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Burlington Free Press, ran a special section in its Saturday paper aimed at enticing motivated renters to take advantage of Vermont's buyer-friendly real estate market and purchase their first home. With mortgage rates at historic lows and home prices staying affordable, lenders and realtors agree now is the ideal time to buy. And Free Press staff writers want you to know about it.

The cover story zooms in on the Pfiels, a young couple married nearly two years ago, who, with some careful planning, were able to purchase their dream home, a ranch-style house on four acres in Jonesville. As BFP Staff Writer Matt Sutkoski describes it, "The Pfeils were lucky, and they know it. Unlike some first-time homebuyers who have trouble finding the right house, obtaining financing or dealing with the complex paperwork involved, the couple said they are still awestruck that buying their first home was so easy and quick."

Nancy Jenkins was interviewed for another piece, "Memo to First-time Homebuyers: Jump In," written by BFP Staff Writer Dan D'Ambrosio. The basic message: Don't wait. Buy now!

Nancy helped to explain to those ripe for becoming first-time homebuyers that at current interest rates, the payment on a $180,000 loan would be just $800-$900 per month, making it more affordable to buy than to rent an average apartment in Burlington. But first-time homebuyers should line up financing before making an offer - and preferably before searching for a home.

Jenkins is quoted saying, "We're seeing the lowest prices you're going to see, they're not going any lower."

Affordable Ranch Home in Essex Junction, Vermont
This beautifully remodeled 3-bedroom ranch in Essex, which we listed earlier this month, was
priced to sell at $194,000, making it a perfect home for a first-time homebuyer. It didn't last long.

 

According to the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development, a house is an excellent long-term investment and, when purchasing a home, it's a good idea to work with a realtor who can guide you through the process. A realtor will help you figure out your price range and search local listings to find the home that's just right for you.

If this is your year to become a first-time homebuyer, call our office today! We have 6 very friendly, extremely knowledgeable Buyers Agents here who would love to help walk you through the Greater Burlington Vermont homebuying process.

 

Vermont's Best Real Estate Team Just Got Better!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

We are very excited and proud to announce that we are now Nancy Jenkins Real Estate. Same great team. Same great service. Same great name.

As our respected clients, customers, and business partners, we value the trust you have placed in us to work with you on achieving your Burlington Vermont real estate goals! We assure you that you can continue to count on us to diligently work toward realizing your real estate goals with you, keeping your best interests at heart.

Our new advertisements, promotional materials, and websites have our beautiful new Vermont-inspired logo and artwork on them. I think you will agree that our team has done a fantastic job with our new designs. A special thank you to Graphic Designer Ned Beebe of Sun of a Birch, Communications Specialist Meredith Barges, and our own Jason Gerlack and Bryan Jackson for their creative work and attention to detail in this exciting change over

The Nancy Jenkins Team continues to operate exactly as it was, with Carol Blouin coordinating and assisting with closing details. Alison Barges, Cindy Warfield, Patti Brinckerhoff, David Miner, Bill Lawlor, Lori Mallette, and Amanda Gerlack are all on board helping you to find and secure the property that is right for you. Emma Baird is here with advertising and marketing assistance. Jim Mitchell will still be taking photos of our properties for sale. And Jason Gerlack will be coordinating and managing our amazing internet presence and websites.

As always, we are – Opening Doors and Closing Homes. The only difference is our business is now 100% independent and locally owned and operated.

We are your source for Vermont real estate!
 

Best of Vermont: Our 5 Most Impressive Townhomes

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

If you're seeking a prime location at an affordable price or a swimming pool you don't have to skim leaves from every morning, a townhome could be the perfect home choice for you. There are many reasons for buying a townhome over a house. They are terrific for people wanting to downsize from a large family house. And most associations offer homeowners hassle-free home repair help and lawncare, making extended travel much easier. Plus, homeowner tax benefits for townhomes are similar to those of single-family homes.

Let one of our five most impressive townhomes win you over, proving that condo living can land you in the lap of luxury.

#1

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This 2-bedroom Bittersweet Village end unit has all the bells and whistles.
Enjoy the large great room with hardwood floors and gas fireplace. Screened
porch overlooking nature area. Williston. $358,900
Full listing


#2

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Premium location for this outstanding three-bedroom townhome in popular
Chatham Woods, nestled into the wood line on 28+ acres of common land
and nature. Williston. $549,900
Full listing
 

#3

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Sought-after two bedroom Southwind townhouse in Burlington’s South End.
Fantastic floor plan, vaulted living room with fire place. Walk from your backyard
to Oakledge Park. Burlington. $326,000
Full listing
 

 #4

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Enjoy Green Mountain views from your two-bedroom City Bluffs end unit.
Close to everything, including beaches, parks, downtown, bus line, and bike
path. Burlington. $222,500
Full listing
 

#5

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This beautifully maintained three-bedroom townhome at Rivers Edge has it all.
Our open floor plan features a large kitchen with stainless appliances and a living
room with gas fireplace. Essex Jct. $279,900
Full listing

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Nancy Jenkins Real Estate
140 Kennedy Drive, Suite 102
South Burlington VT 05403
802-846-4888
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