Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Open House this Sunday, March 28th

First time homebuyers: TAKE NOTE! This home could be the one! This four bedroom colonial is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in the New North End of Burlington- close to walking trails, the bike path, and the lake! The interior of the home features a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, a spacious kitchen, formal dining room, nicely sized bedrooms, hardwood floors, and more! Wonderful natural light throughout the entire home! OFFERED AT $267,000...someone is bound to be calling this property "home" SOON!

To view the visual tour for this property, please click here. OR, stop by my Open House this Sunday at 102 Lopes Avenue in Burlington, and see this home for yourself! If you can't make the Open House and would like to schedule a showing of this property, please feel free to call or e-mail me: Jamie@BurlingtonVermontHomes.com or (802)846-9530, and I would be happy to arrange a showing!

Remember, if you are looking to take advantage of the current homebuyer tax credit, you MUST be under contract no later than April 30th! That is just 39 days away! To view all of the latest listings in our area, be sure to visit Burlington Vermont Homes.

Directions to the Open House: Travel north on North Avenue, bare right onto Ethan Allen Parkway. Take your first left turn on to Lopes Avenue, the home is on your right hand side- #102

-Jamie Wright, Realtor

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Welcome Spring!

Finally! After a long (albeit particulary mild) winter, spring has finally arrived! Today officially marks the first day of spring- and the first signs of spring are starting to bloom in Vermont. Yesterday, while showing property, I actually spotted flowers starting to blossom! I found this article "7 Simple Ways to Welcome Spring" on Hooked on Houses, (love this blog) and thought I would pass it along...to get everyone in the mood!

Remember, if you have been contemplating selling your home- spring is the perfect time to put your home on the market! If you would like to discuss selling your house, feel free to call or e-mail me today: Jamie@BurlingtonVermontHomes.com or

-Jamie Wright, REALTOR

Photo credit: BHG.com

Monday, March 15, 2010

UVM is back in the Big Dance!

After winning the America East Conference with a defeat over Boston University this Saturday, the UVM men's basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament! This Friday night, the Catamounts- who are seeded number 16 in the tournament- will play the number 1 seeded Syracuse University in Buffalo, New York. UVM has not played in the tournament since their suprise defeat over Syracuse in 2005. This tournament appearance will mark only the fourth time in school history that UVM has made it to the NCAA Tournament!

If Vermont can pull off another defeat over Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament, it will be the first time in the history of the tournament that a number 1 seed has defeated a number 16 seed! (When UVM defeated Syracuse in 2005 they were the number 14 seed.)

Although defeating Syracuse on Friday will be no easy feat, I will be watching (with fingers crossed) to see if the Catamounts can repeat history and once again eliminate Syracuse in the first round!

*In case you missed Marqus Blakely's amazing dunk on Saturday, you can view it by clicking here.*

For more information on the Catamounts or ticketing information, click here.

-Jamie Wright, REALTOR

photocredit: BurlingtonFreePress.com

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Before you go to bed on Saturday night...

...don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour! That's right- daylight savings begins this Sunday, March 14th. Before you start to get too excited about the forthcoming longer days, extra hours of sunlight, and warmer weather, don't forget that with daylight savings comes...SPRING CLEANING! Although no one (sane) particularly enjoys spring cleaning, it does serve as a good reminder to not only de-clutter your home but also to address some home maintenance items such as testing the smoke detectors in your house, cleaning out your rain gutters, having your furnace cleaned and of that other FUN stuff! I found this great checklist of home maintenance items to check at BobVila.com, and thought I would pass it along.

Of course, if you want some tips on how to CLEAN certain items in your home, who better to check with that Martha Stewart? I found this checklist on her website.

If you want to do your spring cleaning in a new home, make sure to check out Chittenden County's newest listings at BurlingtonVermontHomes.com. First time homebuyers remember, as of today, there are only 50 days left to get under contract in order to be eligible for the first time homebuyer tax credit. You could HIRE someone to do all of your spring cleaning for you with that $8,000!

-Jamie Wright, REALTOR

Photo credit: MarthaStewart.com

Friday, March 5, 2010

And the Oscar goes to....

This Sunday evening at 8:00 is the 82nd annual Academy Awards show, and Oscar-buzz is already in the air! I was reading one of my favorite blogs yesterday- Hooked on Houses- (go figure) and I found this cool (albeit tricky) Oscar "quiz" that I thought I would pass along! It is called "Can you name the 10 Oscar-Nominated films these houses starred in?"...and it is harder than you would think! I got two correct...do you think you can do better? To take the quiz yourself, click here.

The picture above is from one of the (only) two movie homes I was able to correctly identify. It was nominated for 4 Oscars, including Best Original Song...any guesses?

Don't forget, if you are looking for something to do on Sunday before the Oscars: I will be hosting an Open House from 1:00-3:00 at 32 Cortland Avenue in South Burlington- so feel free to stop by! For more information on the Open House, click here.

Have fun!
-Jamie Wright, Realtor

Photo credit: hookedonhouses.net

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Attention: First Time Homebuyers!

This Sunday, March 7th, I will be hosting an Open House from 1:00-3:00 (leaving myself plenty of time to get home before the red carpet show for the Oscars) at this adorable home at 32 Cortland Avenue. Located in South Burlington's sought-after Orchards neighborhood, this home is walking distance to Orchard school, the movie theater, the bike path, and more!

This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home features an eat-in kitchen that leads to a large back deck, a spacious living room with picture window, formal dining room (that could potentially be converted to a third bedroom), and a partially finished basement. This home is currently offered at $209,900. For more information, please feel free to call or e-mail me OR stop by this Sunday! If you can't make it to the Open House, you can always view the visual tour for this property by clicking here, or I can set up a showing for another time.

Remember, first-time homebuyers looking to take advantage of the tax credit: you must be under deposit by no later than April 30, 2010...just under two months!

-Jamie Wright, Realtor