Vermont Real Estate News

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!

Location, Location, Location - it's our Deal of the Week!  This three bedroom. one and a half bath ranch is in a very desirable neighborhood in Newport City, Vermont.  The home has been very well cared for and has new windows, new exterior siding & doors, new roof, added insulation, new steel chimney liner and a brand new bathroom!  This property is located within walking distance to schools and the hospital.  Want more?  It's on a spacious double lot with outbuilding for your garden tools.  Don't let this one pass!  Listed at $179,000.  Click here for more information and contact David Kennison to see this property. 

It's our Deal of the Week!

Take a look at this three bedroom, three bath home on 19+ acres in Troy, Vermont - it's our Deal of the Week!  Nice dine-in kitchen with sliders to  a deck, along with a formal dining room and large living room.  One bedroom upstairs with full bath.  Downstairs you'll find the master bedroom with full bath, walk-in closet and sliders to a small deck plus another bedroom and 3/4 bath.  The 2-car attached garage has plenty of overhead storage and a heated work area.  New architectural shingle roof in 2018.  About 3 acres of open land surround the home, with great views of Jay Peak and the valley below.  The rest of the land is wooded.  Located on a town-maintained dead end road, this is a nice private lot.  Offered at  $239,900.  Click here for more information and contact Bruno Marquis 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 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!

If you've ever dreamed of owning your own restaurant, bistro or cafe this one's for you - it's our Deal of the Week!  Parson's Corner in Barton, Vermont has been a town staple for years and is now waiting for its new owners.  Currently serving breakfast and lunch, both locals and visitors keep coming back for more.  The sale includes building and business, along with an apartment upstairs to use as your own or rent it out for extra income.  So much opportunity - - - bakery, tapas, brew house, wine bar....... What will YOU do with it?  Click here for more information and contact Travis Casey for a private showing.  

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!

This spacious farmhouse reproduction in beautiful Greensboro, Vermont is perfect for a large family or B&B - it's our Deal of the Week!  The main home houses the master suite plus three bedrooms and six bathrooms.  Living room with wood stove, natural woodwork and windows everywhere.  A greenhouse attaches the main home to a 3-bay garage with workshop, and a four bedroom, three bath living quarters above including a full kitchen and living room.  The detached barn has an amazing wood shop.  The 116+ acre lot includes 6 landscaped acres and large pond.  Amazing views!  $699,000   Click here for more information and contact David Kennison to see this property.  

It's Our Deal of the Week!

This 10 acre lot in Westmore, Vermont is our Deal of the Week - just in time for Summer!  This property is less than one mile from Willoughby Lake beach.  Wooded lot with a mixture of hardwood and softwood and a brook.  Comes with a 1999 26' Dutchman Camper.  Drilled well, 1,000 Gallon tank with leachfield and underground electricity hooked up to the camper.....the only thing missing is you!  $65,000.  Click here for more information and to see this property.  

It's Our Deal of the Week!

Unique opportunity to own the well-established Hollandeer Farm - it's our Deal of the Week!  This unique property in Holland, VT includes a well-maintained newer three bedroom ranch, barn, venison farm store and greenhouse on 69.34 acres.  The barn is designed for easy handling of animals and about 40 acres are fenced with numerous paddocks to separate the animals.  Livestock and equipment are available separately through sellers to the purchasers of this property.  Click here for more information and contact Dan Maclure to see this property.