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    Connecting the Dots….

    By The Gardner Group | January 15, 2024

    Connecting the Dots… Life can throw us some unexpected threads and weave them back into your heart and memories. This story does that with one of our clients who unexpectedly found something that brought back her loved ones memory. In 1996 our clients Mother passed away unexpectedly. In the aftermath of her death some decisions... Read More

    Advantages of Accessory Dwelling Units

    By The Gardner Group | December 13, 2023

    Maximizing Space and Value- The Advantages of Accessory Dwelling Units in Homes In recent years, the concept of Accessory Dwelling Units has gained popularity as homeowners seek innovative ways to optimize their living spaces. An ADU is a secondary housing unit on a single family residential lot providing homeowners with numerous benefits both practical and financial.... Read More

    The Road to Tiny Home Life

    By The Gardner Group | November 16, 2023

    Embarking on a journey to tiny home living is a transformative and liberating experience that goes beyond simply downsizing. It’s a lifestyle choice that encourages minimalism, sustainability, and a closer connection to the environment. The decision to transition from a traditional, larger dwelling to a tiny home is often rooted in the desire for a... Read More

    Thank you!

    By The Gardner Group | June 1, 2022

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    Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War

    By The Gardner Group | September 2, 2020

    With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it’s important to get pre-approved before you start your search. This way, you can put your best foot forward – quickly and efficiently – if you’re planning to buy a home this season.... Read More

    Mortgage Rates By Decade: 1970 to 2020

    By The Gardner Group | August 17, 2020

    Today, the housing market in Vermont is on fire. Mortgage rates are at their lowest while the demand for housing is at its highest. Let’s take a look at just how things have fluctuated over the years, since 1970, in both mortgage rates and average monthly payments for a $300,000 home. *This infographic was created... Read More

    10 Steps to Improving Your Homes’s Curb Appeal

    By The Gardner Group | July 29, 2020

    Guest article written by Ray Flynn from Curb appeal is an important factor when it comes to listing your home. The exterior of the property is the first thing potential buyers see. So, it pays to tend to curb appeal before listing your home. Here are the steps you need to take. Choose the Right... Read More

    Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive Weeks

    By The Gardner Group | July 15, 2020

    Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported rate reached the lowest point in the history of the survey, which dates back to 1971 (See graph below): What does this mean for buyers? This is huge for homebuyers. Those... Read More

    What Are the Experts Saying About Future Home Prices?

    By The Gardner Group | June 23, 2020

    A worldwide pandemic and an economic recession have had a tremendous effect on the nation. The uncertainty brought about by both has made predicting consumer behavior nearly impossible. For that reason, forecasting home prices have become extremely difficult. Normally, there’s a simple formula to determine the future price of any item: calculate the supply of... Read More

    Stay-at-Home Summer Dining on a Budget: 3 Steps to Creating the Ultimate Backyard Dining Experience

    By The Gardner Group | May 18, 2020

    Guest article written by Ray Flynn from DiyGuys.netImage via Unsplash Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are changing the ways we spend our time at home — and we’re taking advantage of the great outdoors by going on lots of walks, bike rides, hikes, or simply lounging in our own backyards. Even when stay-at-home orders... Read More