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Old 08-29-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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Hello there, my husband and I are moving to VT from CT in the next couple months. He got a job in Colchester and we are having a hard time finding houses that have the acreage, privacy, and affordability close to his job. I found a great place in Johnson but it appears to be about 34 miles from Colchester. My husband is used to a long commute here in CT (about 30 miles) and our winters have lately been (from what I've heard) comparable to VT. Is this a bad idea? We would really like a little bit of land with a decent house but haven't had much luck in any of the towns within 30 minutes. Any suggestions? Thanks everyone. Feeling awfully discouraged lately.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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My guesstimate would be 45 minutes to an hour in good weather. In winter? longer.
What is your budget for housing?
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:56 PM
 
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trying to stay under 220000 but can afford a little more if taxes are low. thanks for your input.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:03 AM
 
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It might work, since he is used to a long commute and knows how to drive in winter weather. Traffic isn't quite as bad as other places. Fairfax might be a bit better.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:44 AM
 
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Also check out Fletcher, South Hero, Grand Isle, Milton, Georgia, St. Albans.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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It's not a terrible drive, and you're on Route 15 the whole way, but in winter I think he'd get tired of it. Vermont does a pretty good job of clearing the roads, which helps.

I think Harry's right: other spots along Route 15, including Cambridge or Jeffersonville, are worth a look.

Have you been looking at nneren.com? Right now I'm seeing 11 properties in Colchester under $225,000.

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Old 08-30-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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yes, we have looked close by using zillow but not using that site. I'll check it out. thanks.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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Milton, Georgia, Fairfax, Fairfield and even St Albans might all offer you a bit of acreage and modest home for that price.
Have you looked at For Sale By Owner also?
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