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Monthly Archives: April 2018

    Buying a Home Is Cheaper Than Renting in the Majority of the US

    By The Gardner Group | April 28, 2018

          The results of the 2018 Rental Affordability Report from ATTOM show that buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 54% of U.S. counties analyzed for the report. The updated numbers show that renting a three-bedroom property in the United States requires an average of 38.8% of income. The least affordable... Read More

    65 Haymaker Lane, South Burlington, VT, 05403

    By The Gardner Group | April 26, 2018

        Click here to view the full listing!   This spacious Colonial will be ready for early fall occupancy in a highly desirable neighborhood at the end of a cul-de-sac. Enter under a covered front porch into a tiled foyer with formal living and formal dining rooms on either side. The 1/2 bath and mudroom... Read More

    SOLD! 46 Lamoille View Dr, Johnson, VT, 05656

    By The Gardner Group | April 26, 2018

        Click here to view the full listing!   Pride of ownership shows in this four bedroom raised ranch. The kitchen updates include all stainless appliances, quartz counter tops, Merillat cabinets and a Travertine stone backsplash. Convenient island provides additional work space and storage as well as a seating area. The upstairs bath has... Read More

    Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The Gardner Group | April 24, 2018

            Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.     Content provided... Read More

    House Prices: Simply a Matter of Supply & Demand

    By The Gardner Group | April 20, 2018

          Why are home prices still rising? It is a simple answer. There are more purchasers in the market right now than there are available homes for them to buy. This is an example of the theory of “supply and demand” which is defined as: “the amount of a commodity, product, or service... Read More

    A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The Gardner Group | April 18, 2018

          Some Highlights: A trend that has been emerging for some time now is the contrast between inventory & demand in the Premium & Luxury Markets vs. the Starter & Trade-Up Home Markets and what that’s, in turn, doing to prices! Inventory continues to rise in the luxury & premium home markets which... Read More

    SOLD! 85 Alpine Drive, Jericho, VT 05465

    By The Gardner Group | April 12, 2018

        Click here to view the full listing! Jericho contemporary is a reflection of all that makes Vermont shine!    Nestled in a private, wooded, 10-acre lot, with quick access to Route 15, this could be the haven you’ve been looking for. Bright and airy, contemporary styling with extensive windows make this home feel... Read More

    The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The Gardner Group | April 10, 2018

          Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be. Rates are still low right now. Don’t wait until rates hit 5% to start searching for your... Read More

    4285 Oak Hill Rd, Williston, VT 05495

    By The Gardner Group | April 9, 2018

        Click here to view full listing!    Just over 18 acres of land in Williston.  Road for the driveway is built, and a state approved septic design for a 4 bedroom home is already permitted. Per the seller, the parcel is older so a home can be built at any time and doesn’t... Read More

    SOLD! 63 Kiln Rd, Essex, VT, 05452

    By The Gardner Group | April 4, 2018

        Click here to view the full listing!     Beautiful, like new townhome in Essex! Don’t miss this gem located on a level, wooded lot in Essex Junction’s Village Walk neighborhood. Close to schools, parks, stores, the library, bike path and Five Corners Farmers Market. Situated on a cul-de-sac, this home has mulched... Read More