  If you buy or sell through us we allow you to use our moving truck for FREE*.  We know moving can be stressful so we are offering this to not only make your move more affordable but also easier!  Our truck is equipped with a loading ramp, dolly, moving blankets and straps to secure your belongings.   

 

*Details / Restrictions:

The Truck is Available First Come First Serve Basis
Available for local in State Moves only
Truck is available for one day per reservation
Borrower must have acceptable active insurance & VT Drivers License
Borrower is responsible for returning the truck with a full tank of Gas
Truck is only to be used to transport personal belongings and not for hire
Borrower must have recently bought or sold a property through Century 21 Farm & Forest
Borrower certifies that he or she has no major motor vehicle violations (5 points or more) within past 3 years.
Truck may only be operated by the Borrower
Borrower shall be responsible for any damage to vehicle, property of others and injuries to others.
Borrower shall be responsible for any parking or moving violations
Borrower shall hold Century 21 Farm & Forest harmless for any accidents or injuries which occur in connection of the use of the Truck

It's Our Deal of the Week!

This Village home is priced more than $43,000 below its assessed value - it's our Deal of the Week!  Located in Orleans, Vermont, this four bedroom, three bath home can easily accommodate a large family.  Vinyl siding and metal roof make this a low maintenance home. Walk to the library and other village amenities!  Has an attached one car garage and a detached two car garage with plenty of room for storage above.  On half an acre; $109,900.  Click here for more information and contact Peter Lanoue to see this property. 

It's Our Deal of the Week!

This One-of-a-Kind house is our Deal of the Week!  This geodesic dome home is located at the end of the road on 15.1 acres in Albany, Vermont.  The many windows and deck offer fantastic long range mountain views.  Open floor plan with master suite, loft and full bath on the second sunlit floor along with two more bedrooms and another full bath on the main level.  Solar power and southern exposure with generator included.  This property has a great vacation rental history or use it as your rear-round home.  $269,000.  Click here for more information (don't forget to check out the 3D tour) and contact Micheline Cote to see this fabulously unique property! 

It's Our Deal of the Week!

Our Deals of the Week come in all sizes and shapes.......this one is for the commercial proprietor!  The former King George Boarding School in Sutton, Vermont is for sale!  The property consists of thirteen buildings constructed and renovated between 1920 through 2000 with a total of 58,000 square feet including dormitory accommodations for 96, a 22 room classroom building, theater, art and dance studios, dining hall with kitchen, large administration building, barn and more.   The structures sit on 300 acres of open meadows and beautiful woodland with views of Burke Mountain and the White Mountains in New Hampshire.  This one-of-a kind property is suitable for a specialty school, training, retreat or rehabilitation center and its location cannot be beat.  Offered at $2,500,000.  Click here for more information and contact Dan Maclure for a private showing.