Blog :: 06-2013

Hotel Vermont Vision

Welcome to Hotel Vermont: Visions for Downtown Burlington from The Lake Champlain Chamber on Vimeo.


Burlington's new Hotel Vermont embraces the local surroundings and creates a place for visitors to feel at home. Their vision:

Vermonters are known for being independent, together. And like Vermont, Hotel Vermont is full of compatible contradictions. Located in downtown Burlington near the shores of Lake Champlain, we're rustic and modern, local and global, natural and sophisticated, hand wrought and high tech. We give you space to yourself and room to gather. And we're here to help you explore like a local, relax like it's your job, and soak in every detail. From food fresh from the farm to your plate, to the glorious sunsets across the lake and ideas for exploring off the grid, we hope you'll discover and enjoy our beautiful state as much as we do.

Vermont Has A Strong Job Market as Report Shows Strengthening Economy

There is clearly a link between home buying and the job market so as we see the Vermont job market strengthen, we will hopefully also see an increase in the housing market. The connection between the two markets can also reflect a change in home prices in Vermont - as personal incomes increase there will likely be a rise in home prices. The strong job market in Vermont may also attract new home-buyers moving to the area from other states and countries in search of a better lifestyle for themselves and their families.

Benefits Of Owning A Green Home You May Not Have Considered

As a local real estate company in Vermont, we value the monetary concerns of our clients alongside the need to transform the homeowners status quo to reflect a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. Therefore, we would like to offer some incentives that might motivate you to either buy a green home or transform your current dwelling into a more environmentally friendly structure. This article outlines environmental, financial, and personal health benefits to owning a green home. Feel free to contact one of our agents about green homes that are on the market today or visit for more information and resources.


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HGTV Dream House Sold!


Stowe's "Dream House" has found new owners! The 2011 HGTV Dream House at Spruce Peak in Vermont's Stowe Mountain Resort was sold with the help of New England Landmark Realty (NELR) super agent Susi Benoit in April of this year. The original winners of the home in 2011, Eric and Catherine Makstenieks, sold the house for 2.7 million to an active family of seven. The Boston family purchased this second home in hopes of making new and lasting memories. They have five children between the ages of 10 months and 9 years and they all ski except the youngest, making this mountain location a perfect fit. They already have some modifications in mind, the most prominent being the addition of a fourth bedroom over the garage to fit their family needs. In addition to the mountain location, they love the existing open floor plan, which will allow for plenty of family interaction, bonding, comfort, and growth.

New England Landmark Realty's Susi Benoit will tell you that the house practically sold itself, being a home that anyone would dream to own. As Fox News said, "From the jaw dropping custom designed home to the out of this world views, it truly is a dream home" Stowe's HGTV Dream House. The Dream House architect, Paul Rousselle, said that the main floor of the house has, "this feeling of being in the tree limbs". This magical tree-house hideaway has two master bedrooms and a bunk room that sleeps eight,  a gourmet kitchen and wonderfully creative living spaces (, making it the perfect gathering place with easy access to all that Stowe Mountain Resort has to offer. The recent buyers will certainly have plenty of opportunities to experience the mountain and create many memories in and around their new home and are excited to become a part of the Stowe community.

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New England Landmark Realty was thrilled to be the real estate company chosen for the sale of the "Dream Home", selected by the sellers and amidst such fierce competition in the Stowe real estate market. The sellers and buyers appreciated the intimate home buying experience that Benoit of NELR was able to provide them, driven by the company's mission to provide uncompromising honesty and unparalleled integrity while realizing client's goals and dreams.

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