Stowe, VT Real Estate News

By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
This morning was a beautiful fall morning in Stowe, Vermont with plenty of beautiful foliage on the trees and plenty of beautiful SNOW on the mountain.  Yes, SNOW on October 17th. Ski season will be arriving soon! Remember, if you would like to buy or sell real estate in the Stowe or Burlington areas, please contact Mark and Lisa at Catamount Realty Group.  Enjoy the photos!
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe Vermont Foliage Arts Festival - Annual Event - October 2010 The Stowe Foliage Arts Festival is one of my favorite annual events.  The Craftproducers present the event which is located at the Topnotch Field in Stowe.  The weekend it is held is usually at the peak of the Stowe foliage season.  Not only are visitors treated to the natural beauty surrounding the event, they are overwhelmed by exhibitors' products which range from paintings, jewelry, and pottery to music and food.  This year did not disappoint me.  The sky was blue, the fall colors were at peak on Mt. Mansfield, and the temperature was in the 60's.  I arrived early - 10:00 a.m. - before the masses of tourists showed up.  As Craftproducers say "The artists and artisans who display at the show have put their heart and so...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Robinson Springs, Stowe, Vermont - Real Estate Robinson Springs is a very special subdivision located in the mountains of Stowe, Vermont.  Because of it's elevation, the views of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest mountain, are magificant.  Although not all home sites have this view, most have incredible mountain vista views. The development was initially approved in the 1980's.   Robinson Springs consists of approximately 650 acres and is divided by 6 phases of permit approvals.  The lot sizes range between 2 acres to 34 acres.  Each lot has a conservation zone to protect owners' privacy and the natural environment.  The conservation zone is approximately 40% of the total development. There is network of trails throughout Robinson Springs.  The trails meander through the entire acreage o...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
The British Invasion in Stowe, Vermont - September 17-19, 2010 For the past 20 years, Stowe Vermont has hosted the British Invasion.  Stowe's typical cars - Subarus and Chevys - become outnumbered by hundreds of tiny British cars - many with their tops down.  The owners drive around with scarves, British hats and flags.  It's quite a site for our local eyes!  The British Invasion is North America's largest British Classic Sports Car event.  It is traditionally held in mid-September just before our prime foliage season. This year, the weather was perfect!  Sunny, a tad cool, with touches of autumn color peeking through.  There were tourists from all over the world for the event. The show itself featured Bentleys, Austin Healeys, Aston Martins, MGs, Morgans, Triumphs and Rolls Royces.  A ...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe Vermont Real Estate - Just Listed Homes and Condos since 8/27/2010 Click on the map below to see Stowe Vermont Homes and Condos listed since August 25, 2010.  If you would like information about these properties  or others within the Stowe, Waterbury, Morrisville, Elmore, Hyde Park and Johnson areas.     CLICK ON MAP FOR LISTINGS: 
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe Vermont Real Estate Market - Homes, Condos and Land - Market Report as of September 1,2010 It's been some time since I wrote a report about the Stowe Real Estate Market Trends.  Mostly because I was not quite comfortable with the data and needed more time to evaluate it.  Overall, the sales of Homes in Stowe have definitely increased over 2009.  Stowe condo sales are about on par with 2009 and Stowe Land Sales also seem to be on track.  The sales in this report are based on our MLS system and therefore do not include for sale by owners.  CLICK ON THE CHARTS for a LARGER VERSION. STOWE HOME SALES:  STOWE HOME SALES 2009 CHART Number of Homes Sold: 46Average List Price:  $603,757 Median List Price:   $494,000Average Sale Price: $542,022Median Sale Price:  $456,250Average Price Per T...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe Vermont Real Estate - Just Listed Homes and Condos - August 21, 2010 Click on the Map Below to see homes and condos just listed since August 17th, 2010. If you have interest in any of these properties or if you would like to be set up to receive updates on new listings in Stowe, Vermont - or Waterbury, Morristown, Elmore, and Hyde Park, let me know.  I'd be happy to keep you updated!
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe Vermont Arts Festival - July 30-August 1, 2010 I was able to go to the Stowe Arts Festival on Sunday, August 1st.  The weather was gorgeous and attendance was great.  I saw some great crafts and artwork - as usual.  The Taste of Stowe part was incredible.  They had everything from Roasted Pork to Pizza to Macroons!  What a treat.  Although it's hard to think of Christmas this time of year, I did find a few "Vermont" type gifts.  I also enjoyed some of the food samples the vendors had. Took some photos and prepared the slideshow below.   
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe, Vermont - The Taste of Stowe Arts Festival 2010 This event is one of my favorite Stowe happenings.  Three days of great food, crafts, artwork and music under tents at Topnotch Resort! The Taste of Stowe Arts Festival kicks off the Stowe Summer Arts Festival week - which is 10 days of arts including fine arts, performance, craft and culinary arts.  The Helen Day Art Center curates a selection of local fine artists who present at the show.     The Participants in this year's Arts Festival include: Ann Street Bailey StudioAlena BotanicaBeth NetelkosChepe CuadraJackie MangioneJerry RalyaJoseph CollierLisa Forster BeachMarion DesjordinsPJ HammondSally NelsonSeven Star ArtSnowflakes by StuVermont Glass DesignsAmalia VeralliBarbara EdedahlEarth Bridge ArtsJane & Pierre DesjardinsJess Gr...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe Vermont - Hot Air Balloon Festival We have lived in Stowe since 1987 and I have never officially attended the Hot Air Balloon Festival held every July in Stowe, Vermont.   It's easy enough to see the balloons as you drive around but I have never paid to be in the "show" area.  This year, my son and I decided to really see it.  What a difference it is to be close up and experience the sounds and visual unbelievable colors.  It was almost too much to take in! I took many photos from the everning show and morning show and put them together in a slide show.  It was hard to eliminate as many as I did, but after awhile, they started to look the same.... Hope you enjoy the photos and music!   If you are interested in Stowe Vermont Real Estate for Sale, Check out these Links: Stowe Homes ...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
STOWE, VERMONT - 4th of July Fireworks Display You could not have ordered a more perfect day for Stowe Vermont's Firework Events and Show!  It had been sunny and downright hot - almost 90 degrees during the day.  We arrived at the Town Events Field around 8:00 p.m.  There were plenty of folks already there enjoying the food, music, vendors, and activities.  Many were from out of town visiting for the 4th of July weekend.  Of course, there were plenty of "locals" enjoying the evening too. The Stowe Recreation Department organized the event and did an incredible job!  Many activities and vendors were on hand.  The kids had plenty to do while they awaited the firework show.  I have always found photographing fireworks to be a bit challenging.  Several shots did come out well enough to shar...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
July 4th, 2010 in Stowe, Vermont July 4th is packed with many activities this year.  They include: 10:00 a.m. - The Moscow Parade - Moscow Village's "very local" event.  It's also one of the shortest parades in American.  Today's parade was festival as always.  It featured the Ladies Marching Band (you have to be a resident of the Moscow area), political floats, animals, and Stowe Fire Engines, Rescue Vehicles, and my favorite - the sand/dirt truck which I love to see after a winter storm.  Below is a slide show of photos I took today.  Hope you enjoy them!     11:00-5 p.m. - Old Fashioned Village Festival - Party with street performers and musicians. 11:00 - 7 p.m. - Seven Miles of Sales - from the Village and along the Mountain Road. Noon:  The Stowe "World's Shorteset Marathon" - 1.7...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Fox Hill Condos - Stowe, Vermont Located at 685 Cottage Club Road, Stowe, Vermont. Fox Hill Condos are well located off the Mountain Road on Cottage Club Road.  They enjoy great access to Stowe Mountain Resort and Stowe Village.  They are also more private than most condos as they are about 3/4 of a mile up Cottage Club Road.  There are 5 Buildings - each contains 7-8 condos.  Each building has it's own owners association.  The condo fees range from $180 - $200 a month.  They cover road maintenance, mowing, plowing, exterior portions of each unit, in-ground swimming pool, and other common area maintenance.  The age of the buildings range from 1968 to 1972.  Each unit has 3 levels.  The standard floor plan has the kitchen/dining/living area on the main level, two bedrooms and a full bath...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe's car shows keep the summer rolling By IZZI BENDALL Hundreds of antique cars were on display during Stowe's 2009 Annual Antique and Classic Car Show. JEFF YEAGER Stowe, Vermont, might not be the most obvious of car enthusiast destinations, but it should be this summer. Stowe will host six different car events. While two, the British Invasion of Stowe and the Antique and Classic Car Show, are designed for public viewing, the remaining four are focused particularly on enthusiasts. Known to some as the godfather of motorsports events in Stowe, Chris Francis is the man behind several of the events. "Cars are such an interesting part of our lives, although some people don't necessarily realize it," said Francis, who moved from England to Stowe in 1983. "They are an integral part of our...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe Hollow - Stowe, Vermont Stowe Hollow is an area within Stowe that is one of the favored locations for single family homes.  It is characterized by homes ranging from ranches, to capes, to contemporary.  Most homes have at least 3-5 acres of land.  The Stowe Hollow area gradually elevates up the Worcester Mountain Range which gives many properties views towards Mt. Mansfield and Trapp Family Lodge.  Also, it is located so that there are several ways in and out for access to Stowe Village or lower Stowe Village or right into Waterbury Center.  Most of the homes are occupied by primary residents with a healthy mix of vacation home owners. Also, most properties are not involved with home owner associations.  Most roads are maintained by the Town of Stowe.  Covenants are usually minima...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe Vermont - Selected Location for HGTV's 2011 Dream Home: HGTV announced today that Stowe, Vermont is the location for their 2011 Dream Home.    Stowe Vermont The 15th annual HGTV Dream Home will be located at Spruce Peak in Vermont's Stowe Mountain Resort, amid emerald-green rolling hills, winding roads and picturesque ski slopes. The custom-designed home will blend rustic mountain appeal with modern architecture. Created with the bold, innovative ideas that make HGTV Dream Homes so exciting and unique, it includes three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and wonderfully creative living spaces. The home site is nestled in the gaze of the magnificent Mt. Mansfield, with its breathtaking scenery and invigorating outdoor activities. During the winter, visitors and...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe Vermont AREA - MLS Condo Search   The Stowe, Vermont area has many different condo/townhome projects.  Each is unique in its offerings.  Some considerations to keep in mind when purchasing a condo are: Association Fees - How much are they and what do they cover? Condo Bylaws Amenities - What are the amenities (pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, etc.)?  Pets Allowed? Rentals Allowed and/or Limited? Location - good for rentals? Full Ownership? or Quartershare/Fractional Share? Below are searches based on each project. STOWE CONDOS AND TOWNHOMES: Adams Mill Townhomes - off Moscow RoadCopley Woodlands - Stowe Village  Covered Bridge Townhomes - off Mountain Road       Brook Road       McLane Road  Depot Street - Stowe Village Area Fox Hill - Stowe Mountain Road - Cottage Club Road Hill C...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
New Emergency Services Center - Open House June 5, 2010 A Public Open House was held today to the Stowe Emergency Services Center.  Stowe town voters approved the new public safety center in March of 2008.  Various proposals had been rejected in 2004, 2005 and 2007.  The building is spacious with about 27,976 square foot.  This includes an 11,00 square foot garage and 13,000 square feet for office and storage space, meeting rooms, bunks, kitchen, and offices for the officers. It houses the Stowe Police Department, Stowe Mountain Rescue, Stowe Fire Department, Emergency Management and the Department of Emergency Medical Services.    The meeting room, conference room and kitchen can be used by the public.  What is really amazing is that it was built on time and within the total budgeted a...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
 Stowe Land Trust - Stowe, Vermont The mission of the Stowe Land Trust is dedicated to the conservation of scenic, recreational, and productive farm and forest lands for the benefit of the greater Stowe community.  The concept of the Stowe Land Trust evolved in 1986 when Johannes van Trapp, George Rau, and John McVickar became conerned about a rumored development  for a 235 acre parcel.  Eventually a local Stowe Group was incorporated as a non-profit organization which became know as "Friends of Stowe Conservation".  In 1988 the organization successfully convinced the Stowe voters at Town Meeting to approve the acquisition and bonding of the Mayo Farm.  Since it's beginning, Stowe Land Trust has been responsible for preserving many parcels including Sunset Rock, the Moscow Recreation Fi...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
JOBS and EMPLOYMENT Opportunities in the Stowe, Vermont Area This is an attempt to locate all possible web sites and sources to help you find employment.  It does seem that word of mouth is still the best method for many of the local jobs.  Hopefully, this will be a good starting point for you.   Stowe Reporter - comes out every Thursday    Monster.com   JobsInVT.com     News & Citizen - out of the Morrisville area.  Comes out every Tuesday      Waterbury Record - Comes out every Thursday     Burlington Free Press - Daily Newspaper     State of Vermont I hope you found this source of sources helpful.  Other useful information about employment:   Vermont Minimum Wage Vermont Unemployment compared to the 50 States:  Click on map for interactive fields  If you are looking for real estate, ...
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