Blog :: 04-2013

146 Acres, Beautiful Views, 1781 Historic Home, Barns in Pomfret VT

We are pleased to announce the listing of WILLOW POOL FARM on 146 acres in desirable Pomfret VT.  This very special property is comprised of a 4 BR main residence, c. 1781, a 2 BR guest house, a 4-stall horse barn and garage and run-in shed - perched above the pond and offering magnificent long-range mountain views from "every window".   The property has private horse-back riding, hiking and snowshoeing trails that lead up to "Willard's Peak", on the property, with spectacular 360 degree views.  The main residence has a first level MBR suite, 4 fireplaces/woodstoves and an updated eat-in kitchen with custom-built butternut cabinetry and a sunny south-facing exposure for that first cup of coffee and sunshine!  A secondary, private building site has been identified, cleared and perked for septic - which could be the site of a future guest house or main house.  Click HERE for more information on this special property.  Exclusively listed by John Snyder, of Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group.

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Bear Visits Woodstock VT

Our friends at the beautiful Fox Gallery at 5 The Green in Woodstock VT shared this photo of a young bear visiting their birdfeeder yesterday.  Hmmmm.  Hungry after hibernating with the heavy SNOW we experienced this past winter!

 

Bear in Woodstock VT

Bear in Woodstock VT

National Real Estate update

The National Association of Realtors latest report was mixed for national real estate sales over the prior month.  Nationally, sales of existing homes edged down slightly, but prices were up slightly over the prior month.  Interestingly, sales of homes priced over $500,000 have done better than those at lower price points.  The good news is in the comparison to a year ago:  the numbers in March continue to point to a healthy housing recovery: existing home sales are up 10.3% compared to a year ago and the median home price in March ($184,300) is nearly 12% higher than it was in March 2012. Last month also marks the largest year-over-year price growth since November 2005.  Our local real estate market did not experience the wild upswings nor the horrific downturns that were experienced in some markets, but our local real estate market is definitely beginning to thaw, along with the winter snow and ice.  It's mostly brown around here on this late April day, but it's sunny, and VT is already beginning to Green up.

- JS