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    By The Gardner Group | December 27, 2020

    Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020? It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home. Many needs have changed in 2020, and it’s okay to admit if... Read More

    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

    Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?

    By The Gardner Group | May 12, 2020

    With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning whether home values will be impacted. The price of any item is determined by supply as well as the market’s demand for that item. Each month the National Association of Realtors (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real... Read More

    Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

    By The Gardner Group | May 4, 2020

    Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry’s leading showing management technology provider, buyers have started to reappear over the last several weeks. In the latest report, they revealed: “The March ShowingTime Showing Index® recorded... Read More