Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Find out how your town is doing in the Real Estate Market

Welcome to the Northwest Vermont Market Report created by Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman Realty.

Our goal in providing this report is to aid homebuyers and sellers throughout Northwest Vermont with the information they need to make informed decisions.

The report, which looks at sales from May through August, demonstrates the overall stability of Northwest Vermont’s property trends during the summer real estate season.Despite the property crisis that has affected many other U.S. communities, Northwest Vermont boosted the number of sold residential properties by 4.8% from May through August, while average sale prices slipped a modest 1.6%. Pending listings across Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties rose 29%, signifying a steady pipeline of buyers, while new listings increased by 11%. The region also demonstrated a robust sell to list price ratio of 96%. Real estate is a local business, and perhaps no more so than in the vibrant and diverse towns of Northwest Vermont. As you’ll see throughout the report, sale prices can vary dramatically from town to town, and each community— whether Charlotte or Winooski — carries its own characteristics. Feel free to call or email me at with questions. Click here for report

Monday, September 26, 2011

Open house Sunday October 2nd in Burlington

Join me this Sunday October 2nd in downtown Burlington 1-3pm to view this beautiful home across from Battery Park. This home features original woodwork, stained glass, lake and park views, 3 plus bedrooms, 1 car garage with lots of parking as well as RH zoning with the potential to add apartments! This property is currently listed by my colleague, Steve Lipkin at Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman Realty.
For more info click here or email me at

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This home makes sense!

This 3 bedroom home offers you a beautiful backyard and three season porch in Jericho for $241k! Enjoy fully finished basement with fireplace! Hardwood floors throughout home and updated kitchen and bathroom. Call today for a showing or email me at Who do you know who is thinking of buying or selling?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Property of the month

LOOK at this view every day!!! Perfect home for those who want to get away from it all and enjoy a home that feels like it is in the trees! 459 Pleasant Valley Road, Underhill. Home is offered through Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman Realty for $238k. Contact listing agent, Monique Bedard for easy showing and click here for more information.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Listing 185 Park Street Burlington

Live Downtown and have no cosmetic/interior work to do at this affordable price!
Enjoy 4 bedrooms, updated kitchen, updated bath, gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lighting, new windows, enclosed porch, large basement, garage, and more! This home has a lot of style and charm and is waiting for you to move in and feel immediately at home. This listing is being offered through Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman Realty at $279,000 Contact me at for a showing. Click here for more info

Monday, April 11, 2011

Property of the month

Is it time for you to own your own place? Is it time for you to have an investment? Look no further! 26 Bright Street in Burlington offers you an updated condo-conversion with basement storage, off-street parking, recently painted exterior, washer/dryer within unit, updated interior, and more! This condo-conversion is being offered at $136k with low condo association dues. Call now or contact me at mbedard@hickokandboardman realty for easy showing.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Find out how your Chinese sign will do in the year of the Rabbit

Starting on February 3, 2011 we entered the year of the rabbit which is promising a more peaceful year (as opposed to the year of the tiger that we just endured). I mean look at that cute little bunny!! How could anything go wrong? This is a time to settle your nerves and catch your breath! However, it is also a time for negotiations and those who try to force issues will ultimately fail. Read here

But how will your sign do this year? To simply look up your animal sign in the year of the rabbit is not enough. It is best practice if you can calculate your actual Ba Zi Element so you can accurately predict your year. I have located one site that really does this well. To guide you through this (as the site can be confusing for first time users) follow these directions:

When you enter the site, scroll down to the end of the page where it says, "Find your Chinese Horoscope Sign & Ba Zi Element". Enter your date of birth and gender. If you do not know the time of your birth it is ok (it will still calculate your sign correctly without your time of birth)

When it calculates your sign it will inform you of what type of characteristics your sign is. At this point, it will tell you colors that are favorable for you, it will also inform you of your overall luck for your whole life. After reading this, you can remember your animal sign characteristics and then go BACK to the original page and find your sign and characteristics and how you will do in the year of the rabbit. For example, I am the weak water ox. When I look at the original page to see how the weak water ox will do in the year of the rabbit, it says that this will be my BEST year. I'll let you know!! Good luck!

Wondering if the home you are looking at purchasing is good feng shui for you personally? Contact me to find out!! You can contact me at

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

NEW property of the month. Attention investors!

Attention investors: Take a look at this multi-family unit with two 3 bedroom units across from the lake in downtown Burlington. Located at 50-52 North Avenue, each of the units have a great view of the lake. Property is being offered at $249,900. This duplex is currently being listed by my colleague, Steve Lipkin. To schedule a showing, feel free to contact me at

For more information about this property click here

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Powerful Feng Shui message for 2011

I was sent this email/link yesterday and it called out to me as a powerful message to start the year. I often find myself donating lots of household items in January. Like most of us, I see January as a "new beginning" and it makes sense to me that to move forward and allow the "new" to enter, we must let go of the "old" that holds us back. Clutter is stagnant. Clutter weighs us down. Clutter distracts us and makes it difficult for us to focus. So, join me this weekend in clearing out your items that no longer serve any purpose or are attached to negative memories or past longings that you need to let go of. Give it away so that the new energy can flow into your life. Read Suzee Miller's message for more insight Click here

As always, feel free to contact me at for any real estate need you may have. Who do you know that may have a real estate need this year? I would be happy to work with them!

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