Just Listed! Check out this great horse property, just 20 minutes from Middlebury. Click on the link for more photos and information and call Sarah to take a look. MLS 4047880.
We recently attended a Women Business Owners Network conference in Manchester, NH. One of the keynote speakers was Barbara Morrow, from the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Barbara shared her story with us and near the end of her presentation she read a quote from a recent e-Newsletter. The following was written by Barbara’s son, Chris Morrow, who runs the shop:
“A recent Vermont Public Radio commentary by author, businessman and public servant Bill Schubart entitled Vermont Elegy got me thinking again about what is special about Vermont, about bookstores and about civil conversation. There is tremendous pressure these days to commodify everything. We are pushed to think of our interactions in transactional terms – what can I get for what? But the richness of human experience, of relationships, cannot be commodified. We need to be vigilant in finding a balance between transactionalism and genuine relationship, between facelessness and community. As things get more virtual and competitive, we need to nurture our learned habit of connection so it will still have opportunity to grow.”
We were moved by Chris’ ability to structure his thoughts into such eloquent phraseology. It expresses much of what we believe to be true about our real estate business.
Here’s a copy of our newsletter. If you like what you see, sign up to receive it automatically by going to our home page and click on the Subscribe to our Newsletter button!
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) held a Holiday video contest. I liked the second one the best!
I don’t know about you, but when I drive by stuff like this I can’t help but stop and savor the moment. How lucky are we that we get to live in an area where fields of sunflowers just make your day!?
Well, that’s not exactly true of this road, but it’s a catchy title and certainly appropriate as a means to tell you about this incredible home for sale on the side of Robert Frost Mountain in Ripton, Vermont.
The beams (exposed on the main level and providing the structural support for the second floor) are more than a foot square and span the entire length of the house. Impressive, right? What’s even more impressive is that they were hand hewn by the original owner of the house! They really are beautiful and compliment nicely the four woodburning fireplaces (Dining Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Guest Bedroom), the wide pine plank flooring and the tastefully updated kitchen and baths. Surrounded by 20 acres in the mountain town of Ripton, this just might be your Vermont dream home!
Ripton is a pretty cool town too and home to Middlebury College’s Breadloaf Campus (home of the Writer’s Conference and the School of English), the SnowBowl, Rikert Touring Center, the Long Trail and so much more!
Check this house out and let us know when you want to take a look. (Click here for more information)
The Town of Middlebury is getting a new bridge. The construction for the bridge started a few months ago and they’re in the process of delivering the beams from J.P. Carrera to the bridge site. They come right by our office down Merchants Row and take the corner around the Alpine Shop. If you haven’t seen it, you should. If you want to get updates on progress contact Gail Freiden of the Better Middlebury Partnership at email@example.com and she’ll be glad to put you on her list.
Today, during an office meeting Sarah brought an article to our attention from Forbes magazine. She found it on Yahoo! and we thought we’d share the good news with you! Click here to see the article on Yahoo!