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Septic Systems: How They Work and How to Keep Them Working

Septic Systems are, for most of us in Vermont, critical. When buying a home or commercial property, knowing as much about the septic system you’re buying can be huge. While standard home inspections cover the building itself, and some buyers will ask the septic tank be pumped and inspected, few well understand the leaching system in the […]

Smart Meters, Blood, Cancer and Headaches. Taking Back Your Power.

What an  astonishing showing. My customers, a wonderful couple from New Jersey, are escaping urban sprawl for their lives. Maria is EMF (electromagnetic frequency) sensitive. She can tell when a house has a smart meter. Green Mountain Power (GMP) offered hand held smart meters some years ago to monitor your power usage. It was a […]

Bridge Street Butchery; Jeff Lynn Taking Vermont to New Culinary Highs

     Hot off the slopes, apres-ski takes on a new meaning with Mad River Valley gem The Bridge Street Butchery in historic Waitsfield. Fresh Oysters, hot bouillabaisse or cold sushi, sword fish, organic beef, Vermont smoke & cure bacon, Cabot Clothbound Cheddar,  fennel sausage jambalaya, partridge, duck or venison are here to grace your […]

The Most Expensive Food in the World, the Mafia, and International Thievery

Small Grows Up. The new Retina iPad Mini Wired Review

Apple iPad mini Small Grows Up Rating: 9/10 Nearly flawless $829 as tested (128GB LTE version) Reviewed by Christina Bonnington November 15, 2013 | The iPad mini with Retina display is roughly the same size as the original. It’s ever-so-slightly thicker, and has a little bit more heft, weighing in at .75 pounds for the LTE model and .73 for […]

Hommage to Frank Gehry

Connect to maplesweet.com, e-mail info@maplesweet.com or call toll-free 1-800-525-7965 for info on architecture, selling or purchasing a house, condo or land in Vermont or to get more details on local Vermont real estate market conditions. See all Maple Sweet Real Estate listings,   the newest central & northern Vermont mls listings,  or connect to a hand picked selection of central & […]

1031 Exchanges

1031 Exchanges allow you to defer the gain on the sale of a business use or investment asset as long as you acquire another business use or investment asset. This includes office buildings, rental real estate, business equipment, franchise equipment and even aircraft. More importantly, they allow you to use the money you would have […]

The Changing Lives of Women: NPR Special Series

Moving Out And Buying In: Single Ladies Emerge As Homeowners by JENNIFER LUDDEN, NPR Listen to the Story: All Things Considered First-time homeowner Amanda Cowley in her new home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C. After married couples, single women are the largest demographic group of homebuyers. Gabriella Demczuk /NPR It’s hard to remember that just a […]

Previously Owned U.S. Home Sales Climb to 4.92 Million

By Shobhana Chandra & Michelle Jamrisko, Bloomberg.com - Feb 21, 2013 4:14 PM ET Sales of previously owned homes increased in January and an index of leading indicators climbed for a second month as the rebound in housing helped to broaden the U.S. expansion. Purchases of existing houses rose 0.4 percent to a 4.92 million annual rate, figures from the National […]

Cochran’s: Old School Ski Area, Place of Champions

Connect to maplesweet.com, e-mail info@maplesweet.com or call toll-free 1-800-525-7965 for info on selling or purchasing a house, condo or land in Vermont for your snowboarding, skiing and other recreational pursuits or to find out more about this legendary ski area with $5 Friday night skiing. See all Maple Sweet Real Estate listings,   the newest central & northern Vermont mls […]