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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
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  Overview Maps Photos Description $84,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Full Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1,512 sqftLot: 0.33 acre(s)Year Built: 1969MLS #: 4716317 Location 296 Beckley Hill RoadBarre, VT 05640USA Lisa Friedman Great American Dream Realty(802) 777-2345Lisa@GreatAmericanDreamRealty.comhttp://GreatAmericanDreamRealty.com    Listed by: Great American Dream Realty Our recent listings Just Listed 9/2 - 3 Br Foreclosure with 2 Car Garage and Family Room! | $84,900 | Barre, VTRemodeled Top to Bottom in 2018! Feels Like a Brand New Home!! | $169,000 | Highgate, VTOpen House on July 15th from 12 - 3! | $199,900 | Fairfax, VTSlopeside Condo Near Village and Lift | $325,000 | Stratton, VTBacks to Woods & River! | $186,900 | Milton, VT Subscribe to our listing feed Nearb...
By Adam Hergenrother, Transforming Lives Through Home Ownership
(Hergenrother Realty Group at KW Vermont)
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 Spotlight Home of the Week | 55 Wellington Street, Barre City Charming architectural gem on a sunny, landscaped corner lot with over $10,000 in recent upgrades and updates . Gleaming curly birch trim and maple floors, Tudor windows, high ceilings, fireplace and cozy window seat. The updated kitchen offers tiled counters and breakfast bar plus new glass top retro stove. Take the elegantly winding staircase to the 2nd floor to find 3 spacious bedrooms with over-sized closets plus 2 baths, one completely remodeled; the other maintaining an original claw foot tub. On the 3rd floor you will find the maid’s quarters, plus storage space in attic. The full height concrete basement offers an additional sf of storage with a laundry room. Outside offers an extra lot w/room to picnic and 2-car det...
By Adam Hergenrother, Transforming Lives Through Home Ownership
(Hergenrother Realty Group at KW Vermont)
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 Open House | 55 Wellington Street, Barre City August 30, 2015 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM A true architectural gem loaded with charm on a sunny, landscaped corner lot. Gleaming curly birch trim and maple floors, Tudor windows, high ceilings, fireplace in formal living room, cozy window seat with secret storage in family room. The updated kitchen offers tiled counters and breakfast bar plus new glass top retro stove. Take the elegantly winding staircase to the 2nd floor to find 3 spacious bedrooms with over-sized closets plus 2 baths, one completely remodeled; the other maintaining an original claw foot tub. On the 3rd floor you will find the maid’s quarters, plus 532 sf of storage space in attic. The full height concrete basement offers an additional 889 sf of storage with laundry room. New ...
By Adam Hergenrother, Transforming Lives Through Home Ownership
(Hergenrother Realty Group at KW Vermont)
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 New Listing | 55 Wellington Street, Barre City Gorgeous Victorian with lots of charm on landscaped corner lot. Don’t buy a mass produced, cookie cutter home! Be original and buy a home with character and history! Beautiful natural woodwork and maple floors throughout, Tudor windows, decorative fireplace in formal living room, window seat with built-in storage in family room, the updated kitchen offers tiled counters and breakfast bar plus new retro stove. Take the elegant staircase to the 2nd floor to find 3 spacious bedrooms with oversized closets plus 2 baths, one completely remodeled ; the other with original claw foot tub. Another stairway leads you to the 3rd floor where you’ll find a private office (formerly the maid’s room) plus storage space in attic. Additional storage and lau...
By Adam Hergenrother, Transforming Lives Through Home Ownership
(Hergenrother Realty Group at KW Vermont)
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  New Listing | 120 Cheney Road, Barre Town   Enjoy gorgeous mountain views from this well maintained Ranch offering 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and finished basement! Sunny, open floor plan great for entertaining. Nicely updated kitchen with large breakfast bar opening to dining room. Huge living room with office area and skylights. Recently finished basement with rec room and den plus efficient pellet stove stays keeping the whole house nice and toasty in the cold Vermont winters. Notable exterior features include a back deck, covered front porch, patio and a low maintenance metal roof. Nestled on over 2 acres at end of private cul-de-sac in a quiet, country setting yet easy access to I-89 and all city amenities.   Call (802) 488-3488 to schedule an appointment today!Please click here for ...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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  Top 2 Picks From the Barre Caravan   First, there’s no better way to stay on top of the inventory of homes for sale in Barre than by participating in the brokers caravan. In two hours today, a handful of us went through nine houses.   Of those nine homes for sale in Barre, here are my top two picks. Let me also say that “top” can mean a lot of different things. Today it means the ones that I thought were the best values and gave me the warmest of fuzzies. That’s a technical term, by the way.   #1  9 Trow Avenue in Barre City. This is one of those classic homes with beautiful woodwork. Hardwood floors, a butler’s pantry, and good-sized rooms. Not a ton of square footage (only 1240), but felt really comfortable and warm, even today when it was rainy and dreary outside.     One thing tha...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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The Barre Brokers Caravan was on Tuesday, and there was a full docket of houses. Sixteen, to be exact. Then, of course, Charlie Clark and I added one more--a new listing that he has on Richardson Road. But I digress. The sixteen houses in Barre (City and Town) comprised a wide range, everything from reconditioned 1900s houses with classic woodwork to a high-end log home with dynamite views and an elevator for $725,000. My picks as the favorites, or maybe as the properties that got the most interest from the Realtors who came through are the following:   5 College Street--this early century house has gorgeous woodwork, great built-ins, and two levels of deck/balcony. Not the sort of thing you see everyday in Barre, and certainly not for $140,000. Big rooms, lots of space, and a butler's ...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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There were some great properties on the Barre real estate caravan this morning.  In all, we saw eleven homes for sale in Barre City and in Barre Town.  As you might expect, there were some fixer uppers, some that could use a little cosmetic help, and some in mint condition. There were properties within walking distance to Barre, and properties that have a few acres. As a purely subjective exercise, here are my three favorite homes for sale in Barre that were on the caravan today. 44 Berkeley Street makes the list because it’s a classic house. Lots of space, and a great level yard go nicely with the elegant neighborhood.  It’s got a pink and black bathroom. Ok, fine, I admit it, it’s not perfect. But if someone wanted a very solid home with room to run around, and could update the bathro...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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$5000 for Buying a House in Barre? Oh, the rumor mill is spinning today.  The latest real estate gossip is that Mayor Lauzon of Barre is proposing offering a $5000 incentive for people buying houses in Barre.  It's a rumor, so there aren't a lot of details.   It sounds as if it may be slightly different than the first time buyers tax credit that the federal government had in place earlier this year. Instead of a tax credit, this would be a $5000 when the property is purchased.  As a former financial planner, my advice is always to not let the tail (taxes) wag the dog (smart financial decisions).  But, if anyone's on the fence, five grand might make a difference.  Or, if someone wants to buy a home in Barre, but are struggling to come up with a down payment and closing costs, $5000 might...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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A title like that ought to get people's attention... I suppose there are places in the country where all the houses are the same, and where all the houses kind of make sense.  What fun is that?  I had the pleasure of touring a few homes for sale in Barre today.  My favorite adventure was for the one on Beckley Street.  Spacious house, spacious yard, just need to get rid of the carpet and some of the religious schwag (I don't mean to offend, but I felt like I should genuflect and drop an envelope in a basket).  Ok, all the saints aside, the best part was how I had to get into the basement. The bulkhead door was locked.  But, of course, there was an 18" by 18" hole cut out of a closet floor, a hinged trapdoor, a step notched into the foundation wall, and a rickety table strategically set ...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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The Barre Recreation, Sport, and Home Show is just about to get under way.  This year, there's a different set of vendors and displays, which could really be interesting.  Onion River Sports is going to be there, evidently with a climbing wall for kids (and maybe Realtors??).  There will also be various boat dealers, camper/RV dealers, and other sporting goods stores as well. The Barre Recreation, Sport, and Home Show is at the Barre Auditorium (The Aud) Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:00-9:00. 
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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All of a sudden, a couple of very nice homes for sale in Barre have gone under contract.  I'm talking in the $400s.  And this is on the heels of a March in which there were ZERO sales in Barre Town. Could this mean that buyers are finally taking advantage of the repressed prices, and buying value?  I've said it before, and I mean it:  there are some gorgeous homes for sale in Barre.  It's about time someone pulled the trigger and put a couple under deposit. Hey buyers, let's keep it going.  These prices aren't going to last forever.  Sellers--good for you!  Being realistic about prices in today's market means that you're not going to be sitting here three years from now wondering what happened.  You're going to be wherever it is that you wanted to be when you first decided to sell your ...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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I'm seeing more and more buyers who are considering floorplan and room layout in their decision making.  For example, a home for sale in Montpelier may have three bedrooms, but the master may be on the third floor, and the other two on the second floor.  That could work out just fine...except that many families with young children may not want that. Or there may be a large yard, 3 bedrooms, and no dining room.  Large yard and 3 bedrooms works great for a growing family.  But without an eat-in kitchen, the lack of a dining room is a tough pill to swallow. Ah yes, but there are sometimes ways around the obvious.  I was recently showing a home for sale in Barre, and, while there was no dining room, there was a large living room.  Could it be re-purposed to handle a dining room table?  Coul...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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Three Things I Love About Barre I was just reading the Times Argus-gotta love the occasional relaxing Sunday afternoon when both girls are down for naps-and it made me think about some of the things I love about Barre. Top ten lists are passé, so I'm not doing one.  But here are some things I love about Barre: •1.        LACE (Local Agricultural and Community Exchange)-This is more than a café, more than a store, and more than a storefront.  The owner, Ariel Zevon, is a dynamo.  She's made it her mission to reconnect people with locally sourced food, crafts, and people.  It's also become a focal point for the community; a gathering place, and, I have to admit, it feels a little like the headquarters to the Resistance.  Plus, they have very good coffee, and my daughter loves the dried fr...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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Barre Vermont Main Street Renovation Nothing's official, but the city council has decided to ask voters for $1.7m in bond revenue to renovate Main Street in Barre, including updating the 100 year old municipal sewer system. 100 years old?  Seriously?  Turns out that in 1982 failures were discovered.  For the past almost 30 years, then, the city has had to patch up what needed patching, and hope everything else continued working.  100 years.  I'm scratching my head a little that it's taken this long, but I'm also proud of Barre for taking the plunge to get the project started.  Downtown Barre deserves a little love.  The proposal is to upgrade the sewer and water lines, as well as fix sidewalks, landscape along Main Street, add bike racks, and just overall spiff it up.  Good for Barre! A...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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Why I Love Barre Homes I just saw a flat-out beautiful home in Barre.  Custom cherry cabinets, granite countertop and backsplashes, maple flooring, BIG views all the way to Camels Hump. It blows me away that a house like this can be had for less than a half million.  There's nothing wrong with the house--everything's just in great condition. And I'm contemplating going on a personal crusade to stoke the fires of Barre real estate.  If I were looking for sheer value, I'd definitely want to think about Barre.  This isn't where I go off and say that it's a perfect town, and only a fool would look anywhere else.  All I'm saying is that there are some gorgeous homes for sale in Barre, and they're within the price range of a lot of buyers. Stay tuned for future installments of things going on...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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I've always been kind of an eye roller when it comes to mission statements and guiding principles.  I understand the value in taking the time to craft and refer back to such thematic guides, I just feel compelled to eye roll (at first) at the silliness.  You have to admit, there's something a little silly about pledging to be "honest" or to be "customer oriented".  But this weekend, I stumbled upon what, even as a skeptic, I think is a pretty good guiding principle. Whatever you do, make sure you can smile about it no matter who's around you.  Here's what I mean:  As a Realtor, there are really only two ways I can make a living.  One is by working with buyers to buy a house, and the other is working with sellers to sell a house.  So, I try to get listings.  I try to get people to let me...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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I've been working with a very patient couple who are buying a home in Barre, VT.  They found a short sale that they just outright loved.  Cute house, good shape, plenty of space, safe neighborhood, and a good price. They're pre-approved, they're good buyers. Except that the lender--Bank of America--has just told us that they're running six months out to close!  Six months!  That's once it's under contract.  I've always been pretty good at seeing the issue from the other person's side, but I'm trying to figure out what might take our friends at BOA half of a year to accept a contract, push it through their company, and get it off the books.  I get that there is a lot of paperwork.  I get that there is a lot of regulation.  I get that no one there really has a personal stake in the succes...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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Today was the unveiling of the newly "staged" listing on Woodland in Barre.  It wasn't really staged so much as I spotted the owners a staging/interior decorating consultation. I had the highest priced listing on the Barre Caravan today, and the highest by, what, $50,000?  Knowing that, I was concerned about the feedback I'd get from the other agents. But I shouldn't have worried.  As they came into the house, they fell silent.  I watched them look around and get little smiles on their faces.  People lingered.  Agents talked about how bright, how cheerful, how clean, how open the house looked.  Now, the house looked pretty good to begin with, but I'm sure the staging consultation really helped put the icing on the cake. Continuing the dessert cliches, the proof is in the pudding.  We'll...
By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
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10 new listings might not seem like a lot in some markets, but here in Barre, VT it's a good showing for December...in what's supposed to be a down year. The Barre Caravan is the second Tuesday of each month, and is a wonderful opportunity for sellers to have their houses showcased and previewed.  They have to be new listings (and switching from one agency to another doesn't count--nice try!), although if a house has been off the market for some time, and comes back on, it can be on the caravan. It's a chance to have many of the local agents come through, hear about how great the house is, get feedback, and--dare I say it--get some buyer activity. Now, the feedback isn't always exactly accurate.  At one Barre caravan this summer, the other agents in my car picked one of my listings as t...

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