Burlington, VT Real Estate News

By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
Burlington VT Tree Climbing Championship is being held at Oakledge Park in Burlington VT. Burlington, VT is a wonderful place to live with Beautiful Lake Champlain, all the great hiking trails and the stunning Green Mountains. Burlington hosts many events including this fun one today at Oakledge Park starting at 6:45am and ends at 6:00pm tonight. This unique and exciting event is open to the public and located at the end of the bike path. Bring your bicycles and enjoy the park activities such as tennis rackets becuase Oakledge Park has a lot to offer. There will be a kid’s climb as well. Bring the whole family and give your child a rare opportunity to climb a tree grown from an acorn!  6:45 am–1:00 pm Tree Climbing Championship Preliminary Events  10:00 am-1:00 pm Kids Tree Climb (Sugge...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Burlington, Vermont is such a fun and interesting place to live. One of the things that makes Burlington so much fun are the unique events it hosts. This Saturday May 31,2014 there will be a Tree Climbing Competition. How interesting is that?! The event is sponsored by the New England Chaper of the International Society of Arboriculture and will take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. One of the races is a belayed speed climb where participants climb a tree and ring a bell at 60 feet to stop the clock. Another race is called the Secured Footlock where competitors use the 'inchworm' technique to climb up the tree to 40 feet to ring a bell. The event was scheduled to take place at Lakeview Cemetary (yes, that is a very unique locale for an event) because of it's magnificent mature trees. Ho...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
While I am generally not a shopper, I do enjoy outdoor stores and am so thrilled to see that L.L. Bean has just announced that it will be opening it's first store in Vermont in October. L.L. Bean will be moving into an 18,000 square foot space at Burlington Town Center located at 46 Church Street. This location is also known as 'the underground mall'. While one level of the mall is above ground, the other is sub-terranean. L.L. Bean Burlington will employ approximately one hundred people. It will be a welcome addition to the very sports oriented community in the Burlington area. I can't wait to take many of their adventure school classes. Oh, and they have nice clothes, too!
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, May 23rd, 2014 Green Mountain Comedy Festival More than 100 standup, improv and sketch performers deliver five days of gut-busting laughs. See greenmountaincomedy.com for details. Fri., May 23, 6:30, 8, 8:30 & 10 p.m., Sat., May 24, 9-12 a.m. and Sun., May 25, 10 a.m., 12:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m. at Various Burlington, Montpelier & Barre locations, $8.80-27.25. Tickets & more info: http://vtcomedy.ticketleap.com/greenmountaincomedyfest14/ Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls - First walk of 2014! Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sat., June...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
The Green Mountain Comedy Festival will take place from Wednesday May 21 through Sunday May 25, 2014 at ten different locations throughout Burlington with an additional two shows in Barre. This is the sixth year of the comedy festival and will include national talent along with over one hundred local performers in thirty shows over five days. Most shows will sell out. Tickets range from $8 to $28 depending on the show with most shows averaging around $12. Come enjoy a show!
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, May 9th, 2014 Spielpalast Cabaret Spielpalast Cabaret taps into this time-tested tradition and transports audiences back in time with a nod to the groundbreaking performance style. Accompanied by a six-piece jazz ensemble, 11 dancers and a troupe of satirists bring dancing, drama and dadaist antics to the stage. Equal parts burlesque and vaudeville, this sassy show features Max the madcap MC, who pilots an evening of political satire, saucy cigar girls, sex positivism and more. The heat gets turned up for Sunday’s “scandalous” show. Fri., May 9, 8 p.m., Sun., May 11, 8 p.m., Thu., May 15, 8 p.m., Fri., May 16, 8 & 11 p.m. and Sat., May 17, 8 & 11 p.m. at Bur...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
The COTS Walk is a three mile walk beginning at Battery Park in Burlington traveling a route which a homeless person might walk to receive shelter and services. Participants are invited into the COTS shelters to see how their pledges are utilized. This is the 25th year of the COTS Walk. It attracts 1,500 participants each year. There is no fee to participate, however donations are graciously accepted. This years fundraising goal for the COTS Walk is $175,000. A commemorative t-shirt will be provided to adults raising a minimumof $150 in pledges and to children raising $75 in pledges. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the walk begins at 2 p.m. with the fanfare of drummers parading down Church Street. The walk takes about one hour and concludes back at Battery Park with music and free ref...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Mary 'Penny Whistle' Murphy will be giving a presentation at Outdoor Gear Exchange this Wednesday evening, April 30th at 7:30. Mary solo hiked the entire 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail in just 3.5 months. The average end to end hiker takes 5.5 months to complete the same trek. Mary will be giving a slideshow and talking about her experiences. The event will take place at Outdoor Gear Exchange which is located at 37 Church Street in Burlington. Be sure to leave plenty of time to find parking if you decide to attend.   Whether you are an armchair adventurer or an active hiker, Mary's presentation is sure to please. I will look forward to living vicariously through Mary's tales. I would like to do something like this personally, although maybe hiking it just one or two weeks at a time....and...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, April 25th, 2014   ECHO Earth Week's MudFest Families celebrate muck in all its glory with themed activities, games, "Muddy Music" and mud flinging. Through April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids ages 2 and under. Vermont Restaurant Week: Parents' Night Out Moms and dads hit the town and savor every bite with the knowledge that their kiddos are happy, safe and having fun. Fri., April 25, 6-8:30 p.m. at Pomerleau Family YMCA in Burlington. $12-20; More info: http://www.vermontrestaurantweek.com/parents-night-out/ To preregister: 802-862-9622...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Cycle the City is an annual bicycling event which will take place on Sunday April 27, 2014. This fun and leisurely ten mile ride will take you through many points of interest and historical places around Burlington. Ride on your own or join the narrated tour where hosts will stop and give a brief talk around each point of interest. Meet at Perkins Pier, 1 Maple Street, Burlington between 9-10:00. The ride will leave promptly at 10 a.m. Admission is free. The event is being led by our wonderful local bicycling advocacy group, Local Motion. Please suport Local Motion as they do a lot of great things for our bicycling community. I will be riding in the event and hope to see you there!
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend...   Friday, April 11th, 2014 Sand Mandala Painting Monks from Namgyal Monastery use colored grains of sand to create an intricate circular design, whose ultimate destruction symbolizes impermanence and nonattachment. April 9-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wed., April 16, 5 p.m. at Fleming Museum, UVM in Burlington. Regular admission; $3-5 Full Circle Festival 100 events that address the art and heart of aging. The festivities open on Saturday with the construction of a Native American medicine wheel and continue through Sunday, with activities ranging from film, food and fitness to talks, theater and beyond. Fri., April 11, 7-8 p.m., Sat., April 12, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Sun.,...
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By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
      EASTER in Vermont 2014 Haven't made your plans for Easter yet...here is a list of some of the happenings around Chittenden County   Egg Hunts Saturday, April 12th 10:00 @ Maple Street Park in Essex Free - Ages 2-10 http://www.ejrp.org/   Saturday, April 13th 10:00-1:00 @ UVM Farm in Burlington Free (Pony Rides $3) - Ages 10 & Under http://asci.uvm.edu/horsebarn/?Page=easter_egg_hunt.html 10:30 & 2:30 @ Vermont Teddy Bear in Shelburne Free - Ages 12 & Underhttp://www.vermontteddybear.com/Static/tour-events.aspx   Saturday, April 19th 9:00 to 9:30 @ Williston Central School Free - Ages 12 & Under http://www.clubrunner.ca/williston-richmond/ 10:00 @ Bayside Park in Colchester Free - Ages 8 & Under http://town.colchester.vt.us/Recreation/EasterEggHunt.html   Easter Brunch Sunday, Apri...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, March 28th, 2014 HANDS Silent Auction Locals bid on 100 decorated wooden hands at this benefit for HANDS (Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors). Fri., March 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Penny Cluse Café in Burlington. Free. More info: www.handsvt.org Dinner Tour With Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker Chef Sarah Langan treats foodies to a four-course meal featuring the flavors of Blue Bandana Chocolate and a presentation by BBC founder Eric Lampman. Proceeds benefit Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Fri., March 28, 6 p.m. at South End Kitchen at Lake Champlain Chocolates in Burlington. $195; preregister; limited space: http://www.flynntix.org/ Mad Robin Contra Dance...
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By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
Burlington VT Church Street Activities for Saint Patrick's Day comes around again for 2014. Join the SD Ireland Cancer Research Fund and SD Ireland Companies for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Concrete Mixer Parade on Sunday, March 17, 2013 to benefit the S.D. Ireland Cancer Research Fund. The parade will ride up Church Street beginning at 11:00am, turn left onto Cherry Street, turn left onto Battery Street, left on Main Street and then head towards Willistion before returning back to the S.D. Ireland plant on Grove Street.  For questions or more information please visit: www.sdireland.com Make sure to attend the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Burlington VT and wear something green!!      
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, March 14th, 2014 Burlington Irish Heritage Festival The best of Ireland comes to the Queen City with music, dance, workshops and presentations. See burlingtonirishheritage.org for details. Thu., March 13, 6-9 p.m., Fri., March 14, 12-1 p.m., Sat., March 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:15-1:15, 2-5 & 8 p.m. and Sun., March 16, 1-3 p.m. at Various locations in Burlington. Prices vary, more info: www.burlingtonirishheritage.org Black Shamrock Haunted Tour Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads an excursion dedicated to the ghostly characters and spooky pubs of Burlington's Irish past. Meet at the steps 10 minutes prior to start time. March 14-16, 7 p.m. at Burlington Ci...
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By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
Burlington VT Mardi Gras celebration:This past weekend, Burlington Vermont hosted the 19th annual Mardi Gras celebration sponsored by Magic Hat Brewery.  Thousands of people joined in on the celebration despite the colder temperatures!Music, costumes, a parade, beads and beer were all integral to this New England-style Mardi Gras celebration, which is geared for all ages.  Proceeds from the event benefited HOPE Works. Burlington VT downtown has become the central part of Chittenden County, hosting many events such as the Mardi Gras celebration, festival of fools, jazz festival and many others. Even though it was cold I had the honor of attending the event and enjoyed watching the creativity that went into the making of each float. Everyone was having a great time!                       ...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, February 28th, 2014 Queen City Tango Practilonga Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. Beginners lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; informal dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16 at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7. Mad Robin Contra Dance Folks in clean, soft-soled shoes move and groove to music by the Free Raisins. Fri., Feb. 28, 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Burlington. $5-10. Laughter Club Breathe, clap, chant and ... giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Contin...
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By Adam Hergenrother, Transforming Lives Through Home Ownership
(Hergenrother Realty Group at KW Vermont)
  Open House | 70 Grey Meadow Drive, Burlington | $339,900Sunday, March 9th from 1PM to 3PM This Burlington New North End Colonial features more than most for the price! Spacious and sunny with 3 bedrooms including a private master suite and guest bedrooms with spacious closets. The first level offers a tiled entry plus a flexible floor plan with an open concept kitchen/dining room overlooking the expansive family room. The kitchen also features a breakfast bar, skylights and plenty of cabinet and counter space. The full walkout basement is ready for your finishing touches. Step outside this wonderful home to find a multi-level deck, hot tub and pool to enjoy in the summer! Private neighborhood within walking distance to the bike path, Lake Champlain and schools. Minutes to downtown Bur...
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By David Laven, Vermont Realty Team
(KW Vermont)
Take a look at the info below for the Burlington Vermont Real Estate Market Update - January 2014.  The comparisons to January of 2013 show some promising increases in median and average sales prices, although properties are getting slightly less of a percent of the original list price.  Single family homes seem to be spending a little more time on the market, while condos and townhomes show a trend of moving towards contract more quickly.  Do you a think this is a factor of the market or just sellers' pricing habits?  Take a look and always contact the experts at the Vermont Realty Team anytime at 802-222-6456 or visit our Burlington Vermont Real Estate Guide today!
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
This weekend, Burlington Vermont will host the 19th annual Mardi Gras celebration. This event is sponsored by Magic Hat Brewery.  Events kick off on Friday night with a Mardi Gras party at Higher Ground from 8 pm until 2 am. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. On Saturday, festivities begin at noon on Church Street. The Grand Parade begins at 3:00 with a route from Main Street to Battery Street with over 40 floats tossing over 180,000 beads as well as 7,680 authentic Louisiana Moon Pies and thousands of Lake Champlain Chocolates. Over 12,000 people attended the parade last year.      The Magic Hat Block Party will immediately follow the parade where top bands will play. Proceeds from bead sales will benefit the Women's Rape Crisis Center in Burlington. Last year, $5,000 was ...
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