Thursday, April 7, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Owning a home is a wonderful milestone and an investment in your future! Your home purchase is likely to be one of the largest investments you will make in your life, and just like any other investment, you must protect it. If you properly maintain your home, you may find you can live in it for several decades and still sell it for more than you originally paid! When you buy a new car, it will most likely depreciate the moment you drive it off the dealer's lot. On the flip side, when you purchase a new home, it will likely retain value for years if its condition is maintained. In this article, we will outline the best ways to protect your home, so you maximize the value of your investment in the future!
Make Preventative Maintenance a Priority
Owning a home means you are the "landlord", which comes with the responsibility of upkeep and maintaining the property. The first step towards keeping your home in tip-top shape is creating a maintenance schedule. Outline all the major ; ...
Thursday, March 31, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Life is full of changes, and where you live today may not be the right fit for you in the near future. If you are preparing to put your home on the market, but are unsure if you should hire an agent, that’s ok! We meet and chat with Vermonters every day, and you are not the only one who is contemplating this. In short, can you sell a home on your own without an agent? Yes, however, you may miss out on maximizing the value of your home sale. Below we outline how leveraging the skills and knowledge of an experienced real estate agent can help you find more success when selling your home.
Is My Pricing Right?
One of the most crucial mistakes we see homeowners make when trying to sell their own homes is pricing their property correctly. Setting an accurate price from the get-go is essential to a quick and profitable sale. Many homeowners will overprice their property, which tends to lower the number of potential buyers and lengthen the time the property sits on the mam ...
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 / by Jordan LaFond
Ahh, springtime in Vermont! The snow is melting, temperatures are warming up, the sun is shining more days than not, and Vermonters want to be outside! As a life-long Vermonter, Springtime means transitioning from riding my snowboard down mountains to climbing up them with my trusty hiking boots! In this blog, I will give you some tips on hiking in Vermont, and I will also share some of my favorite hiking routes across the state!
For those of you unfamiliar with Vermont's wacky weather patterns, you may be surprised to know that we have five seasons in our state. This yearly phenomenon is known in VT as our beloved mud season! Mud season starts as the ground begins to thaw and water is released up through the soil. If you choose to hike during mud season you will want to be prepared before you head out. Many trails, especially those in the state forests are closed during mud season to preserve the trails and vegetation. It's a huge bummer getting to a hiking spot only to fp ...