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Virtual First Time Home Buyer's Seminar - March 25, 2023

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Owning a home instantly increases your net worth and it can grow from there. That’s where we come in! 

We’re hosting a FREE Virtual First Time Home Buyer’s Seminar on Saturday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m., in partnership with Movement Mortgage.

No matter what the market looks like, buying your first home will always be the right choice when you have the proper tools and guidance, including how to find the right house, shop lenders and loan options, submit an offer, negotiate a closing, and more.

If you’re a first-time home buyer, tune into this helpful seminar for more information and materials on taking these initial steps.

Whenever you decide to make a move, the team at Hickey & Foster Real Estate is here for you.

To register:

(Register by Friday at 3:00 p.m. You will get an email on Friday with Zoom instructions.)


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    Legislative Update - March 2023

    Advocacy Report

    Hickey & Foster Real Estate is a proud supporter of the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC). This organization is active on a local, state and national level with the goal of advancing public policies and candidates that build strong communities, protect property interests and promote a vibrant business environment. 

    Through RPAC and the state-lead Government Affairs Committee, which includes our own Steven Foster, Realtors are involved in helping shape the landscape of legislative policies in Vermont.

    Here is a breakdown of some of the proposed legislation that may affect your property:

    S100 - Omnibus Housing Bill

    • Changes to zoning bylaws that would allow for duplexes in any residential zone 
    • Changes to zoning bylaws that would require denser development in areas that are served by municipal sewer and water 
    • Changes to Act 250 including easing restrictions on development of 25 units or less  

    H276 - Rental Registry

    • Testimony given on the proposal to create a statewide registry of all rental properties

    S5 - Affordable Heat Act

    • Would require heating fuel providers to encourage improved winterization of homes 


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      Newsletter Trivia - March 2023

      • In what year did the United States begin observing Daylight Saving Time? A: 1918
      • What is the birthstone for the month of March? A: Aquamarine
      • Which US city famously dyes its river green for St. Patrick's Day? A: Chicago


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        Mike's Town Spotlight: Eden

        Eden, VermontEden is a small town located in northern Vermont, known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities. It's a great place to live, visit, and play, with plenty of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages.

        One of the main draws of Eden is its stunning natural scenery. The town is surrounded by mountains, lakes, and forests, providing a picturesque backdrop for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. In the fall, the foliage in the area is especially breathtaking, with vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow painting the landscape.

        Eden is also home to several recreational areas, including Lake Eden and the Green River Reservoir. These bodies of water offer opportunities for swimming, boating, kayaking, and fishing, and are popular spots for picnicking and relaxing in the sun. The town also has several parks and trails, including the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, a scenic path that runs through the heart of town and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

        Visitors can also explore the nearby town of Johnson, which is home to the Vermont Studio Center, a renowned artist residency program, and the Johnson State College Performing Arts Center, which hosts a variety of concerts, plays, and other cultural events throughout the year.

        As you know, I always try to talk about my favorite local beers, too. While there aren't any breweries located directly in Eden, VT, there are several great options located within a short drive from town. Here are a few of the local breweries that I’ve already highlighted:

        1. Lost Nation Brewing - located in nearby Morrisville, VT, Lost Nation Brewing is a popular spot for craft beer enthusiasts. They specialize in Belgian-style ales and lagers, and have a rotating selection of beers on tap. The brewery also has a restaurant on-site, serving up tasty pub fare.

        2. Rock Art Brewery - located in nearby Morrisville, VT, Rock Art Brewery is a family-owned and operated brewery that has been producing craft beer since 1997. They offer a wide range of styles, from IPAs to stouts, and have a spacious taproom where visitors can sample their brews.

        3. The Alchemist Brewery - located in nearby Stowe, VT, The Alchemist Brewery is known for its award-winning IPAs, including the famous Heady Topper. 

        4. Idletyme Brewing Company - also located in Stowe, VT, Idletyme Brewing Company is a brewery and restaurant that offers a range of craft beers and delicious food. Their outdoor beer garden is a popular spot in the summer months, with plenty of seating and a relaxed atmosphere.

        Overall, Eden, VT is a charming and welcoming town that offers a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors and residents alike. Whether you're looking to soak up some natural beauty, enjoy some outdoor recreation, or explore the area's rich history and culture, there's something for everyone in this picturesque Vermont town.

        Check out some listings in Eden or click here to chat with an agent!


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          Mike's Town Spotlight: Hyde Park

          The town of Hyde Park is located in north Lamoille County, just above the town of Morrisville. Hyde Park has a quaint little New England village and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail goes straight through the village itself. Great for biking, hiking, and dog walks, this new feature goes from as far north as St. Albans all the way to Hardwick, winding through the town of Hyde Park and creating ample recreational opportunities for its residents and visitors. The whole town boasts incredible views of places like Mount Mansfield, Green River Reservoir, and beyond.

          Hyde Park is also home to the Hyde Park Opera House, home to the Lamoille County Players and the troupe's creative, exciting, and artistic performances.

          In terms of recreation, Hyde Park has lots to offer. It is home to the Green River Reservoir, which is a beautiful place for all kinds of water sports, especially canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Green River is part of the Vermont State Parks network, who manage a number of high-demand campsites around the reservoir. This is one of the first State Parks to book up when reservations open every year because of the natural beauty and recreation opportunities.

          Some of these campsites are “remote sites,” accessible only by boat! I highly recommend visiting in the spring or summer.

          16 Amazing Vermont State Parks You Must Visit - Roaming the USA

          I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about beer at least once during this article! Hyde Park, like all of the surrounding towns, has a great brewery, Ten Bends, just north of Morrisville. Ten Bends has a variety of beers, but they specialize in IPAs. One of my favorites is Rotary Chaos… it’s probably one of the best beers that you’ll find in the Ten Bends collection. You can decide for yourself in their tasting room, a great place to spend an afternoon with friends.

          Rotary Chaos - Ten Bends Beer - Untappd

          Hyde Park is a destination for many people visiting Lamoille county… and a great place to live.

          Interested in checking out listings in Hyde Park? Click here to browse!


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            Newsletter Trivia - February 2023

            • How many Groundhog Days are depicted in the movie of the same name? Answer: 38!
            • Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow this year? Yes, Phil is predicting six more weeks of winter!
            • What percent of pet owners give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets? A very generous 20% of pet owners reportedly give Valentine's day gifts to their pets!


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