With climate changing, it’s time to electrify our homes

After a winter short on snow, and a maple sugaring season that started in January, the big mid-March storm brought some of the snowfall many of us expect all winter long — but for how much longer? 

Vt. home prices have seen third highest increase of any state

Home prices across the country have been rising, but Vermont house prices have seen the third-highest increase of any state — rising 16.9% in the last year — according to a new study. 

Gardening: Make hay while the snow melts

Spring may be upon us, but winter is reluctant to let go. In the meantime, we’re all eagerly awaiting the time when we can head back to our gardens and get them into shape for the coming growing season.

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

We thought that readers of this Home section would like to see a sampling of some real home sales over the past year or so.

Ways of Seeing: Coming home during a pandemic

I spent the month of January travelling with my family in Asia. We visited Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Just before our return we heard about a new virus in China. Coronavirus was just shutting down the city of Wuhan as we flew back from Cambo … (read more)

Home: Dishaw family takes on big DIY home renovation

MIDDLEBURY — Over the past decade a lot of things have worked out well for Josh and Meghan Dishaw — especially in the last few months.  The couple met at what was then Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington and have been married for seven years. They agr … (read more)

Home: Rebuilt deck adds joy and value

As the weeks wore on during the pandemic lockdown my better half and I, like most assuredly everybody else in the 802, started thinking about getting outside.  We were looking forward to enjoying warm weather, especially during a cooler, grayer and seemin … (read more)

Home: Before painting, do your homework

MIDDLEBURY — Since you’re already likely stuck at home during this coronavirus pandemic, why not do something nice for your abode — like giving it a nice new coat of paint, either inside or out. The late-April and early May temperatures typically signal t … (read more)

Faith Gong: On February, and the search for home

After a fairly lackluster winter, we had our first big snowstorm yesterday. Today, the world beyond my windows is gorgeous. Because the snow was preceded by ice, the tree branches bend low and glitter in the sunlight as if they’re encased in glass. Temper … (read more)

Home: The modern gem on Chipman Hill

MIDDLEBURY — After more than five years, the “Chipman Hill House” in Middlebury still attracts admirers. “A lot of folks come up the hill to look at the house and enjoy it,” said Sven Lapiner, who lives there with his wife, Janet, and their three children … (read more)