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Monthly Archives: March 2018

    93% Believe Homeownership Is Important in Attaining the American Dream

    By The Gardner Group | March 29, 2018

          Americans continue to believe that homeownership is important in achieving the American Dream. A recent survey by NeighborWorks America reported that: “Owning a home remains a core element of the American Dream.” When asked “How important a part of the American dream is owning a home?” 18% of those surveyed said it was the most important part 53%... Read More

    20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The Gardner Group | March 27, 2018

        Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market... Read More

    Maple Open House Weekend 2018!

    By The Gardner Group | March 22, 2018

          Mike PetrucciPhoto by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash   It’s Maple Open House Weekend all across Vermont! tells us that when visiting sugar houses on March 24th and 25th, visitors can expect warm welcomes from their sugar maker hosts, eager to educate and share with the public the process of making maple syrup from sap –... Read More

    The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The Gardner Group | March 20, 2018

            Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford. Content... Read More

    SOLD! 5 River View Drive, Essex, VT, 05452

    By The Gardner Group | March 19, 2018

        Click here to view full listing!     Enjoy all Essex has to offer in this conveniently located two bedroom townhouse.  Relax on the covered front porch on those nice summer evenings. Open floor plan lets the natural daylight brighten the entire first floor. Kitchen features an open “window” into the dining/living area... Read More

    You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think!

    By The Gardner Group | March 15, 2018

      Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in each state. Using data from the United States... Read More

    SOLD! 8 Cedar Circle, Jericho, VT, 05465

    By The Gardner Group | March 14, 2018

      Click to view full listing!       Well maintained traditional saltbox style home on a 1/2 acre lot in Jericho!   Relax out on the covered front porch. The back features a screened in porch; the perfect spot to curl up with your coffee or a book on those breezy summer days. Inside,... Read More

    Thinking You Should FSBO? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The Gardner Group | March 13, 2018

            Some Highlights:  According to NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers: 88% of buyers look for their new home online. Using a real estate agent can net you $39,000 more than FSBO’ing. There is a long list of people that you will have to negotiate with when you decide to sell your... Read More

    Chase Court, Essex, VT 05452

    By The Gardner Group | March 8, 2018

        Click here to view the full listing for 32 Chase Ct!    Click here to view the full listing for 38 Chase Ct!     Welcome to the newest neighborhood in Essex! These town homes are currently under construction, ready for late Spring occupancy. This upscale unit will have a custom kitchen, stainless... Read More

    Access is an Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD!

    By The Gardner Group | March 8, 2018

            So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is... Read More