Bill Martin

Greentree Real Estate goes above and beyond with Lab Camp

At Greentree Real Estate we recently sold a house in Milton and told the owner that we would foster her Chocolate Lab until her new home was ready.

 

The owner was trying to explain to her young son where their dog Ruby was. She told him that Ruby was at Lab Camp for the summer.

We finally got them all to sit still for a picture. Here is Nellie, Lola, Ruby, Dozer and Malcom at Lab Camp:

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    Drones in Real Estate Marketing

    Nationwide in real estate we have been hearing a lot about the use of drones to take aerial pictures of properties for sale.

    The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has now proposed rules regulating the use of drones due to mishaps with air traffic and also due to Homeland Security issues.

    Well, here in Vermont at Greentree Real Estate we don't use drones. We use a professional photographer - Buzz Kuhns - who goes up in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk with a local pilot when to take aerial photos of the many properties we represent for sale.

                     Adirondack feel home in Lincoln VT                            Lake Champlain home in Addison VT

                                                  

    Interested in having your home featured on many local and over 100 national websites with aerial photos for sale by Greentree Real Estate? Contact one of the eight agents at www.vermontgreentree.com or call 802-453-5232. We are local and we are here to help you. We even photographed our office in Monkton.

                                                      

     

     

     

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    July Market Statistics

    Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS Releases July 2013 Market Statistics The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS (NVBR) has released its real estate market statistics for July 2013. The information is derived from data contained in the Northern New England Real Estate Network and covers Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Comparisons to last year at this time: New listings increased 8.6 percent to 253 new properties Median sales price increased 2.0 percent to $255,000 Days on Market was down 20.3 percent to 76 days. Months supply of inventory was down 34.9 percent to 6.8 months Pending Sales rose again this month, up 5.5 percent to 173 There continues to be a lot of activity in all three counties, said Kathleen Sweeten, Executive Vice President of NVBR. The housing market in northwestern Vermont is doing well. Buyers are in the market which reassures homeowners that market conditions make this a good time to sell. *The entrire report may be viewed at http://www.nvbr.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/July-2013-Market-Statistics-Release.pdf The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS (NVBR) is the Voice for Real Estate in northwestern Vermont representing over 600 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

    June Market News

    June 2013 Market Reports As potentially the brightest sun in the current economic recovery, housing activity has followed the mercury higher this summer. Interest rates and new construction activity have been in the spotlight lately, fueled by concerns over tapering Federal Reserve activity and ongoing inventory constraints. Watch for indications that more homes are selling in less time and at higher price points. Also watch for sellers returning to an inviting marketplace, which will help replenish neighborhoods with new listings. New Listings were up 4.8 percent for detached homes and 24.4 percent for attached properties. Pending Sales increased 16.9 percent for single-family homes and 26.6 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 9.5 percent to $230,000 for detached homes and 6.8 percent to $203,000 for attached properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 15.5 percent for single-family units and 15.2 percent for townhouse-condo units. The economy which generates the jobs that fuel housing demand continued to improve at a moderate pace during the second quarter of 2013. Budget sequesters and sluggish export growth have taken a back seat to housing recovery and stronger consumer spending. Interest rates could flirt with 4.0 or 4.25 percent again but the days of 3.3 percent interest are likely behind us. Courtesy of Vermont Realtors

    Market News--May 2013

    May 2013 Market Reports Were halfway through the year and it seems our collective attention has shifted from monitoring price and sales gains to eagerly anticipating more new listing activity on the part of sellers. This shift is the result of an imbalance between strong demand for homes and constrained supply. In some markets, purchase agreements are being written up directly after a showing. Your experience and local market conditions may differ, but the market as a whole has summertime heat. New Listings were up 16.9 percent for detached homes and 50.3 percent for attached properties. Pending Sales increased 12.0 percent for single-family homes and 23.3 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 4.0 percent to $205,000 for detached homes but decreased 11.5 percent to $175,000 for attached properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 15.9 percent for single-family units and 15.3 percent for townhouse-condo units. Interest rate risk is back in the headlines after Fed chief Ben Bernankes latest testimony on Capitol Hill. The Federal Reserve Bank is considering decreasing its $85 billion a month bond asset purchases, which have been holding interest rates at or near historic lows. This is mostly the result of an improving jobs market, which is a good thing for real estate. Courtesy of Vermont Realtors

    April 2013 Market Statistics

    April 2013 Market Statistics The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS (NVBR) has released its real estate market statistics for April 2013. The information is derived from data contained in the Northern New England Real Estate Network and covers Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Comparisons to last year at this time: New listings increased 23.5 percent to 310 new listings Median sales price increased 7.9 percent to $250,000 Inventory continued to drop, down 30.8% to 876 homes Pending sales rose again this month, up 15.4 percent to 202 With all the activity in the market right now, the average length of time a house stays on the market has decreased. The number of listings increasing is a good sign. However, the market is very strong right now. Homes are moving fast which is keeping the inventory supply down, said Kathleen Sweeten, Executive Vice President of NVBR.

    March 2013 Market Statistics

    Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS Releases March 2013 Market Statistics The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS (NVBR) has released its real estate market statistics for March 2013. The information is derived from data contained in the Northern New England Real Estate Network and covers Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Comparisons to last year at this time: New listings decreased 2.3 percent to 257. Median sales price increased 2.9 percent to $239,000 Inventory continued to drop, down 35.0% to 817 homes Pending Sales rose again this month, up 14.9 percent to 185 Tight inventory levels and increasing demand seem to be supporting the increase in median sales prices. All three counties in northwestern Vermont continue to be strong, with Franklin County leading the way in the number of new listings and change in median sales price, said Kathleen Sweeten, Executive Vice President of NVBR The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS (NVBR) is the Voice for Real Estate in northwestern Vermont representing over 600 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

    Existing Home Sales and Prices Continue to Rise in February

    February existing-home sales and prices affirm a healthy recovery is underway in the housing sector, according to the National Association of REALTORS. Sales have been above year-ago levels for 20 consecutive months, while prices show 12 consecutive months of year-over-year price increases. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says conditions for continued housing improvement are at play. Job growth in the improving economy and pent-up demand are causing home sales to rise. Though home prices are rising fast, historically low mortgage rates are still making home purchases affordable, he says. The only headwinds are limited housing inventory, which varies greatly around the country, and credit conditions that remain too restrictive. According to Freddie Mac, the national average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.53 percent in February from 3.41 percent in January; it was 3.89 percent in February 2012. Regionally, existing-home sales in the Northeast fell 3.1 percent to an annual rate of 630,000 in February but are 8.6 percent above February 2012. The median price in the Northeast was $238,800, which is 7.6 percent above a year ago. Information included in this article courtesy of RISMedia For more information visit www.realtor.org

    February 2013 Market Statistics from Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors

    Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS Releases February 2013 Market Statistics The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS (NVBR) has released its real estate market statistics for February 2013. The information is derived from data contained in the Northern New England Real Estate Network and covers Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. In the three county area: Median sales price increased 20.2 to $266,938 Average sales price is up over last year 3.2% to $284,815 Inventory dropped 33.6% to 807 homes Pending Sales rose 10.2% to 130 While Chittenden County leads the way in most market indicator, Franklin County is leading the way in new listing and closed sales. All three counties in northwestern Vermont are very active, said Kathleen Sweeten, Executive Vice President of NVBR. Spring is a very busy market. Buyers are motivated by an attractive affordability environment and sellers are receiving near top dollar for their homes.