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From Our Home to Yours

Century 21 Farm & Forest's Derby Agent Tara Lewis recently invested in a multi-family home and quickly learned that a little elbow grease goes a long way.  When she saw that one of her kitchen's linoleum flooring was covering beautiful hardwood, she quickly went to work and what a difference it made!  

If you are thinking of putting your home on the market, or simply want to spruce your place up a bit, there are many simple do-it-yourself home projects that add value to your home.   Here are some practical tips from U.S. News and World Report.   Only have an hour or so?  Check out Bob Vila's 60 minute home improvement projects that deliver big results.  Not sure where to start? Take a look at Love Property's presentation of "before" and "after" shots and get inspired!  

From Our Home to Yours

Office v. Home Office

(by Tamara Pare)

I truly love my job and the people I work with.  They are my second family and we care about each other and our families.  While weekly video office meetings do allow us to "see" each other, after however-many weeks now, I MISS EVERYONE!!!   The BEST part of working from HOME is that I now have a beautiful VIEW outside my window rather than the office hallway.  That, and constant companions - my dog Jade; and, my hubby Ric, of course!

I'm still managing virtual files and working on advertising to keep our agents and great variety of properties out in the public eye.  Our agents are doing all they can from home.  These days, we are ALL grateful for the internet, FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on.  Technology makes it easier to work from home while still sharing the wonderful listings we have.  

In between checking emails, updating online files and working on ads, I have opportunities to take Jade for a walk by the lake, capture some pictures of the beauty that is the Northeast Kingdom, make goodies like banana oatmeal bread, try new recipes for dinner, call to check on my parents, and assist my husband on projects.  All this time at home also makes it easier to connect with our grandsons (and their parents) in New Hampshire and our daughter and son-in-law in California.  We know where everyone is at all times!!  FaceTime, Zoom and Google Hangouts have also allowed Ric and I to visit with family and attend Sunday services and study groups with our church family, who we miss greatly. 

Who knows when we will get back to "normal" or some sort of that idea, but when we do, I hope hugs are allowed.  I am a hugger and so miss hugging my grand-babies, family and friends.  I really miss my weekly Friday lunch date with my cousin - our girl-time to talk, encourage, dream, share and eat out at a restaurant (LOL). 

There are so many people who need encouragement and a friendly word during these strange days.  Let us all reach out in some way.  By the grace of God we will endure and grow from this isolation and reconnection with our quarantine partners.  We'll get through this and one day have some great stories to tell.....Remember that Spring we were all at home for weeks on end?  I'm now reminded of the favorite words of our departed friend and coworker, Micheline....."et la vie continue" (life goes on).  It does and it will.

'Till then, stay home, stay safe and behave!

Miss ya......Tamara

It's Our Deal of the Week!

If you are looking for a comfortable place in the country with lots of privacy and great views, your search is over - it's our Deal of the Week!  This three bedroom, one and a half bath ranch in North Troy, Vermont has a gorgeous field stone fireplace, open kitchen/dining area, front porch, back deck., attached garage and large storage building.  Sitting on 95 acres, this property is about 60% open meadow and pasture, with the balance mixed woods.  Also included is a 2 BR mobile home with its own septic and well.  Close to Jay Peak Resort and the Canadian border and just a short drive to downtown Newport and Lake Memphremagog.  Offered at $339,000.  Click here for more information and contact Dan Maclure to see this wonderful property. 

It's Our Deal of the Week!

Take a look at this newly listed log home in Craftsbury, Vermont - it's our Deal of the Week!  This three bedroom, one and a half bath home is in move-in shape and waits for its new owners!  Located on a quiet 2 acre lot that is close to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Sterling College and the Village.  Rustic charm and wheelchair accessible with one bedroom and bath on the first floor.  Large bedroom upstairs with great views.  Don't wait long because this one won't last!  Offered at $175,000.  Click here for more information and contact Marie Royer to see this property.  

It's Our Deal of the Week!

Luxury Country Estate on 127 acres in Lyndon, Vermont is available - it's our Deal of the Week!  This 3-4 bedroom home offers almost 3,000 square feet of living space and attached 2-car garage.  Chef's eat-in kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite countertops & stainless steel appliances, including a commercial-grade Dynasty gas range.  Formal living and dining rooms along with a great room with cathedral ceiling and wood-burning fireplace. Master suite has en suite bath with whirlpool tub and glass-enclosed shower, dressing room and large walk-in closet.  Outside you will find a covered paver patio and private tennis court.  Four-stall horse barn with storage overhead, paddock and 2-stall equipment garage with oversized doors.  Fall Brook runs through the property.  This Must-See property is being offered for $775,000.  Click here for more information and to take a 3-D tour, then contact Connie Isabelle for a private showing.  

 

It's Our Deal of the Week!

This 5 acre lot to be sub-divided in Derby, VT is one of the last few building lots in Derby - it's our Deal of the Week!  Convenient to area lakes, village amenities, Interstate-91 and more.  Nice views for when you build your home.  Soil tests have been done; more land available.  Click here for more information and contact Bruno Marquis to see this property. Offered at $39,900.

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!

Attention snowmobilers, fishers and beach lovers - this one's for YOU!  It's our Deal of the Week!  This three bedroom, one bath year-round chalet in Island Pond, Vermont has three levels of living space, cathedral ceilings, windows everywhere and a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.  The home sits on .34 acres with the VAST trail right outside your front door and also has a shared private right-of-way to the beach.  The present owners have an established rental clientele, so whether you choose to use this as an income producing property or a place to call HOME you can't lose!  Offered for $179,000.  Click here for more information and contact David Kennison to see this property.  

It's Our Deal of the Week!

Properties like this one don't come along every day - it's our Deal of the Week!  This year-round home in Newport, City, Vermont has a spectacular 300' of frontage on Lake Memphremagog and offers unparalleled views of the lake, mountains and surrounding landscape.  The home sits on .79 landscaped acres and includes three bedrooms and a full bath.  Ready for you to move right in, as being offered completely furnished.  Such a private setting yet just minutes from local dining & shopping, the Newport Country Club and Jay Peak!  Click here for more information and contact Steve Peacock for a private showing.  

It's Our Deal of the Week!

Rare opportunity to own this three bedroom, one bath home on 1.3 acres in Orleans, Vermont - it's our Deal of the Week!  The home features gorgeous natural woodwork and some well-done remodeling and is within easy walking distance to the elementary school, churches and downtown Orleans.  Includes two well-maintained greenhouses to be used as a hobby or to generate supplemental income.  The present Owners will even provide help in getting started with the greenhouse business if desired!  Also includes an oversized garage with 10' door and room to fit four vehicles.  Recently reduced by $10,000; now, $175,000.  Click here for more information and contact Peter Lanoue to see this property.