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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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5 Reasons to Work With Coldwell Banker Islands Realty

Choosing a real estate agent to sell your home is an important decision. You will interview agents to see which one will best suit your needs and most of all sell your home successfully. Here are 5 reasons why Coldwell Banker Islands Realty stands out among other real estate companies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Brand Recognition

The Coldwell Banker brand is one of the oldest and most established franchises in North America and they continue to innovate the real estate industry. They are the #1 most visited brand online giving your home the exposure it deserves.

Source: 2018 Coldwell Banker Quotables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. State-of-the-art Technology 

Coldwell Banker agents have access to powerful data through the CBx app and website. It helps us price homes more accurately, locate the right buyer and market to the ideal buyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. 16.5% Higher Average Sales Price 

The average sale price for Coldwell Banker homes is $347,093. 16.5% higher than the NAR average! 

Source: 2018 Coldwell Banker Quotables.

 

4. Comprehensive Marketing Plan 

We showcase your property using HDR photography, drone photography and video, online advertising, direct mail campaigns and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Personalized Real Estate Approach 

While Coldwell Banker is a world-wide brand, we pride ourselves on the personalized service and local knowledge that we offer. Read what our past clients have to say about us here.

To learn more about listing your home with Coldwell Banker Islands Realty visit our Seller Resources or call our office (802)372-5777 to speak with a Realtor.

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Coldwell Banker 2018 Awards

Congratulations to co-owners, Evan Potvin and Franz Rosenberger, for receiving awards from Coldwell Banker for their 2018 sales performance. Evan was awarded the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society award and Franz was awarded the Coldwell Banker International Presidents Circle award. These awards are given to top performing sales professionals worldwide! Way to go! All of us from Coldwell Banker Islands Realty wish you continued success in 2019. 

Learn more about Evan Potvin and Franz Rosenberger.

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Help Support Local Businesses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Local & Win!

*UPDATE* Contest Complete. Visit our Facebook Page for the winner.

What is at the heart of every community? The local businesses. Help support local businesses for a chance to win $25 to Wally’s Place Bagel and Deli.

To enter:

1. Like the Coldwell Banker Islands Realty Facebook Business Page

2. Comment "done" on the Support Local ad or Support Local post on our Facebook Business Page

Giveaway will begin today Oct 18, 2018 at 3 pm and end November 1, 2018 at 12 pm EST.

Winner will be announced Nov 1, 2018 at 3 pm EST.

Make sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on announcements and future raffles!

Official Rules:

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook.

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty is offering a chance to win a $25 gift card to Wally’s Place Bagel and Deli at 260 US Route 2, South Hero, Vermont 05486. No purchase necessary. Make sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on announcements and future raffles! By entering you are agreeing to the official rules of the giveaway. Entrant must be 18 years of age of older, Like Coldwell Banker Islands Realty Facebook Page, and comment on this post or the "Support Local" ad saying “done”. To announce the winner we will post on our the Coldwell Banker Islands Realty Facebook page and comment on the Support Local Giveaway post. You allow Coldwell Banker Islands Realty to contact you through Facebook and tag you in a post announcing the winner. Giveaway will start October 18, 2018 at 3:00pm EST and end November, 2018 12:00pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Facebook November 1, 2018 at 3:00pm EST. We will contact the winner through messenger and tag them in the announcement post. Wally’s Place Bagel and Deli is no way involved in this raffle. If you have questions please contact Coldwell Banker Islands Realty at (802)372-5777.

Support Local Giveaway is sponsored by:

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty

2 Ferry Rd

South Hero, Vermont

05486

 

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Mid Year Market Report

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty is pleased to share a mid year market report that covers Northwestern Vermont that includes Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. This report highlights the most recent data about the housing market in your area. This is an important time in real estate as it comes at the height of the market. We have seen steady growth in the local real estate market since 2011 and current housing inventory is the lowest we’ve seen in over 10 years. To view report click here.

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Price Reductions!

Have you had your eye on a property? The price may have been reduced! We have compiled all of our office listings with recent price reductions in this post for your convenience. There are a variety of listings from seasonal camps, lakefront properties and inland homes. Click View Listing to see the property or to contact the listing agent.

Listings Under $250k

$82,000

118 East Shore North, St. Albans, Vt

Listed by: John Nichols

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$189,000

235 Pleasant View Drive, North Hero, Vt

Listed by: Evan Potvin

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$189,000

599 Bow and Arrow Point, North Hero, Vt

Listed by: Nancy Willette

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$239,900

5616 US Route 2, North Hero, Vt

Listed by: Franz Rosenberger

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$299,900

112 Rochleau Lane, Alburgh, Vt

Listed by: John Nichols

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Listings $250k - $400k

$275,000

8153 US Route 2, North Hero, Vt

Listed by: Evan Potvin

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$285,000

233 Poor Farm Road Ext, Alburgh, Vt

Listed by: Beverly Noble

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$299,900

4277 West Shore Road, Isle La Motte, Vt

Listed by: Evan Potvin

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$330,000

24 Eagle Camp Road, South Hero, Vt

Listed by: Jayson Purvis

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$359,000

1650 Bridge Road, North Hero, Vt

Listed by: Evan Potvin

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Listings $600k+

$639,900

34 Wagner Point, Alburgh, Vt

Listed by: Franz Rosenberger

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$779,000

19 Adams Landing Road Ext, Grand Isle, Vt

Listed by: Evan Potvin

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$879,000

14 Adams Landing Road, Grand Isle, Vt

Listed by: Evan Potvin

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Summer on Lake Champlain

Happy 4th of July! We hope everyone had a wonderful day and beat the heat by enjoying some time on the lake. The Islands have been busy the last two days with boating, campers, and beach goers. On Tuesday, July 3rd, Knight Point State Park hosted the Fireworks Extravaganza with live music, food and swimming. There was a huge turn out and it was the best fireworks show yet! Boaters anchored near the drawbridge and got an amazing view of the fireworks. On Wednesday, July 4th, South Hero and Alburgh held their annual parades. It was beautiful day for a parade. It is wonderful to see the community come together and put on such great events.

If you live around Lake Champlain, you live for summer. We endure the cold Vermont winters waiting for the warmer months. After Memorial Day the Islands become a hub of activity with people returning to their summer homes, enjoying the lake either by boat or on the beach, snack bars and restaurants opening back up and summer music happening all over. Lake Champlain does not disappoint. There are many events happening all summer long such as the Champlain Islands Farmers Market, the Summer Concert Series at Snow Farm Vineyard, the Annual Duct Tape Regatta and more! At the end of a fun-filled summer day you are reminded of what makes this place so special to many. It is truly a unique corner of Vermont and we are grateful to call this place home!

 

 

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