Midd Tasting Trail: Spring Meltdown at Woodchuck Cidery

Vermont has long been known as a destination for it’s craft beers and microbreweries. However, hard cider has been on the rise in an up and coming sweep across Vermont. Woodchuck Cider is leading this revolution and has my personal seal of approval for the best cider in Vermont. A popular adult beverage corridor has […]

Stowe Home and Garden Show 2015

Stowe Home and Garden Show will take place at Stowe High School on Barrows Road on March 28th and 29th, 2015. The event has free admission, however donations would be appreciated and would benefit Stowe Theatre Guild. The event takes place from 10-6 on Saturday and from 10-4 on Sunday. There will be approximately fifty vendors […]

Sunrise Over Lake Champlain on March 23, 2015

On Monday morning, I decided to wake up at 4:30 a.m. to drive an hour and fifteen minutes to catch the ferry over to New York to watch the sun rise over Vermont. It was a chilly seven degrees, but oh so worth it!

Ski-in/Ski-out Slopeside 3 Bedroom Townhome w/2 Jacuzzi Tubs & Fireplace! Stowe

Stowe, VT
Ski-in/Ski-out slopeside 3 bedroom townhome. Owner financing option with low downpayment. Wonderfully updated with open floorplan featuring hardwood floors, two jacuzzi bathtubs, expanded living room with vaulted ceiling, fireplace & built-in bookshelves. Remodeled kitchen with oak cabinets. Screened porch. Extra large patio surrounded by trees and pretty views. [click photo to see more…]

Sunset on Frozen Lake Champlain

Sunset from beautiful frozen Lake Champlain… If you look closely, you can see the dog walking across the breakwater. The lake is beautiful all times of year. There is something so very peaceful about walking along the lake. It is one of my favorite things to do and always restores the soul.

Movies at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center 2015

The Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center will be showing free movies to the public on Tuesday nights in March. While the event is free, they are asking for donations to the Addison County Special Olympics in lieu of the price of a movie ticket. Main Street Landing has a twenty five foot movie screen […]

South Burlington Open House at 175 Kennedy Drive #17 on March 1, 2015!

Open House Sunday March 1, 2015 from 11am-2pm! Fantastic price for two story townhome with all of this space! As of 3/1/15 there are only 2 other two level townhomes listed in South Burlington for under $180,000 and this one has over 200 square feet more space than the others – and is an end […]

Mortgage News Update – Reduced Downpayment & PMI

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced that their minimum downpayment requirement for first time home buyers has been reduced to 3%. Freddie Mac has a program called Home Possible Advantage which is a conventional mortgage program geared towards low and moderate income buyers. Buyers must participate in a mortgage borrower education program to qualify. […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last night, I was wondering what photo to post for Thanksgiving, then got this shot of the berry tree in front of my house at 11 p.m. The light from the street lamp was hitting the tree just perfectly. Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving day filled with beauty, light and happiness!

Stowe High School: Grease Performed November 20th – November 22, 2014

Stowe High School students are performing in the musical ‘Grease’ this weekend. I saw the show tonight and it was phenomenal. The kids really put their hearts into the performance. There were thirty kids in the cast and they did a phenomenal job that I am going to go back and see it again tomorrow. […]

Stowe Restaurant Week 2014: October 19th – 25th

Stowe Restaurant Week will take place from Sunday October 19th through Saturday October 25, 2014. Fodor’s Travel has voted Stowe as the #1 Ski Town for Foodies in the United States. Gourmet, Bon Appetit and WineSpetator have also given top reviews to Stowe’s culinary scene, This week, fourteen restaurants will be participating in this fourth annual […]

God Bless America on September 11th

Solemnly remembering September 11th. I was thankful to be able to photograph this bird spreading his wings and showing his freedom next to our beautiful American flag. May no one ever take this away from us! It is worth fighting for each and every day. God Bless America, our home sweet home.

Green Mountain Getaway Fundraiser for MS: Burlington, VT 2014

Green Mountain Getaway is a bicycling fundraiser event for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This flagship event will take place this weekend, August 2nd and 3rd, 2014. The event begins at the University of Vermont campus in Burlington. Loops will fan out up to 100 miles from the starting point. The route options are: Saturday: 50, […]

2014 Charity Bike Rides in Vermont

There are several Vermont Charity Bike Rides to enjoy this summer. Vermont is such a beautiful place to enjoy and viewing it ‘up close and personal’ from a bike is very special. You see so many things that you would never notice in a car – including the wonderful scents and sounds of nature. This […]

Tour de Heifer Bicycle Tour Photos

Still smiling after a tough day on the trail – 60 miles in the Tour de Heifer bike tour. This event was held in the Brattleboro area and included a few farms which were visited as part of the tour. Wish I had my mountain bike as half of the ride was on dirt or […]

Lund Bicycle Tour 2014 Photos of Scenic Vermont

On June 1st, I completed the 55 mile Lund Bike Tour. This was a fundraiser benefitting the Lund organization which helps at risk families in the Burlington area. It’s programs include counseling pregnant teenagers, adoption services, child care, school completion, substance abuse treatment which allows children to reside with their mother during the treatment process, and many […]

Stowe Lacrosse Tournament and Camps 2014

Stowe Lacrosse Tournament 2014 is taking place this weekend with Lacrosse Camps taking place from Monday July 21st through Sunday July 27th. This is the fifth annual event held here in Stowe and has become one of the premier lacrosse events throughout the United States. Participants from grades 4-12 can attend.  Monday and Tuesday will feature a […]

Preparing Your Home For Sale in Vermont: Part 2 – Exterior: Maximizing Curb Appeal

Many sellers would like to know how to prepare for listing their property for sale.  Here is a list of items that you should take into consideration when selling. 1)  Keep lawn cut and edged. 2) If seasonally appropriate, rake leaves and be sure that driveway and walkway are shoveled. 3) Trim shrubs. 4) Mulch. 5) […]

Preparing Your Home For Sale in Vermont: Part 1 – Interior

Many sellers would like to know how to prepare for listing their property for sale.  Here is a list of items that you should take into consideration when selling. 1)   First impressions count. Make sure that the key that you give your Realtor functions properly.  If not, have a new key made or replace the lock.  It only […]

Hosting a Successful Open House in Vermont

Whenever I decide to host an open house, my preparation begins about ten days in advance. 1) I like to start advertising on the major real estate web sites plenty of time before the open house since many prospective home buyers might only be looking on the internet every couple of days so I wouldn’t […]

Frequently Asked Questions When Selling Investment Properties in Vermont

Many sellers of investment properties would like to know how to prepare for listing their property for sale.  Here is a list of items that you should take into consideration when selling. 1.  Have keys available to all units.  In addition to having keys to the entrance of each individual unit, also have any separate […]

Why I Love Selling Homes – Part 3

One of my first sales after starting my new company is one that will always stick out in my mind as being such a rewarding and happy experience. We received an ad call on one of our listings. The home was located in what were former officer’s quarters at a fort. These gracious homes from […]

Why I Love Selling Homes – Part 2

Looking back over my real estate career and reflecting back on some of my sales brings back fond memories of some of the families I had helped. About two years ago, I had emailed back and forth with a For Sale By Owner who was also an Expired Listing. We had built quite a rapport […]

Why I Love Selling Homes

Looking back over my real estate career and reflecting back on some of my sales brings back fond memories of the families I have helped. Two years ago, I met with a couple and their three year old little boy who were looking for a transitional vacation home while continuing to live in their high […]

Happy Adoption Day Anniversary Sadie – One Year of Love!

Today is the one year anniversary of when I adopted my sweet dog Sadie! Sadie and I have shared many adventures together. We love going on long hikes together. This photo is from a 13.5 mile hike we did last summer. It is one of my favorite pictures of her enjoying the view from the […]

I Love Vermont – Showcase Your State Contest Entry

This post is an entry in the Showcase Your State Contest.  It was difficult to choose only one photo to use.  This picture was taken three weeks ago when my dog, Sadie, and I did a 13.5 mile round trip hike.  I began the hike at around 2 p.m. not really planning on going too […]

Lisa Friedman Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary in Real Estate!

Dear Friends, Clients and Past Customers, I am very proud to announce that today is my 25 Year Anniversary of being a Realtor. I can’t express how happy I have been in my dream career. I absolutely love all aspects of selling real estate – especially seeing the smiles on the faces of the clients […]

Stowe, Vermont – A Wonderful Place to Live!

Stowe, Vermont is a wonderful place to live!  It has so much to offer, including a wonder downtown, a plethora of shops and restaurants as well as a world class ski resort! Bear Pond Books is one of my favorite places to shop!  Of course, no one can resist getting a raspberry ice cream soda at the […]

My First Bear Sighting!! I’ve Met Yogi Berra, Now I’ve Met Yogi Bear!

It FINALLY happened – I FINALLY saw My First Bear in Vermont!!!!!!!  It was around 7:30 last night. My neighbor about a half mile away texted me and said “Be Careful if you are out walking Sadie, I just saw a big black bear”.  Most normal people would rush back home and go inside to be safe.  […]

Sunrise Service at Stowe Mountain Resort 2014

This morning was Stowe’s annual Easter tradition of a sunrise service atop Mt. Mansfield. Approximately 1,200 people took the 5:00 a.m. gondola ride to the top of the mountain for the service. A great day for being thankful for all that we have and all the beauty there is in this world – especially in […]