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Great Fall Values at Stratton

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The Leaves are turning and we are starting to focus on the upcoming Ski Season.    SKi shops are stocking their shevles with new merchandfise and people are thinking about new equipement and clothing.      If you have not got your Stratton Ski house for this season, there are several great values for Sale and for Rent here in the Stratton Resort Area.     

The best value for the dollar is a   3 bedroom, 3 bath plus den at Bear Creek.    Bear Creek has a fairly high HOA BUT  for $115,000 you get a nice  fully furnished unit with community amenities of a Winter Stratton Shuttle,  and summer amenities including a private pool and 3 nice HAr Tru Tennis courts.     If you compare these units to other comparable properties, you can't miss the value!

 

For either rent or for sale, this very cute High Meadow home can  be rented for the Winter Season at $22,000 or purchased at $499,000.  High Meadow is part of the Stratton community with winter shuttle to the Stratton Ski Area.  Purchase include a bond, to the Stratton Sports Center which offers an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor tennis and a great fitness room.   The home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a loft.   There is an attached 1 car garage.     THis is a great opporunity to be in one of Stratton's coveted areas.

There is a Slopeside condo for winter season that is right next to the Tamarack Trail - true ski in and out.   It is 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a loft.   Price is $26,000.

There are still lots of fun activities here at Stratton, so please plan a trip here to enjoy the foliage, ride the Stratton gondola or Bromley's Alpien slide.

 

 

 

Stratton and Bromley are getting Ready for Winter Sk Season

Stratton Mountain Resort


Stratton is investing $9 million in a Main Base Lodge project, which will add 4,000 square feet and approximately 350 seats to the original lodge that has welcomed generations of friends and family since 1961. A brand new cell tower has been installed at the Sun Bowl area to provide better cell phone service to Verizon and AT&T customers visiting the resort. A summit webcam will also be ready for the 2015-16 season, allowing snow enthusiasts to watch what's happening at Stratton from their computers and cell phones.

Bromley Mountain
The 2015/16 Winter Season will see an update to the Learning Zone, with regraded terrain to both improve the experience for beginners and also reduce the amount of snowmaking necessary to build Terrain Based Learning features. Speaking of snow surface, Bromley is updating the grooming fleet, adding a new winch capable Prinoth 350X, and re-nozzling 50 SV10 snow guns, turning them into SV10 plusses. (What does that mean? Reducing air used from 100cfm each to 60cfm each, saving energy.) The popular Super Duper 6-Pack now includes a snowboard option. The $649 package includes 6 all day Kidsrule (ages 5-14) lessons, free Rossignol skis or Burton snowboard, an earned season pass, plus exclusive discounts at the ski shop. With the more experienced skier in mind, the full service Rental & Repair shop will be adding new high end Rossignol Experience skis, plus  (Info from SkiVermont.com)

 

We are seeing a lot of activity in Winter seasonal and short term Stratton and Bromley rentals.    
 

A great buy right now is a 3 BR, Den 3 baath condo at Bear Creek for $125,000. Seller is motivated!  

 

Contact us today to learn more about the active lifestyle the Stratton area provides. Whether you come for a weekend or plan to live here you can find an activity that you enjoy outside, enabling you to breathe in the fresh mountain air.

 

Spring Has Sprung at Stratton

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The weather has finally warmed up although it does look like the SMS mogul kids are still skiing the bumps on World Cup.   As always, this time of year everything comes to a screeching halt.   Restaurants close and people go on vacation.   The numberof Sales and contracts  at Stratton seem to be pretty similar to the previous month.   Hit this link to see recent Stratton Sales and closings.

  The Stratton Foundation is selling the original chandelier's in the base lodge so I anticipate construction for the new Lodge should start soon.  

 Wanderlust  is coming back to Stratton in mid -June.  Debbie and Lisa in our Stratton Short Term Rental Department  are very busy booking rentals for that time period.  I know lots of owners are planning to be here to enjoy all that Wanderlust at Stratton has to offer.

The phones have been ringing with people looking for summer rentals and winter seasonals' for next year.   We are seeing appointments with people looking for next year even though it is early.

There does not seem to be a large number of properties coming on the market which is a good trend and the number of available seasonal rentals is done. This should convert to people who realize that they should buy instead of rent.   Property values have not come up much from the low so there are still a lot of great deals.

We are very excited about our new Web page -- www.winhallrealestate.com 

 

Christmas Rental Scams at Stratton Mountain

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 This Christmas at Stratton was very busy with lots of people who came to enjoy a wonderful holiday season.  We rented more vaction rentals this holidays that ever before.    Late one afternoon, a nice family came knocing on our door.   They had found a beautiful home on Craigs list and sent the "owner" $6000 for rental.    The house on Craigs list is a beautiful property that is listed for sale in excess of $2 million dollars on Realor.com and other sale websites including our own.   Should it be for short term rent it would be $2000. a night or $12to $14,000 for the holiday week.   The tenants went and knocked on the door to find that the house was NOT for rent and their $6000 lost.    Unfortunately, we were sold out and were unable to help them.     A good reason to not try to save money by not going through a reputable company.

The market seems to be heating up with lots of appointments and properties are getting offers and going under contract.  Prices are still very competitive and now is a good time to look and buy.

Christmas is coming to Stratton

Nov Pendings and Sales Happy holidays - all of them!! Thanksgiving brought record snow and also record crowds. The mountain has had the largest percentage of trails open of the other Vermont mountains. Lots of people were here enjoying their homes and rentals. Our phones are still ringing for people looking for Christmas and beyond. We have had a few people looking at  Stratton real estate, but traditionally this is the time when we are slow. People are getting ready for the holidays. November statistics are reflective of the seasonal slowdown where we had 11 homes pending and 6 closed, 2 condos pending and 9 closed. Again, a positive sign with 1 land closing (cheap) and 4 good pendings. I have available an October comparison of the Stratton market vs Okemo. It certainly shows a more consistent trend of the real estate market here at Stratton.  I will be happy to share that with you if oyu ask.

Its not too late to buy for this ski season.   Here is a great Piper Ridge at Stratton condo.     It has four bedrooms and 3 bath and a brand new kitchen.   There are three fireplaces and it is beautifully furnished.   Piper Ridge at Stratton has a private sports center with indoor pool and large hot tub, sauna, exercise room and racket ball.  Winter shuttle to Stratton.  All this for $299,000.

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We are looking forward to a great Christmas holiday and hope to see you.

Stratton doings in September

The leaves are starting to turn, ski shops are busy stocking up with new merchandise,  the new gondola at Stratton is being installed with the plan to take the first riders up on  September 27.      The real estate market is picking up!  In July there were 4 pending sales,  and in August there here were 24  Sales in the Stratton area.  Follow this link to see the August market activity.   Out office is busy with with offers, contracts and winter Stratton rentals.   Our short term Stratton rental staff are very busy with phone inquiries and are booking Christmas as well as MLK weekend.

Properly  pricing a home will get it shown and sold.   We closed a property in Londonderry for $630,000 last week.   Here is what the seller had to say, "I Peggy and I wanted to thank you all for your effective and professional representation. I do appreciate having had a great team to help us close this interesting transaction. Hope to say hi on Monday or Tuesday before we leave."

A very special property has just had a major price reduction to generate a sale.  This custom home is miniutes to Stratton mountain and is spectacularly sited on the east side of Cole Pond.   Great sunsets over the pond.

Cole Pond House in the Fall $799,000
Cole Pond House in the Fall $799,000

The home has a chefs kitchen with Aga stove and more.   Living room has an antigen mantle over the woo burning fireplace.   There are french doors to a large deck from the living room and dining kitchen area.   There are two master  suites, a darling bunk room, crows nest bedroom and additional family room, studio etc with full bath over the attached garage.   It has many unique architectural details.   Reduced $150,000 to $49,000.

Now is great time to buy Stratton Real Estate as there are many well priced properties which are available for this winter occupancy.  If you are thinking about a Stratton rental,  don't delay!   All our available seasonal rentals are on our website, www.winhallrealesetate.com.

 

 

Please call us for any additional Stratton area inforation.

August Update at Stratton

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. We seem to bounce from hot and beautiful days to heavy rain storms and back again. For whatever reason, Stratton seems to be quiet this July.  Perhaps this is due to all the construction and upgrades and people are busy enjoying golf and boating in their homes.  The quiet of June is reflecting in the pending and closed numbers of July. We are getting lots of phone calls and people are looking to rent for the winter season.

I heard on the news today a number of areas in the country are still down 30% from the high. I believe we are off about 25% and properties are selling at the attractive reduced prices. The good news is last month we had less new listings come on the market and there were some substantial sales and closings, So far this month, we have 4 contracts pending including two in the $600+ range.    Here are recent closings.

Now is still a great time to buy Stratton Real Estate and there are many good values in both homes and condos.

Tony's Pizza has moved in next door where the Fox Stop was and is open for lunch on the deck.

Haigs aka Fat Spy is still a mess it will remain to be seen what will happen there.

Stratton is hard at work getting the mountain ready for Winter 2014-2015.   The cable is down on the North American lift and the new cars are lined up in Perferred Parking waiting for their new destinations.

new gonadolas nocable   While they are hard at work on the new Stratton Cable cars, there is also major work being done on the Carlos Otis Clinic .  The clinic provides fabulous medic services going from bruises to broken legs and major heart attacks.    They Have their own ambulance and during the winter have Doctors on site.

 

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Our Stratton Seasonal Rentals have been active with many people making their plans as early so inventory is slim,  If you are thinking about waiting for a great last minute deal, it might be worth reconsidering.

 

Spring at Stratton 2014

Stratton Skiing Here we are getting ready to ski first tracks on Kidderbrook on Wednesday morning.

The ski coverage is amazing and we had an additional 5 inches of snow last night before some of the cold, wet stuff.  Stratton will close April 13 with some of the best conditions for late Spring skiing.  Spring is a great time to start learning to Ski.  My 3 year old granddaughter will be going to Mini Cub this weekend to start to learn for the first time. So amazing as its in the same location where my children learned to ski.

While all of this is happening, we are seeing an uptick in real estate activity.  Prices are still really great and there are some great late season price reductions.

We havStratton VT Condo for Salee a 2 bedroom, 1 bath Ski in and Out at Stratton just reduced to $199,900- a super value.  This great unit gives you the advantage of Ski in and out and the ability to walk to Stratton's Village for dinner.  This a great starter vacation home for a family and a super value at Stratton.

If you don't own or rent, we can rent you a place for a weekend of Spring Skiing at  great prices.

If you are thinking about purchasing a  Stratton Ski home home for next season now is a great time to look and  go to contract.

If you are looking for summer  and thinking Wanderlust or Horse Show now is a good time to think about booking, as we have already received a number of reservations for both.

 

STRATTON MOUNTAIN VS The Hamptons

I (Ellen Mallia)  had worked with a group of buyers for over a year, looking for r the perfect vacation home for their group.  When the "perfect" home came on the market, one of the groups jumped on the chance to own their Stratton home.  This beautiful home offered them everything they desired for year round enjoyment; four bedrooms, large family room, screened in porch overlooking a landscaped in ground pool.  The non-buying member was a little reluctant to purchase in Vermont, thinking that the Hampton's may be the summer place to be.

Opinions changed after the friends spent one weekend driving five hours from CT to the Hamptons, only to find crowded restaurants, crowded beaches and no available time for the tennis courts.  The following weekend, they made a leisurely 3 hour drive to VT, played tennis at the beautiful Stratton Sports Center courts, and then onto a relaxing afternoon spent lounging in the pool, followed by a gourmet dinner in Manchester.   These Buyers and their friends have discovered the secret of Vermont.

There are many homes that offer   Summer and Winter recreation activities besides those offered in the Stratton and Bromley resort areas.    Now is a great time to be looking for s Stratton winter rental or to purchase a four season Stratton  or Bromley area vacation home.

Cole Pond House in the Fall $799,000

Strattonwald chalet Strattonwald chalet w/swimming & tennis and winter ski shuttle. $319,000.

Strattonwald chalet w/swimming & tennis and winter ski shuttle. $309,000.
Cole Pond House in the Fall  Minutes to Stratton.  $799,000

Spring at Stratton Mountain

Spring is almost here but you cannot tell by the snow here at Stratton.   We have received more than a foot of snow in the last week and it is flurrying as I write this. The skiing at Stratton and Bromley has been phenomenal with soft  fresh snow.  Lot of fresh tracks have been had and everyone has a story about their great Stratt and Bromley ski days

The real estate market is experiencing a flurry as well.    We have all been very busy with real estate showings and there are offers being made and accepted.   There are some exceptional oportunities  close to the trails. dining living fp One is a nicely updated two bedroom and loft,   1/2 bath Slopeside condo in the "E" section.    This unit offers a quiet location with true ski on and off location.   $399,000.    We have several buyers who are purchasing for cash and are closing in mid march with the plan of having a month of great spring skiing.    There are some great buys in Stratton real estate and people are already asking about Stratton rentals for next season.    Now is a great to look for a vacation home here at Stratton.

I sold a home to a family from New Jersey who planned to rent their home on the holidays and use it somewhat sporadically.   They put their children in Stratton Summer Tennis Camp and a camp at the Mountain School during the summer.   The 3 children are all in the Stratton winter Ski camps and loving it.   They did NOT rent their home but have come every weekend.   The dad told me that it brought him such pleasure to see his children having so much fun and skiing with him at the end of the day.      This is what owning at Stratton is all about.

Stratton has a lot of fun family activities for the next weekends - do come up and see what it is all about.