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How Much Land Do You Need 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. [...]

3 Things to Consider before Accepting a Cash Offer

The cash buyer outranks the financed buyer because there is a lower chance of the deal falling through and because, typically, a cash buyer can close faster than a financed buyer. These are attractive benefits in some situations. Yet there's more to a home offer than a finance contingency and the closing date. In general, there are three [...]

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