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Why You Should Sell Your Home in 2019

Few people are predicting that 2019 will be a record-breaking year for home prices.  

But if you're weighing your options to sell, considering selling this year or 

maybe the year after, don't play the waiting game.

Here are four reasons to sell your house in 2019.

 

New buyers are still entering the market.

 As interest rates rise, some buyers will hesitate to make an offer on a home or

apply for a mortgage, so be ready to see occasional drops in buyer activity. 

The bottom line: While houses may sit on the market for a few more days on average

compared with 2017 when the market was white-hot, buyers remain active and

it's still possible to profit from your home sale.

 

Interest rates are still low-ish. 

While rates are at their highest level since February 2011, they remain much lower

than the historic high of more than 18 percent in 1981.  If you're looking to get the lowest interest rate possible on your next house, try to make a deal sooner rather than later.

 

You have high equity.   

Homeowners who bought during the recession or shortly after benefitted from

historically low interest rates and, up until around 2015, lower home prices that were

still in recovery mode.  The higher your equity in your home, the more you net from

the sale, which can easily go toward the down payment on your next house.

 

Selling in 2019 vs. 2020.   

If not selling your home in 2019 means putting your house on the market in 2020,

the sooner option is the best one.  Whether you believe the recession is imminent or

a long way off, current real estate patterns indicate a sudden upswing

in activity or prices is unlikely in the near future. 

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    Make your own Valentine Scratch Cards

    Want to put a little twist on your

    Valentine’s Day card?

     

    How about making it a scratch off.

     

     

    Supplies Needed

    Store Bought Card or Homemade Card

    Clear Contact Paper

    Metallic Acrylic Paint

    Dishwashing Liquid

    Small Paint Brush

    Shape to trace around

    Decide what’s under the scratch off part...

    Scratch off to reveal who it is from.

    Scratch off to reveal a Valentine message. Scratch off to reveal what their Valentine is.    

    So many options.

     

    Make Scratch Off Solution

    Mix 2 parts Metallic Acrylic Paint and

    1 part dishwashing liquid.

    Directions

    Trace shape(s) onto card and fill in with written message(s).

    Trace same number of shapes onto front of contact paper.

    Paint Contact Paper shapes with a thin layer of solution,

    let dry and repeat 2 more times.

    Cut shapes out, peel off backing and apply over shapes on card.

    Tape a coin to the card to use to scrape with.

    35 Cute Valentine's Day Cards to Give to Your Sweetheart

    Valentine Sayings

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      Groundhog Day

      Prospective Sellers

      If you are Planning to Sell- Groundhog Day Reminds Us

      It’s Time To Get Started

      Call us today for FREE Market Preparation Tips!

      CLICK HERE for Groundhog Day: History & Facts from the History Channel

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        February is the BEST Food Month!

        Why February is the Best Food Month Ever…

        By Sara Cho    Yale University

        February is literally the best month ever for foodies because it is host to the best National Food Holidays every. single. day. 

        Want Recipes?    Click HERE the full article and it’s recipes.

         

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          Snowshoeing Season

           

          All this Fresh Snow Makes for Good Snowshoeing …

          So we’ve put together some information to help get you out there.

           

           

          For those looking for rental equipment and well marked trails how about trying one of these local ski areas.

          Bolton Valley Backcountry and Nordic Sports Center in Bolton

          Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center in Stowe

          Sleepy Hollow Inn Ski & Bike Center in Huntington

           

          Want to try snowshoeing in your own backyard, town or public place, but don’t have equipment– here are a few local stores that rent equipment.

          Ski Rack in Burlington

          Malletts Bay Bicycle & Ski in Colchester

          AJ’s Ski & Sports in Stowe

           

           

          There are many public places to enjoy snowshoeing, below are a few ideas:

          State Parks-VT State Parks stay open for use all year long. Parks are great places to go for snowshoeing, there are no fees during the off-season, but note staff, restrooms and drinking water are also unavailable.

          Preston Pond Conservation Area in Bolton

          Intervale in Burlington

          Mills Riverside Park and Mobbs Farm Trails in Jericho

          Winooski Valley Park District (Burl, Colchester, Essex, So Burl, Williston, Jericho) has 22miles of trails

          Town’s Website—most all towns have parks and trail information on their website.

           

           

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            Snow Storm Prep Tips!

            National Safety Council recommends the following tips to shovel safely:

            * Do not shovel after eating or while smoking

            * Take it slow and stretch out before you begin

            * Shovel only fresh, powdery snow; it's lighter

            * Push the snow rather than lifting it

            * If you do lift it, use a small shovel or only partially fill the shovel

            * Lift with your legs, not your back

            * Do not work to the point of exhaustion

            Don't pick up that shovel without a doctor's permission if you have a history of heart disease. If you feel tightness in the chest or dizziness,

            stop immediately. A clear driveway is not worth your life.

             

            Snow Blower Safety

            Be safe with these tips from the American

            Society for Surgery of the Hand and the

            American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:

            * If the blower jams, turn it off

            * Keep your hands away from the moving parts

            * Do not drink alcohol and use the snow blower

            * Be aware of the carbon monoxide risk of running a snow blower in an enclosed space

            * Refuel your snow blower when it is off, never when it is running

             

            Homemade Ice Melt

            Materials;

            1/2 gallon of warm water

            6 drops of dish soap

            2 oz. rubbing alcohol

            Instructions;

            Add all three ingredients into a container.

            Pour the mixture onto your icy patches and watch the hazard melt away.

            https://tiphero.com/3-ingredient-ice-melt-you-can-make-at-home/

             

            Click HERE to visit the National Safety Council for additional Winter Safety Tips.

             

             

             

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              It's Going To Be COLD!

              Tips for Staying Warm on this Frigid Weekend

              12 Toasty Tips for Staying Warm in Cold Weather

              BY AMANDA GREEN   JANUARY 8, 2016

               

              Data taken from  www.wcax.com/weather 1-10-19 @ 10:20am

               

              Using these tips, you can stay warm no matter how frightful the weather outside gets.

              1. WARM YOURSELF FIRST.

              2. WEAR A HAT.

              3. TURN ON THE CEILING FAN.

              4. SWITCH BETWEEN HOT AND COLD IN THE     SHOWER.

              5. BLOCK DRAFTS WITH A POOL NOODLE. 

              6. TWO WORDS: PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT.

              7. TRICK A LOCKED THERMOSTAT.

              8. DRESS YOUR WINDOWS UP IN WARMER CLOTHES.

              9. GO AHEAD, BAKE ALL DAY.

              10. START COMPOSTING.

              11. LAYER YOUR COVERS WITH THE THINNEST, DENSEST ONES ON TOP.

              12. STUFF YOUR COAT POCKETS WITH DIY HAND WARMERS.

              For more information; https://mentalfloss.com/article/60076/12-toasty-tips-staying-warm-cold-weather

               

               

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                Happy New Year 2019

                 

                Wishing you and your family a healthy, prosperous,  and happiest 2019 New Year ahead!!

                from

                The Marcelino Team

                 

                BURLINGTON’S RE-IMAGINED NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION 

                Signal Kitchen & Burlington City Arts have re-imagined Burlington’s citywide New Year’s Eve celebration. Highlight builds on First Night’s 35-year legacy with a new series of community-produced events across Burlington’s Waterfront, South End, Old North End and Downtown Corridor. Enjoy music, art, theater, a community parade, hands-on creative activities, family-fun, modern art installations, diverse cultural events, storytelling sessions, and so much more. Many of Vermont’s leading businesses, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, artists, and organizers are coming together to create purposeful events across the city. Together, all Vermonters can help build an annual tradition that highlights the true spirit of Burlington! Please reach out at hello@highlight.community.

                www.highlightbtv.org

                 

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                  87 Indoor Games for your kids!


                   

                   

                  87 ENERGYBUSTING INDOOR GAMES & ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

                  (BECAUSE CABIN FEVER IS NO JOKE)

                  Posted by whatmomslove | kids | 36 

                  Check out all the activities this Mom put together complete with instructions with the following headings; Just CLICK HERE

                   

                  Tape Games

                  Balloon Games

                  Fun/Silly Moving Games

                  Hunts

                  Maze + Obstacle Course

                  Use Your Garage

                  Bring Outdoor Toys Inside

                  Sports Games

                  Classic Games + Activities  Activity Dice

                  Get Dramatic

                  Imaginative Play

                  Musical + Dance

                  Exercise Videos!

                  Clean

                  Play with Active Toys

                   

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                    Holiday Custom Wrapping

                    thesprucecrafts.com article

                    “11 Creative Ways to Wrap Presents Without Wrapping Paper”

                    BY KELLY WEIMERT Updated 11/20/18

                    Offers great ideas from simple brown paper bags or kraft paper to fabric, potato chip bags, duct tape, yarn, customizable word search paper and printable chalkboard paper.

                    It’s a great place to start if you want to have a customized wrap or a really fun wrap.

                     

                    Bhg.com

                    has a wonderful tutorial on

                    “How to Make Festive Bows”.

                    It provides step by step directions for a

                    Classic Bow, Layered Bow and Rosette Bow.

                     Add the perfect style and color bow

                    to your custom wrap.

                     

                     

                    Last but not least, topping your package off with a special tag.

                    How about a personalized ornament tag. 

                    Julieblanner.com features

                    “Salt Dough Ornaments (Salt Dough Ornament Recipe)”.

                    This easy Salt Dough Ornament Recipe is tried and true!

                     (Originally published December 2013)

                    Complete your beautiful custom wrapped gift with a

                    handmade ornament tag.

                     

                     

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