Claudia Harris | Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate | (802)824-3176 | Email | Website
January 2018

In this newsletter . . .
  • Welcome Note 
  • Weston's New Winter Farmer's Market
  • 15th Annual Woodchuck Festival - February 3
  • Green Mountain Gourmet - Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip
  • Featured Property for Sale - 519 Spruce Drive, Andover
  • Area Real Estate Listings 
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
Welcome 
Dear ,

Happy New Year and greetings from snowy, beautiful Vermont!

With the new year, I would like to take the opportunity to give you a quick snapshot of the local real estate market. Here are my thoughts:
  • Inventory is low. Not sure why. Doesn't really matter though, because it is a great time to list your property for sale.
  • Prices are stable and may even be creeping upwards. We'll need a couple of more months of data but it looks like we are poised for a good winter and spring selling season.
  • For the first time in the past couple of years, sales and active listings are almost on par. As of this month, there are 88 active listings in the towns of Weston, Landgrove, Andover, Londonderry and Peru. In the past 12 months, 81 properties in those towns have been sold and another 14 are under contract.
Finally, I'd like to toot our own horn for a moment ... a statistical review of sales on our Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in 2016 and 2017 show that I have been named the top agent working in the towns of Weston, Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru and Andover. With 46 transactions and just shy of $12 million in sales, I was responsible for 11% of the total sales volume in those towns. Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate was also named the number two agency representing those same towns with 11.67% of the units sold. We're pretty proud of these statistics! Charts showing this statistical information available here.

If you are planning to sell or purchase a Vermont property in 2018, give us a call!


- Claudia Harris
Broker/Owner
Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate
(802)824-3176

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Weston's NEW Winter Farmer's Market
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New this year is the 
Weston's Winter Farmer's Market 
Friday afternoons from 3-6 PM
at the
Weston Playhouse  
at Walker Farm
   
Head to Weston's Walker Farm every Friday afternoon & evening for a fabulous winter market featuring many of the finest local Vermont vendors from Dorset, Londonderry, and Manchester. Seasonal produce, local cheeses, fresh-baked breads, and more! Through February 23.

15th Annual Woodchuck Festival in West Pawlet
Looking for something to do on Saturday, February 3 that is not only fun but also uniquely Vermont? Look no further than the  
15 th Annual Woodchuck Festival!
Sponsored by the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department, this exciting event features activities for young and old, including games of chance (the firefighter tug of war and the rescue challenges are a highlight!). Saturday, February 3 from 10 AM - 3 PM at the Mettowee Community School in Weston Pawlet.  
 
Map and directions: 5788 Vt Route 153, West Pawlet, VT 05775
 
Snow Balls and Ski Tracks on The Flats in Landgrove
 
Green Mountain Gourmet
After a day outside in the cold beauty, warm up with this delicious ooey-gooey warm dip.  
 
Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip
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3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Asiago cheese, grated
2 cups finely chopped Vidalia onion 
, 1 large or 2 medium 
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
 
1)    Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a 1-qt casserole dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
2)    In a large bowl, stir mayo, Monterey Jack cheese, Asiago cheese, diced Vidalia onion, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder together until well combined.
3)    Transfer the mixture to the prepared casserole dish and bake for 45-50 minutes until hot and bubbly.
4)    Remove from oven then cool 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with fresh, locally-made bread! Some of my favorites to try are: 
Dorset Rising ( https://www.dorsetrising.com )
Baba À Louis Bakery (www.baba-a-louis.com)  
Earth, Sky, Time (http://earthskytime.com/)
 
Credit to the Everyday Dishes blog and website for the delicious recipe: http://everydaydishes.com/simple-food-recipes/sweet-vidalia-onion-dip/

The PERFECT House  
for Winter Sports Lovers  
519 Spruce Drive 
Andover 
$310,000 


This fun, very well-maintained mountain home is perfect for winter sports enthusiasts! Snowmobile and cross-country skiing trails run along the edge of the property and it is an easy 15 minutes drive to Ludlow and great skiing at Okemo Mountain.  
 
The property is mostly level, offers all-day sun and there are stunning wide-ranging long-distance views. The light-filled house was designed to take advantage of the location and views and it offers creative and comfortable spaces with room for the family (and more). There are three bedrooms, plus a den and a loft, and the house offers plenty of room to spread out and make yourself at home . . . or, it can comfortably accommodate a group.  
 
The 6.69+/- acres includes 2+ acres of open meadows and another 4+ acres of beautiful hardwood forest. There is a one-car garage at the house, a detached two-car garage/barn with a finished upper level and storage shed. The house is truly turn-key and is offered mostly furnished.   
 
Long-Reaching Mountain Views and All-Day Sun
 
Comfortable and Spacious Living Areas on Three Levels

Open Floor Plan
 
 
Three Bedrooms PLUS Den PLUS Loft
 

Attached 1-Car Garage AND Large Barn with a 2-Car Garage
 
 
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Featured Area Properties Listed for Sale 

Landgrove Road Contemporary     
169 Landgrove Road
Weston, VT
$745,000
Link 
Antique Farmhouse on 28+ Acres
91 Old County Road 
Weston, VT
$350,000 
Link  
10+/- Acres Mostly Open & Sunny!
Weston Andover Road
Andover, VT
$89,900
Link
Weston Village Cape 
75 Lawrence Hill Road
Weston, VT
$225,000
JUST LISTED
Call it Yours!
187 Tallwood Circle
Londonderry, VT
$168,000
SOLD
8 Acres, Views & Pond
16 Piper Hill Road
Weston, VT
$238,000
Magnificent Views
650 Cross Road  
S. Londonderry, VT
$395,000
Ready-to-Build
2.3 Acres
Casper Lane
Weston, VT
$89,000 
Big Views on 5+ Acres
580 Cross Road
S. Londonderry, VT
$195,000
JUST REDUCED
Winter Snow Sports Central 
519 Spruce Drive 
Andover, VT
$310,000
JUST REDUCED
Centrally-Located Contemporary
58 Route 11
Landgrove, VT
$250,000
Overlooking Weston
24 Burton Road
Weston, VT
$235,000
SOLD
Fun Vacation Home 
124 Vacation Lodges Rd
Londonderry, VT
$197,000
Convenient & Affordable! 
246 Evergreen Lane 
Londonderry, VT
$144,000
Link 
Landgrove Estate  
116 Cody Road
Landgrove, VT
$699,000 
 

UNDER CONTRACT 
Peru Cottage on 7+ Acres     
275 Lovers Lane
Peru, VT
$235,000 
Link 
  Mountain Property with 
58+ Acres
Howard Hill and Popple Dungeon Roads 
Windham, VT
$225,000
Link
1.4+/-Acre Permitted Building Lot
Old County Road
Weston, VT 
$38,000 
Link 

UNDER CONTRACT
Mountain Lake Timber Frame 
543 Mountain Lake Road  
Londonderry, VT
$697,000
Quintessential Landgrove 
108 Landgrove Rd
Landgrove, VT
$635,000
All Ready to Build
Loon Circle
Londonderry, VT
$78,500

Affordable One-Level Living
6635 Route 100
Londonderry, VT
$145,000
Link

 
SOLD 
Magic Alpine Chalet
480 Magic Circle
Londonderry, VT
$210,000 
  Link 

Mountainside Home with 26 Acres   
10 Hapgood Pond Rd
Landgrove, VT
$375,000 
Link 
SOLD  
Rustic Elegance in a Converted Barn
88 Jaquith Road  
Landgrove, VT
$450,000
Link
NEW PRICE
Woodland Magic
85 Kile Road  
Weston, VT
$325,000
 
SOLD
Fun Vacation Home
124 Vacation Lodges Rd
Londonderry, VT
$197,000
SOLD
7.2 Acres with
Bromley Views
South Road
Peru, VT
$85,000 
  Link 
SOLD
East  of Londonderry
224 Twin Brook Circle
Londonderry, VT
$288,000
Link 

Upcoming Local Events 

(Note: If you know of a community event that you would like included in this calendar, please submit the information to Claudia Harris (click link here) no later than the 10th of the preceding month.)

January 15 - February 15 
 
Saturday, January 20
Mom's Day Out at Bromley- Visit Bromley for the 15th Annual Mom's Day Out Event and support cancer research. Simply show a picture of your kid(s) at the ticket window, and ski or ride Bromley all day for a $25 donation to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center. Keep it local and have fun; this is a great way to get out on the slopes and support a great cause. https://www.bromley.com/winter/events/
 
Saturday, January 20
Celebrate the Year of the Dog at a Chinese New Year event at the South Londonderry Free Library. Local artist and teacher Casey Bailey will lead the fun-filled session and help children make colorful decorations to welcome the new year. Contact the Library at (802)824-3371 for more information. 10:30 AM
 
Sunday, January 21
Komen Vermont's Snowshoe for the Cure at the Sun Bowl of Stratton Mountain Resort - Participants can register for a 3K or 5K Snowshoe Walk, or a 3K Snowshoe Race as they help to stomp out breast cancer. A fun, family-friendly event for all ages, and abilities, that is truly in a class of its own! Register here: https://komennewengland.org/snowshoe-for-the-cure-2018/

Sunday, January 21
Dollar Skate Day at Riley Rink in Manchester. $1 for children 13 and under and $3 for all others. Rentals available for an extra fee. From 1-3 PM. Food for sale by the Perfect Wife and the Spiral Press Café.
 
Saturday, January 27
Free Ice Fishing Day - Vermont's Free Ice Fishing Day, which takes place each year on the last Saturday in January, enables both residents and non-residents to go ice fishing on any legal waterbody in Vermont for the day without a license. Vermont's Ice Fishing Festival also occurs annually in concert with Free Ice Fishing Day, and the 2018 celebration will be held at Lake Bomoseen State Park in Castleton. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 27 and is free and open to anyone interested in ice fishing. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required, and can be completed online at www.vtfishandwildlife.com.
 
Saturday, January 27
Ski for Heat Concert and Dance Party - Join Bob Stannard and those Dangerous Bluesmen at 7PM at the Manchester Eagles Club on Route 11/30 in Manchester. The suggested donation is $20/per person and all proceeds benefit heating fuel assistance for local families in need. http://www.skiforheat.org/
 
Sunday, February 4
Londonderry Ambulance
Londonderry Rescue Squad - volunteers needed to stuff thousands and thousands of fundraising letters! Donate an hour or two of your time and help our local ambulance and rescue squad remain the only ALL VOLUNTEER NON-BILLING squad in Vermont! Starts at 10 AM - food and snacks provided!

Saturday, February 10
Bromley Olympics - In honor of the Winter Olympics, this year Bromley will host an Olympic party complete with wings, beer specials, competitions, prizes, and live music. Apres-ski fun and games, sign up in the Wild Boar Tavern by 3:30pm on Feb. 10th at no cost.  https://www.bromley.com/winter/events/
 
 
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Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate has been working with buyers and sellers of southern Vermont real estate in the tri-mountain area between Okemo, Bromley and Stratton ski areas for more than 40 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm specializing in the sale of fine homes and properties in Weston, Londonderry, Peru, Landgrove, Dorset, Manchester, Andover, Chester, Ludlow (Okemo Mountain), Mount Holly, Stratton, Winhall and Windham.  Fully licensed in Vermont.

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