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Investing in Your Future

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InvestingHave you ever wondered why people would want to invest in rental properties? Have you thought to yourself that I would never want to be a landlord? If so, you are not alone. The thought of having to deal with plumbing issues in the middle of the night, tenants that don’t pay their rent on time or at all are a few things that come to mind for some. With that said, for those people that become educated on the process of being an investor, it can lead to income that you typically would not get if you invested your money in a regular certificate of deposit. The income generated by your income property is often time a lot greater percentage wise than what a money market account will yield as well. Yes, there are risks with every investment and that is why you should contact us if you considering learning about investing.  We can help you avoid a large number of pitfalls so your investment can be one that is financially beneficial and personally rewarding at the same time.  Email or call Brian at (802) 862-6433 ext 34 to learn more about Chittenden County investment property that fit your needs or even if you are information gathering about the possibility he would love to chat.  

4 Fun Things to do in Burlington this Halloween

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It’s almost Halloween! Grab your costume and your friends and family and head over to one of the awesome events happening in the Burlington area this Halloween weekend. 

Halloween Howl
October 28, 2017 | 2 pm - 6 pm
Oakledge Park | Burlington
FREE

The Halloween Howl is fun for the whole family. Activities include a haunted walk, hayride, costume contest, music, games, food and so much [...]

Interest Rates Heading North

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In today's busy real estate market, there are a number of things to consider when buying a home. For example the style of home you prefer, the location and the proximity to schools for some people. With that said, one important factor that can have the biggest impact on purchasing is the interest rate you will be receiving to finance your loan. This one number can determine whether you can afford a loan or qualify for a loan. One percentage point can make a big difference in your payment. Currently, interest rates have been inching upwards and the feeling is that they may continue. With that said, now is the time to purchase while the attractiveness of a rate under 5 percent is still available. If you are looking to see what your affordability is, call or email me today with no obligation.

Spring Selling Season Is Already Here!

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Spring pictureIf you haven't heard, the real estate market has started out with a bang in 2017. According to The National Association of Realtors, existing home sales nationally was at a ten-year high in January and up 3.3 percent. This is the fastest pace since 2007. All areas saw an increase except the in the Midwest. For us locally, we are experiencing an incredible start to the new year. Prices are starting to pick up and inventory is lower than last year at this time and our average days on market has declined. This makes for a great opportunity if you are thinking about selling in the Champlain Valley area. Now is the time to give me a call. Don't wait until your competition list their homes. Be first and you are more likely to achieve better results.  Get an estimate on what your home is worth by calling or emailing me. No obligation and cost nothing. I can help you save time and show you how we can save money. 

Selling Your Home in the Winter?

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House for saleWinter is that time of the year that some people either are incredibly excited about the snow and all the related activities that come with it or despise it for all the obvious reasons. It’s not much different for some people when they think about selling their home.  For today, let’s take our focus off the obvious, cold that might accompany such an endeavor. The reality is that selling your home in the winter can be a lot easier than you think. The fact of the matter is that there really is such a small time frame when moving can be difficult. If you put your home on the market in January before most people do, you can typically have less competition which sometimes can allow you to receive more money for your home. Those people looking for homes are serious buyers and they need to buy. Additionally, if you do have success in January, your closing date most likely would be in March.  A time of the year when the worst of winter is over, moving is not as difficult as if you sold your home in November and have to close in our coldest month of the year in January.  

Want to know what your home is worth? Don’t put off selling any longer, get a jump on the competition and give Brian a call for your no-obligation, free evaluation. 802.862.6433 or email him.  

Why People Hate Their Mortgage and Why You Shouldn't

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Many people hate their mortgage because they know over the life of a 30-year loan they will spend more in interest than the house cost them in the first place. To save money it becomes very tempting to make a bigger down payment or make extra principal payments. Unfortunately, saving money is not the same as making money. Or, put another [...]

Selling A Home Can Be Stressful

Here at Brian French Real Estate, we have over 30 years of experience that has helped us develop systems that we use to get your home sold. Often times it's not what you do, but how you do it that's important. We take great pride in customizing our approach to each and every one of our clients so we can provide the absolute best in real [...]

Time Flies By

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When we are young, we never think about time. Time is always on our side.

It’s us against the world and there is no stopping to worry about the time and how quickly it passes. We have all the questions and we also think we have all the answers. It’s a world full of the here and now and things that are going to take place in the future are [...]

Fire Safety Inspections and How They Affect You

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Fire Safety InspectionIn today's ever changing real estate market, there are many things that we need to pay attention to when selling our homes. One important item is fire safety. When selling your home, you need to make sure that you are in compliance with all the rules and regulations that govern fire safety. For example, for your personal residence you need to make sure that you have the proper number and type of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Are they photoelectric and or ionization? Do you have the proper combination equipment to pass the fire safety test. If you are not sure of how all this is handled, we can help. After all, you don not want your closing to be held up because you were uninformed about the fire safety requirements.

For more information or to reach us with questions call or email us.

Brian French Real Estate Receives Best Real Estate Office Award

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2014_cbj_bobb_logoBrian French Real Estate voted #1 by Best of the Best Business Readers Choice Award

The Champlain Business Journal, A monthly business publication specializing in business news around the Champlain Valley region of Vermont for more than a decade and a half, recently announced the results of their annual Best of the Best Business Contest. Voters from all over the region voted by ballot in several business categories. Brian French Real Estate is the proud recipient this years 2014 Best Real Estate Office! We are very grateful to each and every one of our clients and customers for their vote and show of support - thank you from the bottom of our hearts. For those of you who havent experienced our services, we welcome the chance to offer you the same outstanding real estate Readers Choice service you deserve. Brian French Real Estate is located in South Burlington and has been serving Chittenden County and Greater Burlington for over 30 years. Helping buyers and sellers in Chittenden County and the Greater Champlain Valley. Brian French Real Estate is a full service brokerage firm with state-of-the-art technology specializing in residential, luxury, and new home construction. Our goal is to make your move a smooth and easy transition. From finding a new home, selling your existing home, financing or relocating, we will provide you with the highest quality service. Stop in at our office at 1993 Wiliston Road in South Burlington, or click to meet us online.

Jericho, Vermont ranks number 1 in Best Vermont Towns For Young families!

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Jericho VTWhere would you want to live in Vermont?

Recently a website ranks the top towns to raise a family in Vermont with Jericho coming in first place! The list was compiled by looking at school data, home values, economic growth, income, and cost of living. Vermont continues to come out on top once again and we couldn't be more proud of our beautiful state and its residents that make it what it is.

Start your search for homes in Jericho, VT or one of these top-10 towns.

Whether you are thinking of moving to the area or maybe you want to simply move across town, see properties for sale in Jericho as well as the other top ten towns in Vermont. Contact us for your private viewing!

Century 21 Advantage in South Burlington VT Changes its Name!

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We are excited to share with you our big news. We have a new name!

Brian French Logo It is with great excitement that I am able to inform you of our name change for our company. CENTURY 21 Advantage is now Brian French Real Estate. Brian French has been in the business for over 30 years and has owned the company for the past 16 years. In todays world of ever changing technology and strategies we felt that this was the best way to remain agile and ahead of the curve for reaching out to our clients and customers. We will still have all the same capabilities to provide you the most up to date real estate information that you will need whether you are buying or selling. Additionally we know that real estate is done locally and quite frankly we are proud of what we do and how we do it. We pride ourselves on being your choice locally to provide you with the absolute best in real estate services and we will continue to do so in the future. We are happy about keeping more resources local while still being able to utilize the necessary technology to make your home buying process easy from start to finish. I hope you will share in our excitement about our name change and embrace our new look and approach to the real estate market. We think we are on to something that is going to be well received and we hope that you will join us in enjoying our new look and experience. Same people. Same location. Same outstanding service. Let us know what you think!

Vermont Horse Property for sale in Bridport

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Vermont Country Equestrian Property for Sale in Bridport

Horse Lovers Dream!Enjoy all the benefits of this wonderful country property with horse barn, riding areas and views. This is an animal lover's paradise with so many options for you to take advantage of. Lots of room to provide boarding for others as well in this 7-stall horse barn with tack room, water, storage and electricity. Wonderful riding arena with lighting and 4 separate fenced in pastures. Enjoy the 2-3 bedroom home next door with walk-out basement within minutes to Middlebury. This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity for$254,900. For more information contact Brian French.

Take a peek at 477 Dowsville Road, Duxbury VT

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