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Searching for Real Estate in Vermont
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Juliana    Posted 08-24-2003 at 10:55:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My husband and I are 'inspecting' the notion of moving to Vermont...we are looking for a country property with land. We are seeking a small home, since it's just the two of us, plus our dog. We are looking for something with a barn as well.

If you know of something along this line, we are in the market.

We would also like it to be commercially zone, or at least allow for an 'in-home' business, since I am an artist.

We are an older couple, we have a small investment, and are certainly not rich...so this isn't someone who is looking for investment property. We are looking to make it our home.

Anyone having the heart to let us in on a well kept secret of their small town? We also like small town living, preferably under 35,000 population or smaller. You can email us privately.

We are also of German & European Heritage, and Christian.... I am a folk art painter, and candlemaker as well.

My husband enjoys working with his hands, and being outdoors where he can move around. He's strong and a hard working man with good moral values (which is why I married him). *smile*

Hope to hear from someone....

thank you

Juliana


Hmmm...    Posted 08-24-2003 at 12:12:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
"We also like small town living, preferably under 35,000 population or smaller"...

That leaves out all but the 3 major 'metro' areas in the state...The rest of the 251 chartered towns, gores and grants are all wayyyyy under 35,000 people...Some barely into 3 digits...LOL

All you say is that you are looking for 'country property with land' in 'Vermont'...Can't be of much help till you get a little more specific, ie. how much land, what services can you not live without, how close do you 'need' to be to nightlife, what price range, how close to Boston or NYC, etc...

And if I may ask...Why so set on Vermont?

Salmoneye, located in the elite bedroom community of the greater Burlington Metro Area known as Charlotte (pronounced shar-lot, not sharlet)...



Juliana    Posted 08-25-2003 at 08:18:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Why Vermont?

Hmmmm, you have a point there....actually, I AM considering alot of the New England States, it's just a point of reference, for the time being.

And maybe 35,000 seems like alot, but for someone who is now living in Houston (it's too dam hot), Texas, it is small in comparison. Actually, I am 'guess-timating' that 35K would at least allow for some employment possibilities.

I know this might sound funny to some folks who have answered my inquiring, but if you knew what my husband and I have had to go through for the past 6 months, you'd understand why we are doing this. ( Aside from having a major car accident, and my hubby undergoing back surgery) we are SO ready for some drastic changes in our lives. (Our initial move here was work related)...since the accident, that changed everything.

Peace, quiet, 'good' neighbors, and lots of green trees....just the tip of the iceberg in our books!

You know how it is...some places speak to your heart, and the NE is calling us back.

As far as land, we won't know how much land we can purchase until we get our settlement - we want privacy, but we are not hermits. After living with your nearest neighbor just 8 feet away, and surrounded by barking dogs, police sirens during the night, and being afraid to even walk around the neighborhood - you can only guess what motivates this move.

Plus, it's too dang hot! haha

Thanks and keep those cards and letters coming!

Juliana


Salmoneye    Posted 08-25-2003 at 08:37:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I read your reply here and the one above to Les...

You still do not say how much you are looking to spend and what kind of acreage, and what kind of jobs you are looking for etc...

The State of Vermont covers the whole spectrum of price ranges...My place in the Northeast Kingdom with 8 acres of land would be worth maybe $70,000...Down here in 'the valley' due to location, it is worth probably 4-5 times that easy...

I can point you toward realtors, but need to know more...



Les    Posted 08-24-2003 at 14:08:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why is she so set on Vermont? 'Cause we already gots way too many pipples in New Hampshire. You ain't even got half of what we got in the same amount of space so you otta have more to help pay them outrageous taxes you got over there.
";^)
I hadda laugh at that 35,000 figure. To me and you, that's a dang big city, ain't it?


Ayuh...    Posted 08-24-2003 at 14:58:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like I said...Only 3 I can think of in VT that approach (or exceed) that number...

And as for NH population, you are darn lucky they all want to live on the 'coast' and within an hour of Boston...

Come to think of it...Maybe I could be persuaded to look in northern NH instead of (or in addition to) the Kingdom...

Hmmm...

Salmoneye the Intrigued...


Les...Yep    Posted 08-24-2003 at 18:40:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know about the Kingdom but northern Coos County is losing population. I don't know of any artist enclaves up there, though. There's a few towns around here that are full of nuts and berries. Closest one is Sandwich. That might be a place for her to look at.


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