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For more information, visit us at www.hoisingtonvt.com All of the romance of a c. 1800 Vermont farmhouse blends seamlessly with its 2009 addition. 5BR/4BA, modern granite and stainless kitchen, expansive great room with fireplace and Craftsman style details. Elegant first floor master suite. Radiant heat in the addition with cast iron vintage radiators in the original portion of the house. Whole house generator for peace of mind! 2-story horse barn with many possibilities. 6.6 pastoral acres with raised beds, mature landscaping, stone walls and a breathtaking view of the Monument. Once a part of Bennington’s own Fairdale Farms this property is a wonderful piece of our local history!

Listing Agent: Nancy Stagnitti

$495,000

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How to clean up carpet glue

adhesive removers, it’s imperative that you follow the manufacturer instructions. Oftentimes such products instruct users to apply them with a paintbrush or sponge in an attempt to dampen the glue. Once applied, these removers are typically left to sit for a predetermined period of time listed on the package. • Use the right tool. Once the recommended period of time for the remover to set has passed, you can then begin to scrape the glue away. When doing so, be sure to use a plastic putty knife. You may not feel a plastic putty knife can be as effective as a metal alternative, but the plastic won’t scratch or scuff the floor. A plastic putty knife may or may not remove all of the glue, and chances are it won’t. You will still be stuck with some stubborn spots that the putty knife simply can’t remove. When such spots present themselves, apply a little more remover, wait the recommended time for it to set and then use an old towel to wipe away the rest of the glue. This can be hard, but stick with it to ensure the floor looks as good and glue-free as it possibly can. • Allow the floor time to dry. The floor will need time to dry after all of the glue has been removed, so at this point you can call it a day and finish the job the following day. If weather permits, you can expedite the drying process by opening all of the windows. This not only dries the floor more quickly but also allows you to air out the room, which many contain some lingering chemicals left behind by the removers. • Clean the floor. When the floor has dried, you can sweep and vacuum it to make sure it is free of debris. • Sand the floor. While the floor may look beautiful, you will probably still need to sand it. No matter how carefully and effectively you removed the glue, you probably left behind a few scuff marks or noticed a few that likely resulted from the carpet installation. Sanding can remove these blemishes and take you one step closer to enjoying your beautiful and now-glue-free wood floors.

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Many a homeowner has moved into a new home and immediately begun to renovate the place to make it more their own. Carpeting is often the first thing to go when a homeowner is handed the keys to his or her new home, and many a homeowner has pulled up an old carpet only to discover beautiful flooring beneath. Pulling up carpet is a relatively simple task, but carpets that were glued down often leave their mark on the floor, turning even the most appealing hardwood floor into an eyesore covered in hardened clumps of glue. Such remnants may be harder to remove than the actual carpet, but with the right approach and a little elbow grease, homeowners will be enjoying their new hardwood floors sooner rather than later. • Get the glue right. All carpet glues are not the same, so before you can begin to remove the adhesive from the floor you must first determine which type of glue you will be removing, as this can dictate how you proceed with the removal. Tar-based adhesives are dark brown or tan, but if the floor is coated in a yellow-looking substance, then the carpet was glued down with a more general adhesive. • Choose the appropriate removal material. Once you have determined which type of adhesive was used on the floor, visit the hardware store to buy the appropriate removal material. Tar-based adhesives are best removed with mineral spirits, while general adhesives are best removed with a combination of elbow grease and adhesive remover. When removing a general adhesive, first try to scrape or chip off any glue spots. Be gentle when chipping, as you don’t want to scuff your wood floor. Scraping and chipping will likely only do so much, so once you have scraped and chipped as much as you can, you can then use your adhesive remover. Such products tend to be quite flammable, so exercise caution when using them. In addition, adhesive removers can be toxic, so keep the windows open while you’re working so you don’t get lightheaded or begin to feel sick. • Follow the manufacturer instructions. When using mineral spirits or

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READY TO BUY OR RENOVATE?

Five ways to increase home fire safety (MS) — An average of seven Americans die each week as a result of house fires. Most fires METRO CREATIVE occur in residential buildings between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when occupants are most likely to be asleep. Your first line of defense is fire preparedness. Here’s five things you can do to increase your chance of survival in a fire: • Install smoke alarms on every story of your home and outside sleeping areas. Be sure to test them monthly, clean them every six months and replace batteries in spring and fall. Having working fire alarms can cut your chance of dying in a fire in half! • Have a fire escape plan for your family and practice it. A small fire can spread rapidly — you may only have minutes or seconds to escape. When going over the details of your escape plan, check windows and doors to ensure all open easily. Know your local emergency number (911). Never stop to gather belongings or reenter a home after safely outside. • When renovating, consider using fire-rated, noncombustible products. Your choice of insulation, for example, can be vital. Stone wool insulation, resists temperatures up to approximately 2,150 F. When directly exposed to fire, it will not off-gas, contribute to toxic smoke or promote flames. Fireresistant building materials can give you extra time to escape when seconds count. • Purchase a multi-use fire ladder for each bedroom in your home and practice using it. A fire ladder may be your only escape option if flames block critical exits. • Place fire extinguishers on every level of your home, especially in highrisk areas like the kitchen, near fireplaces and in the garage. Use only for small, contained fires that are not spreading rapidly. Know how to operate your extinguisher before an emergency occurs using the PASS method: Pull pin, Aim low, Squeeze lever and Sweep from side to side. The safest option is always to evacuate your home and call for help. Fire prevention measures are a serious matter in every home. Find out how to keep your home and family safe at nfpa.org.

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Grand 5BR/3.5BA Stucco Home in the Village w/professional office potential. Living room w/fireplace, hardwood floors, kitchen & baths updated w/new appliances, granite & tile.

$270,000

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$450,000

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plan, finished lower level, hardwood floors, mountain views.

$429,000 $389,900 Listing Agent: Suzy Yucht

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3BR/3BA home in a desirable neighborhood w/only a short walk to local golf course. Hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces, 2 car garage, and more!

Listing Agent: Kim Warren

Contemporary Cape offering 4BR/3BA on 10 acres. Open floor

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4BR/5.5BA, New England Colonial in fabulous location with 7+ acres. 11 rooms, living and family room both with fireplaces, hardwood floors.

$239,000

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.

$329,500

Listing Agent: Timothy Corcoran II

Gorgeous, one level home with mountain views in Shaftsbury. Meticulous 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2+acres.

$349,000 Listing Agent: Nancy Stagnitti

Do not let this 2,100+ sq. ft. farm house pass you by! 3BR/2BA, 35 acres w/sugaring lines, barn w/horse stalls, garage & workshop space.

The Holden-Russell House of Arlington on the National Register of Historic Places. Offering 3 spacious units, ideal for owner occupancy & income, great Arlington location.

Listing Agent: Kathleen Hoisington

Center hall 4-5BR colonial built in the late 1700’s on 10 acres... Renovated & upgraded, Two story heated barn/garage/ workshop, gorgeous acreage.

$265,000

$349,900

Listing Agent: Suzy Yucht

Listing Agent: Kelley McCarthy

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