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Below are blog posts about Vermont real estate focused specifically on the Okemo and general south central vermont area.

Events in Southern Vermont – March 15th – 17th

There is much to do in Southern Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Southern Vermont this weekend…

Friday, March 15, 2013

Projections: Reel-to-Real Conversation

Roko Belic’s compelling documentary Happy explores the emotion in different cultures and social classes worldwide. A discussion with local film buff John Bliss follows. Friday, March 15, 7PM at Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts in Chester. $10 suggested donation.

‘The Impossible’

Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in Juan Antonio Bayona’s gripping drama based on the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Friday, March 15, 7:30PM at Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock. $6-8.

Celtic Nights

All that glitters is green in this stirring production featuring Ireland’s top vocalists and most accomplished stepdancers. Friday, March 15, 8PM at Paramount Theatre in Rutland. $29.50-38.50.

‘Skin Deep’

Gary Thompson directs Marble Valley Players’ production of Jon Lonoff’s comedy about romantic connections that may or may not blossom into love. Friday, March 15, 7:30PM at West Rutland Town Hall in West Rutland. $15.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

‘The Impossible’

Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in Juan Antonio Bayona’s gripping drama based on the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Saturday, March 16, 7:30PM at Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock. $6-8.

Rutland Winter Farmers Market

More than 50 vendors sell local produce, cheese, homemade bread and other made-in-Vermont products at this indoor venue. Saturday, March 16, 10AM–2PM at Vermont Farmers Food Center in Rutland. Free.

‘Skin Deep’

Gary Thompson directs Marble Valley Players’ production of Jon Lonoff’s comedy about romantic connections that may or may not blossom into love. Saturday, March 16, 7:30PM at West Rutland Town Hall in West Rutland. $15.

Rutland Winter Farmers Market

More than 50 vendors sell local produce, cheese, homemade bread and other made-in-Vermont products at this indoor venue. Saturday, March 16, 10AM–2PM at Vermont Farmers Food Center in Rutland. Free.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

‘The Impossible’

Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in Juan Antonio Bayona’s gripping drama based on the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Sunday, March 17, 3PM at Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock. $6-8.

Youth Talent Showcase

Rip Jackson directs a variety show performed by singers and instrumentalists from the Grace Church children’s choir and Joyful Noise. Sunday, March 17, 6:30PM at Grace Congregational Church in Rutland. Donations.

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Irene Gaffigan - Southern VT Real Estate

If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying Southern Vermont Real Estate, please give me a call at 802-353-1983, visit my website: isellvermontrealestate.com or email me at [email protected]

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Irene Gaffigan
Broker, CRS, e-PRO
36 VT Route 30
Bondville, VT 05340
Direct: 802-353-1983
Toll Free: 800-659-1819
Fax: 802-779-0152

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT

Fanatical Training

The idea of a week long company orientation would make most of us yawn.  But Rackspace, a web hosting company in San Antonio, puts one on that is anything but boring. Check it out here.

What do you think… fun or a plain waste of time?

I hope you have a fanatical week!  I’m here if you need anything.

Irene

New Goals

As we are starting the New Year 2013, I’ve been thinking about goals.  Every year, millions of people sit down and carefully choose where they want to go in life and how they’re going to get there.

Take Jim Layton, for example.  His list just got a new checkmark, but you’ll never guess what for, even though 649 other people were right there with him.  You can find out here.

As you’re thinking about what you want to accomplish next year, please remember that I’m always honored when someone trusts me to help them achieve an important goal.  If I can help you in any way, please just let me know.

Best,
Irene

Irene  Gaffigan,  Associate Broker, CRS, e-PRO
Bean Group

Toll Free: (800) 659-1819
Cell: (802) 353-1983
Fax: (802) 779-0152

Website: http://isellvermontrealestate.com
Visit my blog at: http://www.isellvermontrealestate.com/blog
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This from Jackson Gore at Okemo Valley!

Okemo Mountain Resort

Jackson Gore is Open! We’ll have 37 trails with 8 lifts spinning starting at 8 a.m. Don’t forget that you can get a $39 lift ticket at the clock tower ticket plaza or the Jackson Gore Archway if you donate 5 or more non perishable food items. The Rail Jam is also today– registration is in the clock tower base lodge with the event itself in the Jackson Gore base area.  Come to the Okemo area and Ski with us!

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying Real Estate in Southern Vermont, please give me a call at 802-353-1983, visit my website or email me at [email protected]

Yuck, Ouch Inspections!

I just saw this sad article about a woman in Canada who bought a million dollar home.  She thought that having an architect and engineer walk through the home would be enough to verify that it was safe for habitation, so she didn’t get a home inspection.  After closing, she discovered that the walls were totally and completely infested with mice.  Yuck!

Worse still… the damage from their droppings and urine is so severe that the house has to be gutted.

Enough said, right?  Here’s a link to the article – don’t be shy if I can help you with anything!

Best,
Irene

Aubuchon helps the people in NY and NJ affected by Sandy.

The below is a Press release from Aubuchon Hardware to their Stores; I spoke to Tom in Ludlow store and he told me that money can also be contributed and receipts will be given.  So stop in and donate what you can!

MANY TOWNS IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO GET BACK ON THEIR FEET IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE SANDY. THE DEVASTATION IS HISTORIC AND MANY FAMILIES ARE LEFT WITH NOTHING. AS YOUR HOME TOWN HARDWARE STORE WE WANT TO SHOW THOSE IMPACTED THAT OUR COMMUNITY CARES. AUBUCHON HARDWARE HAS PARTNERED WITH SPARKRELIEF. ORG TO PUT FAMILIES WHO WANT TO HELP IN TOUCH WITH FAMILIES MOST AFFECTED BY THIS DISASTER. SPARKRELIEF.ORG IS A NON-PROFIT COMPANY THAT IMPROVES DISASTER RELIEF WITH A SIMPLE SYSTEM FOR POSTING AND FINDING RELIEF INFORMATION. THEY PROVIDE A PIPELINE OF PEOPLE IN NEED TO FOLKS WHO WANT TO HELP. AUBUCHON HARDWARE HAS OFFERED THEIR ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE LOCATIONS AS DROP CENTERS FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF MATERIALS TO THOSE MOST IN NEED. PLEASE DONATE CANNED FOOD, GRANOLA BARS, FLASHLIGHTS, BATTERIES, AND GENTLY WORN WINTER COATS TO YOUR LOCAL AUBUCHON HARDWARE STORE, THESE ITEMS WILL BE PICKED UP AND DELIVERED TO THE TOWNS HIT THE HARDEST BY THIS STORM. LETS SHOW OUR FRIENDS IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY THAT OUR HOME TOWN CARES ABOUT THEIRS.

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Irene Gaffigan - Southern VT Real Estate

If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying Southern Vermont Real Estate, please give me a call at 802-353-1983 or email me at [email protected]

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Irene Gaffigan
Broker, CRS, e-PRO
36 VT Route 30
Bondville, VT 05340
Direct: 802-353-1983
Toll Free: 800-659-1819
Fax: 802-779-0152
Web: www.isellvermontrealestate.com

Thank you Vermont and Maine

PRESS RELEASE 
VSP Sends Troopers to Help in Sandy Recovery Efforts

Waterbury, VT – The Vermont State Police (VSP) will be deploying 11 troopers to New Jersey to provide law enforcement assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The VSP convoy will leave from the Williston Barracks tomorrow, November 4, 2012 at approximately 9AM for a seven day deployment.

VSP members will join with 15 troopers from the Maine State Police (MSP) to create a New England State Police law enforcement strike team to assist state and local law enforcement agencies. During the deployment, VSP members will work closely with the New Jersey State Police to provide law enforcement support and security teams in the areas of New Jersey affected by the storm. Members will be operating out of the Fort Dix area.

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Irene Gaffigan - Southern VT Real Estate

If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying Southern Vermont Real Estate, please give me a call at 802-353-1983 or email me at [email protected]

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Irene Gaffigan
Broker, CRS, e-PRO
36 VT Route 30
Bondville, VT 05340
Direct: 802-353-1983
Toll Free: 800-659-1819
Fax: 802-779-0152
Web: www.isellvermontrealestate.com 

Irene Joins the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber welcomed the following  new member in September:

 Irene Gaffigan C/O Bean Group

800 659-1819

Having been a Realtor® in NJ before coming to Vermont, Irene has over 20 years of experience bringing buyers and sellers together. Irene’s key to success begins with people skills and really listening to her clients and customers. Irene lives in the Okemo Valley area, but has gotten to know Southern and Central Vermont and happily services buyers and sellers in these areas, having experience with all types of properties.

Market Data for Ludlow Vermont Area!

Below is Market Data for closed sales in Ludlow, Mount Holly, Chester, Cavendish and Plymouth for July and August 2012.

Keep checking my blog for monthly updates for these towns and more from Southern Vermont Real Estate. 

Comparables Market Average

Average Days on Market: 716
Average List Price: $310,225
Average Sale Price: $274,988
Average Price Change: -11.36 %
Average Square Feet: 2,110
Price per Square Feet: $130

MLS# Address List Price Beds Baths Sqft List Date Sold Date Sold Price
4155920 3890 Rte 155, Mount Holly, VT 05758 $139,000 2 1 1,347 5/12/2012 8/30/2012 $105,000
4116464 18 Blue Ridge Rd, Ludlow, VT 05149 $169,000 3 2 1,226 12/13/2011 7/31/2012 $148,000
4154053 198 Maple Hill Road, Mount Holly, VT 05730 $169,900 3 2 1,600 5/8/2012 7/2/2012 $160,000
4036855 3715 Trebo Road, Chester, VT 05143 $179,000 3 2 1,450 12/10/2010 7/11/2012 $175,000
4157171 3572 Route 100, Plymouth, VT 05056 $185,350 3 2 1,630 5/18/2012 7/11/2012 $172,500
4151796 47 Main Street, Ludlow, VT 05149 $249,000 3 3 1,785 4/27/2012 7/20/2012 $242,000
4130004 614 Vt Rte. 11 West, Chester, VT 05143 $259,000 3 2 1,856 2/4/2012 7/31/2012 $228,000
4097527 45 Okemo Way, Mount Holly, VT 05758 $269,000 4 3 1,789 10/6/2011 7/31/2012 $257,000
3031208 839 South Hill Rd, Ludlow, VT 05149 $324,900 5 4 2,430 8/13/2006 7/16/2012 $267,450
4142481 69 White Loop – WP, Ludlow, VT 05149 $337,000 3 2 1,350 3/23/2012 7/26/2012 $295,000
4068068 4307 Route 103, Mount Holly, VT 05758 $350,000 7 4 4,040 6/2/2011 8/2/2012 $345,000
4121204 631 Dodge Road, Chester, VT 05143 $420,000 3 3 2,460 1/4/2012 8/16/2012 $412,000
4084494 89 Black Diamond, Ludlow, VT 05149 $498,000 3 4 3,000 8/5/2011 8/24/2012 $442,500
4065033 90 Dale Road, Weston, VT 05161 $1,790,000 4 5 4,850 5/23/2011 7/20/2012 $1,700,000

 

Unique, One-of-A-Kind Hawk Mountain Resort Condo For Sale!

22000 sq ft Ledges unit! Beautifully decorated, set over 2 levels with spectacular views, large sauna, large wet bar and 2 large field stone fireplaces that set this apart from other Ledges units! The unit has two living areas and offers an ideal location at the end of the road at the highest elevation!
 
Main Level: Large deck. Tiled mudroom inside front door leads to elegant entrance hall, half tiled bath. Bright spacious living room with magnificent field stone fireplace and sliders to deck. Open fully applianced kitchen with newer Bosch dishwasher adjoins dining room. Master bedroom and bath with large, round whirlpool tub and hand painted mural, separate shower and double sink vanity. Honey hardwood floors throughout. Double-door owner’s pantry closet. Deck, off living room, offers beautiful views of the valley and colorful fall foliage!

Lower Level: Comfortable den with queen sleep sofa, additional fieldstone fireplace and large tiled wet bar with refrigerator for entertaining friends and family. Library area with separate seating. Spacious bedroom with king bed, full bath and large sauna. Separate laundry/storage area featuring new Maytag washer with 5-yr warranty. Owner’s closet as well.

The unit is beautifully furnished and includes several televisions, DVD players and a fully equipped kitchen including dishware, cookware, coffee maker, toaster and utensils.  Two living areas make this unit ideal for two couples to each enjoy private space or for children to enjoy a separate play area!  Ready for immediate move-in! Priced to sell at $199,900.00