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WELCOME DECEMBER 2018

For more information, visit us at www.hoisingtonvt.com One of Old Bennington’s premier properties. Cape Cod style home with amazing views on 1.85 acres blends seamlessly with the 18th and 19th century homes lining Monument Avenue. Gracious living room with fireplace overlooking the beautiful setting and Mt. Anthony. Four bedrooms, including master suite, and 3 additional baths. Partially finished basement with historical, folk art mural. Floor plan invites many options for entertaining and living!

Listing Agent: Kelley McCarthy & Timothy Corcoran

$375,000

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 | Welcome Homes

Lighting is a key component of curb appeal Curb appeal can affect prospective buyers’ perception of a home. When addressing curb appeal, homeowners may be inclined to focus on features that are easily seen from the street during the day. But what can a homeowner do to improve on his or her home’s nighttime aesthetic? Outdoor lighting is one aspect of curb appeal that is often overlooked, advises the home improvement experts at The Spruce. Homeowners may fail to recognize the importance of how proper illumination can provide their homes with a warm glow and make it look beautiful after the sun has set. For example, think of how cozy and inviting neighborhoods appear during the holiday season when homes are strung with

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twinkling lights. Homeowners can replicate that look all year long with lighting elements. Lighting for evening hours also helps maintain a safe environment for people who are visiting the property. Illuminating walkways and doorways provides a clearly visible and safe path to and from the home.

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The following are a few ways to improve outdoor lighting.

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• Focus on architectural features. Outdoor lighting can focus on the external features of the home’s architectural style. Use light to draw attention to interesting gables, dramatic roof lines, dormers, or curved entryways. • Play up landscaping. Stylish lighting can highlight trees, shrubs, pathways, gardens, and all of the elements of softscapes and hardscapes on a property. The lighting experts say that soft lighting can make homes feel warm and cozy. Uplighting trees or other elements can add a dramatic effect. • Light up all doors. Make sure that doors, both entry and garage, are properly lit for ease of entry and egress from the home. A home and personal security resource says a home burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the United States. Installing motion-activated lights or lights on timers can deter break-ins. Consider using home automation to control porch lights and other outdoor lights remotely, if necessary. • Create entertaining areas. Outdoor lighting can be used to extend the hours residents can spend outside. This is great for entertaining and can be an excellent selling point. Homeowners are urged not to overlook outdoor lighting as a vital part of their plan to improve curb appeal.


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Simple, inexpensive staging strategies

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Staging has long been part of selling a home, and for good reason. When selling a home, it makes sense for sellers to make their homes as appealing as possible, even if a recent study indicates that staging may not compel buyers to offer more money. Researchers at Old Dominion University and Johns Hopkins University found that staging did not have a significant effect on the actual revealed market value of a property. However, homeowners should not interpret that as a reason to skip staging. In fact, the study’s authors note that staging gave buyers more favorable impressions of a property, which might accelerate the selling process. Staging a home need not be difficult. In fact, homeowners can employ several simple and inexpensive staging strategies to entice buyers to make offers on their homes. • Clear out the clutter, especially in bathrooms and closets. Clear out the clutter in each room in the house before hosting an open house. Note that it’s not just bedrooms and living rooms that should be made to look open, spacious and clutter-free. A luxurious, hotel-quality bathroom that’s open and airy can impress buyers, as can organized closets that are not jam packed with clothing, shoes and other wardrobe items that have a tendency to take over closets the longer someone lives in a home. • Let the sun shine in. A home that’s bright and airy tends to appear more spacious and livable than one in which the windows and blinds are closed. Before hosting an open house, open the blinds and crack some windows if the weather permits. • Start right inside the front door. A welcoming, clutter-free foyer or primary entryway makes a strong first impression, immediately giving buyers an idea of what it will be like to welcome their own friends and family into a home should they buy it. If you hang your coats on a coat rack in a foyer or entryway that does not have a closet, remove the coat rack before hosting an open house. Coat racks can make the space feel cramped. If there’s room, place a small table and bench just inside the door. • Take care of the yard. You only get one chance to make a first impression, and the first thing buyers will see when they pull up outside your house is the exterior of your home. Landscaping is important, and a well-maintained yard suggests to buyers that owners have taken pride in their homes, and that may extend inside the home. Make sure the grass is freshly cut, shrubs and trees have been trimmed, bald spots in the lawn have been addressed, and exterior living spaces have been cleaned and cleared of clutter. Staging a home sounds complicated. But there are various simple and inexpensive ways to make a home more attractive to prospective buyers.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 | Welcome Homes

Your Hometown Realtor since 1968 WP NE

Idyllic and private 4BR/2BA home on 22.10 acres. Passive solar, architecturally designed by owner. Open concept on main level. Pond, stream, meadows and woodlands.

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4BR/3BA, renovated farm house, new siding, hardwood floors, attached garage and separate garage with work shop.

$175,000

$399,500

Listing Agent: Kelley McCarthy

Don’t miss this home! Spectacular views, quality construction, 3,458 sq ft of living space, open floor plan, hardwood floors, custom kitchen, 2 car heated garage, in-ground pool. 7.78 acres of must see!

$499,000

Listing Agent: Nancy Stagnitti

Listing Agent: Joyce Scarey

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Stunning Converted Barn with Incomparable Views!!! Large scaled open spaces, Gourmet quality kitchen, 2 car garage, 2 story attached guest cottage.

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Multi family home located in a nice neighborhood. Newly painted 2nd Floor 2BR unit, 1st Floor 1BR unit w/ office & enclosed porch.

$550,000

Listing Agent: Kathleen Hoisington

$129,900

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unique finishes and features!

$263,200 Listing Agent: Kelley McCarthy

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c. 1860 3BR/1.5BA farmhouse with charming L Shaped Porch. Original 2 story barn, studio & 2 car garage on 67.50 acres w/ lands dedicated to non-development through the Agricultural/ Forest Preserve.

$295,000

Listing Agent: Nancy Woltman

2-bedroom condos overlook historic mill pond. Each with

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5BR/2BA cape with roughly 1800 finished SQ. FT. Eat in Kitchen/Dining, newer furnace, some Hardwood floors, nice outdoor patio, garage.

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Well maintained Contemporary residence on 34 private acres Shaftsbury. 3BR/4BA, living room w/fireplace, hard wood floors, updated kitchen, mountain views.

$169,500

$380,000

Listing Agent: Timothy Corcoran II

Listing Agent: Suzy Yucht

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