Blog :: 2010

Mortgage Rates Still Going UP!

Mortgage rates have been steadily rising for the past several weeks, and are up nearly a full percentage point from a month ago.  While we cannot predict the future of interest rates, we can say that you are better off buying now and locking in these still-low rates rather than finding rates at 6% or 7% next spring.  Give us a call on 802 457 2600 or check out our Barnard and Woodstock VT properties for sale at Our Listings.

 

Mortgage Rates Past 3 Mos to Dec 17 2010

 

Taftsville Country Store in the Town of Woodstock

The historic Vermont Taftsville Country Store sits on the banks of the Ottauquechee River and next a favorite fishing hole. Come get your gifts and food basics as well as a great selection of local wines and cheese. The new owners are enthusiastically taking over where Charlie left off. Wander along River Road and just enjoy the beautiful Woodstock Vermont scenery. Taftsville is a hamlet just outside the town of Woodstock Vermont and is uniquely "touching" the towns of Quechee, Hartland, Pomfret and Woodstock. Stop by and say hello to this charming Vermont vision, complete with covered bridge to escape the rain.

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Barnard Vermont Timberframe Construction

This Barnard Vermont retreat is a great example of how to merge timberframe and panelized walls into one perfect construction project. Get to know Ben Halley a local and reputable builder as he manages this high-end VT home in Barnard. Distant view to Woodstock Vermont complete the package so give us a call if a Vermont second home is in your sight horizon!

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  1. Zrtha on

    Na 34k for marketing for the WFF seems legit; you gotta think that they have to make a wgbeape for it and pay the designers and the programmers to put all together. Then you have to factor in other marketing materials like a brochures and paying someone to market it all and get the word out. Finally look at the video's Mike puts together; they are pretty high quality production values and that doesn't come cheap.As for the allegations unless you have something more valid than what you have so far I don't see the point of publishing anything about it until you do; otherwise you just look like you are someone with a vendetta.
    • Zrtha on

      Na 34k for marketing for the WFF seems legit; you gotta think that they have to make a wgbeape for it and pay the designers and the programmers to put all together. Then you have to factor in other marketing materials like a brochures and paying someone to market it all and get the word out. Finally look at the video's Mike puts together; they are pretty high quality production values and that doesn't come cheap.As for the allegations unless you have something more valid than what you have so far I don't see the point of publishing anything about it until you do; otherwise you just look like you are someone with a vendetta.

      Barnard Academy Holiday Play

      Barnard local community at its finest! Come join the Barnard Academy Holiday play and watch the children perform for their parents. The school is a great example of committed teachers and invested parents cheering their children on to excellence. Just 10 minutes north of Woodstock lies the scenic town of Barnard and Silver Lake. Enjoy a great example of Barnard Vermont education at work.

      Woodstock VT Holiday House Tour 2010

      Woodstock Vermont has many historic homes and Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group was pleased to sponsor the 2010 Woodstock VT  Holiday House tour this year. We enjoyed getting in a few houses we hadn't seen before and visiting with people who were supporting the Pentangle Arts Council in an annual fundraiser. The beauty of some of these Vermont homes is impressive though I couldn't take any interior photos (sorry). We especially enjoyed meeting the President of Pentangle and visiting with all the committed volunteers who support the Arts in Vermont.  Stop on by for an inside look at Woodstock VT Real Estate!

      Mortgage rates spike up

       

      Conventional 30-Yr Mortgage Rates - Trailing Yr to Nov 2010

      Conventional 30-Yr Mortgage Rates - Trailing Yr to Nov 2010

       

      One of the bright spots in this recession has been the steady decline of  mortgage rates and the ongoing opportunity to borrow at very cheap rates.   Yet, there are concerns looming among many astute economists and market observers about the massive overspending by the federal and state governments which - the arguments go - will eventually lead to higher inflation and higher interest rates.  The question they say, is not IF inflation and interest rate will rise - but WHEN and HOW MUCH.   A read of their articles and papers conjures up an image of a massive and growing, underlying pressure that is building beneath the financial-earth that will eventually erupt, spewing a bigger dust-storm than Mt St Helena.   So it's not surprising that any spike upwards in interest rates tends to get the fence-sitters off the fence and into action...namely a rise in interest rates leads to a surge of mortgage refinancing and to a spate of real estate buying to lock in the lowest prices AND the lowest interest rates we've seen in more than a decade.  If the pundits are correct, and interest rates and inflation will be heading north in a meaningful way, then TODAY is the best buying opportunity of a lifetime. Give us a call on Vermont real estate and we can show you why.

      Interview with David Anderson Hill and Susan Fuller

      Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group interviews David Anderson Hill and Susan Fuller, the co-design/build team at David Anderson Hill Inc.  They discuss one of their projects with us; a fabulous home at 7504 Happy Valley Road in Woodstock VT built around two reclaimed timberframe structures: one from a boathouse, the other part of the old Bradford Hotel. This listing is beautiful and the ideal property for someone looking for Vermont second home. All the rustic appeal for the person looking  for something different but traditional enough in it's layout to work well as a primary home too! Give us a call if you are looking for Luxury Vermont properties.

      Interview with David Anderson Hill and Susan Fuller

      tech <p>Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group interviews <strong>David Anderson Hill and Susan Fulle</strong>r, the co-design/build team at <a title="David Anderson Hill Website from Woodstock VT" href= "http://www.davidandersonhill.com/">David Anderson Hill Inc</a>.  They discuss one of their projects with us; a fabulous home at <strong>7504 Happy Valley Road</strong> in Woodstock VT built around two reclaimed timberframe structures: one from a boathouse, the other part of the old Bradford Hotel. This listing is beautiful and the ideal property for someone looking for <strong>Vermont second home</strong>. All the rustic appeal for the person looking  for something different but traditional enough in it's layout to work well as a primary home too! Give us a call if you are looking for <a title="Vermont Luxury Properties" href= "http://www.snyderdonegan.com/real-estate-luxury-vt-homes-for-sale-over-2-million/"> Luxury Vermont properties</a>.</p>

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        $2,000,000 Home Sold In Barnard

        John and I are very pleased to have sold one of our real estate listings in Barnard, VT in October 2010 for a price of $2,000,000.  This was a lovely 4,700 s.f. home custom-built in 2006 on 40 acres, old stone walls, and two large ponds.  The house was located on a very quiet road in desirable Barnard, VT - about 12 minutes from downtown Woodstock.  This sale was only the second sale of a luxury home in the greater Woodstock area to sell over $1 million since the beginning of the year.  This confirms our belief that they key to successfully marketing properties today is to combine cutting-edge, on-line marketing combined with old-school excellence in networking and negotiations.  We would be happy to discuss this transaction with you, or how we could help you in the marketing of your property or estate.  Feel free to give us a call on 802 457 2600.