Title A blog feed. en-US Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:06:40 -0400 Chittenden County Independence Day Celebration http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/blog/posts/2016/06/29/chittenden-county-independence-day-celebration/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/july%204%20blog%20post.jpg" style="width: 680px; height: 241px;"></p> <p><strong>Independence Day</strong> is just around the corner! Get together with friends and family to enjoy the celebration across Chittenden County. There are many activities, parades, cookouts and fireworks shows scheduled for both July 3<sup>rd</sup> and July 4<sup>th</sup> that are fun for the whole family! Below is a list of some of the events happening this weekend.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>Burlington</strong></h2> <h3>1 Lake Street</h3> <p><strong><em>Sunday, July 3</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Perkins Pier</strong></p> <ul><li>Root 7 5:00&ndash;7:00 PM</li> <li>Mango Jam 7:30&ndash;9:30 PM</li> </ul><p><strong>Waterfront Park</strong></p> <ul><li>Bounce House 4:00&ndash;9:00 PM</li> <li>Face painting and Henna 5:00&ndash;9:00 PM</li> <li>Sambatucada! 7:00&ndash;8:00 PM</li> <li><strong>Fireworks Show 9:30 PM</strong></li> </ul><p><strong>Battery Park</strong></p> <ul><li>Burlington Concert Band 6:00&ndash;9:00 PM</li> </ul><p><strong>Boat-house</strong></p> <ul><li>Dan Marcotte Biplane Airshow 8:30&ndash;8:45 PM</li> <li>Kat Wright 8:00 to 9:30 &amp; 10:00&ndash;11:00 PM</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>Williston</strong></h2> <h3>195 Central School Drive</h3> <p><strong><em>Sunday, July 3</em></strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Firecracker 5K Fun Run (Benefit for American Cancer Society) &nbsp;6:00 PM</li> </ul><p><strong>Village Green</strong></p> <ul><li>Ice Cream Social and Town Band Concert 7:00 PM</li> </ul><p><strong><em>Monday, July 4 &nbsp;</em></strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Village Green</strong></p> <ul><li>Activities and Vendors 10:00 AM-1:00 PM</li> </ul><p><strong>Williston Road</strong></p> <ul><li>Parade (Johnson Ln. to Old Stage Rd.) 10:00 AM</li> </ul><p><strong>Allen Brook School</strong></p> <ul><li>Activities, Music and Vendors 7:00-9:00 PM</li> <li><strong>Fireworks Show 9:15 PM</strong></li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>Colchester</strong></h2> <h3>Lakeshore Drive</h3> <p><strong><em>Monday, July 4</em></strong></p> <ul><li>Fun Run 8:15 PM</li> <li>Parade: 11:00 AM</li> </ul><p><strong>Bayside Beach</strong></p> <ul><li>Swimming 11:00 AM-6:00 PM</li> <li>Concert &amp; Concessions 6:30 PM-8:45 PM</li> <li><strong>Fireworks Show 9:15 PM</strong></li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>Essex Junction</strong></h2> <h3>75 Maple Street</h3> <p><strong><em>July 4, 2016</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Maple Street Park</strong></p> <ul><li>Music by The CSM Band &nbsp;</li> <li>Mini Fun Town with Bounce Castle and Obstacle Course</li> <li>Face painting and Balloon Art</li> <li><strong>Fireworks Show 9:30 PM &nbsp;</strong></li> </ul><p style="margin-left:15.0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>Milton</strong></h2> <h3>43 Bombardier Recreation Park</h3> <p><strong><em>July 4, 2016</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Bombardier Park</strong></p> <ul><li>Parade (Herrick Ave. to Bombardier Park) 11:00 AM</li> </ul><p><strong>Fire Station</strong></p> <ul><li>Live Music 5:30 PM</li> <li>Chicken BBQ&nbsp;6:00 PM</li> </ul><p><strong>Milton Outdoor Performance Center</strong></p> <ul><li>Milton Community Band&nbsp;7:30 PM</li> <li><strong>Fireworks Show 9:15 PM</strong></li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>Richmond</strong></h2> <h3>East Main Street</h3> <p><strong><em>July 4, 2016</em></strong></p> <ul><li>Flea Market 9:00 AM</li> <li>Car Show 10:00 AM</li> <li><a href="http://users.gmavt.net/blackfork/4th-of-July/fun%20run.html">Fun Run</a> 10:30 AM&nbsp;</li> <li>Parade (East Main St. to the Round Church) 10:35 AM</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information visit findandgoseek.com</p> <p style="margin-left:15.0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Community Events Weekly Tip Vermont Real Estate Vermont News & Current Events Lake Champlain Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:06:40 -0400 Williston & South Burlington, Vermont Open House - Sunday 3/13, 1-3 PM http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/blog/posts/2016/03/10/williston-south-burlington-vermont-open-house-sunday-3-13-1-3-pm/ <span style="font-size: 11.2px; line-height: 14.56px;">This Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 1:00-3:00pm, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting 2 Open Houses! Join us at 345 Southridge Road in Williston and&nbsp;11 Oak Creek Drive in South Burlington. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!</span> <p style="font-size: 11.2px; line-height: 14.56px;">We look forward to seeing you there!</p> <p style="font-size: 11.2px; line-height: 14.56px;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="font-size: 11.2px; line-height: 14.56px;"><img alt="501 Brennan Woods Drive Williston VT" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/Goldberg_front_mudseason.jpg" style="height: 250px; width: 300px; margin: 5px; float: right;"><h2 style="font-size: 15.68px;"><em>345 Southridge Road, Williston</em></h2> <p><em>Move right in and start enjoying this fabulous 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath colonial with 8' wide rocking porch facing south with lots of sun! Bright and sunny living room with beautiful hardwood floors and wood burning fireplace opens to formal dining room, spacious kitchen with center island, filled with cabinets and counter space, breakfast nook with door to oversized deck with built-in seats - great for entertaining! Convenient 1st floor laundry. Relax in the family room with extra windows and beautiful hardwood floors. Master suite with private bath and walk-in closet. 3 guest bedrooms with lots of natural light. Central air for those hot summer days, association pool and tennis courts for your enjoyment, wonderful and convenient Williston neighborhood, minutes to Tafts Corners or Williston village.</em></p> <p>MLS# 4473582 / $399,900</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://view.paradym.com/3765635/prt/10003">Visual Tour</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://goo.gl/maps/rg334cC31ZE2">Directions</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/listing/4473582/345-southridge-road-williston-vt-05495/">More Information</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> </div> <img alt="501 Brennan Woods Drive Williston VT" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/Leu%20FRONT.JPG" style="font-size: 11.2px; line-height: 14.56px; width: 300px; margin: 5px; float: right; height: 225px;"><h2 style="font-size: 15.68px;"><em>11 Oak Creek Drive, South Burlington</em></h2> <p><em>Bright and sunny 4 bedroom, 3 bath colonial with contemporary flair, you will love the great room with vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling windows allowing maximum natural light and gas fireplace with granite surrounding, chef's kitchen with center island, corian counters and maple cabinets opens to formal dining room and beautiful sunroom/den overlooking back yard and deck. 1<sup>st</sup> floor laundry with utility sink and built-ins, 1<sup>st</sup> floor guest bedroom with full bath, perfect for in-laws or could be an office. Master suite with two double closets and private bath with jacuzzi tub and skylights. Upgraded granite counters in all the bathrooms, don't forget the finished basement with rec room or theatre room. Expanded back deck & front porch. Great corner lot in one of South Burlington's most sought after neighborhoods, minutes to shopping, schools and University Medical Center!</em></p> <p style="font-size: 11.2px; line-height: 14.56px;">MLS# 4471697 / $389,900</p> <p style="font-size: 11.2px; line-height: 14.56px; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://view.paradym.com/3757042/prt/10003">Visual Tour</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://goo.gl/maps/ftdA9GMJkQs">Directions</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/listing/4471697/11-oak-creek-drive-south-burlington-vt-05403/">More Information</a></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Community Events Weekly Tip Vermont Real Estate Vermont Real Estate Tips News & Current Events Latest Open Houses House & Home Economy Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:03:35 -0500 10 Ways to Prep Your Home for Sale! http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/blog/posts/2016/02/11/10-ways-to-prep-your-home-for-sale/ <br><p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 style="text-align: center;"><em><u>10 Ways to Prep Your Home for Sale!</u></em></h1> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; First Impressions are most important, make your front door and home entrance inviting - this will set the tone for potential buyers as they view the rest of the home.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Keep your home free from over-powering scents and smells. Pay attention to pet odors and clean the fridge regularly, it helps to burn pleasant smelling candles or put out fresh flowers before showings.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Avoid extreme paint colors and themes. Neutral colors leave buyers with less work to do if they buy the house. Most potential buyers love the move-in ready feel!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Take down photographs on the fridge or mantel. They may cloud a potential buyers ability to picture themselves in the house.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Small home repairs should be taken care of before you list your home, even if they look like small repairs, buyers may be turned off by the idea that there are too many things to fix.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Over-crowded closets may give the illusion that your home doesn't have enough storage space. Make sure your closets and drawers are clutter-free.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Remove some of your furniture to help your home appear more spacious. Store excess furniture in your garage or consider investing in a storage unit to temporarily store large items that are just collecting dust!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>8.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Think about your current curb appeal. First looks and impressions are vital, buyers often drive by before scheduling a showing. Keep your lawn and pathways maintained.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>9.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Replace outdated hardware on your cabinets or replace outlet covers for a new, updated look.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>10.&nbsp; You may get last minute showing requests from motivated and interested buyers. Keep your home clean at all times for any last minute showings!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/winterhome.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 332px;"></p> Weekly Tip Vermont Real Estate Vermont Real Estate Tips Marketing House & Home Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:02:23 -0500