John Abry's Blog Posts

Will YOU Help Me Feed The Hungry?

I started "Fill The Truck For The Food Shelf in 2012 and have grown the program each year. This year with the help of the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club we collected 2,652 pounds of food

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Home Services Directory

This list includes names given to us by customers and clients. We pass it on only as a convenience and without warranty of any kind. It is always best to make a thorough inquiry, ask for references,

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What sold in Colchester August 2018

Sales Up and Down in ColchesterClosed sales of single-family homes in Colchester dropped 22.7% at 17 compared to August 2017 while condo sales rose 42.9% to 10. Comparatively, sales for all of

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Most Recommended Service Providers

Service ProvidersIn the real estate business, I am constantly asked for recommendations of all kinds of home services providers. From home inspectors to plumbers or attorneys to insurance,

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What sold in Colchester July 2018

New Listings on The Rise?New listings of single-family homes in Colchester rose 37.5% in July over the same month last year while condo listings realized a drop of 12.5%. Meanwhile, the inventory of

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What sold in Colchester June 2018

June Single Family home sales in Colchester, while up from May, at 15 closings, were down by 21% from the 19 sales in June 2017. New listings were also down by 9.5% from the previous year. The

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What Sold In Colchester May 2018

May Single Family home sales dropped by 2 with only 8 closings, down from ten in May 2017Here's what sold:401 Depot Road $262,00028 Bonanza Park $275,0001327 Clay Point Road $298,150372 Bean Road

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Chittenden County Town And City Links

Following are links to town and city websites in Chittenden County:BoltonBurlingtonColchesterCharlotteEssexEssex JunctionHinesburgHuntingtonJerichoMiltonRichmondShelburneSaint GeorgeSouth

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March 2018 Real Estate Market Statistics For Chittenden County

The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® (NVBR) has released its market statistics for March 2018 for Chittenden County  Changes for March over last year at this time include:New

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Colchester 1st Quarter 2018 Market Update

1st quarter Single Family home sales realized a 5% gain over 2017 with 21 closings. The average sales price rose slightly by just under 0.97% to $355,935 while the average days on market dipped by 5

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Whats Happening With Colchester Real Estate

Colchester Real Estate: What happened last week? What sold and what didn't for the week of April 9th,...

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Do You Qualify For A Fuel Tank Rebate

From the Vermont Realtors website:Vermont law requires all aboveground fuel oil tanks to be inspected at least once every three years.This is a requirement for residential and commercial tanks

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What Sold In Colchester February 2018

The following homes were sold in Colchester in February 2018501 F Dalton Drive          $180,000 140 Pheasant Woods     $193,000  276 Porters

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What Sold In Colchester January 2018

January home sales are typically light and closings of Single Family homes in Colchester increased by 3 over the same time last year for a total of 8 with prices ranging from $167,000 to $515,000.

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2017 Colchester Home Sales Volume

For more detailed info feel free to contact John

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2017 Colchester Home Sales Prices

Address                                                Price29 Camel's Hump

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10 Things You Should Not Do Before Closing On Your Mortgage

Kelly Deforge, our in-house mortgage lender with Union Bank, recently sent us "Kelly's top 10 things you should not do between pre approval and closing on your Mortgage!!!!!!!"I have seen just about

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What To Expect During The Buying Process

Before You StartFind and meet with a reputable lenderHave your lender prepare a pre-approval letterBuying ProcessMeet with your agent to discuss your real estate goals and discuss the value of

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August 2017 Market Statistics

The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® (NVBR) has released its market statistics for August 2017. The information is derived from data contained in the New England Real Estate Network and

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Congratulations Mark

Congratulations to Mark Houle of Colchester who is our first Heroes Home Advantage rebate check recipient. We are proud of Mark's Military service which includes 5 years with the 

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To Stage Or Not To Stage

I am often asked by home sellers whether they should stage their homes. Following is a recent post from REALTOR Magazine that helps to answer that question:  The True Impact of Home Staging

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Five Things Youll Want To Know About Colchestarians

Colchester is a great place to live, work and play as evidenced by the many accolades we have received over the years. did you know: Colchester’s population has increased 3.9% since 2010 to a

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New Heating Fuel Tank Rules Start July First

Do you heat your home with oil or kerosene? There is a new Vermont state law going into effect July 1st, this year that could potentially cost you.  The following WCAX report gives you an

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Find The Best Agent To Sell Your House

By: G. M. FiliskoPublished: March 11, 2010This Blog post was written 7 years ago but, I feel it it is still very relevant today:Ask detailed questions about their experience and skills to

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Colchester Home Sales Flat

Sales of Colchester homes in 2016 were flat compared to the previous year with 232 total sales including single family, condos and mobile homes.Single family homes were the losers with 133

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Five Facts About Home Values In Colchester VT

Colchester's home values are changing! The market is favoring sellers and therefore improving home values. Here are five facts about home values in Colchester VT:Colchester’s median estimated home

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Lack Of Homes For Sale Slowing Down The Housing Market

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and

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FILL THE TRUCK FOR THE FOOD SHELF 2016

Fill The Truck For The Food Shelf 2016Printable FlyerPlease help fill the RE/MAX moving truck with food for Colchester families that need your support to make this holiday season hunger free. Drop

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Heroes Home Advantage Welcomes John Abry At REMAX North Professionals

As a way of saying “Thank You” to our local HEROES for their services to our country and communities, local Realtor John Abry has put together a network of Lenders, Attorneys, Home,

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How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.47%. Rates have remained at or below 3.5%

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7 Graphs That Show The Real Estate Market Is Back

Some Highlights: Distressed property sales fell to its lowest number since NAR began tracking it in 2008. As you can see, with less distressed properties, sales are up in all price ranges except

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2015 Best Year Ever For Colchester Real Estate

2015 Best Year Ever For Colchester Real Estate2015 was the best year ever for Colchester real estate with a total of 216 homes sold according to our local Multiple Listing Service. Sales were up

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