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Are You Thinking of Retiring in Vermont?

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

​What better state to retire in than Vermont? When getting ready to retire, you're most likely ready to take the stress off your back and take life back to the basics. Life is easy to enjoy in Vermont when you have the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain. Whether you prefer skiing, hiking, or simply looking at the views, Vermont has that cozy hideaway you are looking for. There is plenty to do when the family comes to visit. Take them to Church Street full of small shops and street performers, go skiing or snowboarding on the slopes and finish off the day with a great meal at one of the top restaurants around.

Chittenden County is the best of the best here is Vermont, at least we think so! Burlington is so close, but you aren’t very far from the fantastic hiking trails and ski slopes. There is the perfect balance between nature, small towns and the entertainment and fantastic social life of Burlington within an hour surrounding. We hope you love Vermont as much as we do!

If you are thinking of retiring to the Green Mountain State, we hope you call Nancy Jenkins Real Estate. We know Vermont and are very confident we can help find the right home for you. 

Best of Vermont: Our 10 Most Spectacular Views

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

The secret is out! Vermont is one of the most beautiful states in the country, offering residents and vacationers the perfect combination of mountain landscapes, pristine lakes, and rolling countryside. These ten spectacular views are some of the BEST that Vermont has to offer. You can make one of them yours by purchasing the home that goes with it from the award-winning Nancy Jenkins Team.

#1

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Enjoy fantastic lake, Adirondack, and sunset views from this
Lake Champlain waterfront property with a beach and deck. 
Your own summer paradise! Charlotte. $650,000
Full listing


#2

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This is a gorgeous summer spot with endless views of Lake Champlain 
and the Adirondacks. Our custom-designed cottage on beautiful
Thompson's Point boasts a protected dock and mooring area.
Charlotte. $575,000
Full listing


#3

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This picture-perfect slice of Vermont has everything--mountain
views, pastures, and a 10-stall horse barn. Our front porch looks
out at Camel’s Hump and the Green Mountains. Hinesburg. $799,000
 

#4

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Sunsets over Lake Champlain and the Islands will amaze you
at this beautifully renovated home on 5.91 acres. Hinesburg. $165,000
Full listing
 

#5

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Vermont on at its best! Enjoy sunsets over Lake Champlain to
the Adirondacks from the wrap-around deck of this outstanding
contemporary home. Ferrisburg. $325,000
Full listing
 

#6

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Live the high life in the Queen City. Enjoy westerly lake views and
Adirondack Mountain sunsets from our one-bedroom downtown
condo. Burlington. $194,900
Full listing


#7

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Fantastic views and Lake Champlain are just steps away from this
very spacious summer get-away. Your ticket to summer fun!
Colchester. $99,000
Full listing


#8

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Each morning, soak in expansive views of charming Lake
Iroquois and the Green Mountains from our soaring contemporary
log home on 12 private acres. Hinesburg. $500,000
Full listing
 

#9

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With 100 feet frontage on Lake Champlain, this lot is a rare
opportunity for you to build your dream summer home on
historic Thompson's Point. Charlotte. $189,9000
Full listing


#10

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Let our spectacular 180 degree views of the Adirondack Range
and Lake Champlain--north south and west--dazzle you at
this custom-built post and beam contemporary on 10.19 acres.
St Albans Town. $415,000
Full listing
 

 

Vermont Real Estate Report - June 2012

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Our market is hot! Deposits are up in many price pockets, in a number of towns. Bidding wars are occurring for homes that are well-priced and in good condition. Builders are busy again and new homes are popping up all over our market area.

The recovery is just beginning in the outer areas and in some of the higher ranges, but even slower-to-move price ranges and towns have seen better activity this spring.

Cities like Las Vegas and parts of Florida that were hit hard by foreclosures are now experiencing housing shortages. As the recovery starts in the major markets, Vermont will not be far behind as a secondary market. 

Here at the Nancy Jenkins Team, our deposits and closed properties are up with 111 properties year to date. We are seeing our clients and customers closing mortgages with historically low interest rates. Based on the national news, I am expecting them to rise slowly over the new few years.

I urge you to consider this year as your year for a move or for purchasing an investment property, if that is in your plans. Do not miss this opportunity to have so many of the pieces of the puzzle in place–low prices, low rates, and lots of choice.

Welcome to Emma Baird, our new Marketing Coordinator. Originally from Rhode Island, Emma brings to this role over four years of experience in customer service. We are also excited to welcome back Bill Lawlor. Bill was an integral agent on our team from 2001 to 2008. He looks forward to helping you achieve your real estate goals.

***This month, we featured two local Vermont businesses. Red Wagon Plants gave away a $50 Gift Certificate to their garden store, based in Hinesburg, Vermont. The Lake Monsters, our hometown minor league baseball team, offered a "Buy One Get One Free" coupon for baseball lovers. 
 

Client Testimonial

Nancy Jenkins and her wonderful team made selling our house a stress free process, even in today’s market. We listed in December, and sold by March!! She was spot-on with pricing, and was able to get great results. Feedback, returning calls, advice, was all within a phone call away. Her recommendations for moving, banking, and more helped us to proceed to our future goal! Thank you to Nancy and her whole office :)

          -Marie & Bob Baron • June 12, 2012

 

Special Thanks To Friends Who Sent Us Their Friends

Ed & Donna Johnston, Jeanie Compter, Suzanne Brown, Paul & Valerie Guilmette

 

Nancy Jenkins Shares Local Analysis on Housing Sales, in Burlington Free Press

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Did you see Nancy Jenkins in the Burlington Free Press last Saturday, Jan. 21? 

She appeared in a block quote, next to an AP article titled, "Homes sales up, offering hope for housing recovery," by Derek Kravitz. 

She shared local analysis on why the housing market in Chittenden County has not yet reflected the jump in sales that was seen nationally in December. Here's what she had to say:


"We follow the major markets; we always have. We're two to three years behind Boston and New York; that is what I've seen happening all the time. So that's a good sign if they're moving more houses, we'll be following in their trail."


Click here to read the AP article that appeared in BFP's Saturday print edition.

 

 

Grab Your Backpacks and No 2 Pencils. It's Time to Head Back to School!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Vermont heads back to school this week. Get ready to see kids gathering at the bus stop, their backpacks filled to the brim with new pencils, erasers, and notebooks. Rows of shiny yellow school buses. A layer of summer dust blowing off the school bell with that first morning ring.

The rush and excitement of the first day of school.

Many in our area mark the start of the school year with the arrival of the Champlain Valley Expo, which runs frrom Aug 27-Sept 5 this year. With Hurricane Irene mostly behind us, the Expo still stay open all week. There's still time to savour that last 3,000-calorie taste of summer

Here are back-to-school dates for many local schools:

Champlain Elementary School: September 1

Mallets Bay School: August 31

Essex Elementary School: August 31, Sept 1 (kindergarten)

Milton Town School District: September 1

Orchard and Chamerlain Schools: August 31

Renaissance School: September 6

Shelburne Community School: August 31

Williston School District: August 31

Winooski School Distrcit: September 1

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2011 - First Days of High School

Burlington High School: Sept 1 (9th graders), Sept 2 (grades 10-12)

Champlain Valley Union HS: August 31 (9th graders), Sept 1 (grades 10-12)

Colchester High School: August 31

Essex High School: August 30 (9th graders), August 31 (grades 10-12)

South Burlington High School: August 31

RSVP of Chittenden County

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS
Our Friends at The United Way of Chittenden County are looking for volunteers to help with their RSVP of Chittenden County program. RSVP offers persons 55 years of age and over personalized one-to-one help to connect with meaningful volunteer opportunities in the community.
 
For more information please visit the RSVP of Chittenden County webpage by clicking here.
 
-Nancy

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