Uncategorized The Fed Will Cut Rates in 2024: How It Affects Mortgage Rates In a move that was well received by many, the Federal Reserve recently announced they plan to cut interest rates in 2024, aiming to stimulate economic growth amidst global uncertainties. This decision inevitably triggers a cascade of effects across various sectors, none more significant for the average American than the impact on mortgage rates. Let’s […]
Uncategorized Ski The East…Specifically Vermont Vermont, with its picturesque landscapes and abundant snowfall, is a haven for ski enthusiasts. From adrenaline-pumping slopes to charming mountain villages, the state boasts some of the most popular ski areas in the country. I grew up skiing at Smugglers Notch, which is a family friendly resort tucked away in Jeffersonville, VT. It was on […]
Uncategorized Essential Areas Every Home Buyer Should Inspect Before Purchase Essential Areas Every Home Buyer Should Inspect Before Purchase Buying a home is a significant milestone, often representing a culmination of dreams and hard work. Amidst the excitement, it’s crucial not to overlook one of the most critical steps in the home-buying process: the home inspection. A comprehensive inspection can reveal hidden issues that might […]
Uncategorized Negotiating Seller Credits at Closing: A Guide For Buyers Requesting seller credits to be applied towards closing costs… This is something I have used a number of times when working through the negotiation process of the home purchase. A lot of people aren’t aware of the different negotiations that go on after the initial agreement on purchase price. However, often times, that can only […]
Uncategorized Navigating The Home Purchase When Interest Rates Are High As many of you know, 2023 has been a volatile year for mortgage rates. While many experts in the mortgage lending space hoped for rates to drop into the 5% range, a combination of economic factors including the banking crisis, our debt ceiling, international conflict and a lot more impacted those numbers to reach closer […]
Uncategorized The Ultimate Guide to Maximize Your Home Sale Price in Vermont The Ultimate Guide to Maximize Your Home Sale Price in Today’s Market Selling a home can be a significant financial transaction, and getting the most money possible is usually a top priority for sellers. In today’s competitive real estate market, it’s crucial to approach the process strategically. This comprehensive guide will walk you through every […]
Uncategorized The Essential Home Maintenance Checklist I was reading an article today that the National Association of Realtors posted about home maintenance. After being in hundreds and hundreds of houses, its incredible to see the difference a little bit of home maintenance makes in the overall condition and presentation of your home. Weather it’s prepping the home for our long Vermont […]
Uncategorized Buyer’s Guide: Preparing For Closing Day Purchasing a home is a significant milestone in anyone’s life, and closing day is the culmination of all the hard work and anticipation that has gone into the process. As the final step before officially becoming a homeowner, closing day requires careful preparation to ensure a smooth and successful transition. In this blog post, we’ll […]
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Uncategorized Winning the House Hunt: Strategies for Success in Multiple Offer Situations In today’s competitive real estate market, finding and securing your dream home can often become a daunting task. The challenge becomes even greater when faced with a multiple offer situation, where you’re up against other potential buyers vying for the same property. However, with the right strategies and a well-prepared approach, you can increase your […]
Uncategorized Experience the Vibrant South End Get Down – This Friday, May 26 As the vibrant city of Burlington, Vermont gears up for another exciting summer, locals and visitors alike eagerly anticipate the much-anticipated South End Get Down, kicking off this Friday, May 26th. Nestled on Pine Street in the city’s south end, this vibrant event is a celebration of the community’s rich culture, showcasing the best of […]
Uncategorized Seven Daysies Finalists Announced One of my favorite times of the year is always when Seven Days opens up voting for their Seven Daysies Awards. The categories span everything from best Realtor *cough cough* to best burger or top spot to kayak here locally in Vermont. The nomination process does an incredible job of highlighting all sorts of local […]
Uncategorized Appraisal Gaps – What Are They & How To Navigate Them In the world of real estate, an appraisal gap is a term that is often used to describe a situation where the appraisal value of a property falls short of the price that a buyer is willing to pay for it. This gap can cause a significant amount of stress for both the buyer and […]
Uncategorized Burlington Jazz Fest Every year in early June, Burlington, Vermont comes alive with the sound of jazz during the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. This event is a celebration of all things jazz, and attracts visitors from all over the country who come to enjoy live music, workshops, and other events. The Burlington Jazz Fest began in 1984 and […]
Uncategorized JUST LISTED – 2553 MALLETTS BAY AVE, COLCHESTER, VT Discover the perfect combination of comfort and convenience in this delightful 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home located in Colchester, VT. With its prime location, you’ll be within minutes of both Malletts Bay and downtown Winooski, offering easy access to a variety of local amenities and attractions. This charming home boasts a primary bedroom on the first floor, […]
Uncategorized S.100 & How You Can Make An Impact on Low Housing Inventory The lack of housing across the board has made it difficult for homebuyers to purchase over the last few years. Specifically in Vermont, our supply is even lower than it was this time last year. “Vermont Association of Realtors Government Affairs Committee has been working with the Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee […]
Uncategorized Spring Time & An Events Calendar I’m a few days late on this post, but it’s officially Spring here in Vermont! The long, cold, dark nights of winter are largely behind us as we all shift our attention to brighter days and …. mud season! But after that brief period of time where you need to wash your car every other […]
Uncategorized Act 250 & How Vermont Plans to Add More Housing It’s no secret that Vermont has a significant shortage of homes available for sale right now. Aside from homes available to purchase, Vermont has the lowest vacancy rate in the county for rental properties which sits at .5%. So what action is being taken to counter the housing issue that hampers so many buyers in […]
Uncategorized Experts Project 23% Home Appreciation Over Next 5 Years Towards the end of last year, Zillow and Pulsenomics conducted a survey of 117 of the top economists around the country to find out what their projections were for the housing market in years to come. But before we get into the finer details of that survey, lets discuss what is largely happening in the […]
Uncategorized Early 2023 Market Report – Northwest Vermont I am so excited to finally bring you a copy of our 2023 Market Report for Northwest Vermont. It’s packed with a ton of valuable and relevant information about whats taking place in real estate on a local level. National headlines do not necessarily apply to what we’re seeing in Vermont, so if you want […]
Uncategorized Preparing for This Weekend’s Cold I’ll just cut to the chase. It is FREEZING cold in northwest Vermont right now. Last time I pulled up my weather app, it was -9 degrees with a wind chill that makes it feel like -34. There’s an article out right now that I wanted to share on my blog, just in case you […]