real estate burlington vermont condo home: Knock Your Vermont Real Estate Listing Out Of The Park With These Powerful Buzz Words - 09/05/13 03:24 AM
Real Estate sales and marketing in the Greater Burlington Vermont region has been my occupation and passion for more than 30 years. My focus has been on the sales and marketing of condominiums with a generous amount of single family home sales thrown into the mix. Each week I bring information of interest that not only focuses on the local home and condo real estate community but also provides context to the Burlington market in respect to larger market real estate trends. I enjoy feedback and the opportunity to meet my readers and experience their home. The Condo Guy is here … (0 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: Vermont Homes Get a Fresh Coat of Paint - 07/10/13 04:47 AM
Real Estate sales and marketing in the Greater Burlington Vermont region has been my occupation and passion for more than 30 years. My focus has been on the sales and marketing of condominiums with a generous amount of single family home sales thrown into the mix. Each week I bring information of interest that not only focuses on the local home and condo real estate community but also provides context to the Burlington market in respect to larger market real estate trends. I enjoy feedback and the opportunity to meet my readers and experience their home. The Condo Guy is here … (0 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: How to Make Your Garden Flourish - 05/23/13 04:06 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.--> Flowerbeds can be a very attractive addition to any home -- if you have the time to set up and maintain them. Flowerbeds don't necessarily require a profusion of costly flowers that need to be fertilized, mulched, covered during severe weather, and possibly re-planted on a yearly basis.
So put on your green thumb and brave the outdoors this spring. With the tips below, you'll keep your flowerbeds filled and your house looking cheery without a huge money or time … (1 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: May 2013 RealtyTrac Foreclosure Report Shows Strength For The US Housing Market - 05/13/13 03:40 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.--> RealtyTrac recently reported that national foreclosure filings are down while foreclosure filings are seeing marked increases in some states.
There are two systems for foreclosing residential real estate in the United States; judicial and non-judicial foreclosure. The states individually decide which foreclosure process will be followed in their state.
Click Here To Download An Overview Of The Foreclosure Process
Judicial foreclosure requires action by the courts because the mortgage is not written including a "power of sale clause". Judicial foreclosure … (0 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: Weekly Mortgage Rate Update - 04/30/13 03:28 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.--> Mortgage rates fell again last week and are again near record lows. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate for a 15-year fixed rate mortgage did achieve a record low of 2.61 percent as compared to 3.1 percent one year ago. The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 3.40 percent and near the record low of 3.31 percent. Low mortgage rates are helping homeowners with refinancing and are boosting housing markets as more buyers can qualify … (0 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Rate Drops gto 3.49% All Time Low - 09/26/12 04:17 AM
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For the first time in 9 weeks, mortgage rates have made new lows.
According to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate fell 6 basis points to 3.49% this week, tying the all-time low set in late-July. The 15-year fixed rate mortgage also dropped, moving to 2.77%. This, too, marks an all-time low.
The Federal Reserve's plan to pressure mortgage rates down may be working.
However, depending on where you live, your access to … (3 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: The Feds Statemens in Plain English - 09/14/12 02:45 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.-->The Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its current target range of 0.000-0.250 percent Thursday. For the eighth consecutive meeting, the vote was nearly unanimous.
Just one FOMC member, Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker, dissented in the 9-1 vote.
The Fed Funds Rate has been near zero percent since December 2008. 
In its press release, the Federal Reserve noted that the U.S. economy has been expanding "at a moderate pace" in recent months, … (4 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: Improving Market Index September 2012 - 09/13/12 04:26 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.-->The number of U.S. housing markets showing "measurable and sustained growth" has increased by 19 this month, according to the National Association of Homebuilders' Improving Market Index.
The Improving Market Index is a monthly report meant to identify U.S. markets in which economic growth is occurring broadly -- not just in terms of home prices.
The IMI's conclusions are based on three separately-collected data series, each from a different division of the U.S. government and each tied to specific local economic … (0 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: What's Ahead for Mortgages - 09/11/12 04:09 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.-->Mortgage markets worsened slightly in last week's holiday-shortened week. As expected, Wall Street took its cues from Europe and from the U.S. jobs market, and mortgage rates moved across a wide range.
Home buyers and would-be refinancing households were greeted with wildly varying mortgage rates, depending on which day they loan-shopped.
According to Freddie Mac's weekly mortgage rate survey, 30-year fixed rate mortgage rates averaged 3.55% nationwide last week, with an accompanying 0.7 discount points.
That is, until Thursday's meeting of … (1 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: New Fees for Mortgages - 09/10/12 05:14 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.-->Beginning as soon as next week, new, mandatory mortgage fees will push mortgage rates higher nationwide. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are raising their respective "guarantee fees".
Guarantee fees are fees that mortgage-backed securities providers charge to lenders for mortgage-related services including the bundling, selling and reporting of mortgage-backed bonds. 
Guarantee fees are also used to insure providers against credit-related losses.
As announced by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, effective for all conforming loans delivered to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, beginning … (1 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: Exitsing Home Sales Rise - 08/24/12 04:10 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.-->Home resales climbed 2% last month as the housing market continues its measured, steady recovery.
According to the National Association of REALTORS®, Existing Home Sales rose to 4.47 million units in July on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis.
An "existing home" is a home that cannot be classified as new construction and, despite a reduction in the national homes inventory, the number of previously-occupied homes sold in July was higher by 10% as compared to one year ago.
The Existing Home Sales also … (1 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: Single-Family Housing Starts Remain Strong - 08/22/12 03:37 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.-->The market for newly-built homes remains strong.
As reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, July featured 502,000 single-family housing starts nationwide on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, marking the fourth straight month during which single-family starts posted north of one-half million.
The last time this milestone occurred was in the four months ending April 2010 -- the last month of that year's federal home buyer tax credit.
A "housing start" is a home on which construction has started and the rise in single-family … (1 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: How to Fix Water-Damaged Floors - 08/21/12 04:14 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.-->For homeowners with hardwood flooring, a little bit of in-home water can do a whole lot of damage. Over prolonged periods of time, water can warp, buckle, and/or cup hardwood flooring, leading to an expensive and time-consuming repair process.
Not all warped woodwork requires replacement, though. Some warped floors can be fixed as a DIY project using nothing but a dehumidifier and time. The key is to identify -- and rectify -- the water damage issue quickly.
Your first step is to … (1 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: Foreclosure Pipelines Re-Filling Nationwide - 08/13/12 05:22 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.-->Foreclosure pipelines are re-filling nationwide.
According to data from RealtyTrac, a national foreclosure-tracking firm, the number of foreclosure filings dipped below 192,000 in July 2012, a 3 percent decrease from the month prior.
RealtyTrac defines a "foreclosure filing" as any foreclosure-related action, including a Notice of Default, a Scheduled Auction, or a Bank Repossession.
July marks the 22nd straight month during which foreclosure filings fell on a year-over-year basis. At some point soon, however, that streak may end. This is because, … (0 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: Plan for a Labor Day Move - 08/08/12 03:47 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.-->Planning to make a late-August purchase closing? Keep an eye on your calendar. The last Friday of this month coincides with Labor Day Weekend, which may make for a complicated, end-of-month closing.
If you're planning to close on, or around, August 31, 2012, plan ahead. Leaving anything to the proverbial last minute could delay your closing by hours in a best-case scenario, and by days in a worst-case.
This is because Labor Day is among the most popular vacation times of the … (9 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: How Well Do You Conserve Water - 08/07/12 03:27 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.-->How well do you conserve water?
The government's EPA estimates that the average family of four uses 146,000 gallons of water per year, at a cost of $700. With just a few small changes, however, that cost could drop by as much as 28%.
You'll save on more than just your water bill, too. You may save on taxes.
This is because water management is often handled at the municipal level and as water usage grows, so does the need for … (1 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: How To Kill Bacteria in Your Kitchen - 07/31/12 04:54 AM
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Within homes, the kitchen is often the most "used" room in the house. It's a meeting place for meals, for conversation, and for family. Unfortunately, that makes it a meeting place for bacteria, as well.
Along with bathrooms, kitchens are the most bacteria-heavy rooms in a home. Kitchens require a good, daily cleaning. This 4-minute interview on NBC's The Today Show shows you how to do it.
Using ordinary household cleansers and some elbow grease, you'll learn :
Why … (1 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: Home Values Rise .8% in May - 07/27/12 04:09 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.-->The housing market's bottom is 9 months behind us. Home values continue to climb nationwide.
According to the Federal Home Finance Agency's Home Price Index, home values rose 0.8% in May on a monthly, seasonally-adjusted basis. May's reading marks the sixth time in seven months that home values rose.
Values are now higher by 4 percent since the market's October 2011 bottom.
As a home buyer or seller, though, it's important to understand what the Home Price Index measures. Or, more specifically, … (2 comments)

real estate burlington vermont condo home: How to Clean a Faucet Aerator - 07/24/12 03:50 AM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Bill Desautels and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.-->Typically found at the tip of indoor water faucets, water aerators split a single water stream into droplets, slowing the overall water flow and reducing the degree of "splashing".
Homes with aerated faucets use up to 50% less water than homes without. However, aerated faucets can lose their effectiveness over time if they're not cleaned at least periodically.
This is because aerators can collect and trap particles including minerals deposits and grit, depending on the make-up of your home's water supply.
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real estate burlington vermont condo home: Foreclosure Changes in June 2012 - 07/18/12 04:32 AM
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The number of U.S. homes receiving foreclosure notices topped one million through the first six months of 2012, according to RealtyTrac.
There were 1.046 million foreclosure filings between January - June 2012, says the foreclosure-tracking firm in its Midyear 2012 Foreclosure Market Report. The tally represents a 2 percent increase from the immediate six months prior.
A "foreclosure filing" includes all of the following foreclosure-related actions : (1) Default notices, (2) Scheduled auctions, and (3) Bank repossessions. 
One notable fact from within … (12 comments)

 
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