Stowe, VT Real Estate News

By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
            This is a view of some of the ski trails at Stowe Mountain Resort.  This photo is taken from Spruce Peak looking back at Mt. Mansfield.  Don't they look steep from this angle???!!! Stowe is such a beautiful place to live and play all seasons of the year!  Come visit!
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By David Laven, Vermont Realty Team
(KW Vermont)
The mountains near Burlington, VT are part of the Green Mountains and are well known for their skiing, hiking and other winter and summer activities.  We wanted to provide some information on the four peaks in the range, some more well-known than others.  The name of the state of Vermont itself is said to come from the french les Verts Monts, meaning "The Green Mountains".  Whether you own real estate in Vermont or are looking to buy property near the ski resorts (like near Stowe, for example) or other attractions, education on this topic can be quite useful to a smart Vermont home purchaser.  The Top four peaks in the range are as follows: 1. Mt. Mansfield - 4,395 feet - The highest point in VT - known for the ski resort Stowe, the Long Trail and, of course, the mountain's face-like fe...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Depot Street Malt Shop is one of my favorite places to visit in Stowe, Vermont.  This olde fashioned ice cream parlor is decorated in a 1950's theme with black and white photos and memorabilia. My favorite ice cream is their Black Raspberry.  It is great on a cone or in an ice cream soda.  I was very happy to see that they announced today that they are adding two new flavors - Raspberry Yogurt with Chocolate Chips which sounds absolutely heavenly along with a creamy caramel crunch.  Both flavors are made by Wilcox Ice Cream in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.  What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Balloon Festival will take place from July 12th to July 14th at the Stoweflake Resort in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. There are five balloon launches planned.  The opening of the event is at 4:00 on Friday with live music beginning at 5:00 and the mass ascent twilight balloon launch planned for 6:30.  The festivities repeat at the same times on Saturday.  There will also be two sunrise launches at 6:30 on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Admission is complimentary for the morning launches.  Evening admission to the festival is $10 for adults.  Children under 12 are admitted for free.  This is the 27th year of the festival.  There will be two bands playing as well as delicious food and a beer/wine garden. For the adventurous, a hot air balloon ride will cost you $275.  A tethered as...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
The Stowe Library Book Sale will be held from July 9th through July 29th, 2013 from 9 am until dusk on the porch and grounds of the library.  Over 25 categories of books are presented at the sale along with audio books, cds and dvds.  Many items can be purchased for as little as $1 and $3 a bagful for children's books. While some books are donations of the library, the majority of books for this fundraiser are made available through donations from members of the community. What better way to beat the summer heat than to relax next to a babbling brook or one of Stowe's many beautiful waterfalls and relax with a good book.  Or sit alongside the Stowe Rec Path to read your book whole glancing up once in a while at the many beautiful views.  Or curl up in a hammock to relax with your new r...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
  Stowe Area Homes Sales Show Significant Improvement - 2nd Quarter Report 2013 The numbers are in and crunched.  Based on Stowe Vermont Home Sales in the 2nd quarter of 2013 vs. 2nd quarter of 2012, the home sales market has improved for Sellers.  I feel that this area is still a Buyers' Market, but is starting to shift towards sellers.  In Stowe, the number of homes sold increased by 85%.  Plus, the Median sale price increased 31% and Average sale price increased 44%.  The inventory of homes available actually increased a bit by 9%. Waterbury, Vermont also showed gains by an increase of sales of 71%.  But the median and average sale prices went down by 19% (Median) and 6% (Average).  Waterbury's inventory remained the same. Morristown, Hyde Park, Elmore and Johnson also showed signifi...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
The Cliff House Summer Series of dinners will begin on Saturday, July 6, 2013.  Take the gondola up to the top of Mt. Mansfield to enjoy a fine dinner with wonderful views. Guests will enjoy an artfully prepared six course meal with wine pairings for each courts. The prix fix menu is $125 per guest and there will be live music. Guests are requested to arrive at the gondola between 6:15 - 6:45 for the 7:00 dinner seating.  Cliff House Summer Series dining dates for 2013 are July 6, 20 & 27, August 24 & 31, September 14 & 28 and October 5.  Call (802) 253-3665 or email CliffHouse@Stowe.com for dinner reservations.  While I don't have any dinner time sunset photos from The Cliff House, I do have these nice sunrise pictures from the same location... 
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
July 5, 2013 will continue the holiday celebration here in Stowe, Vermont. Stowe Mountain Lodge will be hosting a Farmer's Market from 11 - 3 with live music, face painting and balloon art in addition to the bountiful produce, specialty and prepared foods, arts and crafts.  Also from 11 - 3, test drive the latest Mercedes vehicles.  After test driving, you may receive two complimentary guest vouchers for a round of golf at Stowe Country Club or two ski lift ticket vouchers good through December 22, 2013. From 5-9, there will be a barbeque with live music on the deck with fireworks following at dusk. Happy Birthday America!      
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Mountain Resort is kindly thanking our nation's military personnel on Sunday, June 30 2013.  Military personnel and their immediate families including spouse, parents and children can receive a free guest pass to use the resort facilities for the day. Military personnel wishing to obtain the free passes should show their military id at the Guest Services desk at Stowe Mountain Lodge at Spruce Peak.  Attractions included in the pass are gondola rides to the top of the mountain to enjoy the majestic far-reaching views, alpine slide, climbing wall and bungee trampoline. Thank you Stowe Mountain Resort for showing respect and appreciation to our nation's military!    
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
I can't believe it.  I was out walking my dog around the grounds of my townhouse in beautiful Stowe, Vermont and I missed two baby bears that stopped to play right on my front lawn.  I returned from walking my dog and the neighbor told me excitedly how two baby bear cubs had just wandered across the property. I had been assembling a pile of kindling wood as I have been having fires in my fireplace almost every night in June - if you can believe it is still that cold up here - when is summer EVER going to come to Vermont?  I had a small pile of large branches that I was going to bring indoors to put on my wood pile and the bears actually chewed teeth marks in the larger branch. How did I miss this?????  Another neighbor saw a moose about 2,000 feet away from my home last week. I guess I ...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
PieCasso Pizza, located at 1899 Mountain Road in Stowe, will be hosting the Yappy Hour fundraiser event on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 to benefit North Country Animal League.  Pizza and a salad will be offered from 5:00 - 7:00 for a generous price of just $10.  PieCasso will generously donate all proceeds to the animal shelter. So bring a 'pack' of your friends and gather together for dinner and creative drinks such as the mutt-tini and meet other members of our community in support of the little orphaned animals at North Country Animal League. To adopt one of these wonderful animals, visit North County Animal League at 16 Mountain View Meadow Road in Morrisville, Vermont or call NCAL at (802) 888-5065. I recently adopted my wonderful dog, Sadie, from NCAL.    
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe, Vermont - Springtime Photos 2013 One thing I love about real estate, is I get to drive around all over the area.  Whether showing homes or listing them, I almost always have my camera on me.  And I absolutely love photography.   So, I decided to write a blog showing some of my favorite photos I took this Spring in the Stowe, Vermont area.  The colors are so fresh and vibrant - almost as great as foliage time!         
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
The Stowe Farmer's Market is held each Sunday (rain or shine) from the end of May through mid-October from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Stowe Farmer's Market is located on Route 108 (also known as Mountain Road) approximately two miles from the intersection of Routes 100 & 108 across from the Stoweflake Resort and next to the Red Barn Shops and the Stowe Recreation Path.  There are special events almost every Sunday including craft and cooking demonstrations, children's activities and local musicians playing folk, bluegrass or jazz.  Artisanal food samples are provided for you to enjoy. The Stowe Farmer's Market includes 40 booths and sometimes has additional vendors.  Some of the many fine products that can be found at the market include fresh local fruits and vegetables, delicious farm...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
The Stowe 8 Miler will have its 32nd running on Sunday July 14, 2013.  This fun annual event is very well attended and is well known with runners traveling from all across New England and from Canada to participate in the race and enjoy the scenic mountain and countryside views. The 8 mile course begins at the Town Recreation Fields at Weeks Hill Road and Route 108 with sections that are flat, some that are rolling and some that are hilly.  The race finishes on the front lawn of the Golden Eagle Resort.  The Stowe 8 miler begins at 9 a.m. and is measured and certified by the USATF – course VT10003RF.  There is an option of a two-person relay team with distances of 2.9 and 5.1 miles.  There will be a finish party at Ye Olde England Inn. Registration is $35 for a single runner and $55 for...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Gazebo Concerts will take place on four consecutive Tuesday evenings at 7:00 on the lawn of the Helen Day Memorial Building which is also the home of the Stowe Library.  The rain site is at the Stowe Community Church.  The concerts are presented by Stowe Performing Arts in partnership with Friends of Stowe Free Library. The 2013 summer schedule features: July 23: Dave Keller and the Dave Keller Band playing funky, soulful blues.  Attendees at last year's gazebo concerts enjoyed Dave's show so much last year that they invited him back! July 30: Swing Peepers playing family friendly music for children of all ages including guitar, mandolin, violin, harmonica, banjo, ukulele and accordion with many participatory songs. August 6: Morrisville Military Band and Waterbury Community Band ...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Theatre Guild will be presenting the play 'The Pirates of Penzance' from Wednesday through Saturday nights, September 25 through October 12, 2013. 'The Pirates of Penzance' is one of the most revered projects of Gilbert and Sullivan.  Centered around the main character of Frederic, a boy who was orphaned at the age of 8 and is apprenticing himself to a band of pirates.  Based on pirate lore, he must apprentice himself until the age of 21.  However, due to the technicality that he was born on February 29th in a leap year, he is told he must apprentice until the age of 63.  Being an honest pirate, that is his intention and he asks for his beloved Mabel, the daughter of a modern Major General (my favorite song in the play!) to wait for him.  I have seen this play several times at var...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Theatre Guild will be presenting the play 'The Drowsy Chaperone' from Wednesday through Saturday nights, July 17th through August 3rd, 2013. 'The Drowsy Chaperone' is a musical comedy about a musical-theatre fan who sees his favorite musical come to life in his living room while playing the album of the play on his phonograph. The play will be held at the Akeley Memorial Building located at 67 Main Street in beautiful Stowe, Vermont.  Shows begin at 8 p.m. which leaves plenty of time for dinner beforehand at any of Stowe's many fantastic restaurants within walking distance of the theatre.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and may be reserved by calling (802) 253-3961 or by emailing Tickets@StoweTheatre.com.
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Antique & Classic Car Show will take place for the 56th consecutive year from August 9-12, 2013.  The event will take place at Nichols Field which is just 1/10 mile north of the intersection of Route 100 and Moscow Road just south of Stowe's lower village. The show is organized by the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts and is one of the largest and oldest auto shows in New England.  This popular event draws thousands of visitors and is one of Stowe's busiest weekends of the year.  Over 800 cars will be on display.  There will be a parade through town.  On Saturday night, from 7:00 - 10;00, Main Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic except for the parked classic cars.  There will be a big dance party in the street for all to enjoy.  Other events include a giant automotive flea...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Lacrosse Tournament 2013 will take place from Saturday July 20th through Tuesday July 23rd, 2013.  This is the fourth annual event held here in Stowe and has become one of the premier lacrosse events throughout the United States. Participants from grades 4-12 will compete.  Monday and Tuesday will feature a college recruitment tournament where high school teams will compete in six games over two days.  There will be 30 coaches representing Division 1-3 college teams in attendance. For more information, visit BitterLacrosse.com or GoStowe.com Why not make a vacation out of it and stay for the whole week to enjoy all of what Stowe has to offer!
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Theatre Guild will be presenting the play 'Hair' from Wednesday through Saturday nights, July 17th through August 3rd, 2013. 'Hair' is a rock musical story about a tribe of politically active hippies living the counter-culture life in New York City professing free love and the sexual revolution while protesting the Vietnam War.  There are numerous hit songs from the play including (This is the dawning of the age of) Aquarius and Good Morning Starshine in addition to the title tune Hair. The play will be held at the Akeley Memorial Building located at 67 Main Street in beautiful Stowe, Vermont.  Shows begin at 8 p.m. which leaves plenty of time for dinner beforehand at any of Stowe's many fantastic restaurants within walking distance of the theatre.  Tickets are $20 for adults and ...
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