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South Burlington, Colchester, & St. Albans Open Houses - Sunday 4/29, 1-3PM

This Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting 4 Open Houses! Join us in South Burlington, Colchester & St. Albans. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!

We look forward to seeing you there!


148 Braeburn Street, South Burlington

Splendid carriage home in desirable Cider Mill neighborhood. Open and sunny floor plan with fireplaced living room and upgraded kitchen with granite counters, center island, and wine chiller. Master suite with walk-in closet and private bath and finished family room in basement. Minutes to I-89, schools, and shopping.


MLS# 4683067 / $499,900

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1050 Bay Road, Colchester



Move-in ready! Open and sunny rooms include 1st floor master suite w/ full BA, great room, mudroom/laundry room, den overlooking front porch, & large basement with egress windows. Quality built & energy efficiency, great fit for today's buyers. Minutes to Lake Champlain, bike path, & schools.


MLS# 4667391/ $439,900

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30 Imperial Drive, South Burlington



Superb 3BR/2.75BA home with expansive living room, gas fireplace, formal dining, and 3 season porch complete with skylight. Kitchen has breakfast bar and two double pantry closets for added storage. Finished lower level with a second kitchen, great for in-laws. Minutes to amenities.


MLS# 4683830 / $349,900



965 County Road, St. Albans



Beautiful 5BR/3BA colonial home nestled on 10.24 acres! Spacious & sunny living room, hardwood floors throughout, country kitchen with slider to private back deck & landscaped yard, convenient first floor laundry room/mudroom, formal dining room, sun-filled office, & private master suite with upgraded bath! 2 car garage with storage.


MLS# 4639418 / $389,900

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

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Buying your first home can feel intimidating! It's a major milestone and investment for you and your life. Although there is a lot to think about when buying your first home, as long as you do your homework it will help streamline the process. First things first: organizing your finances! You will need to check your credit score to make sure you will be approved when you apply for a loan on your new home. The next thing to figure out is how much house you can actually afford. There is a lot that factors into this - the down payment, monthly mortgage, taxes, maintenance, heating and cooling, etc. You will also want to make sure you budget enough for closing costs as well. Get pre-approved for a mortgage. A pre-approval letter will offer you better leverage when house hunting. 

The next big step is finding the right buyer's agent! You want to find someone who knows the area and price point you are looking at well. The appropriate agent will help you find the right home at the right cost. Research the locality you are interested in moving to and check out local Realtors in the area to find one that best suits your needs. Having an agent that knows the area well will make house hunting much easier. Remember, buyer's representation is free!

When looking for home you are looking for a place where you will be potentially investing years of your life. If your budget stacks up and you are ready to purchase, make sure the home you are looking at will be suitable for you in the years to come. What is the neighborhood like? Is it close to schools and amenities? What is the projected growth for the area? How far is the commute to work? Things that may seem easy to manage in the immediate term may grow tiresome over the years to come (such as a daily 30+ minute commute). Long term thinking will help you stay happily housed for many years to come!


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    8 Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal this Spring

    Spring is here and with it arrives a fresh, welcome change. This brings a great opportunity to boost your home's curb appeal. Even if you are not looking to sell this season the infographic below offers great insight for sprucing up your home's exterior. Nothing feels better than hitting the refresh button! Check out the tips below for the best ways to renew your home's outer glow.