Blog :: 11-2018

TMT Winter Newsletter 2018

According to a article

5 Reasons to Embrace the Winter Home-Selling Season”.  As housing markets continue to struggle for enough inventory to meet buyer demand and prices continue to rise, serious home buyers are widening their scope and choosing to shop throughout the year, not just during the warmer months.



How to Use Wool Dryer Balls and Why You Should

By Mary Hunt

The Trouble with Fabric Softeners.

Certain Fabric Softener chemicals can be very allergenic, can cause eczema, can cause respiratory irritation, have been linked to asthma and can cause nervous system effects like headache and dizziness.

Why Wool Dryer Balls.

Wool dryer balls cut at least 25 percent of the drying time. ... Because dryer balls also agitate against the fibers in clothes and linens, everything feels softer coming out of the dryer. And when used properly, they also take care of static cling.

Other advantages are 100% wool, 1 set will last for thousands of loads, no batteries, no refills, no repairs or reconditioning required.

Make Your Own Wool Dryer Balls

Supplies Needed

• Wool yarn in several colors (make sure it’s not “washable”)
• Crochet hook or yarn needle
• Pantyhose
• Fabric scissors

Let’s Begin.... CLICK HERE for the link to the full instructions! HAPPY MAKING!


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    1 Week Before Thanksgiving

    Per Food Network Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Countdown Planner

    1 WEEK BEFORE section they mention make place cards for your

             guests if you’ll be hosting a sit-down meal and figure out a seating plan.         


    We’ve got you covered with this paper pumpkin!

    (These samples were created by our Client Care Manager, Dawna)






    Downloadable Template from

    Colored cardstock or paper

    3” piece green floral wire

    Glue stick and hot glue gun


    Marker or use labels like Dawna did

    Item to put inside

    We hope you enjoy making this fun craft and we'd love to see yours!


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      November Is An Ideal Time To LIST Your Home!

      Several studies show that, on average, homes listed during this time are more likely to sell, sell more quickly, and sell closer to the asking price.  Here are some of the reason why November is an ideal time to list your home.


      Fewer Listings/Less Competition

      Buyers usually have fewer homes to choose from over the holidays.

      That means less competition for you and more buyers checking out

      your home, either online or in person.


      More Motivated Buyers

      Buyers looking for a home in November/December, are usually highly motivated buyers.  

      The traditional barriers to winter house-hunting (bad weather, short days, school year,

      holiday preparations) don't apply.   If your house is available for them to view,

      during this time, these buyers are more likely to make an offer close to listing price.


      Tax Benefits

      A house marketed in November may lure buyers looking for year-end tax breaks.

      Buyers looking to lower their taxes may snatch up a home late in the year so they can

      deduct home purchase costs.  If someone sold a house during the traditional selling season

      and faces capital gains tax on the deal, they may be highly motivated to buy by year end,

      since closing on the purchase of another house may let them avoid paying capital gains tax.


      Corporate Relocation

      The biggest months for corporate relocation are January and February. 

      Providing even more very motivated buyers wanting to move quickly and get settled.


      If the above information has you thinking about listing, we want to offer you a Free Comparative Market Analysis for your home with no-obligation.

      Give us a call and let us set up an appointment at your earliest convenience. And of course, feel free to call us if you have any other real estate needs.

      We look forward to hearing from you.




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        2 Weeks Before Thanksgiving!

        Per Food Network Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Countdown Planner, that we shared with you, it’s

        Time to Clean Out Your Freezer, Make and Freeze Pie Dough, or an Entire Apple Pie, 

        Decide on Décor, Freeze Homemade Stock, and Freeze Rolls. Click HERE for 2 week before recipes!


        If you own or want a Breadmaker, try this recipe Dawna in our office uses regularly from Regal Ware, Inc.’s Breadmaker Book.

        This “Butter Rolls” recipe creates rolls that are moist, delicious and best of all easy.


        All Ingredients at room temperature (70-80°F/21-27°C)


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          3 Weeks Before Thanksgiving


          Per Food Network Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Countdown Planner that we shared with you last week.

          Time to get your gear, create a shopping list, shop for drinks and Order a Turkey.

          Below are some local options, click HERE to visit our Blog for the links to their websites.


          Maple Wind Farm in Huntington/Richmond

          We welcome turkey orders for Thanksgiving or any other celebration deserving of a pasture raised turkey!

          We have 2 choices: non gmo grain or certified organic. All turkeys this season are frozen.

          Pickups will be Nov 17 (Burlington Farmers Market at UVM) or Nov 18 at our farm in Richmond.

           Turkeys can be ordered online or by sending in a deposit of $25 by check to our farm.

          Quantities are limited so get your order in early! We do not guarantee exact sizes.


          Adams Turkey Farm in Westford

          Premium Young Vermont Turkey-They are raised just like our chickens, that is, on an all natural and all vegetarian diet

          with no growth hormones or antibiotics. They are raised in large open-air barns where they are free to roam and have

          access to clean, fresh water and food at all times.  They are processed on site and are sold wholesale to many local markets (Healthy Living Market and Café, Sweet Clover Market, Shelburne Market, Steeple Market, City Market, and

          Jericho Market) as well as here off the farm in November. Call to reserve yours for this Thanksgiving!  802-878-4726.


          Misty Knoll Farms in New Haven

          Fresh Vermont Turkeys available fresh September to December, ranging from 14-30 pounds.

          Frozen whole turkeys and associated cuts available the remainder of the year. 

          Look for our wonderful Vermont turkeys and chickens and other products in natural food stores,

          supermarkets, and in fine restaurants throughout Vermont and New England.   

          Your satisfaction is guaranteed!



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