Burlington, VT Real Estate News

By Adam Hergenrother, Transforming Lives Through Home Ownership
(Hergenrother Realty Group at KW Vermont)
Burlington, VT. Keller Williams Realty, Green Mountain Properties is currently holding a fundraising campaign for the benefit of H.O.P.E Works. Having begun as a group of women answering nighttime hotlines for victims and survivors of sexual violence, H.O.P.E Works has come a long way but their mission has stayed the same: To end all forms of sexual violence through healing, outreach, prevention, and empowerment. Just like all non-profit charitable organizations, H.O.P.E Works' existence and their ability to continue fulfilling their mission is dependent on the support it gets from the people who believe in their cause. That is why we at Keller Williams Realty, Green Mountain Properties would like to help them by being part of the Annual Mardi Gras Parade in Burlington, which will be h...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
Burlington Vermont For those of you looking to lighten your carbon footprint upon Mother Earth and have some fun along the way, WalkScore might just be the helpful tool you've been looking for.  Essentially, WalkScore is an algorithm enabling homeowners, would-be homeowners, renters, planners and researchers a methodology measuring the walkability of a particular address/location. It is a patent pending system awarding points based upon the distance to amenities in numerous categories we would include as necessary in our daily lives. It offers a way to gauge how living in a given location can reduce our use of cars and increase and enhance our ability to walk or bike instead. The results, of course, contribute to our reducing emissions from our automobiles into the atmosphere. Better he...
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To answer this question, let me begin by asking a question. When you are in a legal proceeding, would you have the lawyer representing the person sitting across the table from you represent you as well? The answer is so simple. Of course not. Why then when buying a house or property which for many people represents one of the largest financial decisions of their lives would you utilize the Realtor who represents the Seller(s) to safeguard your best interests as the Buyer(s)? In Vermont, we do not have “dual agency.” Some states do allow this (where one Realtor represents both sides of the transaction while maintaining “neutrality”) but for the life of me I do not understand why. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. There are simply too many places for conflicts of interest to rear t...
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The United Health Foundation's (UHF) ranking of each state's overall health based upon a detailed accumulation of factors and risks has named Vermont as the #1 healthiest state in the country for 2012. Vermont achieves the top ranking four years running having earned the honor in 2011, 2010, 2009. Vermont's Governor, Peter Shumlin said at a recent press conference in the state capital "We are doing well compared to the other 49 states, but we are not doing well enough." The rankings derived from 15 different “determinants” and eight different “outcomes” that United Health Foundation takes into account. Determinants include people’s behavior (the percent of people who smoke, for example), environmental factors (such as violent crime rate), policies (such as the rate of health insurance c...
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By Chris Hurd
(Burlington VT Real Estate)
Burlington VT How sweet it is! Thank you Seven Days! Thank you Route 802! Thank you!! It only made sense that sooner or later Burlington would get an app, all its own, for our mobile devices allowing on the fly access to ALL the AMAZING offerings we have going on in our area. Locals in the know reach weekly for the local rag called Seven Days (e.g. The Boston Phoenix or The Village Voice) with yellow highlighter in hand to organize things to do in and around Burlington Vermont. Without this resource, so much would otherwise slip through our "things to do and know about" fingers. Well, this task just got a whole lot easier. Seven Days and Route 802 teamed up to produce a mobile app so that we can access a whole big bunch of info on the fly! Right on boys and girls!! The whole "ya can't g...
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By Dana Basiliere, Making deals "Happen"
(Rossi & Riina Real Estate)
If you have a buyer who has considered a new build (in the Burlington, VT area) as well as an established city home there are things to remind them of as a buyer's agent. Do they mind the sound of hammering and sawing (7:00 am to 4:00 pm) 6 days a week? Do they mind the dirt and debris blowing around? Do they mind the smell of diesel fuel and sound of heavy equipment? It could be three to five years before the build out is far enough along to not be troublesome. Some think it is worth it. (I do) but it is a personal choice that you should discuss with them. Another question is how much work do they do from home? Many jobs allow 50% to 100% work from home. Noise might be a problem then.   Bottom line is that we owe them the best fit for a home we can provide with our experience as buyer'...
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By Dana Basiliere, Making deals "Happen"
(Rossi & Riina Real Estate)
Is now a good time? It feels safe up there... but...                                    "get off the fence" If there has ever been a truly good time to sell in Chittenden County, VT it is now.  "Why list now?"you ask.   Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for NAR explains 2012 market gains 
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Burlington Vermont Year End Data 2012 Based upon information provided by the Northern New England Real Estate Network (NNEREN) for all of 2012, there were 298 single family residential and condominium units sold within Burlington Vermont with a total sold volume of $87,286,774.00 Compare that number to a total of 210 single family residential and condominium units sold in 2011 with a total sold volume at $57,414,416.00 These numbers indicate an increase in the actual number of sales from 210 to 298 from 2011 to 2012 (an increase of 41.90%) and an increase in total sold volume of 52.02%. The average sale price was up in 2012. In 2012, the average sale price of a home in Burlington was $292,908.64 up from $273,401.98 an increase of 7.13%.  Average days on the market  in 2012 was 75 compa...
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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, January 4, 2013 Kyle Gagnon, Natasha Claire, Carmen Lagala, Ryan Waning Friday, January 4, 9PM at Levity in Burlington. $8. Freedom Friday Dance Jam This alternative to the club scene involves a conscious movement practice led by curiosity, creativity and inspired music. Friday, January 4, 8–10:30PM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10. Preschool Story Hour As part of the ongoing "Race: Are We So Different?" exhibit, little ones learn about race and racism through literature and personal stories. Friday, January 4, 11AM at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for k...
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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, December 14, 2012 The 30s Show: Adam Cook, Bianca Cosby, Chad Cosby, Joe Gingras, Josh Star, Melissa Moran Friday, December 14, 9PM at Levity in Burlington. $8. Queen City Contra Dance Red Hot Contra Band dole out live tunes as Will Mentor calls the steps. Beginners session at 7:45 p.m. Friday, December 14, 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. Friday, December 14, 7–10PM at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7. Forza: The Samurai Sword Workout Folks channel their inner warrior in an...
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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, November 30, 2012 Queen City Tango Milonga No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Friday, November 30, 7–10PM at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7. Warren Miller's 'Flow State' The biggest names in skiing get in the zone in this feature film. Friday, November 30, 8PM at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $21. Forza: The Samurai Sword Workout Folks channel their inner warrior in an intense fitness class. Friday, November 30, 9–10AM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $8-10. Creative Women 10th Anniversary Holiday Sale Ethiopian textiles such as hand-woven scarves, tablecloths, baskets a...
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Turn-Of-The-Century Charmer Awaits Your Perusal ! 105 Park Street, Burlington, VT 05401 (MLS # 4163654) $299,000     More information for this property: 105 Park Street, Burlington, VT 05401 Type House Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 three-quarter Square Footage 2,436 sq ft Lot Size 6,534 sq ft Year Built 1899 Taxes $4877.84 MLS# 4163654             Description Turn-Of-The-Century Charmer Awaits Your Perusal Today! Classic Home With Character And Grace! Awesome Living Room Features Built-In Bay Window And Architectural Columns! Formal Dining Room Ambiance! Sun-Filled Country Kitchen! Newer Stainless Steel Refrigerator And Electric Stove Appliances! First Floor Laundry And Bath! Spacious Rooms! Glistening Hardwood Floors! Three Large Bedrooms! Two Baths! Wonderful Glass Enclosed Front We...
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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, November 16, 2012 The 2012 Outright Awards WCAX anchor Darren Perron hosts this MTV-style awards show that celebrates queer youth, adults and allies in Vermont's communities with a "not-so-silent" auction and live entertainment. Friday, November 16, 7–10PM at Burlington City Hall in Burlington. $15-20; free for ages 22 and under; cash bar. 'The Tempest Replica' Dance theater Kidd Pivot reinterprets Shakespeare's magical play through a combination of street-style and classical movement. Friday, November 16, 8PM at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $15-32. Queen City Tango Milonga No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. ...
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By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
This weekend, I had the pleasure of viewing the musical 'Rent' at The Flynn Theatre in Burlington, Vermont. I had seen the show many years ago in New York City, however this Lyric Theatre version trumped Manhattan. The cast of twenty six was filled with vibrant energy. The audience applauded the show heartily and I have never seen a crowd as enthusiastic as the crowd in Burlington this weekend. What a show! When you only have five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes in a year be sure to spend a few if them seeing 'Rent'!
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By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
The Flynn Theatre located at 153 Main Street in Burlington, Vermont will be hosting the play 'Rent' from Thursday November 8th through Sunday November 11, 2012. Shows are at 7:30 Thursday through Saturday nights with 2:00 matinees on Saturday and Sunday. 'Rent' was modeled after the opera La Boheme and is a modern day rock opera dealing with young artists and musicians trying to make their way in New York City. The play won a Pulitzer prize and a Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production had 5,124 shows over 12 years and was the ninth longest running Broadway show when it closed its doors in 2008. Tickets are $21-$33 and can be purchased by calling the Flynn Theatre Box Office at (802) 652-4500 or by visiting FlynnCenter.org   Join Catamount Realty Group in its support of the...
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By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
John Michael Montgomery will be in concert at the Memorial Auditorium located at 242 Main Street in Burlington, Vermont on Saturday November 10, 2012. The 3:00 show is sold out and there are some tickets left for the 8:00 show. Tickets are an unbelievable $25 donation with benefits going to the Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont. The Memorial Hall venue has 2,500 seats so this will be a very small and intimate concert. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont at (802) 652-0085 ext. 1 or by emailing Concert@PFFV.org   John Michael Montgomery is best known for his hit songs "Life is a Dance", "I Swear", "I Love the Way You Love Me" and "I Can Love You Like That". He has sold 18,000,000 albums and has had 36 hit singles, 18 Top 10 and 15 Number 1 son...
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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, November 2, 2012 Queen City Tango Milonga No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Friday, November 2, 7–10PM at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7. Memorial Celebration for Marc Awodey Folks honor the life and work of the recently deceased Vermont artist with spoken words, poetry, reminiscences, music and visual art. Friday, November 2, 5–8PM at Unitarian Church in Burlington. Free; email awodey@cmu.edu or pegtassey@gmail.com to secure a spot in the program if planning to share. West African Dance & Drum Festival World-renowned teachers and musicians join Burlington’s Jeh Kulu Dance a...
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By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
Discover Halloween magic at UVM's Horse Barn on Monday October 29th from 5:00 - 6:30. Horses at UVM's Cooperative Horse Barn will be dressing up for the holiday! Children can enjoy trick or treating at the barn (with or without costume) and adults can enjoy purchasing treats from the bake sale. Admission is free.   The UVM Horse Barn is a cooperative barn run by UVM students who bring their horses with them to college (and I thought it was tough to bring a dog to school??). UVM's Horse Barn is located at 500 Spear Street in South Burlington. The annual event attracts hundreds of area residents each year.   Here are links to past events with photos of the horses and students in their costumes. Photos are taken from and credit is being given to the University of Vermont web site. http://a...
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By Mark Montross, Listing and Buyer Specialist
(Catamount Realty Group)
Country music legend John Michael Montgomery will be performing in Burlington, Vermont's Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, November 10, 2012.  Memorial Auditorium is located at 242 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont. 242 Main is a substance-free, youth run facility that fosters music and the arts. It is the largest public auditorium in the area at 20,000 square feet. It has an 80 x 27 foot stage and can seat 2,500 patrons. Tickets for the show are available for a $25 donation by emailing Concert@pffv.org or by calling (802) 652-0085 ext. 1 John Michael Montgomery is best known for his hits Life is a Dance, I Love the Way You Love Me and I Can Love You Like That and the poignant Letters From Home. Join Catamount Realty in our appreciation of local arts and events!  
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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, October 26, 2012 Queen City Tango Milonga No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Friday, October 26, 7–10PM at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7. Friday Evening Dance Social Kick up your heels in a half-hour mini lesson before the dance floor opens up for costumed swing. Friday, October 26, 7:30–10PM at Champlain Club in Burlington. $10-15. Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls Chills and thrills await as paranormal historian Thea Lewis recaps the city's dark and twisted past. Meet at the steps. Friday, October 26: 7PM, 9PM at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $13.50; arrive 1...
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