Monday, January 23, 2012

So. Burlington Open House this Sunday!

NEW to MLS! Be one of the first to see this spacious and light-filled South Burlington Cape! If you are looking to be in a new home by this spring, this is the house for you: well-maintained and MOVE-IN READY! This 3 bedroom home boasts over 2100 square feet of finished living space!

Enjoy cooking & entertaining in this updated kitchen with newer counter tops, a breakfast bar, and ample counter & cabinet space:

The finished area in the basement provides plenty of casual living space:

The home also features a large, fenced-in backyard- perfect for backyard BBQ's!

To see this home for yourself, stop by this Sunday, January 29th, anytime between 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Property Address: 17 Queensbury Road (just off Patchen Road)
Offered at: $289,000

To view the full listing for this home, click here, or contact me to schedule a showing!

Hope to see you there!
-Jamie Wright, REALTOR
(802) 846-9530

*This property is listed by Steve Lipkin

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Avoid (unnecessary) Costly Home Repairs...

We've all fallen victim to overpriced service at one point or another in our lives. However, the ever-expanding online community is making it easier and easier to ensure these instances become fewer and far between.

Before you plan a trip somewhere, do you read reviews of the hotel/resort you are going to stay at? Prior to making a reservation at a high-end restaurant, do you hop online and check out the menu or view customer ratings? If you answered yes, then doesn't it make sense that you would check out the reviews for any service provider that you are potentially inviting into your home?

Resources like Front Porch Forum, Yelp, and Angie's List are becoming increasingly more popular- and with good reason! If you are letting a STRANGER into your home, you not only want to know that their work is reputable, but that they are also honest and trustworthy.

Take a look at this article from Apartment Therapy, "Tips & Advice: Don't Get Hosed on Home Repairs", for some great pointers on making sure any repairs or improvements done to your home are 1. done properly and 2. done for a fair price.

Of course, you can always check out Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty's Home Maintenance selection of Home Service Providers....all of which have excellent reputations!

Make sure to check out for all of the Burlington area's latest listings!

-Jamie Wright, REALTOR

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Interested in your home's value??

I know this is sort of a rhetorical question, as virtually EVERYbody is interested in knowing their home's value (and with good reason).

I came across this blog post from Matrix, and thought it cut right to the point. Bottom line: Your home is worth exactly what the market says it is worth! Ingenious.

If you are searching for a new home in the Vermont area, don't forget to check out for all of the latest listings!

-Jamie Wright, REALTOR

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Friday, January 6, 2012

We like our men healthy in Burlington!

That's right: we're a small city packed with health-conscious males, at least according to Men's Health. The magazine just published its list of the Healthiest Cities in the U.S. for males, and grabbing the number ONE spot was good ol' BTV (ironically, the birthplace of Ben & Jerry's)! Rounding out the top 5 were:

2. Madison, WI
3. Plano, TX
4. San Jose, CA
5. Boise, ID

The study valuated 100 cities across the country on 35 different criteria. Click here to check out the entire list and read the full article.

Good job to the men of Burlington- have yourselves a low-carb beer to celebrate!

If you're looking to make a healthy move, check out all Burlington's latest real estate listings at

-Jamie Wright, REALTOR

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