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Why You Should Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Getting pre-approved for a Mortgage prior to house hunting can have many different benefits and can save you a lot of time and anxiety. One of the most important benefits is it allows you to know your budget by knowing exactly what you have been pre-approved to borrow. This can save a lot of time and disappointment by allowing you to focus on houses within your budget. Having pre-approval can also help increase your negotiating power. Buyers who aren't pre-approved mean uncertainty for sellers. By having pre-approval, your offer will instantly look more attractive to sellers. Additionally, pre-approval can speed up the closing process and avoid surprises as the lender already has your information and has approved you for a certain amount. So save yourself potential heartache and stress and get pre-approved so you can enjoy the excitement of the home buying process! 

South Burlington & Jericho, Sunday Open Houses - Jane 9th, 1-3PM

This Sunday, June 9th, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting two Open Houses! Join us in South Burlington, Shelburne & Jericho. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!

We look forward to seeing you there!

69 Packard Rd, Jericho

Quintessential, Vermont Farmhouse ready for you to make your own! Nicely nestled on 17.15 acres with 2 Car Garage/Barn across the street on 4.7 acres. Beautiful landscaping surrounds the property including rows of Lilacs, Apple Trees, Raspberries, Blueberries, vegetable garden bed, secret garden with Rhubarb patch & flower gardens. This classic farmhouse boasts beautiful wide board floors throughout, country kitchen with charming breakfast nook, formal dining room, den that could easily be a first-floor bedroom, living room with woodstove insert and farmhouse windows and the 1st-floor workshop with potential for a mudroom. Five bedrooms all with wood floors and plenty of storage. Don't miss the 2 car Garage with attached 2 stall Barn and a chicken coop with meadows. Set up a time now to view this lovely Farmhouse!

MLS# 4756059 / $439,900

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K-8 Stonehedge Dr, South Burlington

Immaculate 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath End Unit with one of the best locations backing up to a pond, bike path, common land and town park allowing for privacy and nature at your doorstep! Functional Kitchen with eat-in area opens to a great room with hardwood floor, built-in bookcase with cabinets and a slider to the back patio. Three spacious and sunny bedrooms and second-floor laundry. Carport and one assigned parking spot included. Experience easy living from this sought-after townhome minutes to the bike path, city-owned tennis courts and association pool. Located just minutes to schools, shopping, UVM Medical Center and Church St Marketplace in Burlington!

MLS# 4756586 / $229,900

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7 Simple Staging Tips - Sell Your Home Faster!

A staged home will entice buyers with a move-in ready look! By neutralizing and clearing out the clutter in your home, buyers can better picture themselves living in the space. Staging will transform your home into a more welcoming environment for potential buyers and allow it to sell faster!

Start by decluttering your space by throwing away any items you don't need or placing items in storage, organizing closets, and moving furniture to allow for more floor space. Give your buyers a blank slate by removing photos, children's drawings & any personalized items. Once you've cleaned out unnecessary items, give your home a good deep clean. Improve your home's curb appeal by mowing the lawn & adding flower pots. This will give buyers a more welcoming first impression. Make sure to fix any broken items in your home to give it a refreshed, well-maintained look and turn on all the lights and open shades before showings.

Here are 7 easy tips for staging your home: