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WELCOME JULY 2019

For more information, visit us at www.hoisingtonvt.com Terrific Old Bennington 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with numerous updates offering lots of light and wood floors throughout. Large eat in kitchen, Butler’s pantry, dining room, Living room with fireplace, 2 enclosed sun porches and 2 covered porches, wonderful built ins, first floor laundry, fantastic walk up newly insulated attic, renovated baths and fantastic Master Suite. All rolled into one little gem waiting patiently for her next steward.

Listing Agent: Suzy Yucht

$334,000

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Home improvement projects provide homeowners with a chance to put their own stamp on their homes. In addition, many such projects make homes safer and, in some instances, more eco-friendly. The opportunity to make a home more comfortable, safer and/or more eco-friendly entices many homeowners to open their wallets. In fact, the Home Improvement Research Institute estimates that the home improvement products market will grow by more than 5 percent in 2018. Homeowners might experience some sticker shock when researching home improvement projects or receiving estimates from contractors. But there are ways for budget-conscious homeowners to transform their homes and still make the most of their home improvement dollars. • Do your homework. Each year, Remodeling magazine publishes its “Cost vs. Value Report,” a comprehensive study of 21 popular remodeling projects in 149 United States markets. The report notes the value each project retains at resale in 100 markets across the country. Homeowners who want to get the strongest return on investment can access the “Cost vs. Value Report” (www.remodeling.how.net) to see which home improvement projects are best suited for them. • Do some of the labor yourself. Homeowners willing to swing a hammer also can stretch their home improvement dollars. For example, the home improvement resource

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No. 1325.........$142,900

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Shaftsbury, VT 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 3 Car Garage 6.60 Acres

No. 392.......$179,700

LARGE HOME, HISTORIC LOCATION Old Bennington, VT 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 2 Car Detached Garage & Carriage Barn No. 1312....….$495,000

SIMPLY STUNNING

Shaftsbury, VT 3 Bedrooms 2 and Half Bathrooms 2 Car Attached Garage 2.24 Acres No. 1674........$334,900

POWNAL LOCATION Pownal, VT 2 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms 3 Car Detached Garage 1.70 Acres

No. 1344.........$189,900

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Bennington, VT 4 Bedroom 1.5 Bathrooms Rear deck Dead End Street No. 2374......$219,900

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Bennington, VT 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1 Car Detached Garage Great neighborhood No. 390.........$239,900

No. 222........$369,900

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Pownal, VT 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2 Car Detached Garage 2.12 Acres No. 2362.........$135,900

LARGE SHAFTSBURY HOME

Shaftsbury, VT 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bathroom 1 Car Detached Garage

No. 2585.........$139,900

No. 1837 ...….$114,900

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Manchester, VT 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bathroom 2 Car Attached Garage Private Location No. 2232.........$295,000

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No. 1607.........$129,700

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No. 2213 ...….$249,900

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There are 3 agents in our office that specialize and only work with people interested in purchasing homes. These “buyer specialists” can assist in every facet of your purchase...at no cost to you! Call to schedule your showing or consultation with a buyer specialist today!

802-442-3344

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Bennington, VT 4+ Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2 Acres 2 Car Attached No. 1235.........$329,900

UNIQUE CONDO

Bennington, VT 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms 2nd and 3rd floor

No. 454.......$124,900

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Bennington, VT 4 Beedrooms 2 Bathrooms Basement Garage

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Shaftsbury, VT 3 Bedrooms 1.5 Bathrooms 1.34 Acres

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Shaftsbury, VT 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathroom 3 Car Detached Garage 10.28 Acres No. 886.........$219,900

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Bennington, VT 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Shed

No. 870...........$69,900

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No. 1527.........$189,900

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Old Bennington, VT 4 Bedroom 2.5 Bathroom 1 Car Basement Garage

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be applied at precisely the right time. The right time to apply them depends on weather patterns. For example, Lowes notes that homeowners who live in regions that might have experienced warmer than usual winters will probably need to apply the herbicides earlier than usual. While the manufacturer instructions should always be followed when applying herbicides, it’s essential that homeowners take weather patterns into consideration as well. • Wait until the ground temperature rises above 60 F. Applying herbicides when the ground temperature is below 60 F might render the products ineffective. Gauging soil temperature can be tricky, but Lowes advises monitoring shrubs and trees on the property. Once shrubs begin to bloom and trees bud, herbicide can be applied. • Wait when treating newly seeded lawns. Pre-emergent herbicides might kill new grass seedlings, so homeowners with newly seeded lawns should wait until they have mowed their lawns three times before applying a herbicide. • Emphasize uniform application. If a herbicide is not applied uniformly across the lawn, crabgrass can establish itself and ultimately spread to the rest of the lawn. • Do not thatch or aerate after applying a herbicide. Thatching or aerating a lawn after applying a herbicide might break the product’s chemical barrier, thereby rendering it ineffective. Crabgrass can quickly spread on an untreated lawn. A proactive approach that prevents its growth can keep lawns looking great through summer.

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Peace and privacy! 2.29 acres, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Nice yard & woods w/plenty of room to garden, play, or room for pets.

3-4BR/1BA Ranch on .28 acre w/1,176 finished sq. ft. Deck, partially finished basement, Spacious backyard.

$169,000 Listing Agent: Ted Bird

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4BR/2BA, Large master ensuite, hardwood floors in most rooms. Some work has been done but more work is needed. Kitchen in need of re-hab. Under house garage & storage.

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Off the beaten path, on 3 private acres, 5BR/4BA, 2,800+ SF in North Bennington. Hardwood floors, central air, fireplace, patio w/stone Bar-B-Q. Make your move now!

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4BR/5BA Colonial w/potential in-law suite on 6 acres. Hardwood floors, Chef’s kitchen, 3 car garage, walking distance to Shaftsbury State Park.

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Charming 4BR/1.5BA house, walking distance to downtown. New roof, hardwood floors throughout. Two-car garage.

$149,500

$174,900 Listing Agent: Nancy Stagnitti

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Colonial Style 4BR/3BA Home on 1.88 acres in a sought-after neighborhood in Shaftsbury! Custom kitchen, stone fireplace, master bedroom suite. Come take a look!!!

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Meticulous, turnkey 3BR/2BA property on 1.74 very private

One-of-a-kind, custom built home on 7 acres

acres in Arlington... Fine details throughout, 2-car heated

in Shaftsbury. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths.

garage, new pool and hot tub, mature landscaping.

$249,900

$295,000 Listing Agent: Kelley McCarthy

Listing Agent: Nancy Stagnitti

Kathleen Hoisington - 379-1656 • Kim Warren - (518) 944-4620 • Joyce Scarey - 688-7243 • Suzy Yucht - 688-9314 • Kelley McCarthy - 802-779-4115 • Nancy Stagnitti - 518-258-0318 TimCorcoran - 688-6279 • Ted Bird, Commercial Agent - 379-1144 • LindaMcLenithan 802-375-3632 • Lori Hurley - 508-320-9014 • NancyWoltman - 802-345-8095 • Phil Lewis - 681-5848

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