Blog :: 12-2018

December Market Report--Montpelier, Barre Area Real Estate

The December Market Report is Here! 

AKA: So, How's the Market?

 

By the Numbers

 

On the Market (Active)

Sold Last 12 Months

Avg Sale Price

Barre City

39

90

$136,958

Barre Town

32

92

$202,923

Montpelier

22

74

$260,053

U32

46

80

$251,853

Nfld/Wmst

35

73

$213,216

 

 

So We Can Help You Even More

In November, several Green Lighters attended the annual conference for the National Association of Realtors.

We took sessions related to getting more exposure for our seller clients, improving client service, increasing the effectiveness of buyer consultations, and of course, marijuana and real estate. Because why not! Six of us attended the conference, taking in dozens of hours of training and education from world-class presenters.

 

 

Winter is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

Because…

-Many sellers are motivated to strike a deal.

-Escrow can close faster as inspectors and appraisers are easier to schedule.

-There are fewer buyers to compete with.

-You can see the real story behind your new commute. And your new driveway.


Go to www.GreenLight-RealEstate.com and read the full article in our blog.

 

 

Green Light Real Estate has 13 core values that we live and work by.

One is “We choose to be happy and not to bring troubles to work.” This ensures that no matter what’s happening in the world, or our worlds, when we work with buyers, sellers, and each other, we choose to be happy.

We don’t let negativity bring us down, and we don’t let setbacks keep us down. That keeps transactions moving forward, and, as importantly, makes it fun to come to work each day!

 

 

Market Slice!

How long are homes taking to sell? Different towns tell different stories, but all the information is interesting!

 

 

Avg Days on Market 2018

Which was faster than 2017 by:

Barre City

80

33%

Barre Town

68

38%

Montpelier

77

-1%

U32

130

1%

Nfld/Wmst

74

28%

1/1/2017-12/1/2017, and 1/1/2018-12/1/2018

Homes in Montpelier actually took 1% longer in 2018 than 2017, but by just a tiny amount. There, there, it’ll be ok.

Montpelier ArtWalk is Friday 12/7

Montpelier ArtWalk is Friday 12/7

This is one of my favorite things about downtown Montpelier. Montpelier Alive organizes ArtWalk, in which downtown stores and offices ArtWalk Montpelier December 2018(including Green Light Real Estate, of course!) transform their space into art galleries. In years past, we've hosted painters Danny Hendershot and Andrew Wible.

Bird Close CallFor the December ArtWalk in Montpelier, our featured artists are Montpelier photographers Ted Dawson and Paul Contino. They're telling a story of being new to Montpelier, in the context of a year's passage of time.  Photos come in different sizes, and can be purchased. Or, they can simply be enjoyed at the venue.

For more information, here's a link to Montpelier Alive, which organizes the event.

Winter Drone Photo Montpelier, VTWe'll have food and drink, and the artists will be on site to talk about their work or answer questions. The Montpelier ArtWalk is Friday 12/7 from 4:00-8:00. There are 26 venues. The event is free, open to the public, and is appropriate for all ages. 

Give your spirit a bit of a lift tomorrow afternoon, and check out some really talented local artists!

**Bonus** To further uplift your spirit, Green Light Real Estate is raising funds for breast cancer awareness and treatment through the American Cancer Society's "Real Men Wear Pink" campaign. All donations are greatly appreciated, and can be done in person, through the website, or with a phone app. Here's a link to the donation page. And here's a link to additional information about breast cancer.

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    Easy-ish Projects For Even the Least Handy Homeowners

    7 Easy-ish Projects That Even the Least Handy Homeowners Can Do

    As in...me. I might not be the least handy homeowner, but I'm in the running. Having said that, here are seven projects that just about anyone can tackle in a weekend with a couple simple tools, a bit of creativity, and a few hours.

    I'm grinning as I'm writing this, thinking about the removable wallpaper for accent walls!

    Here's the link to the whole article, from Realtor.com. but if you don't have 45 seconds to read that short article, here's a summary. Yes, a summary of a 45 second article.

    1. Update your kitchen backsplash.

    2. Install a smart thermostat.

    3. Create an accent wall with removable wallpaper.

    4. Create extra storage.

    5. Give hardware and fixtures a fresh look.

    6. Swap out your showerhead.

    7. Wait for it...Apply a fresh coat of paint.

    Maybe I'll see you at Allen Lumber, Aubuchon, or Nelson Ace Hardware soon...