april, 2023

24apr5:30 pm6:30 pmFeaturedJUST US: Tips on buying a live/work coop or condo spaceAssemblage Art Space


(Monday) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Assemblage Art Space

70A Sleeper Street

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Tips on buying a live/work coop or condo space
Learn the difference between buying a coop space vs. a condo or house.

Christine Vaillancourt
Christine Vaillancourt http://www.christinevaillancourt.com/ is a painter who is an original Member of the Artist Building Cooperative at 300 Summer Street http://www.300summer.org/ (47 Live/Work spaces for visual artists), founded by FPAC in 1995. The Artist Building is located in historic Fort Point and the Seaport District.

Christine’s paintings are represented in glass on the outdoor elevator and on two porcelain enamel on steel 4’x8’ panels on the train platform at the new MBTA GLX Ball Square Station, Somerville.

While teaching art for 14 years in the Middletown Public Schools, RI, during the 70s and 80s, Christine earned a real estate license so she may find, buy, move in, fix up, and sell houses in Newport. She was 25 when she purchased her first house. On a teacher’s salary, she renovated and sold 7 houses from 1971-1987. One of those houses, Christine converted into 5 condos, marketed, and sold them; another, she renovated a fixer-upper Victorian and created a 17-guestroom inn, operated the inn for a few years, and sold as a business. Her father was a home builder who taught her some of his renovating skills.

Christine moved to Boston in 1989 to join a bigger artist community and to experience Boston citylife. She found another position teaching art in the Newton Public Schools for 22 years, retiring in 2014. As Chair of the Sales Committee at The Artist Building, she provides buyers with information and hosts showings of new listings.


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