2016 is off and running! The real estate market in Northern Vermont picked up steam in 2015 and is continuing to improve going into the first quarter. The number of available single family homes and condominiums in Chittenden County have declined to 615 from 772 in December 2015 which is an indication of change in the market. The number of closed condominium sales are up by 12 units January over January- a 40% increase.

The increase in showings and buyers from out of town is encouraging and the weather has cooperated wonderfully by sending us a mild and snowless winter so far. We do love our snowy Vermont winters and look forward to some continued wonderful snow in the mountains for our ski areas and happy visitors.

I am also encouraged by the increase in new construction options that are available. There are wonderful new home and condominium choices, as well as great land parcels for sale. If your dream has always been to design your new home -now is the time.

Lakefront buyers – now is your season! Come look at our wonderful lake homes, camps and land and be moved in and ready for summer fun. If you have been thinking of combining your vacation and home into one location, we can help you find the home of your dreams.

So much to see. Great rates are still here and there are many programs for first time home owners and experienced buyers alike. You really can buy with no money down and some programs are as little as 3.5% down! Say goodbye to your landlord, and hello to home ownership this year.

-Nancy and The Jenkins Team

P.S. If you are thinking of a move I can help you, both here in Vermont and with a top agent across the country. The time is definitely now!

©2016 Nancy Jenkins Real Estate

19th Annual Nancy Jenkins Scholarship

We would like to recognize and assist two area high school seniors who would like to continue their education after high school by awarding two $1,000 scholarships for the 2016-2017 college year. We are looking to award students who may not receive a scholarship based on academic performance or athletics, but who can show a strong desire to succeed. Applicants: Write a 1-2 page essay explaining why you want to attend college and why you need financial aid, and send it, along with your contact information, by May 16th, 2016 to:

Or by mail to:
Nancy Jenkins Real Estate
120 Kimball Ave., Suite 110
South Burlington, VT 05403
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