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Property transfers: When fixing up, think of the long-term value of your home

ADDISON COUNTY — People spruce up their homes and property for a lot of reasons. One consideration that most homeowners have when putting money, time and effort into their abodes is resale value.

As the Addison Independent reported last week, the market for real estate in Addison County looks to be stabilizing a little bit this year.

And one local real estate professional said that property condition and pricing still matters when it comes time to sell. Broker Jill Fraga of The Real Estate Company of Vermont said that buyers are competitive when considering homes that are “appropriately priced” and “move-in ready,” and such houses spend less time on the market. 

“On the other hand, properties that have been priced substantially higher than their competition, or need some TLC, tend to be on the market for longer, and may even see price reductions, ultimately leading to more time on market with less buyer competition,” she said.

With that in mind, we thought that readers of this section would like to see a sampling of some real home sales over the past year or so. We publish here property transfers in two of Addison County’s larger municipalities, Vergennes and Ferrisburgh. 

FERRISBURGH

Ferrisburgh real estate transfers between January 2022 and February 2023 include 33 homes, three mobile homes on land; a few farm properties, a couple in the upper six-figure range; several building lots selling for more than $100,000; and a large number of seasonal lakefront properties. Four properties sold for more than $1 million during those 14 months, two for more than $2 million.  

Sales of real estate during those months included: 

• 1/28/22: Urban Saltus Trust to Revocable Long Point Saltus Family Trust, seasonal home at 209 North Rd., $250,000.

• 3/2/22: Bernard and Valerie Dam to Jeffrey Cameron, farm on 92.9 acres on Button Bay Road, $608,000.

• 3/14/22: Humiston Estate to Rebecca Ambrose, mobile home on 3 acres at 4897 Sand Rd., $28,000.

• 3/14/22: Eleanor Barnes to Sean and Ashley LaFlam, home on 10.1 acres at 1268 Pea Ridge Rd., $375,000.

• 4/1/22: Grace and Thomas Kelly to Jennifer Do and Tristan Clerihew, home at 211 Raymond Rd. on 10.1 acres, $660,000.

• 4/14/22: William Farrell to Karl Coplan et al., seasonal home at 164 South Road, $325,000.

• 4/15 22: Paul Hawkins to Birdseye Building Co., garage and sheds on 3 acres at 3051 Route 7, $510,000.

• 4/15/22: Louise Peyser to Justin Baron, 64.8 acres on Route 7, $262,000.

• 4/15/22: Glenn and Kathy Rossier to David and Carrie Barrows, 5.4 acres on Old Farm Lane, $107,000.

• 5/2/22: Gina Hutchins and Mark Dwire to Chris and Violet Nathan, home at 495 Fuller Mt. Rd. on 5.2 acres, $400,000.

• 5/2/22: Glenn and Kathy Rossier to John Barton et al., 5.97 acres on Old Farm Lane, $112,000.

• 5/10/22: Peter and Elizabeth Markowski to Jeannine Handy, Trustee, home at 462 Monkton Road on 12 acres, $925,000.

• 5/20/22: Gina Hutchins and Mark Dwire to Stefanie and Thomas Mills, home at 297 Fuller Mt. Rd. on 5.94 acres, $629,000.

• 5/20/22: Maria Harris to Richard and Diane Dolliver, seasonal home at 244 North Road, $552,000.

• 6/2/22: Corey and Jennifer Walker to Jason Miller, home at 3238 Route 7 on 5.9 acres, $635,000.

• 6/13/22: Cheryl and John DeVos III to Gage and Meghan Towers, home at 523 Ashley Rd. on 5 acres, $242,000.

• 6/15/22: Stephen and Katherine Alexander to Adam Ginsburg, 5.94 acres on Fuller Mt. Rd., $120,000.

• 6/17/22: Emily Argano to Matthew Manning, home at 290 Westin Rd. on 6.39 acres, $255,000.

• 6/21/22: Jane McKay to Michael and Shari Isikow, second home on 10.1 acres at 230 Spencer Farm Road, $2.3 million.

• 6/22/22: Bernard and Valerie Dam to Joshua Clark and Kristen Ouellette, 5.12 acres of land on Button Bay Road, $132,000.

• 6/22/22: Kristen Ouellette to Thomas Lawson, home at 690 Middlebrook Rd. on 0.5 acre, $435,000.

• 7/8/22: Magui Yero and Ileana Torres to Amanda Ferrone and Jason Arvidsson, mobile home on 3.34 acres at 3298 Sand Rd., $293,000.

• 7/26/22: David and Danielle Johansen to Constable Hunter and Colleen Pouliot, home at 139 Atkins Rd., $478,000.

• 7/27/22: Paul and Lillian Weisbart to Adam Behar, home on 0.29 acre at 368 Hawkins Bay Lane, $800,000.

• 7/29/22: Ronald and Pamela Kampner to Richard and Virginia Langstaff, home at 1179 Fuller Mt. Rd. on 64.8 acres, $1.29 million.

• 8/12/22: Christine Blakeney to Nora Ganley Roper and Adam Polonski, home at 99 Mud Creek Rd. on 10.33 acres, $690,000.

• 8/15/22: Thomas and Shelley Eriksen to Stephen and April Clodgo, home at 2200 Basin Harbor Rd. on 10.2 acres, $850,000.

• 8/30/22: Chester Hawkins Estate to Birdseye Building Co., home on 0.5 acre zoned commercially at 1 Little Chicago Road, $75,000.

• 8/30/22: Chester Hawkins Estate to Birdseye Building Co., home on 1 acre zoned commercially at 3029 Route 7, $125,000.

• 9/1/22: Josephine Crosby to Krysta Hill, home at 70 Diamond Isle Lane on 6 acres, $725,000.

• 9/7/22: Heidi Johnston et al. to Scott Stearns et al., 25 acres on Shellhouse Mt. Road, $26,000.

• 9/9/22: Joseph and Laura Cromarty to Jones Basin Harbor Trust, home at 580 Woods Road on 1.5 acres, $1.35 million.

• 9/13/22: Thomas and Christine Steadman to Robert Stearns and John Hoehl, 9.1 acres on Dean Road, $30,000.

• 9/13/22: John and Donna Walcott to Joseph and Laura Cromarty, home at 904 Woods Rd. on 1.2 acres, $1.2 million.

• 9/20/22: Eric Bresnick and Amie Bates to Charlie and Albin Meli, home at 137 Field Rd. on 1.4 acres, $525,000.

• 9/26/22: Richard Carr to Thomas Pulsifer, home at 28 Arnold Bay Road on 10.1 acres, $2.65 million.

• 10/7/22: Stephen Tulin estate to Ariel Smith and Robert Charnock, home at 100 Champlin Hill Rd. on 5.31 acres, $501,000.

• 10/11/22: William and Kathleen Charbonneau to Adele Szilardi and Peter Tierney, home at 206 Sleepy Hollow Lane on 1.3 acres, $665,000.

• 10/28/22: Timothy and Martha Davis to Tucker Weaver and Madeline Born, home at 564 Old Hollow Rd. on 0.5 acre, $370,000.

• 10/31/22: Jason Hatch to Otter Creek LLC, 163.2 acres on Basin Harbor Road, $750,000.

• 11/28/22: Olin Flynn estate to Shebangus LLC, home at 701 Dakin Rd. on 1.6 acres, $200,000.

• 11/29/22: Julia and James George to Gerald Ghazi, home at 239 Shore Road, $575,000.

• 12/2/22: Kenneth and Jeanne Lemner to Brenna Mead and Sarah Richardson, home on 13.17 acres at 189 Four Winds Rd., $1.1 million.

• 12/5/22: Helen and Robert Laidman Jr. to Alexander Brookhouse, home at 145 Jockey Lane on 2.9 acres, $455,000.

• 12/9/22: Diane Shortsleeve to James and Marlene Ringer, 5.2 acres on Robinson Road, $125,000.

• 12/21/22: Christopher DeVos to Deana LaFleche, home at 965 Stage Rd. on 1 acre, $185,000.

• 12/20/22: Raymond Yandow estate to Jesse and Beth Jackman, mobile home on 0.5 acre at 334 Basin Harbor Rd., $143,000.

• 12/28/22: Yukio McDonough-Sieben and Theresa McDonough to Ian Hand, home on 1.6 acres at 1499 Sand Rd., $520,000.

• 1/6/23: Lucie Lafranchise and John Ellis to Walter Stapleton and Rachel Halliburton, home on 5.15 acres at 771 Long Point Rd., $775,000.

• 1/11/23: Toby Gay and Karen Graden to David and Betty Chase, 0.5 acre at 690 Sleepy Hollow Lane, $55,000.

• 1/13/23: Peter and Elizabeth Markowski to Cornerstone Commons LLC, 162 acres on Monkton Road, $445,000.

• 1/12/23: Jason Hatch to Vorsteveld Farm LLP, 283 acres including farm buildings on Jersey Street, $700,000.

• 1/30/23: Carolyn Mitchell to Judson Kimble, home at 400 Little Chicago Rd. on 10.26 acres, $175,000.

• 2/28/23: Malone Revocable Trust to Karen and David Burke, home at 3708 Shellhouse Mt. Rd., $480,000.

VERGENNES

Real estate transactions recorded at Vergennes City Hall between Jan. 1, 2022, and Feb. 28, 2023, include three-dozen single-family homes, three mobile homes, four multi-family dwellings, four condos, two parcels of land, and four commercial properties. 

Sales in those 14 months include: 

• 1/7/22: Melissa West to Lucas and Erica Harris, home at 8 East St., $345,000.

• 1/10/22: Thomas and Corie Dematties to David Wimmer, home at 21 School St., $325,000.

• 1/28/22: Jack and Lenore Danyow to Eric Bergland Trust, home at 21 Union St., $245,000.

• 1/28/22: Laura Lalumiere to Kristopher Perkins and Albert Davis, mobile home at 20 First St., $42,000.

• 2/4/22: River’s Edge Associates to Scott and Marie Flynn, new home at 279 Commodore Drive, $591,500.

• 2/22/22: Cornerstone Condominiums LLC to Bryan and Cherise Woods, 11A Country Commons, $275,000.

• 2/23/22: River’s Edge Associates to Richard Reynolds and Janey Kelso, new home at 299 Commodore Drive, $499,217.

• 3/18/22: Michael Sullivan to Maxwell and Emily Robbins, home at 42 Bowman Rd., $380,000.

• 3/28/22: David and Carrie Barrows to Grant Smith and Megan Jurak, home at 14 Sunset Drive, $300,000.

• 3/29/22: Rose Plankey, Trustee to Casey Rock and Arin Lustberg, home at 81 Main St., $395,000.

• 4/1/22: Dana Lawrence to Alexander Bushey, condo at 15 North St., $106,000.

• 4/5/22: Scott Flynn and Marie Bonneau to Patricia Loftus, condo at 10A Country Commons, $340,000.

• 4/8/22: Cheeseman Family LLC to Group Five Investments LLP, office buildings at 229 Main St., $765,000.

• 4/22/22: Leonard Duffy Jr. to Cornerstone Solutions LLC, 1.1 acres at 1-3 Main St., $300,000.

• 4/28/22: Lyle and Debra Fulton to Dodin Muhannad, home at 26 Thomas Circle, $347,500.

• 5/2/22: Nuru Adbulhakeem and Emily Harris to Donald and Kathlene Ferris, home at 203 Commodore Drive, $489,000.

• 5/6/22: VTOPZ LLC to Thirty Four North LLC, multi-family home at 40 North St., $445,000.

• 5/12/22: CFM LLC, c/o Burchfield Management Co. LLC, to One Credit Union, commercial office building at 48 Green St., $1.35 million.

• 5/19/22: Rustan Swenson to George Berkeley LLC, vacant residential property on 0.74 acre at 54 West Main St., $252,500.

• 5/26/22: Benjamin LaFlam to Nelson Burgos and Alexandra Barrow, home at 174 Green St., $240,000.

• 6/1/22: Stephen Moore and Beth Lowell to Gabriel Kadric et al, home at 8 Hillside Acres, $230,000.

• 6/3/22: Rola Properties LLC to 17 White LLC, multi-family home at 17 White St., $550,000.

ª 6/17/22: Braden Murray to Joseph and Sarah Turner, home at 17 Booth Woods, $305,000.

• 6/21/22: Steven Miller to Benjamin Thibault, mobile home at 25 West St., $100,000.

• 6/28/22: Jessica Adams to James Anderson and Simone Blaise-Glaunsinger, home at 14 Mt. View Lane, $399,999.

• 7/6/22: Steven and Julia Miller to Michael and Melissa Strong, home at 17 Thomas Circle, $325,000.

• 7/12/22: Nina and Dylan Covington-Walker to Lisa Godfrey and Helga Kimball, home at 135 Main St., $214,000.

• 7/15/22: Lisa Saunders to Rituparna Bisu, Country Commons condo 3B $225,000.

• 7/25/22: Joanne Gevry, Trustee to Paul and Eileen LaDuke, home at 11 Walker Ave., $230.000.

• 7/27/22: Habitat for Humanity to Kameron Guttierez and Keisha Thompson, home at 14 Booth Woods, $214,000.

• 7/29/22: Anne Weller Trust to David and Betty Lawson, home at 38 Main St., $449,000.

• 8/5//22: Michele and Brenda Mammoliti to Sami Dawud, home at 16 High St., $345,000.

• 9/2/22: Geoffrey Strong to Cynthia Pratt, home at 25 Meadow Lane, $220,000.

• 9/2/22: River’s Edge Associates LLC to Dawn Serra and James Lennox, new home at 223 Commodore Drive, $645,000.

• 9/9/22: Gerald and Betty Sabourin to Jared Ploof, home at 49 Booth Woods, $165,000.

• 9/14/22: Thomas and Sheryl Brothers to Marc Crawford, home at 14 North Maple St.,  $317,000.

• 9/29/22: Bruce Leachman et al. to Mainline RE LLC, restaurant and rental property at 191-193 Main St., $310,000.

• 10/14/22: Jean Salch to Michelle Miller, home at 97 South Water St., $261,900.

• 10/21/22: Andre and Kimberly Rheaume to Mary Price et al., home at 10 Cataract Place, $300,000.

• 10/27/22: Sandra Vishnevsky to Parini Properties LLC, home at 92 Main St., $262,000.

• 10/31/22: JDR Properties to William and Karen Wisell, home at 195 Green St., $654,900.

• 11/2/22:  Patricia Blair to MG House LLC, home at 196 Green St., $311,000.

• 11/10/22: Patrick and Maryann Crowley to Michaelene Paquette and Dennis Zinsmeister, home at 181 Green St., $535,000.

• 11/10/22: William and Kathryn Mace to The Herreschoff House LLC, multi-family dwelling at 11 Macdonough Drive, $167,500.

• 11/18/22: River’s Edge Associates LLC to Karen and Evan Cooper, new home at 270 Commodore Drive, $616,745.

• 11/18/22: Bassim Bunde to Helen Greg, multi-family dwelling at 42 Monkton Rd., $44,000.

• 11/30/22: Vermont Industrial Parks to Jackman Fuels Inc., 7.25 acres of commercial land on Panton Road, $250,000.

• 12/14/22: William and Karen Wisell to Horn-Shore Trust, home at 36 Bowman Ave., $442,000.

• 12/27/22: Joseph and Sarah Turner to the Edwin Farnsworth Trust, home at 17 Booth Woods, $350,000.

• 12/29/22: Lynn and Michael Donnelly to Sean Dye et al, office building at 86 Main St., $385,000.

• 12/30/22: Tyler and Jesse Vendituoli to Kevin and Nadia Dole, home at 44 West Main St., $450,000.

• 1/18/23: Gordon Family Trust to Christopher Jensen and Jane Sledge, home at 27 Maple Manor, $350,000.

• 1/31/23: Walter Yount Estate to Gabriel Bushey, home at 107 Main Street, $207,000.

• 2/10/23: Rola Properties LLC to Wilbirn Ventures LLC, home at 12 White St., $445,000.

• 2/14/23: Kimberly Ross to Linda Silkworth, mobile home at 17 Second St., $41,500.

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