Happy Stick Season from quiet, downtown Waterbury! I love this time of year because I can get down Main Street in no time at all. Of course we appreciate and need the tourism, and we had a terrific foliage season, but there is something very peaceful about this time of year. It's snowing nicely now, and I'm getting really psyched for opening weekend at Sugarbush on Saturday.
With this quiet time of year also often comes a quiet time for real estate. I would say that is the case this year so far, but hopefully with the coming holidays, we will see a surge of buyers looking for their second home in ski country.
Please don't forget about some of the fabulous listings I have. Dowsville Road (pictured left) is close to the ski areas and offers it's very own winter wonderland for back country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and hiking. My listing on Phelps Road in Barre Town on 10 beautiful acres has recently had a price reduction and is move-in ready. Another great ski house is my listing on the Bolton Valley Access Road. This log home offers high quality features that are difficult to come by at this price.
I am also hoping you have found the real estate market statistics helpful. October shows some very promising numbers for Washington County.
This past Friday I attended the 2014 Vermont Law Day and learned some great information about 1031 Tax Exchanges and how they can help avoid capital gains tax by swapping into like-kind real estate. Let me know if you'd like any further information on that topic.