Burlington Condo – 5 Sisters Location in the South End!


So it’s my tongue in cheek contention that sooner or later there will be a micro-brewery on every corner in town.  We do have what sometimes seems an embarrassment of riches when it comes to breweries in town.  The Pine Street corridor seems to be attracting lots of brewing action of late.

And the Arts.  There’s the Art Hop from the South End Arts and Business Association (SEABA), the Ramble up in the ONE (Old North End) and of course the Flynn, Nectars, and Jazz Festival, the Waterfront Park shows (Warren Haynes recently, Maceo Parker, Belizbeha and other luminaries), the Grace Potter North festival, etc., etc.

Plunked right about in the middle of all this action is our newest Burlington condo  listing for sale.  A 2 Bedroom condo on Marble Avenue.  Right up from Arts Riot and near Dealer.com, on a one way street, with sweet character (the building was a corner store generations ago), green space, and 2 parking spots off street.  Hardwood, floors, soft wide board pine too, and the whole place was renovated in 2007 – so you’re in good shape right off the bat!  Pets are OK too.

Burlington remains a hot spot in a hot market, and at the listed price of $205,000 we expect a ton of action.  Call us to get in at  802-863-9100.

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Essex Townhouse With Affordable, Seasonal Mountain Views

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The Craftsbury Commons townhouse community sits in a very convenient location, 2 minutes to Lang Farms, 4 minutes to The Junction.  Yet, like much of Essex town, you’ll feel miles away from it all.  Tucked off Old Stage Road, this newly listed 2 Bedroom townhouse enjoys shots of Mount Mansfield most of the year (the non-leaf time of the year)!

With a garage underneath in the back, a finished pool room in the basement (pool table can stay), and 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, you”ve got a lot of condo, in a super spot, for a very affordable price. Add in a separate dining area, gas fireplace and balcony off the living room, and oversize bedrooms upstairs and you’ve got a great package.

At $217,500, it’s no wonder these sell quickly once listed.

Our client is finalizing the prep work to have it out on the open market soon – so this is your sneak peek.  Let us know if you’d like to get scheduled to take a look early – call us at 802-863-9100.


City's Edge Condo in South Burlington – fresh on the market.


Fabulous condos built in 2005, and we have the newest 1 bedroom condo listed!  Full details on it will be published in mls soon, but the basics will go like this:

Stylish contemporary condominium, ideal for first time buyer, or someone looking for ease and convenience! Spacious kitchen with tile floors and breakfast bar. Sunny, light-filled living room with wood laminate floors and large bay window. Entry way with storage closet, and new washer/dryer.  Bedroom with carpet floors and walk-in closet.  Bathroom with full-size shower, tile floors, and plenty of storage space.  City’s Edge is an attractive building with cheery flower gardens, and an inviting common entry way with sitting area. Storage room, and common outdoor grilling area. Ease of living with almost all utilities included in the condo fees. Turn-key with brand new living room and bed room furniture sets included in sale. Prime South Burlington location, convenient to 1-89, the airport, hospital and colleges, the bus line, and downtown Burlington. Shopping center, and park with walking/running trails within one block. With 10% down, your mortgage will run about $600/month!

At $135,000 it really is fabulous!  Yesteryear’s prices – today.  Call us to get in now.  802-863-9100.


How to have someone else pay for your home!

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I’m going to show you one way your future (retirement?) home can be paid for by others, while you hang out doing what you want to do now.

Let’s say you might want a condo in the future – you know, close to town, shopping, lake, bike path, etc – and someone else cuts the grass, shovels snow, etc., etc.  Eastwood Commons in South Burlington could be a great fit.  You’re not ready yet, but are thinking it might be nice to plan ahead.  If you have a down payment, and are OK being a small time landlord, let me show you how sweet it can be.

We just listed a 2 bedroom condo in Eastwood Commons II.  Very nice, 2nd floor, nice green view, balcony, fitness center, central heat and air.  And it is a  rental – important because they cap the number of rentals as do most condo associations now, and so this is one that can be rented. Important fact, and a valuable commodity.  Rents today for around $1700. Priced at $244,900.

Let’s say you put 20% down, you get a 4% mortgage, 30 year fixed –  your payment will be about $950/month. Taxes run another $400/month and your Homeowners Association about $275.  Total out of pocket = $1625. Rent $1700.  Out of pocket to own your future home = about $0!  It’s more complicated of course than that, but that’s the math in a nutshell.  Your circumstances affect it, things can happen etc., etc.  But that’s how people do it.

In 5 years, your tenant(s) will have paid down your mortgage almost $20,000. In 10 years – over $40,000!  Where might you want to be in 5 or 10 years?  Are you starting to plan ahead?  With 4% interest rates looking to start their rise – now’s the time, and this is an awesome find.  Give a call and let’s talk about how we can help,and let’s do the math together.  802-863-9100.