Capital Gains in Real Estate

When you sell a house, you owe taxes on your gain—the difference between what you paid for the house and what you sold it for. Islands Realty wants to remind you not to forget these special considerations: How [...]

Capital Gains in Real Estate

Hiring a Remodeling Contractor

Whether you're finishing the basement, remodeling the kitchen or adding an addition, it is important to hire a good contractor. A construction project gone wrong can be costly to fix [...]

Capital Gains in Real Estate

Making Your House More Salable

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty wants to help you sell your home successfully. Before your home goes on the market there are some things that you can do to show your home in the best way possible way. Here [...]

Making Your House More Salable

Purchase Contract Terminology

1. The closing date. See if the date the buyer wants to take title is reasonable for you. 2. Date of possession. See if the date the buyer wants to move in is reasonable for you. 3. The earnest money. [...]

7 Terms to Watch for in a Purchase Contract

Real Estate Glossary

Having a basic understanding of real estate terminology before starting the home buying or selling process will give you peace of mind when you're deep in negotiation. Here are some of the most [...]

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Selling Your Home with Coldwell Banker Islands Realty

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty has helped people sell real estate for over 25 years. We serve Grand Isle, Chittenden and Franklin Counties, with a specialty in Lake Champlain waterfront [...]

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Speed Up Your Sale

Islands Realty wants to ensure your sale goes as smoothly and fast as possible. You can help! 1. Price it right. Set a price at the lower end of your property’s realistic price range. 2. Get your [...]

Speed Up Your Sale

Sprucing Up Your Home - Inexpensively!

You've decide to put your home on market but are unsure what projects will really help the sale of your home. Coldwell Banker Islands Realty wants your home to be as appealing to you and [...]

Sprucing Up Your Home--Cheaply!

To-Do List Before You Sell

1. Get estimates from a reliable repairperson on items that need to be replaced soon, a roof or worn carpeting, for example. In this way, buyers will have a better sense of how much these needed repairs [...]

To-Do List Before You Sell

Understanding Your Vermont Real Estate Agency

Here at Coldwell Banker Islands Realty, we want you to understand what legal responsibilities your particular real estate salesperson has to you and top other parties involved in the transactions. Ask [...]

Understand the Agency