Vermont Real Estate and Community News

April 9, 2019

House Hunter's Huddle

Exciting News!

We are teaming up with Inspired Closets and Organize My Home, Vermont Mortgage Company, State Farm and Bauer, Gravel and Farnham, LLP to bring you an incredible House Hunter's Huddle!

Geared towards first time home buyer's and those just looking to get a little extra information, we are breaking down everything you need to know about the home buying process from start to finish! Come check out the new and beautiful Inspired Closets space while you enjoy a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres and get tips and tricks from the best in the business!

We'll go over everything from pre-approvals and loan qualifications, to walking you through the benefits of using a Buyer's Agent and how we'll help you find the perfect home! We'll teach you all need to know to get you from contract to close and everything in between! And as an added bonus Organize my Home will even have some awesome tips on how to organize a home you'll love!

Join us Tuesday, April 30th from 6 -8 PM at 17 Echo Place in Williston!

We're looking forward to seeing you and having some pre house hunting fun!

Use this link to register https://bit.ly/2P1PkzU for FREE!

Feb. 20, 2019

Life Reasons to Sell in 2019

  • Relationship Changes - Moving in with a partner or separating. Sometimes families are melding and either need a larger home together or just pick one house. Perhaps it's a separation and one person cannot maintain the home alone / or no one wants to. So many variables! 
  • Empty Nest - The kids have moved away to college, they're growing up with kids and families of their own now. What do you do? Some chose to downsize. Less space, 
  • Retirement - Piggy backing on the Empty Nest reason, some people choose to move into a nice active community. Some opt to move away from their homes here in Vermont and venture somewhere warmer (and on winter days like these, could we really disagree?). 

When you're ready to talk, even about the sensitive topics, Jonathon & Templeton Real Estate Group are here for you. To guide you through the process. With confidence and understanding each step of the way. 

Call 802-488-3487 or email Jon@TempletonVTHomes.com.

Source: "Why Do People Sell Their Homes?" - The Balance

Feb. 18, 2019

New Agent, Jordan!

Welcome Jordan!

​Jordan grew up here in Vermont. Loves the state and plans to continue living here and build a successful real estate career. She is a first generation college graduate from UVM, class of 2018. Graduated with a bachelor's in arts, majoring in sociology with a minor in community entrepreneurship. In her free time​,​ Jordan enjoys doing yoga, snowboarding, hula hooping and reading. She also enjoys live music/concerts and will often go to show's around the area, even if she doesn't know the band at first! Outgoing, ambitious and a team player​, she is thrilled to be a part of the team and I am looking forward to working with everyone! 

"Positivity leads to success. Surround yourself by positive successful people and you too, will be positive and successful."

"I am very much into having a positive outlook on everything and believe that that is the first step to achieving success."

Feb. 13, 2019

Personal Reasons to Sell in 2019

Some and certainly not all of the personal reasons for selling your home this year:

  • New Job or Transfer - It happens. sometimes it's as simple of a reason as wanting to reduce your commute. 
  • See Family, More or Less - Frequently moving to be near relatives as families grow, age, or expand.
  • Up for a New Challenge - Flip or fix it up and make it your own. 
  • Different Interests & Priorities - Some people want to sell so they can travel, pursue a hobby or lighten the load for the responsibilities that come with home ownership.

If any of these apply, Jonathon and Templeton Real Estate Group would be happy to be your guide from start to finish. Ensuring that you feel confident and comfortable each step of the way.

Call 802-488-3487 or email Jon@TempletonVTHomes.com to start the conversation!

Source: "Why Do People Sell Their Homes?" - The Balance

Feb. 8, 2019

We Love Your New Kitchen!

8 Downes Rd, Underhill VT

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 10.5 Acres

For more information, visit TempletonVTHomes.com and don't forget the Matterport Tour!

If you love the peace and beauty of Vermont, you'll love this property! More than 10 acres, beautiful gardens and landscaping add an abundance of character. The patio is a tranquil paradise. Perfect for an evening of entertaining or starting your morning with a relaxing yoga session, even a cup of coffee. The three-season porch with recessed lighting and skylights is another beautiful feature, allowing you to admire the surrounding beauty. Inside, the light floods into the home though the large windows and french doors.

The kitchen is newly and beautifully updated! Two bedrooms, both have been freshly painted and updated flooring share the full bath. Fall in love with the master's beautiful hardwood floors, custom closet and beautiful panoramic window that brings Vermont inside! The master bathroom has a glass stand up shower with a rain shower head, and a vanity with a unique top and wide sink. The basement is partially finished and fully functional, use the space as you'd like.

Updates on the house include: all new standing seam & shingle roof, new cedar shingle siding, all new Pella windows and doors and in addition to having been re insulated the heating system was upgraded to high efficiency boiler/water heater with all radiant floors on the main level and baseboard on others! Take full advantage of other perks to this property, such as: a large 2-car garage, a trail, the potential to subdivide and close to Smuggler's Notch!

Feb. 6, 2019

Financial Reasons to Sell in 2019

In addition to downsizing because of financial life changes, people have other reasons finances are motivating their move!

  • Moving Up! - Outgrowing your home is one thing, but has your income? Perhaps you're making more now and thinking about an upgrade. Something bigger or flashier, a dream home come true if you will.
  • Deferred Maintenance - Also known as the "I don't wanna" reason. Some people don't want to put a new roof or replace other facets of the home. Sometimes, moving before such improvements can save you money. However, be careful how long you wait! 
  • Cash In Equity - "Some homeowners can't stand the fact their place is worth all that money and they can't, as the saying goes, "eat the house."

If these reasons may apply to you, call Jonathon and Templeton Real Estate Group. We'll work together to get you where you need to be! We have the resources and connections to get you the best experience possible. 

Dial 802-488-3487 or email Jon@TempletonVTHomes.com for a free consult!

Source: "Why Do People Sell Their Homes?" - The Balance

Feb. 1, 2019

SOLD

SOLD! 

To see other homes like this, visit TempletonVTHomes.com! Call Jonathon Templeton if you're thinking about building! 802-488-3487

Feb. 1, 2019

Gray Rd, East Montpelier

Natural light, character, charm, space and then some! Livable space from top to bottom and more than 8 acres with a barn, pond and fenced in riding ring. As the Vermont seasons change enjoy new views with each passing day, be it from your Trex porch, patio or balcony. Keep your horses in the barn, take laps around the ring, practice jumps or just a leisurely stroll around the pond. The master is conveniently located on the first floor in addition to the kitchen with a large pantry, separate dining area and living room with a wood stove. The openness of this layout makes for a perfect area to entertain and remain part of the excitement no matter where you are! Upstairs are more bedrooms and we cannot forget the large room filled with light, shinning hardwood floors and accents. Currently home to a game room, you can use this space as you'd like! Family room, multipurpose space, media room - the possibilities are endless up here. Downstairs is finished, allowing for full function and has a walk out onto the patio. There's an office space with separate parking and access. Heated storage throughout. There's plenty of room in this home for the all! Enjoy a quiet evening at home or go into town and live it up in Montpelier, the state's capital! Full of beauty and history, there's something for everyone!

For more information, visit https://goo.gl/AUU1jf and call 802-488-3487 to schedule a showing!

Don’t forget to check out the drone footage (https://youtu.be/3mYjKfP5FQM) and Matterport tour (https://goo.gl/YbR4To)!

Jan. 30, 2019

Home Related Reasons to Sell Your Home in 2019

Short, sweet and to the point and perhaps one of the most common reasons for selling your home is that it's related to the home itself. 

  • TOO SMALL! - When you're buying your first home, were you thinking about how you'd fit the three kids and two dogs into the quaint two bedroom home you and your spouse bought in your newly wed years?
  • Made a Mistake - Perhaps this home isn't what you'd thought. Maybe, you've lost that spark of pride. 
  • Location! Location! Location! - Life changes, job changes, moving to be closer to family? Homes don't move. People do. 

If any of these apply to you, call us and we would be happy to help guide you moving forward! 

Call Jonathon and the team at 802.488.3487 or email jon@templetonvthomes.com! 

Source: "Why Do People Sell Their Homes?" - The Balance

Jan. 23, 2019

Why Are People Choosing to Sell in 2019

Let's be honest, there are a bunch of factors involved in making the big decision of whether to sell your home or if another option works better for you! 

Next week, we'll cover the details of each category.

What's your motivation? Not sure if you want to sell - call Jonathon and Templeton Real Estate Group at KW Vermont. We'll provide a free consult and help you make the choice that's best for you and your family!

Call us, 802-488-3487 or email jon@templetonvthomes.com to schedule your home evaluation.

Source: "Why Do People Sell Their Homes?" - The Balance