Ryan Miller's Blog Posts

Ryan Miller's Blog Posts

A Friendly Hello Part Two
Well, as I got older I knew I wouldn't be able to skate forever even though I dreamt of the ability to do so.  I thought the thing to do when you graduated from high school, w...

A Friendly Hello
I don't know if I ever introduced myself when I stepped onto the Condo Guy Team and Today's Homes of Vermont.  A lot of people just see my emails, but don't really know who I ...

If I Were To Vacation Here
Everyone seems to come up here for vacations.  Who wouldn't?!  I wish I were an out of stater, that was coming to Vermont for the very first time.  That would be the...

The Market Is Moving Almost Too Quick
Vermont has always been a very unique state when it comes to real estate. Being in Chittenden County where Burlington is located seems to always keep our market hot and steady. How...

Fire Marshal Woes
In Vermont there is a big difference when buying a condo versus a single family home. The biggest and the topic I want to focus on today is the Fire Safety inspection that is requi...

Open House Sunday May 1 At 370 Farrel St Unit307 South Burlington Vermont
Brand new to the market this week this unit located at 370 Farrell St Unit 307 in South Burlington. I will be holding an open house this Sunday from 1-3pm. I will tell you a little...

New Listing In Winooski 6 George Street
I just took this wonderful listing in a very quiet and private section of Winooski on a dead end street. The home has been extensively updated since the current owners have purchas...

Price Reduced Must See
 $5,000 Price Reduction!!  This condo is not cookie cutter! This two bedroom, 2nd floor home has character with solid wood doors and nice woodwork throughout. The ha...

Fantastic Commercial Condo New On The Market
 After nine years, and nearly half of my clinical massage therapy career, it has become time for me to let go of my final tie to my past, and move full speed ahead into my fut...

Brick Approved Properties
#802BrickApproved!Since adopting my favorite Pit Bull, Brick, this past November, I am beyond words on how he has changed my life.  Seriously, I was a cat girl... well, s...

237 Hildred Drive Burlington
    $182,900.00 2 bedroom 1.5 bathSought after 2 bedroom 1.5 bath end unit townhome at Riverwatch in Burlington. Close enough to walk to UVM, Winooski town center and the...

12 Ketchum Drive Essex Vt
  $309,000.00 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath.  Walkout basement!Fantastic townhome in ideal Essex Junction neighborhood. This three-bedroom three-level townhome offers tons of ...

On Deposit In 3 Days
  As you may have heard, the good ones don't last in this market!  We just put this 2 bedroom 1100 square foot flat under contract in just 3 day!  If you are looking...

2nd Annual 14th Star Commemorative Beer Label Launch Party
This is Josh Pallotta.  He, his mom and his dad were very good clients of mine in my previous manual therapy practice.  Josh lost his battle to PTSD a year and a half ago...

Vermont Maple Open House Weekend
They say our bodies are like 60-65% water. But I believe if you are a native Vermonter instead of water its maple syrup. We have such a love for the state made product that we have...

All Time Low Inventory
We are at an all time low for inventory since 2003!  As of today in Chittenden County, we have 146 active listings.  26 are active with contract, and 91 condos are pendin...

Home Inspections Are Worth Every Penny
When buying a home the most important thing I can stress to any buyer is to decide on a good home inspector that will look through the property thoroughly and also has an extensive...

The Weather Has Broken And The Trout Are Here
After what seems like forever and for an unusually mild Vermont winter the seasons have shifted. The weather is currently almost 60! As a Vermonter you know 60 in March is basicall...

Artists Dream In Burlington
Courtesy of Julie Lamoreaux @Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman ...   Quirky house, with so much meticulous detail.. The orange siding is made with highway signboard,...

Cute As A Button Ranch In Essex
New to the market  in the home of Essex. If you don’t feel like the hassle of moving and having  to completely renovate your new home read the description below. When...

For The Love Of Cooking
  As most of my friends know, I LOVE to cook and make really delicious healthy food.  I love food and love to eat food but hate feeling bad about it after!  ...

Feed Yourself Well In Your Busy Life
Life is so fabulously crazy in today's life.  I know about this very well hitting spring Realtor season..  We are out all day long showing houses and meeting people for l...

Competitive Home Market
 The market is picking up and homes are selling fast!  If you are a prospective home buyer you should know the market is moving fast and you need to have your ducks in o...

2 Bedroom Eastwood Commons For Sale
Brand New to market!  $195,000.00  Open House 4/3/16 1-3!370 Farrell St. Unit 104- Come enjoy this ground floor two bedroom condo at Eastwood Commons. Great South Bu...

Family Fun Now In Town
     It finally seems like local families are getting some much needed family entertainment facilities coming to the area. Most recently Williston receiv...

Beautiful Home Convienent Location
 Beautiful Williston Home for $325,000.00.  Step into this inviting carriage home located in The Hamlet and be welcomed home. Warm tones and gleaming hardwood make this l...

Stratos Open House Today
I would give anything to be able to live at Stratos.  Located just one block away from the best pizza place, a swanky wine bar, a local brewery, my favorite restaurant, and my...

Super Bowl Week
Unless you have been living under a rock you know that next Sunday is the Super Bowl! It is the Denver Broncos going up against the Carolina Panthers. This is personally like ...

So Your Thinking About A Multi Unit Building
With recent market trends and prices we have seen an influx in buyers who are hoping to purchase  a new home. Not just any home, but a multi unit property. The appeal to a pro...

Thoughts On Proposed Change To North Ave
I have been continually watching the news and trying to keep up on the heated debate as what to do with the fate of the four lane North Avenue in Burlington. I assume most of you a...

Financing A Foreclosure
For many reasons when buyers are shopping for a new property they generally love the idea of looking a a foreclosed property. This can be a great route to home ownership if you hav...

Blue Apron
So I recently came across the best thing!  Blue Apron food delivery service!  You may have seen it pop up online or on Facebook hear and there and wondered what it was al...

Short Sale OR Forclosure
The single most important thing here is to have a LOCAL lender for this!  The big difference between these two right off it the amount of time that it takes to close.  If...

Choosing The Right Lender
Choosing the right lender is a crucial part of your home buying process.  The lender can make or break the experience just like your Realtor can if you choose the wrong one. &...

My Name Is Tasha And Its Nice To Meet You
    Hi There!  I just realized that while I love to blog about new listings, new local restaurants, local events, and the real estate market in general, I ...

Stonehouse Commons
 Attention!  South Burlington condo with character now available!  This condo is not cookie cutter.  This second floor two bedroom home offers solid hardwood fl...

Raw Oysters In The Greater Burlington Area
To continue with my nautical theme for the week, I am going to admit to a certain addiction that I’ve acquired in the past year.  OYSTERS!  Oysters are naturally high i...

Whale Tails
Some people coming from out of state to go skiing this winter are going to drive past two 13 foot tall black granite whale tails on their way to the mountain.  Wondering WHY??...

Farewell To 2015 And A Happy 2016
I can't believe how fast this year flew by!  What a great year!  I made three of the best decisions this year.  Joining what I consider to be the best team in the ar...

Conventional Septic System Lessons
My big project of the month was finding a septic tank with a buyer client, and the company he hired to do a septic inspection for his pending purchase of a foreclosed on home. &nbs...

Vent Exhaust Fans To The Outside Of The Home
One of the most common issues I come across after we complete a home inspection with a buyer is the inspector confirming the bathroom exhaust fans and often dryer vents are just ve...

100 Percent Financing On New Construction
One thing that still bothers me as a realtor is when a buyer goes and meets with a lender to sit down and discuss their options. Many times when they leave it seems like they still...

Ugly Sweater Party
It seems like within the last few years the idea of ugly sweater parties have really taken off. The days of your old fashion traditional parties seem to be long gone and a new craz...

Blue Apron Meal Delivery
As we all wind down after a hectic Christmas season its always nice to sit back and take in all the sweet gifts you received from loved ones and friends. It got me thinking about w...

Sold In Less The 15 Days
Who says it slows down in the winter time!  It took our team an average of only 14 days to sell these 3 homes recently!  We would love to help you sell your home jus...

New Build In Shelburne
I grew up a carpenter's daughter.  I loved watching my dad's houses go up as a kid.  Nothing is different now!  He has built some absolutely stunning homes in h...

Citizen Cider On Pine St
I am embarrassed to say that I love Citizen Cider but had not yet made it to Pine St. to go to the tasting room they have.  I really expected it to be just a small sampling ro...

Kick Off The New Year With Health
 Starting the New Year off on the right healthy foot is a great goal!  A couple of years ago I made the decision to take control and step up for my health.  This w...

Large 3 Bedroom In Essex Vermont
 Pride of ownership evident throughout this immaculately maintained home. This townhouse offers over 1700 square feet with 3 large bedrooms. The first floor features bamboo fl...

Open House Today At 21 Doubleday Lane In Essex
I wanted to invite anyone visiting our site today, to my open house at 21 Doubleday Lane.  I will be there from 1pm-3pm, just follow my signs!  This is one of the more im...

118 Hayes Ave In South Burlington
It didn't last long!  Under contract in just 3 days!  If you would like to be notified should this unit come back on the market just let me know! Fantastic 2 bedroom...

20 Germain St Burlington Now For Sale
You will not want to miss this beautiful gem located in the sought after historic section of Burlington. This newly constructed super energy–efficient home features 3 generously ...

New Listing At Indian Creek In South Burlington
 You will not want to miss this bright and spacious end unit townhome in South Burlington. This condo is nicely situated in a quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood yet is close to sho...

New Listing At The Commons At Essex Way
New Listing!  The Commons at Essex Way.  Very sought after neighborhood in a fantastic location!  You will not want to miss this one. Attention to detail and pr...

Parker Pie Company
If you are anything like me you like good food mixed in with a little adventure. There can be no better way to accomplish this then by traveling up to the great North East Kingdom....

Be Aware Of Your Neighbors In Condos With No Monthly HOA
While the majority of condos in the area are run by property management companies its not uncommon to come across some smaller associations that are often self managed. There is no...

Vermont 3 Worst State For Deer Hunting
The 2015 deer  hunting season here in Vermont has come and gone yet again. While there have been many nice deer taken in the state this year it still seems those occasions are...

Time To Get A Tree
Sitting here writing this blog it almost feels impossible that it is the last day of November. Thanks Giving has come and gone and now Christmas is right around the corner. For man...

Dog Friendly Mills Riverside Park
http://www.millsriversidepark.org/I did a write up on the completely fenced in true Dog Parks earlier this week so today I decided to take my pup to a park that has an off leash se...

Adopt Dont Shop
Realtors tend to have Charities that they like to support and promote while they work their Real Estate Careers.   I have struggled to find that one Benefit that really TRULY ...

Off Leash Dog Parks In The Greater Burlington Area
By now you know that I have a rescue pup.  He is the light of my life!  I am happy to bring him along with me anywhere I can.  He is my co-pilot.  The thanks th...

Dogs In A Condo World
I never thought I would actually say that I was living in a high rise condo building, let alone say that I love it.  I also never thought I would EVER call myself a dog's huma...

Unleash The Power Within
I recently had the great opportunity to take a trip to LA to see Tony Robbins.  I've been a fan of his for years now but never wanted to take the plunge and invest in a ticket...

Halloween Is Here Be Smart And Safe
It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of October and clock go back tomorrow! But before all this happens the greatest Holiday on the planet takes place. Halloween. T...

Sierra Trading Post To Open In Burlington
For those of you who are too busy to check the news or paper let me tell you about a new store set to open very soon in Burlington. Sierra Trading Post is set to have their gr...

Recent Break Ins
It is unfortunate that I do have to write this public service announcement but with some of the recent activities in the area I think its good to make the public aware. The la...

Renovation Loan 203k
     I recently had the opportunity to work with a client on a FHA 203k loan also commonly known as a rehab loan.  This loan allows for the borrower to borrow m...

Heating Fuel Prices Are On The Decline
One hot topic that never seems to run dry is the steep prices of fuel oil and heating our homes each brutal Vermont winter.  With our seemingly 11 month long winter it can be ...

Do You Have Your Pass
We are just ending the time of year when you can get your ski pass for a bit of a discount.  If you are like me and haven't made the time to purchase your pass yet I've done s...

Destination Neighborhoods For Halloween
     I remember when I was a kid having to head out of my town to go trick or treating. I grew up in the country and there just wasn't enough neighbors to make it w...

VT Bridges Martin Bridge
VT has a special something about its landscape.  One would think that I would be talking about it's vast green mountains, or the view of the Adirondack mountains behind the la...

Door Knocking In Vermont
Yesterday, I dug way down deep into my past and mustered every bit of confidence I had...  to go knock on doors.  I've had horror stories of people slamming doors in your...

The Great Vermont Corn Maze
I did my favorite beginning of fall activity again this year...      THE GREAT VERMONT CORN MAZE in Danville VT.  First of all, the drive is gorgeous.  It'...

Hunting Season Is Upon Us
Born and raised here in Vermont, I tend to be more aware of hunting seasons because I grew up with a family of hunters and also date an avid hunter.  I think I tend to date hu...

Tips For Decorating Your Front Porch For Fall
     If you live in VT then you know then all the sudden it feels like summer has left and fall is here.... At least this year that was the case.  Going from 80...

Stowe Mountain Lodge
     I had the opportunity this weekend to take a ride into Stowe Vermont and spend the afternoon enjoying the great town that it is.  One of my sto...

Smugglers Notch Road For A Great Fall Drive
     This past weekend’s weather was just perfect for a drive over the picturesque Notch Road heading on Route 108 from Jeffersonville to Stowe.&n...

A Beautiful Day At Boyden Valley Winery
    This past Saturday was the quint essential fall day in Vermont.  The sun was shining and the temperature was in the low 70’s.  Just perfect.&n...

Multiple Offers Buyers Must Step Up
We all know how crazy real estate here in Vermont can be. Drill down even more into Chittenden County and then the Burlington area and you really do have a buyer frenzy. We seem to...

Dont Forget Your Heating Fuel
Every year I seem to see a handful of clients who put off getting fuel for the winter much too late. Summer comes and you just figure no worries I don't want that bill so I wi...

Top 3 Things To Do Since Fall Is Here
Fall is the best time of year and I think we can end that debate right there. The weather becomes crisp and fresh and nature begins to change with it. The arrival of falls brings s...

Time To Hunt
Here in Vermont we were blessed with a great summer that was full of sun and friendly temperatures. While this is the years highlight for many the end of it can quickly bitter our ...

Fall Harvest
As much as I love and cherish summers here in Vermont there is something to say about the nights cooling down as the autumnal equinox arrives to mark our transition out of my ...

Together For Epilepsy Awareness
The highlight of this past weekend for me, was watching a whole bunch of people come together in support of a family wishing for one thing...       &n...

Wine Tasting In Shelburne
I grew up in Shelburne.  My parents still live in the house my dad built himself, before I was born.  Of course I would be jaded on how wonderful of a community Shel...

Boves Restaurant Closing Its Doors
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/2015/09/04/boves-italian-burlington-cafe-close/71719234/It is always a sad day when such an icon as Bove's is in Burlington deci...

New Vermont House Condo For Sale
This new downtown one bedroom condo listing is a must see.  If you want to be in the middle of the hub there is no better place then the Vermont House.  This 5th flo...

Rough Start To Kindergarten Be Prepared
     Back to school can be such an exciting time, especially if you have a Kindergartner!  Last Wednesday my son started Kindergarten and he was so excited abou...

I NEED To Buy A Toy Next Summer
With summer coming to an end we are in for another heat wave this week. So this means you either bunker down inside with your window air conditioners cranked or you head out on the...

Brooke Trout On A Hot VT Summer Day
For me the end of summer in Vermont also seems to create and itch with me and my friends. This itch is to head up one of our beautiful mountain areas and find a crisply cold stream...

New Listing In Grandview Association South Burlington
D3 Grandview just hit the market at the end of last week and we have already seen a flurry of activity. This desirable association is not only affordable but has the ideal locati...

NEW LISTING 22 LIDA DRIVE ESSEX
Brand new to the market place this custom built one owner home is now ready for its next family!  Summer may be coming to an end but great listings like this home are still ou...

Well Maintained Richmond Mobile Home
Pride of ownership is evident in this single-wide mobile home.  Located in the Riverview Park neighborhood in Richmond this lovely 2 bedroom home is located on one of the...

PRICE REDUCTION ON BEAUTIFUL FAIRFAX CONDO
MOTIVATED SELLER- PRICE REDUCED $5,000.00.  NEW PRICE: $195,000.00.  This large two bedroom condo has the feel and space of a single family home with the convenience of c...

Yearly Glamping Trip
This last weekend was our annual Glamping trip. We headed down to Windsor to camp out for a long weekend and to enjoy the New England BBQ fest help at Harpoon Brewery. Th...

We Found A Swimming Hole
This last weekend we attended a BBQ fest down in Windsor County. The event was unbelievable like usual and did not disappoint. However, for the second straight year the temperature...

Festival Of Fools Begins
     The eighth annual Festival of Fools comes to Burlington this weekend.  Starting tonight July 31st and going through Sunday there will be an array of fun ...

Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival This Sunday
     This Sunday the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival will be down on the waterfront sporting a great time and supporting a great cause.  This yea...

Beautiful Fletcher Home For Sale
Take a look at this beautiful country home situation on 2.12 acres in Fletcher.  This home offers it all.  3 large bedrooms plus a bonus room, 3 baths, large fini...

A Little Night Of Paintingwith Paint Nite Burlington
So some of you may have heard about the newest evening sensation sweeping the country, Paint Nite. My girlfriend had been to a couple and really wanted me to join her at one, so be...

Archies Grill Is Closing Its Doors
As I have been aware for a little while now, but it has officially been announced at this point, Archie's Grill on Shelburne Rd. will be closing its doors on July 18th. This sadden...

New To Market Large Fairfax Condominium
This large two bedroom condo has the feel and space of a single family home with the convenience of condo living. This end unit is situated in a great location within the neighbo...

Thank You Law Enforcement
After the last few weeks that have left most New York residences on edge we have finally come to resolution on the inmate escape. Both have been captured and everyone can now rest ...

Insurance Claims
Going back to my younger days I spent many nights on the road as a pizza delivery driver. With that line of work you pile up mileage on your care incredibly fast.  Upon growin...

Get Out On The Water
One of the things that kills me the most living around here is when people tell me there is nothing to do. This infuriates me because if you just look out the window and get a litt...

Skylights Are Not Always Dry Lights
Being in New England our general housing market consists of older aged houses. There is nothing wrong with this but you need to keep up on all the maintenance.  One of the mos...

Questions To Ask Your Buyers Agent
You’re finally ready to buy a home.  Congratulations!  Ummmm so where to begin you may be asking yourself? Your first step is the find yourself a Realtor.  All Re...

Dont Forget The Swimming Holes
 Vermont has so many beautiful places and isolated spots around the state that are so worth checking out over the summer.  Lake Champlain is so accessible with its beac...

Fireworks And So Much More
Vermont knows how to celebrate Independence Day!  Virtually every town in VT has a celebration of some sort or another.  Here are a few local celebrations to take note of...

Burlington Wine And Food Festival
So I had the pleasure of attending the Burlington Wine and Food Festival this past Saturday for the first time (thanks Key Bank for the two entry passes). It was a beautiful day in...

Comedy Coming Back To Burlington Vermont
So, I am not into the local comedy scene by any means, know pretty much nothing about the underground clubs, comedians and all that jazz. I do know that when I was younger I loved ...

Makes You Feel Like A Kid Again
As summer nears, I have fond memories as a child of eating in the car, greasy burgers, root beer and girls on roller skates (okay the girls in roller skates are probably what I rem...

Fantastic 4 Bedroom Colonial In Sought After Neighborhood
You will not want to miss this fantastic 4 bedroom colonial in one of Colchester's most sought after neighborhoods.  This spacious home features plenty of living space spread ...

Beer Enthusiests Unite
Get ready Burlington Vermont, Oktoberfest is coming to the water front! A year and a half in the making, organizer Lou DiMasi, hockey coach at Burlington High School is excite...

Top 5 Cheapest Chittenden County Condos For Sale Right Now
 Chittenden County currently has 210 condominiums on the market right now with the average offering price of $285,000.00.  Is that above your budget?  If so, don’...

Public Service Announcement
So last night we were all awoken in the house by the door bell ringing at 4AM. I clearly had no idea in the world who it could be but assuming at the time of morning it was I knew ...

Your Dog Has Feelings Too
One of the problems with summer can be the extreme heat. Luckily often times the offices we work in or the homes we live in have air conditioning which make our day a little m...

Time To Home Garden
Its hard to believe after the winter we had but its time to get that backyard garden planted! if you haven't started yet you better hurry as you are beginning to lose some prime gr...

Be Smart And HydroSeed For Proper Grass Growth
The arrival of summer came with big plans where I live. My roommate/landlord/best friend works as a landscaper and often takes his ideas home with him. The  big task that was ...

To Permit Or Not To Permit
So I have had a few blogs about the excitement over the construction of my new house, and the process of that. I couldn't be happier with how everything came out, now only if I can...

Family Fun Weekend Guide June 2015
Here a glimpse at some local events happening in June that the whole family can enjoy.Weekend of June 6th-7th     VT Dairy Festival in Enosburg Falls.  More inf...

Fun Facts About Vermont
As a true Vermonter I think there are no other places in the U.S that could possibly compare to living in VT.  Not only is it a clean, friendly, safe and beautiful place to ca...

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Vt
 Vermont is home to some unbelievably beautiful homes.  Take a look at the top five MOST EXPENSIVE homes on the market right now.1)     506 North Hil...

Dragon Boat Festival 2015
Now on it's 10th year, the Dragon Boat Festival is a Vermont favorite down on the Burlington Waterfront each summer. As a spectator in past years, I am fortunate enough to be joini...

Spring Time Is Puppy Time
The warm weather is here, and owners and their dogs are out in full force! So, are you a lucky dog owner, would you like to be a lucky dog owner? Well, look no further than All Bre...

Natural Home Cleaners
     Are you concerned about all the chemicals that go into our everyday products?  Cleaning products being some of the worst! I’ve just started t...

Snow Is Gone Sun Is Here Time To See Some Property
It is simply amazing what a little warmth and some sunshine can do to get the community buzzing for summer again. For me this is even more apparent in my field of Real Estate. It s...

Dangers Of Social Media
It is amazing how times have changed so rapidly. In 2015 with one picture, text or status you can change your life instantly. Now there have been a few people who have struck it bi...

Vacant Homes
Many people would be surprised to learn how many of the houses for sale currently on the market are vacant. Many of these homes happen to be second homes for people or other times ...

Make Your Home Pop With Spring Accents And Tips
    Spring has sprung! Finally! The best way to make your home show best for a potential sale this time of year is to make people think spring when they walk ...

407 East Street Bolton Vermont
If you go through the active inventory to see whats for sale for mobile homes in Chittenden County you will be quite surprised to see there is basically nothing. Currently there ar...

New Waltham Cape Available
     This home is a must see!  Just 5 minutes from the city center of Vergennes yet still so private! Meticulously maintained and situated on a beau...

Nourishing Vermont At Shelburne Farms
On June 4th-6th   Shelburne Farms will be hosting Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering.  This three day event will be hosting several speakers i...

New Construction Coming To An End
As I swing into the last week of construction, I am overwhelmed with how everything came out. From early on when you pick out everything that will make the final project, you never...

Vermont State Parks And Quick Summer Trips
Sometimes travel can be time consuming and expensive – and buying airline tickets or spending a full day traveling to and from your destination may not be an option. F...

4th Annual Vermont Gear Exchange In Richmond April 25th
Exchange and Swap Programs are a great way to get some new gear at the right price. Packs, pants, jackets, skis, tents – you name the gear, and you’ll likely be able to find ...

Events At The Champlain Valley Exposition
Every month the Champlain Valley Expo does a great job of bringing in fresh events for the community, ranging from the Champlain Valley Fair in late Summer, to the Vermont Home and...

Vermont Prepares For Tick Season
As a pet owner or not, moving into the spring and summer has everyone preparing for the influx of ticks that we see each year. Every season it seems to be more and more of a proble...

Renting In Chittenden County
Being involved in the rental/apartment market as well as sales here in Chittenden County, this is one aspect of Real Estate in Vermont that is booming. Over the last few ...

Spring In Vermont
Spring in Vermont...well sort of. As most Vermonter's expect, Spring in Vermont is a whirlwind of excitement and let downs as you go from 70 degree's and sunny one day, to 30 degre...

Dorset Street Development
Over the last fifteen years plus years Dorset Street in South Burlington has been loading up on residential properties -- including ranges of condos by Dorset Park including Heathe...

Local Easter Egg Hunts For Your Kids
Don't be the boring parent -- this weekend, make sure to get your kids our for an easter egg hunt. Whether you do one at home or not, why not partake in the hunt just around the co...

Building Wild In Vermont
If you like cabins, check out National Geographic's new show Building Wild , where a group of builders put together interesting cabins for clients all over the United Sta...

Colchester Market Snapshot
    Colchester is my hometown, its where I reside and love living.  Being so close to the lake, bike paths and great community parks makes Colchester a gre...

Spring Has Sprung What Im Looking Forward To This Summer Top 3
The beginning of April in Vermont is always a terribly difficult time to deal with. The long winter months have subsided and now people are raging with cabin fever. Everyone is jus...

Real Estate Leads You To Funny Situations
As I am now in my fourth year in real estate I have learned one lesson to be true. Always expect the unexpected. You never know what you are going to come across which is part of t...

The New Winooski
As a life long Vermonter it has been pretty amazing to see the transformation Winooski has undergone. When I was a kid growing up people seemed to look at the town as an after thou...

Lets Get Dirty
    Last year I signed up for my first mud (Mudderella) and had a blast.  Since then I've been looking for my next race and just found it.  In July, K...

Hill Farmstead Takes The Win
Vermont ranks high in top breweries in New England according to Boston Magazine.  Out of the top 21 breweries in New England, Vermont has four among the rankings!  Vermon...

Fantastic Pizzeria On North Ave In Burlington
    I would consider myself a foodie.  My husband and I love to go out to great restaurants and just found a little gem practically in our backyard.  ...

Spring Has Sprung So Get Off The Ice
April is just around the corner and I could not be more excited. As much as I love winter and the activities is brings this last one was almost unbearably cold! This was a good thi...

Open Land To Building Site
A lot of people share the idea of wanting to build their dream home at some point, and many are fortunate enough to be able to do so. But buying a piece of land, and building a s...

Maple Sugaring In Vermont
I writing this blog based solely on my love for Vermont pure maple syrup...as I know pretty much nothing about how it is made. From an early age I have enjoyed the fine taste of th...

Break Ins In Essex
So I usually blog about things that I am involved with or have experience with, and unfortunately this is the case with this one as well. On March 5th, an apartment build...

The Terraces In Shelburne Vermont
If you are 55+ years old and looking for an affordable condo association to consider home I've found the place for you.  I recently had the pleasure oftakinga tour of The...

Open House March 1 2015 At Grandview Dr Unit D2 South Burlington Vermont 1 To 3 PM
This Sunday March 1st, 2015 from 1-3pm I will be holding and open house at Grandview Drive Unit D2 in South Burlington. This is a fairly new listing hitting the market just over 20...

The Dangers Of A For Sale By Owner
From the sellers standpoint I can certainly understand why some homeowners choose to try and sell own their own.  Based on the current market, inventory and the specific home ...

Writing Offers In A Competetive Market
The market is picking up!  At least for certain price pockets that is.  More recently I have been noticing that my clients are facing multiple offer situation and needing...

Jeffersonville Ranch For Sale
New listing in Jeffersonville!  Away from the center of town yet close enough to walk to or a quick couple minute drive to town makes this home private yet convenient. &n...

Colchester Ranch For Sale
Great new listing in Colchester.  This three bedroom single family home features an extra bonus room on the main floor and is located on a large corner lot and is mo...

Varoom Varoom Goes The Carts In Essex
So this might be one of two blogs on this topic as I am excited to try them, but haven't yet. Yes, I am talking about the new indoor go cart track in Essex behind Lowes. This proje...

Foundations
The key to the longevity of any structure is to be built upon a solid foundation. While this may seem obvious, a number of factors determine the placement and quality of foundati...

Helping Stranded Motorists
I recently wrote a blog about simple tips to drive safely in the winter – some of which are common sense but rarely followed – and last night was a great example of that.On m...

Waterworks Returns To Winooski Vermont
The epic return of the restaurant Waterworks to The Champlain Mill location they held in Winooski many years ago has been a hot topic lately, being as it was a staple for...

King Arthur Flour Cooking Class
Sometimes I find it easy as a native Vermonter from the Burlington area to get lost with the rest of the state and what it has to offer. Most people refer to Burlington as the "Hub...

Vermont Home To Some Great Beer
When most locals think of Ake’s Place on Church St. in Burlington Vermont, they think of a loud obnoxious college bar with a line around the corner. Not me, as I have only attend...

The 20th Annual Penguin Plunge Is In The Books
This past weekend at the Burlington Waterfront, locals arrived in droves to help support one of the greatest fundraising events Burlington offers through the year…The Penguin Plu...

How Quickly It Comes And Goes
Here’s the reality – it’s February 10, and there are only 37 days left in winter, or just over five weeks. The first day of spring is March 20, and while we’re guaranteed...

Why Intelligence Is The Best Safety Tool For Driving In Adverse Conditions
Most of us have seen someone driving too fast on snow or ice, then slide out of control into an oncoming vehicle, tree, or something similar. It doesn’t matter what type o...

Keep Snow Clear From Heating Vents
With the last couple of weeks bringing two decent sized snow falls I thought it would be a good time to take a second and remind people to keep their heating vents clear from snow ...

What To Eat On Super Bowl Sunday
There is one thing that beats out watching NFL football on a Sunday and that's food. So when Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend you can only imagine how excited I am to combine my 2...

Office Bowling Party
Yesterday our office Remax North Professionals celebrated Founders Day. The destination was Spare Time bowling alley and everyone was invited. We had a handful of lanes to ourselve...

Open House This Weekend
Come Join me this weekend! Open House 1-3pm, 4th floor, 2 bedroom condo at Riverwatch!Nice 4th floor two bedroom unit in building 7 at Riverwatch for sale.  This condo i...

Making Vermont Winters Enjoyable
                I am a true Vermonter and for as long as I can remember I have dreaded Vermont wint...

20th Annual Burlington Vermont Mardi Gras
Just around the corner is one of the biggest events of the year here in Burlington Vermont, the 20th annual Mardi Gras celebration brought to you by Magic Hat Brewing. All events&n...

Does Your Dog Do This To
I am lucky enough to live with two tremendous Golden Retrievers. Their names are Lola and Nellie and they have amazing personalities and characteristics that make them who they are...

Ice Fishing In Vermont
Mid January through February are a real test in Vermont. Many people tend to hunker down and let a little cold defeat them completely content with their Netflix subscriptions ...

Hot Air Verses Hot Water Baseboard Heat
I wanted to write this blog as it was a question that came up recently for myself for my new house, go with a hot water baseboard heating set up, or a forced hot air system. I want...

Noisy Heating Pipes
    I recently have had a noisy annoying problem happening in my home.  All of the sudden my heating pipes started making loud gurgling, groaning and&nbs...

Fantastic South Burlington Daycare Center
I've had the pleasure of having my son start an amazing new daycare this past year and after many months now I could not be happier with the quality care that he is receiving at ...

Above And Underground Storage Tanks
When purchasing a home or property it’s important to understand what you’re getting –above and below the ground. Keep in mind, especially when buying an old home or propert...

Keep An Eye Out For Hunting Raptors
One of the advantages of living in a more rural or suburban area rather than a city is the connection you can have with wildlife. Driving between South Burlington and Essex last ...

Top Rated Winter Activities In Vermont
So here we are, in the heart of the coldest and whitest part of the winter here in Vermont, the big questions is...what to do now? Everyone will have their own winter activities th...

Pond Hockey Classic In Malletts Bay
The Lake Champlain Pond Hockey Classic is a relatively new event; in only its 4th year in Vermont on Lake Champlain, it has participants returning from halfway across the country...

Go Visit The Yankee Sportsman Classic
Every year at the Essex Fairgrounds the Yankee Sportsman Classic brings in exhibitors of all sorts to the trade show for local outdoor enthusiasts to attend. It's an opportunity fo...

The Excitement Of Buying New Construction
As stressful as it can be, buying new construction can allow you to truly make a home your own right from the start (until you realize that your taste exceeds your budget). From ha...

Having Plants In Your Home And Office Is Healthy
I was always taught that plants were important -- that flowers, trees, and all green life had some role, and since I can remember we've always had plants in our house, and to this ...

Should You Go Small
'Tiny Houses' -- as they are popularly referred to, have become popular enough that there are now multiple television shows about building, buying, or trying a tiny house. For thos...

Roller Skating Is Back
    Roller skating anyone?  Essex now has another family friendly attraction to partake in year round!  Roller skating!  The last memory that I h...

Vegging Out In Burlington
     After a bit of a hiatus from vegetarianism I think its time to head back towards the light : )  Its really nice to see that the Burlington area has...

This Owner Never Checked His Furnace And You Wouldnt Believe What Happened
I find it funny how homeowners, especially here in Vermont can forget about keeping up on maintenance on their furnace. There are so many important moving parts that its imperative...

Why Cleaning Your Carpet Prior To Selling Is A Must
The evolution of carpeting over the years has risen dramatically and along with this, also the price to replace it.  At today's prices a house will be in the thousands to go t...

New Years Eve In Burlington Vermont
As things slow down from the Christmas season, another exciting Holiday nears just around the corner...New Years Eve celebrations! Everyone has there own special way of celebrating...

Christmas In Colchester
Location, location, location!  Location is such a big part of making the decision to buy a home.  Where to be, in the city, in the country, in a neighborhood or out hav...

Winooski Scores Again
     I cannot tell you how excited I am that Waterworks is back up and running in Winooski.  Winooski is getting better and better with its selection of ...

Frozen Pipes Empty Wallet
As we progress through December here in Vermont, we all know what is just around the corner. The days of walking outside and having your face freeze instantly, your hands go numb a...

Winter Is Definitely Here In Vermont
Over the past few year, it hasn't been much of a white Christmas here in Vermont, but 2014 looks to be a bit different. Not only have we received more snow than we typically have b...

Why Being Honest When Obtaining A Mortgage Is Crucial
When any buyer gets ready to buy a home they will need to have a sit down with their bank in order to determine their purchasing power and also establish how qualified the buyer ac...

1st Time Home Buyers Get Clear On What You Want
Working for the Condo Guy, I find myself handling a high number of condo sales. With these sales usually comes a new first time home buyer. Now these buyers are my absolute favorit...

Vermont Christmas Tree Farms
Vermont is home to numerous Christmas Tree Farms of all sizes across the state, and according to the Vermont/New Hampshire Christmas Tree Association (yes, it’s a real thing) t...

Christmas Time In Burlington Vermont
It's that wonderful time of year when Burlington Vermont's Church Street Marketplace awakens more then ever as it is the Holiday season! The snow falls in the evening as the wonder...

Winter Activities Beyond Skiing And Snowboarding
I think one or two people in Vermont like to ski but I could be wrong. For those who either have no interest, or would rather try something different, it can be difficult to f...

Why Donating Matters
Have you ever been in need of help? Have you ever been down on your luck, maybe out of work and struggling pay your mortgage or other bills? Times change, circumstances evolve...

Saving Money With Small Amounts Through Winter
Most people have difficulty saving money, and that issue is amplified by constant marketing attempting to persuade us to buy this or that, and to buy it right now.So how do you avo...

A Day Of Fun At Sir Henrys Hill
     Yesterday I took my four year old up to Smugglers Notch for the first time and we had a blast!  The snow was falling and it was pretty cold at a whopping...

Vermont Hunting Camps
One sign of any real Vermonter is that fact that when November deer season comes many take off to less populated areas to deer camp. Leaving behind many a hunters widow. But the ...

Whats Your Heat Set To In The Winter
It is a given this time of year, the heat cranks on and your monthly bill builds like the snow on the mountain tops. As a Realtor having access to many homes utility information it...

Thanksgiving Marks Christmas Light Season
It seems like every year once Thanksgiving rolls on through we are left scrambling for the fast approaching Christmas Season. Christmas brings plenty of stress with the accompani...

Vermont Winters Mean You Need SNOW TIRES
As a native Vermonter who was born and raised here, I am quite aware of just how nasty our winters can get. The one thing that really surprises me is the number of commuters who ch...

Moving Is Always A Real Treat
So I have had the pleasure of moving recently as I have sold my condo...and I have to say how much I love moving! Okay, little sarcasm there as it is my least favorite thing to do....

Its Official The Cold Weather Is Here
And just like that, like a light switch the cold weather has arrived here in good old Vermont. Luckily we don't have all the snow like New York has quite yet, but that is coming! S...

Kiddos Learn To Snowboard VT Programs
     This winter will be the first year that I introduce snowboarding lessons to my four year old son.  Last season we got him fitted with Burton Snowboards h...

Christmas Seems To Be Coming Earlier And Earlier
Why does society seem to be pushing Christmas shopping more and more each year...and this year it has been worse then ever! Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas, but for reasons be...

Stowe A Vermont Destination
This past weekend I had the joy of visiting one of my favorite places in Vermont, the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe Vermont. Although I am from Vermont, I still enjoy getting ...

Giving Thanks Through Volunteering
     I find myself so busy throughout the year that when November rolls around I finally sit back and think about how I can give back.  I think November, the...

Make Your Home Show Amazing This Fall Season
  The goal when showing your home is to make the potential buyer feel comfortable and elicit thoughts of what “home” means to them.  For most people home is c...

LL Bean To Burlington
LL Bean is coming to Burlington, Vermont -- opening early November, the store brings a new face to a section of Cherry Street. The store will be 18,000 square feet, employ 100...

How Do You Manage Leaves And Other Fall Prep
Are you bagging leaves or cutting them up? Or leaving them be (no pun intended)? Or piling them for your kids to jump into? Or piling them to throw away, and your kids jump into th...

Why Wood Still Makes Sense As A Primary Heat Source
Folks who use traditional fireplaces will never have to worry about kindling supply if they have a large property with trees, fell their own trees, and manage their own wood s...

How Did You Spend Halloween
Sick of candy yet?Vermont’s Halloween Holiday and October events did not disappoint, and they flourished throughout Chittenden County and beyond. Stowe had their yearly Octo...

Is Your Chimney Clean
recently I was speaking with my friend who is a local firefighter in the Burlington area. I was alarmed to hear some stories about chimney fires. This got me thinking, when was the...

Hunting In Vermont
When people think Vermont and Hunting its usually only associated with Deer. While Vermont does have a great history with deer I find that our waterfowl get forgotten about. I am a...

Winter Is Here Is Burlington
Its hard to believe tomorrow is NOVEMBER FIRST. As Burlington residents know November in Vermont can get pretty interesting. One year it seems you get an extension of our glorious ...

The 411 On Mold
     I have to admit that as a Realtor and a homeowner whenever I hear the term mold I get uneasy.  However, I’ve heard several mold professionals, most re...

Polar Express
     It seems odd to have to think about the Polar Express, Burlington in October but if you want tickets then YES you need to think Christmas before Halloween! ...

Our Backyard Orchard
When it comes to sprucing up the yard and increasing curb appeal so much can be done for very little cost. The bang for your buck is always there when it comes to some proper lands...

Haunted Vermont
     Tis the season for haunted happenings…. Vermont is full of spooky haunted places from Burlington to Bristol, from Brattleboro to Bennington, Through Calais ...

Vermont Beers Are Far From Boring
When people think Vermont, they probably think cows, maple syrup and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. What they might not know is that Vermont has some of the best brewed beers in the ...

Beautiful Falling Leaves Equals Fall Maintenance
As the year nears the end and we sit deep in the beautiful fall foliage season, tourists flock to the area to capture its beauty. Home owners on the other hand have a love hate rel...

Is A Pool Important For You When You Are Looking To Buy
To pool or not to pool, that is the question. How important (if at all) is it to you if a property has a pool or not. I managed a large condominium association in Essex for many ye...

Is Vermont The Next State To Jump On The Legalization Band Wagon
When people get asked about what they think of the possibility of Vermont legalizing marijuana, you always get mixed answers. Some say how great it is, how much it will do for ou...

Balance
I wanted to share this website, created by a couple who believe in a healthy lifestyle, who share their knowledge and experience with others.www.getyourbodyintobalance.comwhyganoli...

Lake Bomoseen Dock Dog Jumping
Monday, September 29 was host to a dock jumping competition on Bomoseen, Vermont, where locals could have their dog jump to see which is the most athletic. This is the fifth year f...

Start With One Dog
The idea of having two dog is great. They're companions for each other when you're at work, maybe they're siblings and they were the last two at the breeder, or two at the shelter ...

Burlington Is A Great Meeting Point
Friends in New York? Family in Boston? Work in Montreal? Adventure in Maine?If you live in Burlington, you're in the right spot. Vermont is a gateway to a host of great cities and ...

Heating In Vermont Can Be Complicated
According to the Energy Co op of Vermont,  the primary sources of fuel that residents use for heat in the winter shows that half of the state still relies on Oil to hear their...

Living With Wildlife In Vermont
Vermont is known for its natural beauty. People travel across the country and world to visit and enjoy the outdoors – fishing, hiking, hunting, birding, and so forth. One-hundred...

The Right Table For The Right Home
How many nights in a week do you have dinner with your family?Vermont Farm Table specializes in building superior quality tables, chairs, and other goods for people wanting to...

Why You Should Have A Motorcycle In Vermont
There are hidden drives to be found everywhere, and towns you’ve never heard of to visit. And in those towns are people, and goods, and memories to make. I promise if you’ve ne...

Buying Bare Bones
     I recently had some clients that were interested in buying a foreclosure or a “fixer upper” and throughout the process of looking at properties and resear...

Small Town Love
     There are so many reasons why I love small towns and the sense of community that comes along with living in a small town.  This month I have had yet ano...

Lawn Burn From Your Dogs Pee
When it comes to selling your home often times the curb appeal and the yard are two of the largest factors in a potential buyers decision making. The curb appeal and yard quality a...

Death By Sky Light
When it comes to making your home custom, sky lights seem to be among the more popular options. They look great and also really help you brighten up your home. The big problem with...

Leaf Peeping At Your Own Property
When it comes time to sell your home you may never know what time of year it can be. You may list your home in the fall but that one buyer may not come along until late in the wint...

Burlington Restaurant Hop
     For some time now my husband and I have started doing a Restaurant Hop/Bar Hop on our date nights in downtown Burlington.  There are so many fine restaur...

Weekend Well Spent At Shelburne Orchards
The end of September is one o f my favorite times of the year. The leaves begin to change and the thick summer temperatures begin to become a distant memory.  This means one...

Cyclpath Burlington
     Living around Burlington VT affords you so many opportunities to stay fit and active and this year it seems like I am discovering many options that I had...

Oh How Winooski Has Changed
For anyone that has lived in this area for most of their life knows how much Winooski, Vermont has changed over the last decade. I have fond memories as a child going to the old Ch...

Underutilized Home Features
Everybody has their own thoughts on what a perfect home would be. If most people could afford to build their dream home, they would likely put in as many features and amenities a...

Its Not Just Car Storage How To Transform Your Garage Into A Brand New Highly Usable Space
In some homes, garages are used only for car storage. They may appear to be bare and without real functional use for homeowners. However, other garages may be an envy of the neighb...

Essex Vermont Revs Its Engines For The 2014 Street Rod Nationals
The sound of their engines, the smell of the exhaust, and abundance of amazing old cars on the road...it is Street Rod Nationals Weekend here in Essex! This is always a great weeke...

Its Not Just For Cooking Five Excellent Uses For Olive Oil That Dont Involve A Stove
Olive oil contains heart-healthy fats, making it a great choice for those concerned about a healthy diet. However, this amazing natural oil can also be used to solve a variety of h...

Roof Restoration 101 Preparing Your Roof For The Harsh Winter And When To Call In Professional Help
While the days may be relatively warm and sunny right now, the transition to fall and winter will soon be upon us. Winter weather can be harsh, and it can also be destructive to yo...

A Vermont Summer Staple Nears The End Of Its Season
I had the pleasure of having dinner a few nights ago at one of Burlington's most iconic summer destinations....Breakwater's Café on the water in downtown Burlington. This is one o...

Why Your Next House Will Determine The Quality Of Your Childs Education
What is the value of a good education? What is it worth to a young parent? Most would say they want their son or daughter to get ‘a good education’ – but what is good? Not al...

Think Big Picture
You’ll rarely find a home, or even build one custom, that has every feature you want. In fact, you may only like one or two things about it -- the large corner lot, immediate pro...

Almost That Beautiful Vermont Time Of Year Again
As we glide through a beautiful Labor Day weekend here in Vermont, it is that time of year again where all Vermonters take a breath as we pull into the magical season that Vermont ...

The 411 On Previewing Tenant Occupied Properties
     I had the pleasure this week of showing a few properties that were tenant occupied units.  Now I will say all tenants are not created equally and vary l...

Back Yard Fire Laws
One of my favorite times of year is right now. The hot summer nights are starting to transition into these perfectly cool fall nights that make a bonfire perfect and almost necessa...

Pull A Permit Or Pay A Price
With all the TV shows about real estate and home improvement I am finding a lot of homeowners are taking on some Do It Yourself Projects that they may have not considered before. N...

Heat Your Home Like A Real Vermonter
In a day in age where there is no such as a cheap heating fuel people are doing whatever they can to help save some money. Often times this answer is wood heat! Did you know the ov...

This Homeowner Used Bleach For Cat Smell You Will Never Guess What Happened Next
It was not to long ago that I had a client make a really terrible mistake. She was an animal  lover like I was but there was one big difference. You know how some people can h...

So You Are Pre Approved But Do You Know The Numbers
     As a Realtor I often work with buyers that have already gone to the bank and tell me that they are pre-approved for a certain amount of money and that they ha...

More Bang For Your Buck
     Are you willing to drive a bit further to get more home for your money?  With single family home prices continuing to increase many people are choosing t...

Downsizing To A Condo
     More and more these days I am coming across folks that are contemplating selling their home and “downsizing” to the condo lifestyle.  Understandably ...

A Vermont Tradition
It is so bitter sweet, but one of Chittenden County's biggest summer traditions is the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Jct. As great as it is to experience this summer event, it als...

Why You Need To Buy Before Fall And Winter
Buy Now, Move Now! How would you like to be moving a couch up a set of icy stairs in February? Or hauling boxes from the truck to the garage in a heavy November rain? Movi...

New Englanders Love Their Dunkin Donuts
Slightly off topic, but it does come back around to real estate towards the end I swear. This past weekend I drove to Boston and was observing something I heard a comedia...

Preparing The Outside Of Your Home For The Market
So my last blog was about items to take into consideration on the inside of the home when getting it ready for the market, so this blog will be about the outside, which is just as ...

Prepping Your Home For The Market
Through time I have seen a lot of homes on the market, that in my opinion are not ready for others to see it....maybe its me being obsessive compulsive a bit though. I have be...

Easy Trails Everywhere
Vermont is known for the Long Trail and the Green Mountains, but for people who don't have time, or have young kids that can't go on difficult trails, there are a slew of local, fl...

Convenient Colchester Condo
{mls: 4340315}Where: 78 Severance Green #304, ColchesterPrice: $169,000Details: Beautiful 2 bedroom condo at Severance Corners. This home features laminate and tile flooring, washe...

What Do You Mean I Cant BBQ
Every year as soon as spring breaks, I get the immediate urge to fire up the grill and officially declare it BBQ season.  I am not sure if my passion for grilling derives fr...

Fantastic Williston Townhouse
{mls: 4358886}Where: 74 Abbey Road, WillistonPrice: $200,000Details: Freshly painted 2 bedroom townhouse at Pinecrest Village. This home features a detached garage, some newer appl...

Beautiful South Burlington Condo With Fitness Center
{mls: 4368451}Where: 370 Farrell Street #403, South BurlingtonPrice: $200,000Details: Top floor two bedroom condo at Eastwood Commons. This home features 9 foot ceilings, large win...

Great Townhouse In The New North End Of Burlington
{mls: 4353264} For sale: 17 Fairmont Place, BurlingtonPrice: $150,000Details: 2 bedroom townhouse at Fairmont Place with attached garage and basement. This home has new Anderson wi...

Downsize To Affordable Lakefront
There seems to be a market trend I have been coming across quite a bit this summer. This trend makes a lot of sense and involves waterfront property. It seems as if many buyers i...

Is Grilling Important To You
     What is it about summer that you love?  Is it swimming? Biking? Beach time? Well for many people the end all for summer time fun is getting friends and f...

Take Note Of Undermining
     Twice in the past week the term undermining has been brought up in conversation on properties that my clients have been interested in.  With that in min...

Why Are You Not A Landlord
There is a popular trend among first time homebuyers currently going on in the market place. This trend is home owner/landlord all in one. New buyers are realizing the amazing po...

Small DIY Projects Make BIG Impacts
As I look back on my real estate career there was one lesson I learned real fast. It appears us native Vermonter’s rarely ever seem to update/upgrade our homes. At first when a...

Maple St Pool In Essex Jct
     As many people now know, I have a 4 year old son whom I’m constantly looking to entertain and build fun memories for.  I had recently heard that the Map...

Easy Hike With The Kiddos
I am a true Vermonter and I have to say I had never been to Mt. Philo on a hike prior to this summer.  I am also a mother of an active 4 year old boy and am finding myself ...

Wait Youre Still Renting Why
When were you born? Real Estate Journals would have us believe that young folks aren’t interested in buying, they’d rather rent. Is that true? I wouldn’t. Renting sucks, here...

Single Family Or Condo
Tough choice. I know. We have a lot of folks moving out of their homes in later stages of life, and into Condos for the ease of maintenance and access.In reality, both have their a...

Can You Buy A House Now
Well, that depends, do you have any money? How much? Do you have a steady job? Do they pay well? Do they pay on time? Do you have debt? How is your credit? A lot of customers call ...

For Sale By Owner Why You Need A Consultant As A Buyer
Have you ever purchased something second-hand for what you thought was a reasonable price, only to find out later on you overpaid? Or the item had undisclosed issues the seller dec...

Colchesters Not So Hidden Gem
     When I ask folks whether they know about a beach in Colchester many people deny knowing of one however, this past weekend proved to me that what I thought was...

Selecting A Vermont Home That Will Fit Your Growing Family
Both seasoned homeowners and first-time buyers know making the decision to purchase a new home is not one that is taken lightly. There are so many things to consider, from choosing...


Don't despair if you are short on cash. You can still have a beautifully decorated home. Sometimes a little elbow grease is a decent replacement for extra cash, and other times you...

Blue Paddle Bistro For The Win
As a local who literally lives  minutes away, I'm truly ashamed to say that I  just discovered the Blue Paddle Bistro in South Hero BUT am glad to say I am definit...

Wax On Wax Off
Everyone has been at one time in the same position with an old car getting older. Eventually that day comes where you make the executive decision to sell it. But prior to putting...

Winooski Eats
     I’m not sure about you but it has taken me a little while to discover and appreciate the great food in Winooski’s “town center”.  I found myself ...

Calling Colchester Home
As a lifelong Colchestonite(?)….Colchestarian(?)…I was born and raised in Colchester… I can always remember being busy as a kid finding activities with friends from one sid...

Leverage Your Home For
Each year around April, we can find ourselves becoming a little more tense at the thought of what is about to occur: tax time.Instead of falling into the trap of procrastinating yo...

Changing The Face Of Colchester
     If you are traveling down Lakeshore Drive in Colchester, and especially if you’re a boater, it’s likely that you’ve seen the construction going on at th...

Discover Why Your Vermont Home Isnt Selling This Summer
Just when you think you've done everything you need to do to get your home ready for the market, months pass and your home doesn't sell. Consider a few factors that can effect your...

Sun Fun And Beer
Yes I have to admit that it took craft beer to entice me to run in my first 5K EVER but whatever works I guess!!  The Craft Brew Races in Stowe this past weekend was where ...

Tale Of The Realtor Renter
It is almost funny to me how everyday as a Realtor I come across all these new buyers trying to take the leap from renting to home ownership.  I sit them down; go over all ...


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