Vermont Country Properties Blog

Made in Vermont: 5 Ways to Bring Vermont into your Home

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There may be a picture-perfect view of your slice of Vermont outside your window, but what about inside your walls? Vermont is a haven for artists, craftspeople and artisans, all ready and able to lend their skill to give your Vermont home a distinctive Green Mountain flair. Here are five ways to add elegant Vermont style into your home with Vermont-made products.

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Experienced Okemo Real Estate Agent Joins Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s Okemo Office

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LUDLOW, VT — Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that broker Suzanne Garvey has joined the team at the Okemo office. Most recently the Managing Broker for a prominent Okemo real estate and development firm, Suzanne brings 14 years of real estate experience in the resort area and a strong selling record to Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Farm to Table Restaurants

The Downtown Grocery, Ludlow, VT

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In Vermont cuisine, local products are the star of the show. While not all Vermonters grow backyard gardens or farms, there’s no denying the attraction of fresh, local food. In fact, some of our most popular activities are farmers markets, and some of the best restaurants specialize in farm-to-table food.

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Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Announces the Highest Sale in the Stowe Area for 2014

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STOWE, Vt.—A historic Stowe inn, listed by Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, was recently sold for $1.85 million. The transaction represents the highest Stowe real estate sale for both Lamoille County and the town of Stowe, Vt., for the year to-date.

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5 of Vermont's Favorite Swimming Holes

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When summer haze gets oppressive, Vermonters head on down to beautiful gorges, waterfalls, or lakes and jump in. A rocky stream or woodland pond can have all the necessary ingredients for a good old-fashioned swimming hole, and everyone has their favorite. We asked agents in each of our Vermont real estate offices for their recommendations in their neighborhoods. No matter where you find yourself in Vermont, there’s bound to be a swimming hole in your backyard (maybe even literally).

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How Much Land Do I Need? What to Consider When Buying the Farm.

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Imagine your perfect backyard: is there a wide open lawn with lots of room for games and a cool green forest beyond? Perhaps there’s a spacious deck overlooking a pond, or a pasture where chickens roam freely or goats graze on grass. If a small victory garden or even an organic farming enterprise is on your wish list, before you start house hunting it’s good to ask, “how much land do I need?”

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New Managing Broker Announced at Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in Manchester

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MANCHESTER, VT -- Top-producing real estate agent Andy Reed was recently appointed Managing Broker at Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s Manchester office. Andy is also the Director of the firm’s Land and Forestry Division.  His successful selling record has helped the Manchester office become one of the top-selling offices in the Manchester-Dorset Area.

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Discovering your Vermont Story

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Every home, cabin, country estate, farm and vacant land has a story waiting to be told — from the first family dinner to holiday traditions to the discovery of the secret hide-out in the woods behind the house. At Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, we’re here to help homebuyers start that story, and to help sellers share it.

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Vermont Farms: Large, Small and in the Backyard

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Vermont, long renowned for its cheese, syrup and green landscape, is also at the center of the growing locavore movement. For Vermonters, eating locally-grown veggies and meats is a way of life — the Green Mountain State is consistently ranked number one for availability and consumption of locally-produced food. For some Vermonters (and many visitors), a trip to the local farmers markets is enough to stock their pantries for the week; others prefer to grow the food themselves. Living in a state that takes great pride and pleasure in anything Vermont-made, it’s easy to be inspired to grow, raise and enjoy your own veggies, eggs, and even meat.

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SIR Luxury Lifestyle Report Released

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Sotheby’s International Realty® just released their Luxury Lifestyle Report.  The survey, which focused on the purchasing behavior of high net-worth consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and China, determined that buyers in each country made similar decisions based on lifestyle, family needs and return on investment. 

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