Home Buying

Tim Scott Real Estate Marketing Update - June 21, 2019

NEW LISTINGS

301 Slayton Lane, Barnet
301 Slayton Lane Barnet VT










A wonderful spot to enjoy Harvey's Lake! This 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath cottage sits on a level 2+/- acre lot with 350+/- feet of water frontage, has a large deck, dock, and porch overlooking the water! Very comfortable home with finished lower level. 
$450,000
Contact: Tim Scott

53 Brookside Drive, Walden
Brookside Drive Walden Vermont










Here is a brand new ranch style home on a 5 acre lot with frontage on Joe's Brook! House has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a finished walkout lower level, an over-sized garage, and spacious porch overlooking the yard and brook!
$450,000
Contact: Tim Scott

410 Hooper Hill Road, Groton
410 Hooper Hill Groton vt










With just over 50 acres this property offers gorgeous views and sunsets, fields, barn, small pond, garage, and a special 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that has unique finishes and built-ins you must see to appreciate.
$450,000
Contact: Libby Ratico

216 Martin's Pond Lane, Peacham
216 Martins Pond Lane Peacham VT










Whether you use this home as a get-away or a primary residence you will love the location! It is very close to the boat access at Martin's Pond and right next to Groton State Forest with all the outdoor recreation it has to offer! Built in 2007 the log side cape sits on a private 6.5+/- acre lot.
$250,000
Contact: Tim Scott

86 Farrow Farm Road, Peacham
86 Farrow Farm Road Peacham VT










Close to Harvey's Lake and the village of Peacham, this ranch style home sits on a level 1+/- acre lot and offers 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, a spacious eat-in kitchen, living room, 1st floor laundry, some hardwood floors, and attached garage!
$162,500
Contact: Tim Scott

NEW PRICES

90 Slayton Lane, Barnet
90 Slayton Lane Barnet VT










Vacation at home! This cozy saltbox sits on 3.99+/- acres and has a deeded R.O.W. to Harvey's Lake! 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, detached garage with room above it. 
NOW: $183,500
Contact: Tim Scott

2676 South Wheelock Road, Lyndon
2676 South Wheelock Road Lyndonville








You will love the all the frontage on on Branch Brook! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath cape sits on 3.74+/- acres and has a detached 2 car garage. Spacious front deck, located just a few miles to schools, town, and I-91!
NOW $210,000
Contact: Tim Scott

799 River Road, St. Johnsbury
799 River Road St. Johnsbury VT










If you are looking for an affordable home or a investment property, you should check out this 3 bedroom, 1 bath St. Johnsbury home that overlooks the Passumpsic River and is just outside of downtown. 
NOW $62,500
Contact: Tim Scott

 

TSRE Market Update - May 17, 2019

Although the Northeast Kingdom spring weather continues to lag (who can forget the snow on May 14th!) the local real estate market continues to be busy! Here's a few things that have been happening at Tim Scott Real Estate:

NEW LISTINGS

2496 Roy Mountain Road, Barnet
2496 Roy Mountain Road Barnet VT










A charming cottage at Harvey's Lake! The camp offers rustic charm, a screen porch overlooking the water, 3 bedrooms, a 3/4 bath, and 138' of water-frontage! A wonderful place to make summer memories! 
$245,000
Contact: Mary Scott

464 Peacham-Danville Road, Peacham
464 Peacham Danville Road Peacham VT










A greatl one-level living home! Direct entry from the attached 2 car garage, the main level offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths including a master bedroom suite, laundry room, kitchen, living room and dining room. 12.5+/- acres includes a small pond!
$275,000
Contact: Tim Scott

287 Walker Road, East Burke
287 Walker Road Burke VT










Located directly on the Kingdom Trails and only minutes to East Burke Village & Burke Mountain is this  cape on 10+/- acres! You'll love the view of Burke Mountain, the updated 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has an attached garage with an in-law apartment above it. 
$489,000
Contact: Mary Scott 


1649 Bruce Badger Memorial Highway, Danville
1649 Bruce Badger Memorial Highway Danville VT










Cozy log-sided cape on 120.7+/- acres! The mostly wooded lot has Morrill Brook running through the property, sugar house, some mature maples, and shed. House offers a wood interior, living room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace, attached one car garage. 
$275,000
Contact: Tim Scott

2676 South Wheelock Road, Lyndonville
2676 South Wheelock Road Lyndonville VT










You will love all the frontage on South Wheelock Branch Brook! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath cape has a very nice 3.74+/- acre lot located just a few miles to town, schools, and I-91. Detached 2 car garage.
$215,000
Contact: Tim Scott

90 Slayton Lane, Barnet
90 Slayton Lane Barnet VT










This home sits up on a hill above Harvey's Lake and has a deeded right of way to the lake! This 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath is great for a vacation home or primary residence! 3.99 +/- acre lot with detached garage.
$225,000
Contact Tim Scott

NEW PRICES

275 Hill Street, Danville
275 Hill Street Danville VT










Here is your opportunity to own a village home on 21+/- acres! Plenty of space in the 5 bedroom, 2 bath home and a very nice yard with stone walls, wrap-around porch, pond, fenced in area, apple trees, and large attached barn with stalls for animals!
NOW $275,000
Contact Libby Ratico

3824 Old County Road, Waterford
3824 Old County Road, Waterford VT










Gorgeous mountain views from this 1800's farmhouse that sits on 58.6+/- acres! The land is open and wooded, has apple trees, a detached 2 car garage plus an additional outbuilding/barn. 
NOW $265,000
Contact Tim Scott

1214 Wheelock Road, Sutton
1214 Wheelock Road Sutton










This property has a lot to offer! 3 bedroom, 3 bath farmhouse plus a large detached barn that has been converted into an apartment! Pretty lot with tons of fruit trees and a pretty view of Burke Mountain!
NOW $249,000
Contact Libby Ratico

1634 Groton Road, Barnet
1634 Groton Road Barnet VT










Such a pretty view from this lovingly maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath log-side cape! Private location, paved driveway, detached 2 car garage, and a spacious enclosed porch looking out to the view!
NOW $279,900
Contact Tim Scott

Thinking of buying, selling, or just have some questions about real estate? Feel free to contact the team at Tim Scott Real Estate anytime! (802) 748-8000 or email broker@tsrevt.com

TSRE Market Update - April 25, 2019

Spring has officially sprung here in the Northeast Kingdom and it has enlivened the real estate market! Here's what has been happening at Tim Scott Real Estate.

NEW LISTINGS

767 Thaddeus Stevens Road, Peacham
767 Thaddeus Stevens Road Peacham VT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If it's a view you've been searching for this Peacham cape will not disappoint! Truly a lovely spot, the house sits up on a hill but has plenty of level space for gardens and hanging out in the yard.  Many rooms face the mountain and local views of the 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. 35+/- acres, attached 2 car garage and just a few miles to Peacham village! $250,000
Contact: Tim Scott


719 Ha'Penny Road, Peacham
719 HaPenny Road Peacham VT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great Peacham listing with plenty of land (27+/- acres!) listed at $250,000. This home has a bright interior, living room, kitchen, dining room, full bath with laundry and bedroom on the first floor. 2 additional bedrooms and bath upstairs. Attached 2 car garage,  a nice view that could be improved with some clearing. 
Contact: Tim Scott

1299 Mathewson Hill Road, Lyndon
1299 Mathewson Hill Road Lyndon VT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listed at $159,000 this low maintenance ranch style home is located on a pretty country road (you will never get sick of the view going down the hill) and just a few miles to town and I-91. The 10+/- acre lot features a nice view, a babbling brook, perennials, and nice walking trails. Comfortable floor plan and a full walk out basement.
Contact: Tim Scott

727 West Main Street, Concord
727 West Main Street Concord VT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very nicely updated split level home has open living space, a detached garage, a wrap around deck and a pretty view! Home sits back off the road and has an easy commute to St. Johnsbury. Property is being offered with 5 acres at $225,000 and with 49.8 acres at $300,00.
Contact: Tim Scott

TSRE Market Update - April 2019

It has finally started to feel like spring in the Northeast Kingdom. Mother Nature didn't seem like she wanted to let go of winter this year! The local real estate market hasn't waited for weather to catch up. We have already seen an increase in real estate activity in Caledonia County. Here's a snap shot of what's been happening recently at Tim Scott Real Estate. 

New Real Estate Listings
Bayley Hazen Road, Peacham, VT - Tim Scott Real Estate
480 Bayley Hazen Road, Peacham, VT
You will love all the perks of village living such as being close to the school, the town festivals and seasonal farmer's market, and other amenities the charming small town has to offer. Plus, the 4 bedroom, 3 bath house is on a 1 acre lot, has a garage, plus a historic barn in great shape! MLS #4739621
Contact Tim Scott




Parker Road Danville Vermont
150 Parker Road, Danville, VT
Here is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for a low maintenance house with a large garage! The property consists of 30.5+/- acres and has some additional outbuildings. MLS# 4742001 
Contact Tim Scott

 

 


Green Bay Loop Peacham Vermont
304 Green Bay Loop, Peacham, VT
Gorgeous mountain views and pretty sunrises make this 8 acre property very special. The land is open and wooded, has berry bushes, garden space, and a few apple trees. Open living space on the main level and a studio apartment on the lower level. 
MLS# 4741133
Contact Mary Scott



 

Just Sold


Just Sold Harris Hill Lyndon VT

Harris Hill, Lyndon, VT
Mary Scott had the pleasure of working with the seller and the buyer in this transaction. A great house with a Burke Mountain view and amazing porches! Congratulations to all!






Ridgewood Drive St. Johnsbury VT Ridgewood Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT
Congratulations to the seller's of this low maintenance home in a great St. Johnsbury neighborhood. Sold by Tim Scott, we're sure the new owner will love the quick commute to all that downtown St. Johnsbury has to offer.




 

Thinking spring of 2019 is your time to make a move? Contact the Tim Scott Real Estate team for any questions you have.

 

New Home Prices in a New Market

As always, Mother Nature seems to be a hard time switching to spring weather for the season. However, the real estate season has started and it seems like it's going to be a busy one. Below are 4 great listings that have new prices!

594 Copenhagen Road, Waterford
Located in the private association of Waterford Springs, this home is beautifully decorated and energy efficient! There is a long list of home features to enjoy plus all amenities the associations has to offer: over 300 acres of common land with trails, a private sandy beach on the CT River with clubhouse, BBQs, tennis courts, quest house, and more.
Price Was: $550,000
NOW: $525,000

Learn more about 594 Copenhagen Road here.
 

143 Ferguson Road, Barnet
Built in 1990, this ranch-style home sits on just about seven acres, is private, has a pretty view, stone walls, a babbling brook, plus a detached garage/barn! A great location just a quick drive to Harvey's Lake and I-91, and convenient to the VAST Trails. One level living with a spacious eat-in kitchen, living room with Jotul wood stove, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths.
Price was: $142,500
NOW: $137,500

Learn more about 143 Ferguson Road here



2589 Spaulding Road, St. Johnsbury

A very lovingly maintained cape style home on 27+/- acres facing a pretty view! A country feeling yet just drive a couple of minutes to stores and I-91. The spacious eat-in kitchen has country charm and doors that lead to deck and pool area. Living room with wood stove, dining room with doors leading to the yard facing the view. First floor master suite. 2 bedrooms, bath, and sitting area upstairs. Attached 2 car garage plus a detached 3 car garage with bonus room above. 
Price was: $379,900
NOW: $355,000

Learn more information about 2589 Spaulding Road here.

1631 Main Street, St. Johnsbury
Not always an easy find, this Main Street Victorian has almost an acre of land and a large, level backyard! Lots of living space, kitchen with cherry cabinets and island, living room with pellet stove insert, tin ceilings, enclosed rear porch. You'll love being walking distance to St. Johnsbury Academy, restaurants, movie theaters, and in-town amenities.
Price was: $265,000
NOW: $249,000

Learn more about 1631 Main Street, St. Johnsbury here.
 

 

A Home For All Seasons In Groton State Forest

For any outdoor enthusiasts, Vermont is an incredible place to vacation or live. In the Northeast Kingdom we have a myriad of places to enjoy nature. One of the largest natural wonderlands in the State of Vermont is Groton State Forest.  There are over 26,000 acres of trails, mountains, wildlife, lakes, ponds, and more! The endless list of activities is enjoyed throughout the year, such as hiking, swimming, fishing, skiing, horse back riding, snowshoeing, and so much more!

The most recent sport to be included in the winter fun is the addition of fat biking trails. Fat bikes (bikes with over-sized tires to give the ability to ride over unstable ground) allow mountain bikers to enjoy the sport year-round. In 2016 the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation teamed up with VMBA and VAST and created a pilot fatbiking program in several state parks including three in Groton State Forest. Click here to check out the map of the trails (zoom in to Groton State Forest and click on the snowflakes to view the trails). The program has been going strong and the team is hoping in the future to host events at Seyon Lodge for rides and demos.
 
Currently I have a wonderful “year round home” listed for sale that is surrounded by “year round” Groton State Forest.  This log house is a perfect balance of the comforts of home and feeling like a get-away.  The biggest perk of the property is that it has 330 feet of frontage on Lake Groton! The lot is just over an acre and offers enough privacy at the end of a quiet road. Lake Groton is approximately 422 acres. The lake is long and somewhat narrow but large enough to offer ample water related activities!
 

 
Walk into the home and you’ll notice how light and airy it feels due in part to the cathedral ceiling over the main living space, light wood interior, and many windows facing the lake. A great house for hosting gatherings with it’s spacious kitchen that is open to the dining room and living room or barbequing on the waterside deck. There will be room for the whole gang with 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a finished lower level that offers a second kitchen, family room, and doors that lead right to the backyard and lake. 
 
Live here year-round, make it a vacation home, or a vacation rental for an investment with the bonus of being able to use it yourself.  Although a waterfront home on Lake Groton is just a fun fantasy for some, the good news is that we all have access to the wonders of Groton State Forest. 

Click here to view the listing 328 French Road, Groton, VT

Are You Pondering a Pond?

It may not have been the hottest (or the driest) summer in the Northeast Kingdom, but it was still a beautiful one. It was also one of the busiest in real estate we’ve seen in the last few years – and it’s still going strong! Recently, the team at Tim Scott Real Estate has listed several properties with private ponds. What better way to spend Vermont summers at home with your own place to swim, fish, or just relax by the water?

350 Partridge Lane, Danville


This country home on 19+/- acres has a private setting but is just a few miles to Danville village. The expansive back deck overlooks the backyard and pond. Surrounded by perennials, this home is perfect for those who love to entertain!

299 Maple Lane, Danville

Love to play outside? Here is a 34.5+/- property with so much to offer! Not only does it have a pretty stone landscape pond near the spacious home, there is a larger swimming pond on the lower property. Next to the big pond is a tree house that is solar powered. Fire-pits, patio, deck, sauna, hot tub, pool, fields, barn, outbuilding and close to LV Rail Trail!

1353 Hines Place, Walden

Here is a property for the nature enthusiast! Land borders Steam Mill Brook Wildlife Management Area - over 10,000 acres of state owned land! Solar-powered home is on 20.5+/- and has a large spring-fed pond. Large outbuildings for your toys!

651 Sutton Road, Wheelock

This well-maintained ranch style home is on a 5.3+/- acre lot, faces a pretty view, has lots of perennials, and a perfect little pond in the backyard. Sliding doors from the kitchen area lead to a rear deck which makes for easy outdoor eating. 

263 Bedor Lane, St. Johnsbury

The pond on this property is located next to the 4-stall horse barn and is just one of the many appealing features. Colonial home faces an amazing mountain view, has an attached 2-car garage, a riding ring, on 31.44+/- acres!

Own a Piece of Peacham History with Mack's Mountain Farm

I believe few would argue with the statement that Peacham is a very charming Vermont town. Settled in 1776 the village has a pretty view of the mountains, the delightful Peacham Café, and streets lined with eye-catching historic homes. Many of these houses have small signs on their front lawn stating the year it was built and the name of the house. It is no wonder why so many flock to Peacham to photograph its beauty, especially during the foliage. The community-oriented town holds many festivals such as a Fall Foliage Festival and the Fourth of July Tractor Parade. During such events, these “Historic Homes of Peacham” are often an attraction and photographed by tourists and locals. The neighborly homeowners often welcome spectators… just another alluring trait of Peacham.

 You may be familiar with the book “Historic Homes of Peacham”. This beautiful hard-covered book was created by members of Peacham’s Historical Homes Committee. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend checking it out. A copy can be purchased through the Peacham Historical Association , at the Peacham Corner Guild (open seasonally)  or the Peacham Library. The book has wonderful old photographs and gives you a glimpse into the history of the many homes we admire.

 Recently TSRE listed a property about half way up Mack’s Mountain on Lanesboro Road. This antique home is featured in the book titled “Mack’s Mountain Farm”. The house was built in the early 1800s. When you compare the two photos it’s apparent the house has changed since the first photo taken in 1880, as houses often do. According to the write-up, the home is a Classic Cottage but “…the door surround is unusual. It features three-quarter-length sidelights with clapboarding continuing beneath them and a wood lintel atop the door and sidelights.” The house still features the three-quarter sidelights.

 The property has had many owners since the first recorded owner Moses Watts in 1792. After 200+ years, it’s hard to say for certain which house details are original and what was added over the years. Yet, it is obvious much of the character of this home is antique. Hand hewn beams have been exposed in the ceiling of the living room and kitchen, there are wide-board floors, wainscoting, built-ins, and so on. This home has been loved but is ready for the next home-owner who appreciates the character of an old Vermont farmhouse and can give it the attention it needs.  The house sits on 40 +/- acres and is enrolled in Current Use which helps with the cost of property taxes. Click here to view the listing.

 On the topic of “Historic Homes of Peacham” there is another TSRE listing featured in the book. On page 30 you’ll find “Hobart’s Barn” one of the oldest barns in Peacham. “Hobart’s Barn” is in the village and on the lot of 480 Bayley Hazen Road. The home was built in 1819 and has a perfect combination of antique details and modern updates. You can check out that listing here.

 I want to extend a big thank you to the Peacham Historical Association for keeping the history of Peacham alive in the community. 

Meet Your Local Professionals: Part 2 - Steve Dukette of Covered Bridge Professional Home Inspections

There are many parts to a real estate transaction. While a real estate agent will guide you through the process, it is often a team effort with several professionals along the way to ensure a successful closing. At Tim Scott Real Estate, we have the privilege of working with many local professionals who really go above and beyond for their clients.

An important step as a buyer after your offer is accepted on a property is to have a home inspection. This step is optional but highly recommended. Sellers are obligated to disclose all they know about their home, but there can be issues that the home owner is unaware of.  A home inspector’s job is to look at a long check list of items including the grounds, structure, electrical, plumbing, roof, and more. The inspector will report which items are in good condition, in need of repair, and can recommend appropriate professional(s) to get a quote if necessary.

It can feel very overwhelming to a buyer. A good home inspector will take the time to educate their clients, answer questions, and present them with house issues without panicking them. I can tell you from personal experience that Steve Dukette embraces all those qualities.

Steve is a Vermonter. He grew up in the north end of Barre, Vermont and now resides with wife and business partner, Sue Dukette, in Troy, VT.  They have two grown children; a son who lives in Colorado and a daughter who lives in New Hampshire with Steve and Sue’s granddaughters, ages 15, 5, and the newest addition, born in February of this year.

Steve has been a home inspector since 2002 and opened Covered Bridge Professional Home Inspections, LLC with Sue in 2007. Sue is the Client Office Coordinator. The team also includes Inspectors Aaron “AJ” Houlne from Campton, NH; Barry Sykes from Derby, VT; and Jamie Milholland.

TSRE: Is there anything a buyer can do to prepare for a home inspection?

Steve: Set aside 2-4 hours for the inspection without distractions. Be with your inspector the whole time, give them space to do their work but ask questions and let them know your concerns. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the home and how it operates. When you get the report, it will make more sense to you because you got to see it firsthand.

TSRE: Do you have advice for a first-time home buyer about the home inspection process?

Steve: Try to be calm. Take a first-time home buyer’s class – you will learn a lot! You are the CEO of this process, be your own advocate. Surround yourself with true professionals. Interview all potential parties in the buying process; loan officer, Realtor®, home inspector, etc. Go with who you are comfortable with. If it doesn’t feel right, interview others until you have a great team that will fully represent your interest 100%.

TSRE: What is something that has changed in your profession since you started?

Steve: Reporting! Some companies were very old-school, using a single paper for an inspection report with hand-written data. We were the first in our area to use a digital report with pictures. Today’s reports are very detailed as more interested parties are looking at them aside from clients/Realtors®.

TSRE: What is the strangest thing you discover during a home inspection?

Steve: A note on top of a quilt that read “Line this coffin with the quilt before putting me in. Thanks.”

TSRE: How far will Covered Bridge inspectors travel?

Steve: We service the northern and central regions of VT & NH with locations in: Troy, VT; Derby, VT; and Campton, NH. Having multiple licensed inspectors in both VT & NH we can service most requests for inspections, even when under tight time frames.

To contact Covered Bridge Professional Home Inspection you can call them at (866) 388-2692, email info@coveredbridgeprofessionalhomeinspections.com or visit online www.coveredbridgeprofessionalhomeinspections.com

5 Tips to Avoid Moving Day Panic

Whether you’ve lived in your home for a year or sixty years, have a large house or a small apartment, moving day can be a tremendous chore if you’re not prepared. It’s truly amazing how your possessions can seem to multiply as you start to pack them. If you are selling your home, your house has to be “broom clean” prior to closing. If you put off moving to the last minute, it can be a very stressful experience. Here are some tips to consider before you reach the point of moving day panic.

 

1. Start the Day You Decide to List Your House.

One of the very first tips the team at Tim Scott Real Estate will give you, once you decide to sell your home is to remove excess clutter. This is one of the most beneficial rules of staging – plus it gets you started on the packing process. Go through closets, cabinets, basements, garages and if you’re not using it - either pack it, donate it, or toss it.

 

2. Make Some Meals Ahead of Time.

Once you’re in the nitty-gritty of packing up to move, often you are too tired to cook – plus you may have already packed away pots and pans. A few weeks prior, make some meals you can freeze such as lasagna, pot pies, or casseroles. You’ll save money (and maybe a few calories) by avoiding continuous take-out.

 

3. It’s Going to Take Longer Than You Think.

Consider what you own, the amount of furniture, etc… if you figure it will take two days to get everything packed up, do yourself a favor and add a day or two to your estimate. It’s better to give yourself too much time than not enough.

 

4. Have a Little Help from Your Friends.

Make sure to recruit help! That’s what friends and family are for, right? Ask a few extra people in case it turns out someone can’t make it that day. Don’t forget to tell them there will be food and beer too…and don’t forget to provide it! Pizza is always a crowd pleaser – or perhaps one of the meals you cleverly made ahead of time.

 

5. Call in the Professionals

Worried that your well intentioned, yet clumsy brother-in-law might do more harm than good? Call a professional moving company. Allen and Coles Moving Systems out of Lebanon, NH offer a full range of moving services. (866) 257-2114

Also, if you’re feeling that you’ll end up with a good pile of stuff that needs to be tossed, consider calling Fred Harris of EZ Trash and schedule for a trailer to be there or for him to come get it with his dump truck. He’s very reliable and reasonable rates. EZ Trash (802) 748-0144 or easytrash@gmail.com

 

Good luck with your move! Contact the Team at Time Scott Real Estate with all your real estate questions.