Title /blog/category/economy-politics/?page=2 A blog feed. en-US Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:50:57 -0400 Colchester, VT - Voted one of the Best Places to Live in 2015 http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/blog/posts/2015/08/18/colchester-vt-voted-one-of-the-best-places-to-live-in-2015/ <p>You may have seen Colchester, VT in the news recently for being voted one of the <a href="http://time.com/money/3984479/colchester-vermont-best-places-to-live-2015/" target="_blank"><strong>Best Places to Live in 2015</strong></a> by Time.com, to quote the article:</p> <p>"In Colchester, you can feel as if you&#39;re living in the country and still get to work in downtown Burlington in about 15 minutes. Unemployment in the greater Burlington area is well below the national average, with jobs focused in education, health-care, and a growing technology sector.</p> <p>The western side of town wraps around Lake Champlain&#39;s scenic Malletts Bay, offering a wide range of home types, from million-dollar mansions to seasonal cabins, or "camps", with views and water access. Homes in Colchester are generally newer, larger, and on bigger lots than comparably priced properties in Burlington, a.k.a "the city." Students in Colchester&#39;s high school score above the state average on standardized tests and can participate in Vermont&#39;s school choice lottery program, applying for a limited number of slots at other high schools in the state.</p> <p>Colchester is home to private St. Michael&#39;s College and adjacent to the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds, site of a standout summer fair and concerts and events throughout the year. - Adam Bluestein"</p> <p>And we agree! Currently looking for the perfect home? Take a look at our <a href="http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/real-estate/our-listings/">Current Listings</a>, and see below our featured listings located in Colchester, VT!</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href="/listing/4427721/1270-marble-island-road-colchester-vt-05446/">1270 Marble Island Road, Colchester</a></h2> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/Chapman_front.jpg"><img alt="Colchest Vermont Homes" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/Chapman_front.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 267px;"></a></p> <p>You&rsquo;ll love entertaining in this 4 BR/5 BA 5 star + energy rated home, upgraded finishes throughout, beautiful bamboo floors, Gourmet kitchen, spectacular great room with floor to ceiling stone fire place with built in shelves &amp; LED lighting. Beautifully landscaped lawn, private backyard, solar panels &amp; oversized 3 car garage.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/listing/4406234/1396-marble-island-road-colchester-vt-05446/"> 1396 Marble Island Road #2, Colchester&nbsp;</a></h2> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/Christiansen.JPG"><img alt="Colchester Vermont Condos" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/Christiansen.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;"></a></p> <p>Enjoy this Lakefront Community from this 2 BR/4 BA condo with open floor plan. Formal dining &amp; living room with sliders to back deck. Master &amp; guest bedroom both with private bath. Finished walkout basement with family room &amp; 3/4 bath. Enjoy sunny days on the lake from the patio or deck. Plus private association beach adjacent to marina.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/listing/4442745/41-4-north-beach-road-colchester-vt-05446/"> 41 North Beach Road, Colchester</a></h2> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/Wiquist.jpg"><img alt="Colchester VT Waterfront Homes" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/Wiquist.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 267px;"></a></p> <p>Enjoy gorgeous sunsets and Adirondack views every night from this 2 BR/1 BA lakefront cottage. Entertain on the 21x8 enclosed porch overlooking Lake Champlain. Eat-in kitchen and cozy &amp; inviting living room. Relax on your very own sandy beach in convenient Mallett&rsquo;s Bay location. Bring the boat, kayaks &amp; family for summer fun!</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/listing/4364623/grandview-colchester-vt-05446/"> Grandview Road, Colchester</a></h2> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/_Potter.jpg"><img alt="Colchester Vermont Lakefront Homes" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/_Potter.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;"></a></p> <p>Create the home of your dreams on picturesque 5.52 acre building lot on Lake Champlain with lots of privacy, walking trails, sunset views and 310&rsquo; of lakefront. Deep water access great for boats, docks &amp; swimming. Bring your own builder. Minutes to I-89.</p> Community Events Weekly Tip Vermont Real Estate Vermont Uncategorized Real Estate Tips Politics News & Current Events Marketing Latest Open Houses Lake Champlain House & Home Financial & Investments Economy & Politics Economy Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:50:57 -0400 Williston, Vermont Open House - Sunday 8/16, 1-3 PM http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/blog/posts/2015/08/14/williston-vermont-open-house-sunday-8-16-1-3-pm/ <p><strong>This Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 1:00-3:00pm, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting an Open House! Join us at 238 Brennan Woods Drive in Williston. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!</strong></p> <p>We look forward to seeing you there!</p> <img alt="Williston Vermont Open Houses" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/Bunting.jpg" style="float: right; width: 341px; height: 227px; margin: 5px;"><h2>238 Brennan Woods Drive, Williston</h2> <p>Enjoy this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath colonial in one of Williston&#39;s sought after neighborhoods. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout first floor, upgraded kitchen with honed granite counter tops, large center island - great for cooking or entertaining, newer stainless appliances, opens to breakfast area and formal dining, pillars open to sunny family room with gas fireplace, living room could easily be office overlooking front yard. Private master suite with 3/4 bath and walk-in closet plus 2 sunny guest bedrooms, lower level finished with 2 rooms and 3/4 bath, great for theatre room. Plenty of storage throughout. Don&#39;t miss the mudroom with built in cabinets. Back deck overlooking woods &amp; yard with gardens &amp; swing set. Enjoy the association pool and tennis courts. Convenient Williston location.</p> <p><strong>MLS# 4443641/ $425,000</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://my.paradym.com/show.asp?t=3657045&amp;prt=10003">Visual Tour</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://goo.gl/maps/XxkP3">Directions</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/listing/4443641/238-brennan-woods-drive-williston-vt-05495/">More Information</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Community Events Weekly Tip Vermont Real Estate Vermont Uncategorized Real Estate Tips Politics News & Current Events Marketing Latest Open Houses Lake Champlain House & Home Financial & Investments Economy & Politics Economy Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:02:06 -0400 Colchester, Vermont Open Houses - Sunday 8/9, 1-3 PM http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/blog/posts/2015/08/07/colchester-vermont-open-houses-sunday-8-9-1-3-pm/ <p><strong>This Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 1:00-3:00pm, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting two Open Houses! Join us at 1270 Marble Island Road in Colchester and 1396 Marble Island Road #2 in Colchester. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!</strong></p> <p>We look forward to seeing you there!</p> <img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/Chapman_front.jpg" style="float: right; width: 341px; height: 227px; margin: 5px;"><h2>1270 Marble Island Road, Colchester</h2> <p>Custom built 5 star plus energy rated home w/ state of the art geothermal heat &amp; AC plus solar electric &amp; hot water. Gorgeous 4 BR/5 BA colonial w/ upgraded finishes throughout, beautiful bamboo floors, picture yourself entertaining guests or family in the spectacular great room w/ floor to ceiling stone fireplace w/ built in lights &amp; shelving, opens to chef&#39;s dream kitchen w/ oversized granite center island, 2 ovens, gas stove, upgraded cabinets &amp; plenty of counter space, surrounded by lots of windows &amp; natural light, custom LED lighting throughout. 1st floor den w/ french doors to front porch allowing the outside in! Enjoy the sunroom overlooking the common acreage of woods, fields &amp; pond, private master suite w/ walk in closets &amp; tiled shower. Guest bedrooms w/ alcoves, balcony overlooking great room, finished lower level great for au pair or in-law suite. Landscaped lawn, 3 car garage, association w/ 3 beaches &amp; adjacent to marina. Minutes to Burlington, airport &amp; Med Ctr.</p> <p><strong>MLS# 4427721/ $759,900</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://my.paradym.com/show.asp?t=3609296&amp;prt=10003">Visual Tour</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://goo.gl/maps/wqHPT">Directions</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/listing/4427721/1270-marble-island-road-colchester-vt-05446/">More Information</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/Christiansen.JPG" style="float: right; width: 341px; height: 256px; margin: 5px;"><h2>1396 Marble Island Road #2, Colchester</h2> <p>Wonderful Lakefront condo on Mallett&#39;s Bay with gorgeous lake &amp; mountain views! Bright &amp; sunny with 3 floors of living space, open floor plan with chef&#39;s kitchen, lots of cabinets &amp; counter space, overlooking dining &amp; living room with beautiful hardwood floors, gas fireplace &amp; slider to back deck with expansive lake views. 2nd floor with beautiful master suite with 2 walk-in closets &amp; private bath, guest bedrooms with private bath &amp; atrium door to deck. Finished walk-out basement with family room &amp; 3/4 bath, lots of extra storage. Enjoy the sunny days on the lake from your patio or deck, private association beach, dock facilities available at Marble Island Marina for a fee. Enjoy this wonderful lakefront community!</p> <p><strong>MLS# 4406234 / $489,900</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://my.paradym.com/show.asp?t=3542750&amp;prt=10003">Visual Tour</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://goo.gl/maps/x2veA">Directions</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/listing/4406234/1396-marble-island-road-colchester-vt-05446/">More Information</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Community Events Weekly Tip Vermont Real Estate Vermont Uncategorized Real Estate Tips Politics News & Current Events Marketing Latest Open Houses Lake Champlain House & Home Financial & Investments Economy & Politics Economy Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:19:05 -0400