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    COVID has changed our lives and how we want to live

    COVID continues to affect our world and lives in many ways, leaving us separated from many of the people, places and things that we love and value. What it's led us to see more clearly is that we may want to live differently, in a space that better fits our needs. Well, the good news is that the market remains active and home prices remain strong, while interest rates remain low. A win/win for sellers and buyers.

    https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2020/10/22/home-values-projected-to-keep-rising/?utm_campaign=&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Facebook&utm_content=DailyBlog

    2020 Market Reports

    Changes to the market year over year: 

    • New Listings decreased 15.0 percent for Single Family homes but increased 27.3 percent for townhouse-Condo properties.
    • Pending sales increased 24.6 percent for Single Family homes and increased 53.6 percent for townhouse-Condo properties.
    • Inventory decreased 44.2 percent for Single Family homes and 40.1 percent for townhouse-condo properties.
    • The median sales price was up 10.6 percent to $350,000 for Single Family homes and increased 4.7 percent to $269,725 for townhouse-condo properties.
    • Closed sales decreased 2.7 percent for Single Family properties and increased 38.0 percent for townhouse-condo properties.
    • Average days on market increased 12 percent or to 56 days for Single Family homes and decreased 35.6 percent or 29 days for the townhouse-condo market.
    • Month’s supply of inventory decreased 46.8 percent for Single Family units and decreased 48.1 percent for townhouse-condo units.

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      Step back in time! 341 West Shore Road in South Hero where time stands still at this camp and family compound.

      You'll think you've gone back in time when you wander through this long-time family camp compound in South Hero, Vermont on the shores of Lake Champlain! Multiple buildings, including numerous bedrooms for family and friends; a large boathouse and separate garage; and expansive lake frontage for easy water access. Beautiful wooded sanctuary on Chippen Point is truly a refuge from daily life.

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        Put your mask on!

        Stay safe and healthy: Wear your mask! Nina's been making masks for our co-workers, families, friends, hospital workers and caregivers of the children of Burlington School District's essential employees. When people ask how much? She says nothing and instead recommends a donation to the Cancer Patient Support Foundation. All good, all around! Visit www.cpsf.org 

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