Just how much will $150,000 to $275,000 buy in today's real estate market?

ADDISON COUNTY — First-time home buying can be a daunting task and knowing how far your dollar can go in today’s market is even more confusing.Curious to know what your budget could buy in Addison County? The Addison Independent has put together a smattering of homes and properties in the area that fit within three different price ranges. These listings were found through the Addison County board of Realtors member Web sites. This feature ran as a part of a special real estate section in print on 07/23/09. Price Range: $150,000-$175,000 If you’re in the market for a quaint getaway, check out this little cabin on 27 acres next to the National Forest in Lincoln. Two bedrooms, one story with views of Mt. Abraham and the Presidential Mountain Range, this cabin resides in a secluded location near a stream. Owners added a well and 1,000 gallon septic tank. Camp gaslights and appliances run on gas. Septic not hooked up to camp. Well runs on generator. Twenty-five acres in current use program. 620 square feet. www.billbeck.com Listing Price: $149,990 A Greek Revival home that would make a great renovation project located on 2.2 acres of land zoned Neighborhood Commercial in New Haven. Pine floors in entrance hall, living room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Brick exterior with an attached deck. Slate roof and a basement with full interior. Long ago fire destroyed back addition. Priced well below town assessment: 1,904 square feet. www.billbeck.com Listing Price: $125,000 Well designed, 4.24 acre established subdivision in heart of Ferrisburgh. Walk to elementary school, commuting distance to Burlington and Middlebury — beautiful views of the Adirondacks — state and local permits in place, community septic system in place, underground utilities to the lots, municipal water. Build packages are available. www.lmsre.com/ Listing Price: $150,000 Immaculately kept home in Bristol on 1.24 acres with new beautiful maple kitchen cabinets and new floor, new plush carpets and remodeled bathrooms. One story, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property is well landscaped with a variety of trees and plantings to assure total privacy. Sit out on the rear deck and enjoy the yard and the best views of Deerleep Mountain. A barn with frost-free water tops off the property and only a couple of minutes from downtown. 1,080 square feet. www.lmsre.com/ Listing Price: $165,000Price Range: $200,000-$230,000 This three-bedroom mountain retreat on one acre in Ripton is perfect for both summer and winter getaways. One bathroom, kitchen, dining room, office and full basement, this log cabin has plenty of wiggle room. You can sit on the screened-in porch and watch the mountain and river views. Also has an attached one-car garage. 1,536 square feet. www.middleburyvermontrealestate.com/ Listing Price: $225,000 If you’re looking to start a home business, this three-bedroom colonial-style home in Middlebury has lots of potential. There is functional office space, which could include private and semi-private office space and conference room — exceptional location for visibility and business exposure. Second floor two-bedroom unit has been rented for $950/month. Great three-over-one windows, plenty of parking and building expansion potential. Newer shingles and standing seam roof with brick and clapboard exterior and covered porch. Potential for conversion into two residential units. 1,808 square feet. www.middvermontrealestate.com/ Listing Price: $214,999 Great location, in-town living with the country in your backyard. Condo in Vergennes with hardwood floors, tile and carpet. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms with dishwasher, electric oven, microwave and refrigerator included. One-car garage. Energy rated. Affordable living with luxury. Seller is offering $5,000 cash back at closing to help the buyer with closing costs. 1,176 square feet. www.lmsre.com/ Listing Price: $205,000 Country cape on 10.4 private acres in Monkton. Wrap-around porch for watching wildlife. Two bedrooms, three bathrooms and laundry. Convenient location for a commute to Burlington, Vergennes or Middlebury. Five thousand dollar rebate for upgrades with satisfactory offer. 1,414 square feet. www.lmsre.com/Listing Price: $225,000Price Range: $250,000-$275,000 This is a reproduction of a 19th century cottage in Bridport featuring wide plank floors and custom built-in cabinetry. Also includes an office with built-in bookcases, newly updated kitchen with maple cabinets, pantry, stainless appliances, a new screened porch and high speed internet available. Also has an out-building that is a woodworking shop. Situated on two acres in a rural setting. This three bedroom, two bathroom home is minutes from Middlebury. 1,848 square feet. www.acrevt.com/ Listing Price: $259,000 A colonial brick and clapboard house in Cornwall with views of Camels Hump and Mt. Abe on one side of house; Adirondacks on the other. Large eat-in kitchen, living room, smaller sitting room with fireplace and additional room for in-house office or family space. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Breezeway with screened room connects garage to house. Full attic and basement for storage needs. Most windows are newer, double pane. Downstairs bath is handicap accessible. 2,035 square feet. www.billbeck.com Listing Price: $259,000 Large undeveloped property in Bristol-Addison. One hundred acres located in a private setting with gently rolling land covered with native forest and open fields. Located near the top of the Upper Notch Road, the property has great view potential and is bordered by the National Forest. www.vermontcountryproperties.com/ Listing Price: $250,000 This log-sided Gambrel home is located on an open 20-acre site in Orwell. Oak floors downstairs and pine floors upstairs, with lots of natural woodwork and exposed beams. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms with well-insulated, double-glazed windows and storm windows add comfort and warmth. Land offers many possibilities — organic farming, animals, pasture, another home site. 1,768 square feet. www.bywaysofvermontrealestate.com/ Listing Price: $275,000

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