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Wednesday, October 20, 2021   /   by Brian Armstrong

Should You Wait to Sell Your Home After The Holidays?

Should You Wait to Sell Your Home After The Holidays?

The cold weather is creeping in fast and so is the holiday season! As you prepare to start the process of selling your home you may be asking yourself if you should sell your home now or wait to sell in the spring. This is a common question, and the answer may surprise you! The holidays actually bring a few great opportunities for you to capture buyers so read on to see how you can capitalize them!

1.       All Eyes on You

Winter often has a lower percentage of homes on the market than in the spring. Some sellers choose to take their home off the market at this time to focus on spending time with their families, but this presents an opportunity for you to showcase your home with less competition. Buyers will still be looking for homes during this time of year, and with fewer homes on the market your home will stand out! With all eyes on your property, you may even generate several interested p! ...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021   /   by Jordan LaFond

How to Sell Your Home "As-Is"

The real estate market has changed dramatically over the last year. One change is that homes are now often sold “as is.” Simply put, this means that the buyer will not request the seller to make any repairs or offer seller concessions for items that may be missing, broken, or outdated. Today, sellers are less willing to make repairs or modifications to get their homes sold, and the reason behind this is simple: they do not need to. Due to the overwhelming buyer demand and lack of available inventory, it is common for a seller to receive multiple offers on their property. Chances are high that at least one buyer will submit a bid that does not request the seller make any modifications to their home. An attractive offer without repairs will stand out to the seller, and it improves the likelihood that it will be accepted.

 

An important note here is that selling your home “as is” does not mean you can withhold material facts. When you sell a home you mus; ...

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021   /   by Brian Armstrong

Inheriting Property In Vermont

You have inherited a house… now what? Inheriting a house while often a generous gift can also be the start of an emotional journey. It is common to inherit property as a result of a loved one’s death, and now you have several choices ahead of you as a result.
To best navigate your situation, you should seek the advice of a tax and or finance professional to truly understand your position. We are not tax professionals, and this article is merely a guide to outline some of the options you have available. With professional guidance, you will know all your options and should have a clearer path forward!
Do I Owe Taxes On Inherited Property?
One of the most common questions we see when someone inherits a house is “Do I owe taxes on this?” Vermont does not have an inheritance tax, but it does have an estate tax, and of course the federal estate tax. The estate tax in Vermont is intended for the estates of Vermont residents, and the estates of non-residents who owm ...

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021   /   by Karissa Sailer

5 Packing Tips To Consider Before Your Big Move

Packing your home or apartment can be one of the most stressful parts of the moving process. There’s a lot of factors that go into it, such as time management, budgeting, appropriate packing materials, and so much more. Below you’ll find 5 packing tips that will make your experience quicker, less stressful, and easier to manage 
Tip 1: Declutter - Now is a great time to get rid of that t-shirt you’ve been “saving for the right event” for the last 7 years! You’re heading into a new space and in turn,  you should shed what you no longer have a purpose for. This could mean donating old clothing to your local thrift store or tossing that Tupperware you haven’t seen the lid for in months. We tend to collect things over time that we don’t really need/use and it can make things like moving even more difficult. That’s why this is a great opportunity to tackle it now! Less to pack, less to worry about.
Tip 2: Manage Your Time - Im ...

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021   /   by Brian Armstrong

Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Vermont Neighborhood

Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Vermont Neighborhood
The Vermont real estate market is tight these days, meaning there is a shortage of homes for sale which has made buying a home a bit more challenging. While inventory is low there is still ample opportunity for you to find your dream home, but you need to take a deep dive into your goals and aspirations. When it comes to searching for your new homes there are a few major factors at play: price, aesthetic, and you guessed it – neighborhoods! These top 5 tips will help you begin your neighborhood selection as you look for homes in Vermont.
Start Your Search Open-Minded
You may start your search with ideas of where you want to live, but don’t count out the places that don’t strike your immediately. Your search for the perfect neighborhood may end with you in a town you would have never even thought of. A home search is a process of finding a home that matches each one of your checklist items from budget 7 ...

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