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October Market Update 2019

The Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors has released the October 2019 real estate market update for Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties. As we head into the winter months we have felt the annual slow down with decreased new listings however historically low mortgage rates have supported buyer demand. Closed and Pending Sales continue to increase and Days on Market decrease. If you are interested in learning more about the market in your neighborhood please call our office to speak to a Realtor. (802)372-5777

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Source: Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors, October 2019 Market Statistics

October 2019 Real Estate Market Update

September Market Update

The market has begun its annual cool down that is custom this time of year. September continued to follow the trend of increased sales, decreased days on market and low inventory. As we head into the last few months of 2019 buyers will continue to see less inventory as new listings a rare at the end of the year however there is generally less competition. If you are interested in learning more about the market in your neighborhood please call our office to speak to a Realtor. (802)372-5777

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Source: Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors, September 2019 Market Statistics

Northwestern Vermont Market Update September 2019

August Market Update

See the most recent Vermont real estate market data for Grand Isle, Chittenden and Franklin Counties from January through August 2019. Overall in Northwestern Vermont August was a busy month with homes still in high demand. Closed and pending sales continue to increase and days on market decrease. If you are interested in learning more about the market in your neighborhood please call our office to speak to a Realtor. (802)372-5777

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August 2019 Market Update

New Agent Announcement: Welcome Joy Gess

We are pleased to announce that Joy Gess has joined Coldwell Banker Islands Realty as a sales associate and licensed Realtor. Learn more about Joy below or visit her website

"Joy Gess has lived in the beautiful Champlain Islands since 2013. She brings many years of experience in Real Estate and it’s supporting fields. Joy received her Vermont Real Estate License in 2015 and she is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative. She had a Real Estate License in Connecticut before moving to South Hero full time.

Joy spent over 25 years in the financial services industry managing mortgage teams for Citibank. Joy was a team member in the development of mortgage products and the training of representatives for 200 branches. As a Vice President and Branch Manager at CitiTrust she oversaw the origination and processing of mortgages for her customers.

Originally from Fairfield Connecticut, Joy has first hand experience in the buying and selling process. She and her family have bought and sold too many houses to count during their personal and corporate moves that took them to the west coast and southern Florida. During that time, she experienced many real estate scenarios that many agents don’t get to. This broad background serves her clients well!

Joy earned her BS in Sociology with a minor in Biology from Sacred Heart University. She also holds an MS from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School with a concentration in Organizational Development.

Joy lives in South Hero with her husband Rob where they enjoy skiing, biking, tennis and bocce. In her spare time Joy is an avid photographer and has shown her work in local exhibits. She believes in community involvement and currently volunteers as a Tour Guide at Shelburne Farms and the various programs at Camp TaKumTa."

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Market Update July 2019

See the most recent Vermont real estate market data for Grand Isle, Chittenden and Franklin Counties from January through July 2019. Inventory continues to be low while demand is still strong throughout Northwestern Vermont. If you are interested in learning more about the market in your neighborhood please call our office to speak to a Realtor.

Wondering what your home would sell for in the current market? Try out the Home Value Estimator tool!

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Real Estate Market Update July 2019

Price Reductions!

Have you had your eye on a property? The price may have been reduced! Below are properties listed by Coldwell Banker Islands Realty that have had recent price reductions. See a property you like? Contact us or call the office directly, (802)372-5777, to speak to a Real Estate agent.

Listings Under $250k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$39,500

52 Martell Road, Alburgh, Vermont

Land: 1.63 Acres.

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Seasonal Camp in North Hero, Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$184,000

599 Bow And Arrow Point, North Hero, Vermont

Land: 0.22 Acres, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 480 sqft.

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$239,000

127 Hawks View Lane, Isle La Motte, Vermont

Residential: 1.8 acres, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,044 sqft.

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Listings $250k-$400k

Year-round Lakefront Home in Isle La Motte, Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$267,500 ~ Lakefront!

1447 West Shore Road, Isle La Motte, Vermont

Residential: 0.64 acres, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,400 sqft, 100ft Lake Champlain frontage.

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3 Bedroom Ranch in South Hero, Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$305,000

24 Eagle Camp Road, Grand Isle, Vermont

Residential: 11 acres, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,176 sqft.

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3 Bedroom Contemporary in North Hero, Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$339,000

1650 Bridge Road, North Hero, Vermont

Residential: 10.19 acres, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,732 sqft.

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$372,900

85 Blackberry Hill Road, Fletcher, Vermont

Residential: 9.82 acres, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,470 sqft.

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Listings $400k-$600k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$410,000

2 Maynard Court, Grand Isle, Vermont

Residential: 13.8 acres, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,100 sqft.

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5 Bedroom Colonial in Underhill, Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$585,000

152 River Road, Underhill, Vermont

Residential: 10.07 acres, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3,426 sqft.

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4 Bedroom Lakefront Colonial in Alburgh, Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$599,000 ~ Lakefront!

34 Wagner Point, Alburgh, Vermont

Residential: 10.5 acres, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,340 sqft, 240ft Lake Champlain frontage.

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Listings $600k+

Unique Lakefront Farmhouse in Grand Isle, Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$699,000 ~ Lakefront!

234 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, Vermont

Residential: 22.37 acres, 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, 3,575 sqft, 500ft Lake Champlain frontage.

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$725,000 ~ Lakefront!

19 Adams Landing Road Extension, Grand Isle, Vermont

Residential: 1.4 acres, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,345 sqft, 250ft Lake Champlain frontage.

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Nature Trails In The Champlain Islands

Nature Trails In The Champlain Islands

The Champlain Islands are a nature lovers’ paradise with nature trails, beaches and wildlife. These trails are enjoyed year-round by people on foot, bikes, snowshoes or skis. Here are some of our favorite trails. What ones do you enjoy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Fox Run, Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, VT

Enjoy a glass of wine and then go for a walk on the Fox Run trail. A short, uphill walk with an amazing views the Island Line Trail, the vineyard and Lake Champlain. Location: 190 W Shore Rd, South Hero, VT 05486. 

Photo Source: Annie Mora, Coldwell Banker Islands Realty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Island Line Trail, South Hero, VT

This 13.4 mile trail travels through Burlington, Colchester and South Hero. This trail is great for biking and walking with stunning views of Lake Champlain. Location: From South Hero, the trail head is located off of Martin Road with the trail access road on the left. 

Photo Source: Annie Mora, Coldwell Banker Islands Realty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Butternut Hill, North Hero, VT

Located at Camp Ingalls, the mile long trail at Butternut Hill winds through floodplain forests, cedar pine forest and cobble shorelines while offering a great southerly view of Lake Champlain. Location: 1769 South End Road, North Hero, VT

Photo Source: North Hero Parks and Recreation Facebook Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Fisk Quarry Preserve, Isle La Motte, VT

A short walk with amazing scenery. Search for fossils or bring a picnic and soak up the sun on the large rocks.

Location: 4039 W Shore Rd, Isle La Motte, VT 05463

Photo Source: Annie Mora, Coldwell Banker Islands Realty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Ironwood Nature Trail, Grand Isle, VT

Ironwood Nature Trail features numerous old iron wood trees (also called hardhack, or hop hornbeam), a 15-foot observation tower, wetland-forest plants, and an exposed bedrock dome with deep fissures. Approximately 1 mile round trip. Location: Trail begins at the corner of the intersection of East Shore Road South and the Grand Isle State Park access road.

Photo Source: Trail Finder, Photo Courtesy: Dan Sullivan

 

 

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VT Real Estate Market Update May 2019

See the most recent Vermont real estate market data for Grand Isle, Chittenden and Franklin County from January through May 2019. If you are interested in learning more about the market in your neighborhood please call our office to speak to a Realtor.

Wondering what your home would sell for in the current market? Try out the Home Value Estimator tool!

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Vermont Real Estate Market Update May 2019

Sprucing Up Your Home Inexpensively

You've decide to put your home on the market but are unsure what projects will really help the sale of your home. Coldwell Banker Islands Realty wants to showcase your home in the best possible way and appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. Here is a list of some quick, easy, and inexpensive ways that you can spruce up your home to get it ready to sell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything and the exterior can set the tone for a potential buyer. Spend some time boosting your homes curb appeal. Making these small changes can have a big impact in the eyes of home buyers.

 

#1 Keep Your Garden In Check

Trim the bushes so they don't block your windows. This will show off the windows and let more natural light inside. Make sure your garden and lawn aren’t blocking walkways.

 

#2 Clean Up Tools & Toys

Keep your yard tidy by putting away tools, lawnmowers, and kid toys.

 

#3 Clean The Gutters

Cleaning your gutters can be a major chore but not only is it important to clean them for curb appeal but also for general maintenance.

 

#4 Finishing Touches

Add a seasonal wreath to your front door, add planters to the front porch or step, buy new house numbers, add solar lights to your walkway or update your front porch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interior

There a small changes that you can make inside your home to make it more appealing to potential buyers. Taking the time to declutter and rearrange can really pay off. Here are some ways to spruce up the interior of your home.

 

#1 Lighting

Swap your lightbulbs out for warm, incandescent light bulbs for a homey feel.

 

#2 Declutter

Clear-off all countertops and reorganize bookshelves to create order. This lets potential buyers visual the room with their belongings.

 

#3 Curtains

Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones to let more natural light in. Make sure to open the curtains to let light in.

 

#4 Finishing Touches

Place fresh flowers in your entryway or create a centerpiece for your dining table. Burn a scented candle or put out potpourri.

 

We hope you found these tips helpful! Make sue to ask your Realtor other ways that you can showcase your home in the best way. 

Real Estate Market Update

See the most recent market statistics for Grand Isle, Chittenden and Franklin County from January through April. For a more detailed look into your specific neighborhood please call our office.

See Sold Properties to see what homes are selling for in your area.

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In Grand Isle County the Average Sale Price has decreased by 18.46% to $252,572 while the Percentage of Original Price Received has increased by 7.98%. Days on the Market has decreased significantly decreased by 45.25% from 274 days to 150 days.

In Franklin County the Average Sale Price has increased 10.39% to $218,559 with little change in the Percentage of Original Price Received. Days on the Market has decreased by 25% from 136 days to 102 days.

In Chittenden County the Average Sale Price has increased 9.82% to $344,235 with a slight increase in Percentage of Price Received. Days on the Market has decreased by 6.49% from 77 days to 72 days.

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