Wednesday, November 9, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
As we approach winter and the holiday season, you may be looking for a change of scenery and be in the market for a new home! While many others choose to buy in the spring, you may have an advantage in buying during the holiday season! Read on as we unwrap why the holidays are a great time to purchase a home!
Beat the Heat
As we mentioned before, many buyers prefer warmer weather when it comes to home shopping. Spring and summer are some of the busiest months for real estate, while fall and winters always see a slowdown. If you have been keeping up to date with the Vermont real estate market, we have seen quite a bit of bidding wars for homes. During the holiday season, there tend to be fewer buyers in the market, leaving you more opportunities to land your dream home!
Something about the holiday season brings a whole new energy into the mix. Maybe it's the lights, the decor, or more time with those close to us, but that positive mood can help smooth over deals as th; ...
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Do you love snow? Vermonters are lucky to experience four beautiful seasons, including our beloved winter! While some use the winter months to hibernate under blankets next to their fireplaces, others are giddy to catch some powder on the slopes! It does not matter how you spend your winter months, but prepping your home for the cold season is a no-brainer! Here are a few tips to help you get ready for the cold!
Check Your Heaters
It may seem obvious, but sometimes we forget to test our heating systems when the weather is warmer, and the last thing you want is a system not performing on a blistering cold day. Furnaces, boilers, and chimneys should be serviced by a technician at least once a year to ensure proper function and safety. Fire up your system early, giving you time to repair it before the cold gets here!
Clear Your Gutters
Those darn leaves never seem to fall when or where you want them to! Let's face it cleaning your gutters is not fun, so taking care of them as the ; ...
Thursday, October 27, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Vermont, am I right? Boasting four beautiful seasons, historical roots, and gorgeous landscapes, the home of Ben & Jerry's, the list of Vermont's amenities goes on and on! If you're a local, you probably can't name the many reasons you have fallen in love with the area! However, for those new to the Green Mountain state, here are a few reasons why Vermont is a great place to live!
Our Little Corner
Many of us are lucky to live in this beautiful little state with plenty of quirks! Housing just over 600,000 residents, Vermont comes in as the second least populated state in the US. Locals have created tight-knit communities and have worked hard to preserve their foundations. Are you tired of major city traffic jams? Vermont may be the place for you! Things still do get a little cramped from time to time, especially for Fall foliage and fresh powder slopes, but that's because Vermont has so much to offer!
If you have ever ventured into Vermont, you may have noticm ...
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Halloween is almost here, but you are missing one thing...treats! Whether you are just hanging around the house or need some goodies to bring to a Halloween party, these snacks are sure to make you the life (or walking dead) of the party! Enjoy these simple DIY recipes this October season!
1) Haunted Rice Crispy
Rice Crispy treats are the perfect simple snack that is sure to impress! The real fun in this project is shaping and decorating your rice crispy bars! Combine your cereal and marshmallow and form them into different Halloween shapes, like mummies or bats, and don't forget to add your favorite candy to spice things up!
Halloween Crispy Rice Treats Recipe | Food Network Kitchen | Food Network
2) Possesed Pretzle Treats
Pretzels and chocolate have been best friends for a very long time! Pretzel treats are easy to make and do not require any baking, making them a perfect recipe for you to make in a pinch! Grab some pretzel rods, and some white or dark chocolate, and star; ...
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Pie, cider, and donuts are the flavors of a Vermont fall! Once we see these vibrant leaves scattered about the mountains, we know it's the optimal apple-picking season! Want to know where in Vermont you should pick apples for your favorite fall foods? This guide has our team's top picks on apple picking in northern Vermont!
Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market - Williston, Vermont
Adams Apple Orchard is one of our Chittenden County favorites! Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this gem in Williston is only a few minutes from the highway and has everything you need all in one location! The orchard pairs with a quaint farm market with pre-made fall foods, ingredients to help you make your favorite sweets, and more!
Address: 986 Old Stage Rd, Williston, VT 05495
Chapin Orchard – Essex Junction, VT
Another classic Vermont orchard is Chapin in Essex Junction! This orchard is just a short drive from the Essex Experien ...