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Vermont Property Owners Report Market Update | Stowe Blog

Vermont Property Owners Report Market Update

vt prop cover_20131205124517_00001Smith Macdonald Group's McKee Macdonald was featured in Vermont Property Owners Report Market Update regarding market conditions in Stowe, VT for December 2013-January 2014.  Vermont Property Owners Report is distributed throughout the state and covers all issues related to property owners.  They cover Vermont news, updates on the market, law & taxes, court decisions, interviews and sampling of recent sales from around Vermont.

For the Market Update in this issue they looked at the state as a whole with sales still improving state-wide, but Stowe and Manchester showing much improved numbers this year.  Here's an excerpt featuring Smith Macdonald Group's McKee Macdonald: "In Stowe, single-family home sales through October were up 21% from a year earlier, according to broker McKee Macdonald of Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate.  We have definitely seen prices tighten on the lower end, and that will creep up into the higher price ranges, he said.  He also reported an increase in the people looking in the $1 million to $1.5 million range."

As we move toward the end of 2013, the numbers for sales in Stowe remain strong.  Look for our year-end report due out in early 2014.

Here's the full Market Update from the Vermont Property Owners Report:

Vermont Property Owners Report Market Update

Here's the 2013 mid-year Smith Macdonald Report:

2013 mid-year SM Report

 

 

Stowe VT Luxury Property Featured on Bloomberg | Stowe Blog

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SMG's Stowe, VT Luxury Property Featured on Bloomberg!

Smith Macdonald Group's Stowe, VT Luxury Property, Le Château des Monts Verts, was featured on Bloomberg, under luxury homes for sale with chef-worthy kitchens.

This elegant couDSC02799ntry property is unique in quality, luxury and style. Reminiscent of a home in the French countryside, it was designed by world class architect Bruce Anderson, it is located more than 1,000 feet above Stowe Village and from virtually all rooms enjoy exceptional panoramic views west to the Green Mountains and Stowe Mt. Resort. The property sits just below 13,000 acres of environmentally protected Putnam State Forest providing total privacy. The open main level overlooks the large deck and includes a luxurious chef's kitchen equipped with Meile, Sub-Zero and Thermador appliances, living room, dining room and a solarium that brings the outside in during every season; this main level is ideal for entertaining. From this level one can ascend via a custom crafted grand master staircase to two master suites each with Jacuzzi baths and excellent mountain views.

DSC02883The lower level has a large bath, a home theater with HD and surround sounds, a home office with custom cabinetry and a garden room for flower arranging and potting. This floor includes two very private walk out bedrooms to a large covered terrace. This terrace enters a lovely garden walk to the heated pool and cabana with a half bath and kitchenette. This is a smart house that includes a security system and a premium sound system in the main rooms and deck. This one of a kind home has finishes imported from France, Italy, Brazil and Canada, all blended beautifully with a local Vermont craftsmanship. These unique features, inside and out combine into a truly exceptional country home.

Bloomberg Homes for Sale with Chef-Worthy Kitchens.