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5 Corners Sheds a Limb

Photo: Plans for the new Crescent connector beginning at Park St, passing through Maple St, and connecting after the soon to be pedestrian portion of Main St.

Nobody would be surprised to hear that Five Corners in Essex has an intersection state performance rating of an “F”. In fact, many would be in support of that grade due to the numerous hours we’ve all wasted sitting at one of the lights there over the past years. Planning for how to combat this has been going on for years, and now there is something to show for it: The Crescent Connector Bypass. The bypass would start before Five Corners on Park Street, pass through Maple Street, and connect to Main Street, the end of which is being converted to a walking street. This would ultimately turn Five Corners into “Four Corners” and it would create a pedestrian street (much like Burlington’s Church Street although a bit shorter) in the section of Main Street/Route 15 out front of Martone’s Market & Deli and Fiori Bridal Boutique.

To read the full article: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/2016/06/27/crescent-connector-essex-junction/86241022/


For any real estate questions or concerns contact Steve Lipkin and the LipVT Team at Steve@LipVT.com or 802-846-9575!


Church Street: http://www.churchstmarketplace.com/

Martone's: http://www.martonesmarket.com/

Fiori Bridal: http://fioribridal.com/



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Burlington's 33rd Annual Discover Jazz Festival


Discover Jazz. 2015. Festival, Burlington, VT.

Photo: Just one of the many performances at the 2015 Discover Jazz Festival on the iconic Church Street.

Burlington will be bustling a bit more rhythmically starting June 3rd until the 12th. Discover Jazz’s 33rd annual jazz festival presented by Northfield Savings Bank kicks off early this month featuring artists such as Juan De Marcos, Randy Newman, and Long Trail Live to stimulate Burlington’s streets. This is continuously one of the largest annual events in Vermont. Discover Jazz hosts the festival every year in hopes of raising awareness and appreciation for jazz music, showering the local community with education, and provide an opportunity for local artists to showcase themselves. The event is produced by the renowned Flynn center, so we’re all in for a treat. Steve and the LipVT team will definitely find themselves catching a few shows this June between showings!

To purchase festival tickets: https://discoverjazz.com/


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Shelburne vs. Vermont Railways Inc.

Picture: The president of Vermont Rail Systems, David Wulfson, speaks on behalf of the company’s new facility to a group of people at the Shelburne Community School.

The Town of Shelburne has filed a lawsuit against Vermont Railways earlier this year in dispute of a transfer and storage facility in which preparation is already under way. The facility is being prepared in close proximity to the LaPlatte River and Shelburne Village, causing the town to have become wary of nearby wetlands as well as traffic flow. Environmental advocates have harshly objected to the railroad’s developing facility as it obliterates a now standing crucial buffer zone to the river. The company has already cleared 18 acres in preparation for the structure, but it can’t proceed with actual construction until the next round of hearings in late April.

To read the full article: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/2016/03/11/shelburne-salt-shed-case-advances-court/81488204/

Please contact Steve Lipkin and the LipVT team for any and all of your real estate needs!


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Invitation to Investment Property Owners

Join us for Part II of our Investment Series:

The Best Strategies for Facilitating a Tax Deferred Exchange (1031 Exchange) 

 What we'll cover:
  • Are Capital Gains Keeping You from Selling?
  • Create more cash flow
  • Ways to re-position, and trade up, your real estate holdings
  • How to preserve your equity
  • How property owners use 1031 Exchanges to meet real estate portfolio objectives
Patricia Flowers,Assistant Vice President for Investment Property   Exchange Services, Inc. (IPX1031) of Boston, has been facilitating IRC Section 1031 tax deferred exchange transactions for investors and their advisors since 1998.  Patty has been in the real estate industry for over 18 years. A member of various industry associations, she has been awarded the  Certified Exchange Specialist (CES®) Designation through the Federation of Exchange  Accommodators, Inc.
Additionally, she has authored a number of articles and is an accredited educational speaker, frequently lecturing throughout New  England on IRC 1031 exchange procedures and guidelines. Additional "Ask the Experts" On Hand: - Daniel Werme, Vice President of Merchants Bank to discuss the current lending climate and opportunities. - Leading Real Estate experts to discuss local market conditions. Free Seminar by Invitation Only. Monday, November 14th at The Burlington Country Club Registration starts at 5 p.m. | Seminar 5:30 - 7:30 Register Now! When Monday November 14, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST Add to my calendar


Burlington Country Club 568 South Prospect Street Burlington, VT 05401 Driving Directions
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Space is limited. RSVP by November 10th


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Enjoy the Burlington Waterfront!! Multi Family Property with Year Round Water Views!

 Weve had a great summer in Burlington with some fantastic events and festivals down on the Burlington Waterfront. Everything from the 4th of July Fireworks to the Dragon Boat Festival to the recent Concert Series including Grace Potter. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful place to hold these events; the waterfront park is such a huge asset to Burlington.
From the boat launch & docks at Perkins Pier to waterfront drinks and dining at Breakwaters and Splash the Burlington waterfront is truly a magical spot.
 For Buyers wanting to be a short stroll to the waterfront park or downtown; with great views of the breakwater and Moran plant; look no further than our very Affordable Duplex listing at 50-52 North Ave. Live in one of the 3 bedroom apartments and collect rent from the other 3 bedroom apartment! A terrific investment with a wonderful waterfront view!


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