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The Daceys' Northeast Trip

Dear Friends,

I hope you are having a great end to your summer and make it out to the State Fair! We were fortunate enough to take a week-long trip to the Northeast with my parents last week.

We flew into Portland, Maine and did a lighthouse tour via boat. Kristin and I were able to get out for a late dinner at Eventide for oysters. If you ever go to Portland, go to Eventide!

Day two we stopped at a botanical garden and ran into my cousin Cody unexpectedly so that was fun! We then drove up to Camden and had dinner and played cards into the night.

Day three was the most action packed with a drive to Acadia National Park. We took “Oli’s Trolley” through the park and then made it out for a ride on “Lulu’s Lobster Boat.” To end the night, we went to Timber Tina’s Lumberjack show which was a ton of fun.

Day four we were on the road again from Bangor to the White Mountain Resort. We took a “cog” train up the mountain and later that afternoon I got Kristin, Chase and Elle onto the pickleball court for their first time playing and more cards that night!

Day five was spent in Stowe, VT. We hit up Ben & Jerry’s for some ice cream and a tour and went up another mountain/tram ride, some mini golf, pool time and of course more cards.

Day six we hit up Burlington, VT and had some tasty pizza for a late lunch and another boat tour of Lake Champlain. We did not get a sighting of “Champ” the Lake Champlain monster.

Day seven was a great way to end the trip with a 2 hour drive up to the Olympic Training Facility in Lake Placid. We took a run down the bobsled chute used in the 1980 Olympics, went up a hill where they do the ski jumps and zip lined back down. This was our favorite spot of the trip!

Woke up the final morning at 6 a.m. and headed back to Burlington to fly home. Chase had his first soccer practice of the season and Elle got ready for Cardboard Camp–her last of the season.

We’re now in the final push of buying season and are seeing more inventory on the market as well as less competition. There are a lot more opportunities now than earlier in the year.

With higher rates come some potential tax benefits of itemizing your interest and property taxes. This hadn’t been a talking point for the past few years with lower rates. The clients we have shared this with so far have a newfound excitement buying with rates where they are!

If you’d like us to run any scenarios for you or anyone you know on what the potential “after tax deductions” may look like on your next home, give us a call. We could also see a rally in the bond market before too long and if/when we get there, we’ll be in touch!


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