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Blog :: 03-2019

Essex Open House - Sunday 3/31, 1-3PM

This Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting an Open Houses! Join us at 35 Skyline Drive in Essex. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!

We look forward to seeing you there!


35 Skyline Drive, Essex

Wonderful Pinewood Manor neighborhood, perfect 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath cape with beautiful bamboo and oak floors, you'll fall in love with the upgraded kitchen with granite and decorative tile backsplash, stainless appliances, breakfast bar opens to dining area with slider to back deck, sunny great room with built-ins and cabinets, lots of windows, and decorative fireplace (nonfunctional). First floor bedroom could easily be office or den, second floor has two sunny, spacious bedrooms with extra closets, upgraded full bath and large storage area. Walkout basement ready to be finished. Mudroom allows for all the winter and sports activities, wonderful wooded lot with brick and stone walkways, shed stays, association pool, walking trails. Minutes to I-289, Lang Farm, easy access to UVM Medical Center and Burlington.

MLS# 4741745 / $359,900

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Colchester, Essex & Monkton Open Houses - Sunday 3/24, 1-3PM

This Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting 4 Open Houses! Join us in Colchester, Essex & Monkton. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!

We look forward to seeing you there!


659 Main Street, Colchester

Ready for Occupancy! 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial under construction with lots of upgrades. Chef's kitchen with center island including breakfast bar, stainless appliances, and granite counters. Gleaming hardwood throughout living & dining room, tiled laundry room on main level, spacious master suite with private bath & walk-in closet, sunny guest bedrooms for friends & family, & more! Easy access to Burlington, Essex Junction, Winooski or St. Albans.


MLS# 4728122 / $410,000

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14 Village Drive, Colchester

Wonderful Colchester Village location! 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial with attached 2-car garage, open floor plan with great room, spacious kitchen, private master suite with walk-in closet, & more! Corner lot gives you plenty of yard space. Walk to Village Scoop, schools & town library. Just minutes to Essex Junction, town beaches, Burlington or Winooski.

MLS# 4728244 / $419,900

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606 Rotax Road, Monkton

Beautifully maintained sun-filled cape on 10 acres! Enjoy the beautiful mountain views & pastoral setting. Eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinets, formal dining with beautiful hardwood floor, master bedroom with double closets, finished walkout lower level with ¾ bath & family room with built-ins, attached 4-car garage with bonus room & more! Year round fun in the fenced in yard with raised beds and beautiful landscaping.


MLS# 4737991 / $369,900

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5 Camp Street, Essex

Don’t miss this must-see 4BR/2BA split level with beautiful hardwood floor, plenty of natural light, open floor plan, chef’s kitchen with butcher block center island, living room with picture window, dining room with sliders to expanded back deck. Master suite in lower level with private bath. Enjoy the deep backyard with shed. Walk to AD Lawton school, village eateries & 5 corners, great central location.


MLS# 4737132 / $324,900

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Does Your Home Need A Refresh?


Things are warming up but we still have a few weeks of winter! It might be time to refresh your living spaces to get through the next few months. The list below will give you some ideas, for varying price ranges, to make your home feel renewed.

  • Declutter!
    • It may not be fun but it can make a space feel much lighter, plus it’s a good excuse to buy the cute baskets you saw the other day.
  • Rearrange Your Furniture
    • Move the couch to a different wall or create a reading nook, the possibilities are endless and it only requires a little creativity & elbow grease.
  • New Paint
    • A fresh coat of paint can entirely change the feel of a room. Try Behr’s color of the year – Blueprint, a cool blue great for any space. Behr has also put together a few color palettes (found here) which can help you visual the color in different settings.
    • Make sure to purchase paint with low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), this reduces the odor and means you won’t have to have the windows open for long.
  • Wallpaper Accent Wall
    • Not ready to redo a whole room? Start with a wall! Find a wallpaper that you love the color & pattern of and pick one wall to be your accent. It could be the wall where the fireplace is or behind the bed or even the small nook under the stairs.
  • Update Your Accessories
    • Think about adding textures. If you like the colors in your room or want to stick with neutrals you can still add visual interest by switching up the textures of your accessories.
      • For example; add a chunky throw blanket, a knit throw-pillow or a basket for your remotes. These will help breakup the solid colors in the rest of the room.
      • A new area rug is another great option.
  • House Plants
    • Not only are they good for your health they also bring pops of color & texture into a space. Don’t have a green thumb? Try plants like aloe or a snake plant (Sansevieria), they don’t need lots of watering and are quite hardy.
  • New Piece of Furniture
    • If you have the option, get rid of that recliner or table you hate and replace them with something new. This is a good opportunity to add a pop of color to your space.
    • Alternatively, trying painting or recovering a piece of furniture you already have. It’s a chance for a fun DIY project!
  • Statement Art
    • A large piece of art, or a grouping of smaller pieces, can catch the eye and make the room visually interesting. If you have the option try looking for works done by local artists, then your piece can also have a story behind it!

The list above briefly covers just a few ideas, the possibilities are endless. Winter’s still here (and mud season's on the way!) but with a little work & creativity your living spaces can feel fresh and new.