We are heading into Memorial day weekend and there is lots to do here at Stratton Mountain. Check out the link to look at special deals at the side walk sales on the mountain and down in Manchester. On May 30 in the Sunbowl will be the Mountain May-Hem Jam, on a huge amount of snow left over from the US Open. This is a great time to look at real estate, while you are here. Give us a call - 802 297 1550
Blog :: 05-2010
After a period of stalled sales and falling home prices, the resort-home market is poised for a comeback. During the past decade, the market for homes in many resort areas experienced an even more severe boom-and-bust trajectory than the traditional housing market. Vacation-home sales hit a record high of 1.07 million in 2006 before plunging 30.6 percent in 2007 and another 30,8 perscent in 2008, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (NAR). But sales increased by 7.9 percent last year, which may indicate that the worst has passed. " (by Regina Ludes, The residential Specialist, May/June 2010)
Stratton VT Sold Listings Up!
Sold Listings In the Stratton Mountain, Winhall, Bondville, Londonderry, Jamaica (Stratton - Bromley Resort Areas) have improved. According to MLS Statistics, all Home Sales have increased 18.89% from May 17, 09 to 2010 from the previous year. The average sales price has increased 5.07%. In Condos, the number of sales have increased 200% and the average sale price has increased by 20.61%. Land sales have been sluggish with the volumn of sales down by 57.79%. There are still some great home buys in the area as well as a good selection of condos to purchase and condo mortgage financing is available!
We have just listed a wonderful country home in Winhall. It has a spacious living dining kitchen area, wood floors, cathedral ceiling with massive stone fireplace. There are lots of windows which bring in the beautiful surroundings outside as well as the views toward Stratton and neighboring ridge lines. There are three bedrooms, huge family room, basement area, 4 baths and a two car garage . This is a special opportunity. Call us for an appointment to see this fine Stratton area home.
Spring is here! The rain has turned the grass green and the daffodils are mostly done while the lilacs are coming out. I will be putting in my garden in the next week with hardy veggie's like lettuce, mesclun etc. The snow on Stratton's Slopes is mostly gone. The Stratton Sports Center's outdoor courts are ready - even the hartru. The local ladies tennis teams have stratted playing their matches. So far Betsy's team has won one match and is looking to win several more (last year a perfect 0-8 result!)
New Listings in the Stratton Area
We are all finishing up a number of closings and getting some new listings here in the Stratton area. People who are selling are taking this time to look at their properties and see what might be done to make them more appealing. We try to recommend fluffing up interiors, paint, new quilts, a good clean etc and removal of all the winter dead fall. Prices are still low and now is a great time to look. One of our favorite new listings is this Lovely 4 Bedroom Winhal Vermont home seen above. This was voted a best buy in our staff meeting this morning.