Champlain Valley Properties is Proud to Support the Charter House Coalition


Champlain Valley Properties is a proud supporter of the Charter House Coalition, a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing basic food and housing needs in and around Middlebury, Vermont. We will be donating a portion of our commission of every property sold in 2018. For more information, please contact us.


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    January Stearns Joins Champlain Valley Properties

    We are excited to announce the addition of January Stearns to the Champlain Valley Properties family, Having 17 years of experience selling homes In Addison County she will be a great addition to the team. January offers dedication and compassion and represents both sellers and buyers assisting them in making their real estate goals a reality. Family farms are also her specialty; it takes an agent with experience in agriculture to truly market a farm property successfully. January lives with her husband and three children in the town of Cornwall where her family has been for 9 generations. She is a back yard chicken fancier, an avid follower of her children’s sports and activities and helps manage her husband’s excavation business.




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      Tips for Maintaining your HVAC System

      3 Signs that Your HVAC System Needs Replacing

      by Elyse Umlauf
      Adapted from a previous edition of The REsource newsletter

      Sometimes it’s hard to know when it’s time to finally throw up your hands and replace an appliance or home system. 

      Here are 3 signs that it may be time to look at a new HVAC system. 

      1. Your equipment needs frequent repairs and energy bills keep rising.

      2. Your HVAC equipment is more than 10 years old. 

      3. Some rooms are too hot or cold and your home has humidity problems, excessive dust, or rooms that never feel comfortable. 

      for more information visit:

      http://3 Signs that Your HVAC System Needs Replacing by Ely


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        John Snyder-White earns Green designation from the National Association of Realtors


        Contact: John Snyder-White

                        70 Court Street Middlebury, Vermont 05753

                        Office: (802)989-7522 Cell:(802)989-1066


        January 5, 2018

        Middlebury, Vermont – John Snyder-White with Champlain Valley Properties has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS®’ [NAR’s] Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

         John achieved this prestigious designation after completing topic-specific course work designed specifically for REALTORS®.  The designation courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and issues of resource-efficiency in relation to real estate and homeowners.

        More specifically, John was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of resource-efficient features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and understanding how buyer and seller preferences may be inspired by resource-efficiency.

        “Living green is about making healthy choices that are also easy on your wallet. NAR Green Designees have the necessary resources and relationships to effectively work with you to find your next home or assess your next green project.” said Marc Gould, Vice President of NAR’s Green Designation.  NAR’s Green Designation was developed in response to growing consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings. The designation helps consumers understand the positive impact of home performance and identify REALTORS® who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals.

        As an NAR Green Designee, John has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for Addison County. 

        For more information please visit or e-mail


        For more information about NAR’s Green Designation, visit


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          HOW TO Prepare to Buy a Home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                THE BASICS  |  BUYER

          HOW TO

          Prepare to Buy a Home

          Talk to mortgage brokers.
          Many first-time home buyers don’t take the time to get prequalified. They also often don’t take the time to shop around to find the best mortgage for their particular situation. It’s important to ask plenty of questions and make sure you understand the home loan process completely.

          Be ready to move.
          This is especially true in markets with a low inventory of homes for sale. It’s very common for home buyers to miss out on the first home they wish to purchase because they don’t act quickly enough. By the time they’ve made their decision, they may find that someone else has already purchased the house.

          Find a trusted partner.
          It’s absolutely vital that you find a real estate professional who understands your goals and who is ready and able to guide you through the home buying process.

          Make a good offer.
          Remember that your offer is very unlikely to be the only one on the table. Do what you can to ensure it’s appealing to a seller.

          Factor maintenance and repair costs into your buying budget.
          Even brand-new homes will require some work. Don’t leave yourself short and let your home deteriorate.

          Think ahead.
          It’s easy to get wrapped up in your present needs, but you should also think about reselling the home before you buy. The average first-time buyer expects to stay in a home for around 10 years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

          Develop your home/neighborhood wish list.
          Prioritize these items from most important to least.

          Select where you want to live. Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you’d like to live in, taking into account nearby schools, recreational facilities, area expansion plans, and safety.


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            Saturday Open house tour 4/22

                                            Champlain Valley Properties Open House Tours

                                               Saturday April 22nd 11am-1pm

                                                 Come join us for a morning of Open Houses in Middlebury!

            207 Halladay Road ($335,000)- Inviting home in park like setting


            253 Fields Road Drive ($345,000)- Spacious 4 bedroom


             19 Kings Row ($259,500)- Charming Cape on Dead end street



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              Celebrating our first year as Champlain Valley Properties



              Celebrating 1 Year!

              Come and help us celebrate our 1 year Anniversary

              Friday March 3rd


              Food and Beverages will be served

              Nancy, Robin, Diana, Mandy, John and Brenda

              70 Court St.-(802) 989-7522



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