Burlington, VT Real Estate News

By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, June 21, 2013 Queen City Tango Milonga No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Introductory session, 7-7:45 p.m.; dance, 7:45-10 p.m. Friday, June 21, 7–10PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $7. b'ART'stool Burlington Locals sip libations and bid on custom barstools created by area artists at impromptu auctions hosted by Jamie Polli of GameshowsVT. Meet at 6:30 p.m.; pub crawl, 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, 6:30PM at Church Street Tavern in Burlington. Prices vary. Wine Dinner Marilena Barbera of Sicily's Cantine Barbera hosts a five-course meal that pairs the region's wines with gourmet c...
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By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
For those looking for a fun activity this weekend, come join FNLC’s 3rd Annual Bike for the Lake is a Bike Ride Event around the Champlain Islands and the shores of Northern Lake Champlain on June 22, 2013, starting from Sandbar State Park. You can select a 100, 70, 50 or 25 mile loop. The cost is $25 and includes a t-shirt for anyone who registers before June 14. Click here for the 2013 Registration Form.  Switchback Brewing Company are teaming up to present the Switchback Bike for the Lake around the Northern Lake – starting and ending (with a “Guys & Grill Party” featuring Switchback Beer) at Sandbar State Park. Biking begins and ends at the Sandbar State Park. 100 and 70 Miles can register between 7:30 and 9am and 50 and 25 Miles can register between 9 and 10:30am. 3-6pm Join us for...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, June 7, 2013 Vermont Employee Ownership Conference Loren Rodgers, executive director of the National Center for Employee Ownership, keynotes this daylong conference, which explores all aspects of the business model. Friday, June 7, 7:30AM–5PM at Champlain College in Burlington. $125-160; $35 for preconference dinner. Freedom Friday Dance Jam This alternative to the club scene involves a conscious movement practice led by curiosity, creativity and inspired music. Friday, June 7, 8–10:30PM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10. Queen City Tango Milonga No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled ...
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By Adam Hergenrother, Transforming Lives Through Home Ownership
(Hergenrother Realty Group at KW Vermont)
This year marks the 30th annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival! Burlington Discover Jazz Festival aims to "broaden awareness and appreciation of jazz through quality live performances of national and regional scope; present educational activities that illuminate the art form for students of all ages and backgrounds; showcase Vermont and regional jazz artists, including students; and create a vital city-wide community festival that contributes to the national jazz dialogue." From May 31st to June 9th, experience Burlington's great Jazz culture as various jazz legends and performers showcase their talent around town. There will be performances in intimate venues, waterfront concerts, street parties, cruises on Lake Champlain, meet-the-artist sessions, master classes, and workshops eve...
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Burlington Hill Section home with modern amenities ! 173 Deforest Road, Burlington, VT 05401 (MLS # 4234582) Price: $895,000   More information for this property:173 Deforest Road, Burlington, VT 05401     Type House Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 half Square Footage 2,995 sq ft Lot Size 13,068 sq ft Year Built 1940 Taxes $15681.44 MLS# 4234582       Description This gracious hill section home combines historic appeal with modern amenities. Formal living spaces feature hardwood floors, abundant natural light & built-ins. Fireplace in living room. Kitchen has striking cherry cabinets, granite counter top, all stainless appliances & breakfast nook with cathedral ceiling. Spacious master suite with dressing room, en suite bath & abundant closet space. Two more bedrooms on upper level, dow...
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By Dana Basiliere, Making deals "Happen"
(Rossi & Riina Real Estate)
I hope that got your attention... however It is not 2005... but the Local Market statistics say we are there in Burlington and South Burlington, Vermont!   Big Joe Burrell Stands Watch over the Burlington Square in Perpetuity     Vermont all SF/Condos approx. 15.3 monthsinventory. Chittenden County all SF/Condos approx. 4.4 months inventory. Burlington all SF/Condos approx. 2.3 months inventory. South Burlington all SF/Condos approx. 3.4 months inventory. I don’t want to just have boring statistics because no one will read my post BUT I do want you to know what's happening in your LOCAL MARKET in Chittenden County Vermont, Burlington Vermont and South Burlington, Vermont.   Take a look at the Great Market Statistics above for Chittenden County.   I will ask a few questions as though I a...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, May 24, 2013 Vermont Comedy Divas Founded by local comedienne Josie Leavitt, the nation's only all-female touring comedy troupe presents "Divas Do Good" to support Vermont Works for Women's programs. Friday, May 24, 7:30PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $20. Green Mountain Comedy Festival (GMCF) More than 100 standup, improv and sketch performers deliver five days of gut-busting laughs. Friday, May 24, 6–11:59PM at Various Burlington, Montpelier and Vergennes locations in Burlington. $5-20; see greenmountaincomedy.com for details. GMCF: UCB's Airwolf Friday, May 24, 9PM at Club Metronome in Burlington. $10. GMCF: VT Laughs on Tap with Patrick Tracy, Cori...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
The 25th Annual Key Bank Vermont City Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2013.  This annual event is The race begins at Battery Park overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. The run winds through tree lined residential streets then moves onto the Beltway which is closed one day a year - for this race. You can then enjoy the spectacular views while running along the Burlington Bike Path and into Oakledge Park with its scenic rock formations.  The run ends at Waterfront Park. Proceeds will be delivered to 13 local charities.  To register, please visit http://www.vermontcitymarathon.org Here is a picture of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks to get everyone inspired!  
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, May 10, 2013 Queen City Tango Milonga No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Introductory session, 7-7:45 p.m.; dance, 7:45-10 p.m. Friday, May 10, 7–10PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $7. Forza: The Samurai Sword Workout Using controlled movements to perform basic strikes with wooden replicas of the weapon, students sculpt lean muscles and focus their minds. Friday, May 10, 9–10AM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10. Sing & Dance With Constancia Niños up to age 6 learn songs, stories and games in Spanish and English with native Argentinian Constancia Gómez. Friday, May 10, ...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, April 26, 2013 Remember Chernobyl Burlington Quakers hold a silent vigil and walk up Church Street to remember victims of the 1986 nuclear reactor explosion, which spread radiation as far as Vermont. Friday, April 26, 12–1PM at Burlington City Hall in Burlington. Free. Queen City Tango Milonga No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Introductory session, 7-7:45 p.m.; dance, 7:45-10 p.m. Friday, April 26, 7–10PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $7. Swing Dance Quick-footed participants get moving in different styles, including the lindy hop, charleston and balboa. Indoor shoes require...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, April 12, 2013 'Rance To Your Own Beat' 3K Participants of all ages combine running and dancing to celebrate the local nonprofit Rancing Revolution's "happy activism" approach to bullying. Meet near Patrick Gymnasium. Friday, April 12, 4–6PM at UVM Athletic Campus in Burlington. Free. Bernie Sanders Town Meetings Senator Bernie Sanders and journalist Matt Taibbi host discussions about Wall Street’s impact on the economy. Friday, April 12: 3PM, at Marsh Life Science Building, UVM and 7PM at Unitarian Church in Burlington. Free. Queen City Contra Dance Pete Sutherland, Brendan Taaffe and friends dole out live tunes while Adina Gordon calls the steps. Beg...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, March 29, 2013 UVM Blackboard Jungle Symposium The theme "Beyond Categories: Reaching Our Common Ground" informs workshops, panel discussions and keynote addresses, which examine issues of racial and ethnic diversity. Fourth floor. Friday, March 29, 7:30AM–4:30PM at Davis Center, UVM in Burlington. $20-30; preregister; see uvm.edu for details. Queen City Contra Dance Giant Robot Dance dole out live tunes as members of the Mad Robin Callers Collective dictate the steps. Beginners session, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. Friday, March 29, 8–11PM at Edmunds School Gymnasium, 299 Main St, Burlington. $8; free for kids under 12. Dance Info: 802-371-9492 or 802-...
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By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
This Saturday on March 16, 2013 will be the 4th Annual Howard Center Curling Challenge.  This fundraiser benefits the Howard Center which is a private, non-profit organization that provides mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse and family services in Chittenden County, Vermont. Funds raised from this year’s event will go towards providing camp scholarships for people with developmental disabilities and mentally ill adults. Registration fees are $125 per person for a four person team.  No experience is necessary and instruction and equipment will be provided.  The event will take place at the Cairns Arena located at 600 Swift Street in South Burlington. Visit www.howardcenter.org or www.firstgiving.com/howardcenter  or contact  Martie Majoros at MMajoros@HowardCenter.o...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, March 8, 2013 Rohit Kohli, Will Betts, Chad Cosby, Jason Lorber, Mike Thomas Comedy Show Friday, March 8, 9PM at Levity in Burlington. $8. Queen City Contra Dance The Irregulars dole out live tunes as Fern Bradley calls the steps. Beginners session at 7:45 p.m. Friday, February 8, 8–11PM at Edmunds School Gymnasium in Burlington. $8; free for kids under 12. Queen City Tango Milonga No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Introductory session from 7-7:45 p.m. Friday, March 8, 7–10PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $7 Spanish Musical Kids Amigos ages 1 to 5 learn Latin American songs ...
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By Adam Hergenrother, Transforming Lives Through Home Ownership
(Hergenrother Realty Group at KW Vermont)
If you're in search of the tastiest and freshest pastries in downtown Burlington, you would definitely want to try out the locally owned bakery and cafe: August First Bakery and Cafe. They create everything from scratch so you are guaranteed to get nothing less than the best pastries in town! August First Bakery and Cafe is not only known for their pastries; they are also known for their simple but deep-flavored breakfast and lunch dishes. Customers cannot stop raving about their sandwiches, pizza, soups, and salads so be sure to check those out. Visit them now! Breakfast is served from 7:30AM-11:00AM daily while lunch starts at 11:00AM. For more information on August First Bakery and Cafe, you could visit their site here. You could also call them for pickup orders at 802.540.0060.    
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Burlington VT On my Flipboard app on my IPad, I noticed this exciting news about biking or for you bike aficionados, cycling, in our fair city. Bicycling Magazine announced that Burlington is one of six top places to add to your cycling list of fun places to relax and enjoy! It's what we local bike maniacs up here have already known for a long, long time. In fact, I'd expand that list to include almost ALL of Vermont for both road and mountain. I know you're curious where the other places are so here you go: Banff Alberta Canada, Charleston SC, Healdsburg CA, Ketchum ID and Traverse City MI.  Quoting Bicycling Magazine, "Choose from among dozens of rides mapped by the Green Mountain Bicycle Club: a tour of covered bridges, a Cabot cheese tasting, or a loop through the quad-torching Gree...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
Burlington VT Moments ago, I checked the "pending" status for all residential/condo/townhouse listings since the first of the new year. Presently, there are ALREADY 114 properties in Chittenden County that have gone "pending", also known as "under contract" in 2013. What makes these numbers truly impressive is they are spread across ALL price ranges and there's strength in these numbers across many local markets. Prices range from $99,900 all the way up to $2,000,000. What makes this VERY different is that in the past several years the market was hot for everything under $300,000. Those days appear to be in the past! Let's add up the numbers: 17 properties in Burlington, 4 in Charlotte, 8 in Colchester, 23 in Essex, 1 in Hinesburg, 1 in Huntington, 4 in Jericho, 8 in Milton, 2 in Richmo...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend... Friday, February 8, 2013 Queen City Contra Dance Atlantic Crossing doles out live tunes as Rebecca Lay calls the steps. Beginners session at 7:45 p.m. Friday, February 8, 8–11PM at Edmunds School Gymnasium in Burlington. $8; free for kids under 12. Queen City Tango Milonga No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Introductory session from 7-7:45 p.m. Friday, February 8, 7–10PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $7. 'Love, Loss and What I Wore' This Girls Nite Out production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s play explores women's relationships and wardrobes — and the occasional intersection of the two....
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
Burlington VT It's snowing outside my window right now as I yearn for warmer weather and longer days... I was daydreaming my love for cycling and the days when I was in such great shape propelled in large part by strong legs, lungs and heart. In recent years, something happened along that route that took me out of the proverbial saddle. Now that my kids are off to college and I re-evaluate my "me" time, it feels that an old friend is going to come back into my life again. You see I LOVE riding bikes. I do. It is one of the activities I seriously enjoy. Mountain, touring, racing, tandem-ing, "latee-ing", being silly, wind in the face, errand-ing, jumping cracks in the sidewalk all of it brings me joy! Great for my health, fun seeing near and far way places, taking one's time, speeding th...
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