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Selling Your House? Know Your Local Real Estate Market

Armed with a few important facts about your local real estate market, you will be prepared to make smart decisions about the sale of your house. The phrase All real estate is local accurately describes how to think about your individual circumstances. National trends in real estate do not necessarily reflect what is happening in your town, [...]

How Much Land Do You Need in Vermont?

Barn in Field During Fall in Vermont

How Much Land Do You Need in Vermont

The simple answer: you can support a family of 4 with 20 acres!

How'd we get there? Well, let's dig into the details!

FOOD:

For a non-vegetarian family, the general estimate is that you need about 200 square feet of garden space to allow for a harvest that feeds everyone year-round. So, for an average [...]

Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge

The Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds.

It consists of 6,729 acres, mostly wetland habitats, which support a variety of migratory birds and other wildlife. The 900 acre Maquam bog is designated as a Research Natural Area and the refuge was designated as an Important Bird Area in [...]

A Note From Barb Trousdale - A Few Words For The New Year!

If moving in 2016 is one of your goals, our Team would be delighted to assist you in accomplishing that objective. We have developed a marketing system that ensures every property we list gets the best exposure you can find in this market. Our services to Buyer-Clients include thorough research of a property and the completion of a market [...]

4 Ways to Minimize a Home's Flaws

No house is perfect. Here are some clever interior design tricks to minimize your home's flaws and make it a more beautiful place to live:

1. Dark Rooms
Everyone loves light-filled rooms. If your home's small windows don't let in enough light, paint the walls a light color to help brighten dark corners. Hanging mirrors on walls opposite [...]

First-time Buyers Increase, Home Sales Climb Nationwide

First-time buyers represented 32 percent of the market in May, a 2 percent increase from April and a 5 percent increase from a year ago. First-time buyers haven't had this much of a presence in the housing market since September 2012. Unemployment is down among young adults, and many lenders are lowering their down payment requirements. [...]

Boost Your Home's Appeal with These Backyard Accents

A lot is said about curb appeal when listing your home for sale, and the outward appearance of your property is important. What many home sellers do not know, however, is that the backyard can be even more enticing to would-be buyers. A beautifully manicured lawn and perfectly landscaped exterior will draw buyers in, but what they see in the [...]

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