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

Islands Realty recommends you follow these tips when hiring a remodeling contractor: 1. Get at least three written estimates. 2. Get references and call to check on the work. If possible, go by and visit [...]

Capital Gains in Real Estate

Making Your House More Salable

Islands Realty suggests that you make your Vermont house more salable in these ways: 1. De-clutter! Throw out or file stacks of newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your trinkets and small collectibles. [...]

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

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!

Islands Realty wants your home to be as appealing to you and to potential buyers as it can be. Try these quick, easy, and inexpensive tricks: 1. Trim bushes so they don’t block windows and cut down [...]

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 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 your salesperson [...]

Understand the Agency