Just Sold: 65 Congress Street, Morrisville VT

All photos © 2017 Charlie Aronovici

There's a saying that says there is a buyer for every home. Some homes take longer than others to find that one buyer. I'm delighted to show you this Morrisville home that closed yesterday, after a little more than a year on the market. And the buyers? It was like a match made in heaven -- in addition to the house, they bought, with a separate agreement, most of the furnishings, which had been chosen, by the sellers, to make the restoration complete.

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charlie@experiencestowe.com ☆ (802) 730-4343

Just Sold: 288 South Main Street #6E, Stowe

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#6E is on the right in this photo

Village Walk is a community of seven elegant Townhomes nestled in the heart of historic Stowe. With all the conveniences of village living — shopping and dining within walking distance, these superbly well designed and constructed homes blend traditional Vermont Farmhouse style exteriors with contemporary floor plans and modern amenities. After a day of exploring all that Stowe has to offer, the new owners, who've just downsized, are looking forward to local skiing and mountain biking.

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charlie@experiencestowe.com ☆ (802) 730-4343

Vermont Custom Cedar Log Cabin on 15+ Private Acres

This quintessential Vermont custom-built log cabin on 15+ acres is snuggled in a cove of maples, with privacy and gorgeous panoramic views from its hilltop setting. There are 5 acres of cleared pasture in which you can grow your own food or raise your own farm animals; and, 10 acres of treed land for exploring, hiking and harvesting your own firewood. It's an efficient home with a wood-burning insert in the field-stone fireplace in the living/dining area, and a woodstove in the finished basement.

Wildlife abounds. Snow shoe, cross-country ski, hike, or bike right out your front door. Good place for RC (remote control) flying. Tap into the maples for your own maple-syrup supply. Enjoy the small orchard of hazelnut trees, blueberry bushes and apple trees. Relax or dine on the front porch and enjoy the expansive views, or write the great American novel - inspiration awaits you!

See the complete MLS listing here.

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Call (802-730-4343) or write for more information

Catching up...

Ok... I'm so far behind, I'll start with an update here, then I'll catch up with everything since the beginning of February.

  • See my knee update here
  • 'll post a bunch of photos I took since February 3rd
  • During the entire month of March, I spent every Tuesday and Thursday evening, after patrolling all day, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., in an EMT refresher class
  • I continued working with and showing homes and land to many of my real-estate clients
  • My 7th season as a ski patroller ended last Thursday, March 25th
  • Last Saturday evening, my wife, Fran, and I attended the Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol 75th Anniversary Celebration at Spruce Camp at Stowe Mountain Resort. More than 300 people were there, including most of the current and past patrollers from 30 to 40 or more years ago! More here.
  • I took my EMT recertification exam (written and practicals), with many of my fellow patrollers, this past Monday, March 29th
  • I received my Happy Letter from VT EMS yesterday -- I passed with a score of 87%. My EMT license is now valid for another 2 years, until the end of February 2012
  • I'm now going to focus my time exclusively on local-area real estate.

Will 'Echo Boomers' Save the Housing Market?

Echo boomers, the children of baby boomers, will be the salvation of the housing market, Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts. In its annual state of the nation's housing study, the center says that the 75 million Americans born between 1979 and 1995 will mean plenty of demand for housing units.

"There will be 5 million more echo boomers than there were boomers when they first started swelling housing markets," says Eric Belsky, executive director of the Joint Center.

Belsky predicts that once the job market turns around, the housing market will recovery quickly because inventories are close in balance between supply and demand.

But the study warns that while echo boomers will increase demand significantly, they may not drive up prices much because their real incomes are lower than those earned by people a decade older when they entered the job market.

"While fundamentally we see what could be the foundation for long-term recovery, we still have to get through today's challenges," says Nicolas Retsinas, director of the Harvard center.

Sources: CNNMoney.com, Les Christie, and Reuters, Lynn Adler (06/22/2009)