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Blog :: 03-2013

Spring has sprung at Stratton but the grass is not green!!

Stratton Mountain in the springStratton Mountain is reporting 5 FEET of snow has fallen in the last month!  and you can tell by watching houses hid behind mounds of snow.    The snow banks on my driveway are 3' high!!   This will be a great late season of wonderful Spring skiing.     When people are finished skiing they have been looking at lots of real estate.   Just recently, offers have started to fly around like the snow.    Many Buyers believe that this is a Buyer's market, which is reflected in many sellers not accepting low offers.   On the other hand, prices are at a low and now is a good time to get a great vacation home.   On  NPR this morning,  I heard a story about how the market is really turning in many areas from a Buyer's market to a Seller's market.    Properties that are properly priced are getting showings and we look forward to offers,    Several of our new listings that are buried in snow are conveniently located mid-way between Stratton & Bromley mountains.    This very cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on an acre lot. There is a large family room and additional room to be used as an office or whatever.   House is furnished and is offered at a very reasonable $270,500.

A home on Stratton Mountain

Nearby is a Fabulous Montana Log home  which is nicely sited on  a pretty lot  with huge living spaces, 2 stone fireplaces, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, screened porch, pond, 3-car garages, hot tub & more in great family neighborhood - $645,000.  There is still lots of skiing let.   This weekend Stratton hosts a 24 hour challenge - teams will ski for 24 hours to raise funds for the Stratton Foundation.   The Following weekend is Easter, with an Easter egg hunt,  a rail jam and Cabot burgers.   April 6 bring the Spring fling and pond skim.   If you are thinking about buying real estate, there could not be a better time than now with prices and interest rates still at a low!

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.