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Fall In Vermont!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Fall may seem it is coming to an end as we are seeing temperatures drop, trees almost bare and the sight of winter just around the corner! Winter doesn’t officially start until December 21st but we can all agree that it is feeling more and more like winter by the day. Let’s take a look back on the great start to fall we had here in Vermont!

Whether you hiked one of our high peaks like Mount Mansfield to enjoy the foliage or you just took a stroll through Shelburne Farms to admire the views, we hope you were able to get out and enjoy everything our amazing state has to offer!

Our team was very busy getting out to all of our properties to update our fall photos. You can find all of our listings here, but below is a glimpse into some of the great foliage shots we were able to capture.

The home at 280 Brigham Hill Road in Essex was shining all around with golden leaves and the mountain views were full of an array of colors. Picture yourself sitting on your stone patio here just taking it all in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Fairfax at 270 McNall Rd, the trees, meadows and especially the views were full of light. This home takes full advantage of the Mount Mansfield views. Watch every step of the foliage change right from your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New construction is happening in Richmond! The brand-new home going up on Swamp Road is the heart of the foliage in this area. Watch the leaves change from every window in your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

46 Potter Road in Fairfax is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! A rainbow of color’s surround you. Gorgeous land full of wildlife! A bonus, the separate workshop that is already plumbed ready for endless possibilities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your backyard is full of color at this Underhill home. Step right out on your back deck to enjoy all our fall season has to offer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is just a short look into the beauty our listings have to offer. Make sure to check out all of them here and take a tour of our 3D Matterport Tours.

Enjoy the last bit of fall and let us know if you want to check out any of these fabulous homes or any other property on the market. We are here for you!

Private Yet Convenient!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Do you want all that Vermont has to offer? You want to be close to town, but have some land to roam, privacy, and your own oasis. We have some properties for you! Check out some of our great Vermont properties below.

4601 Mount Philo Road, Charlotte

Enjoy rural ambiance only a 20-minute drive from bustling Burlington! This meticulously maintained 3900 square foot contemporary home on 15 wooded acres offers a highly functional open floor plan with a two-story great room. Large screened in porch. Enjoy moonrises over Camel’s Hump and geese flying over nearby iconic Mt. Philo from the great room or the sweeping deck. A nature lover’s delight!

 

87 Sawmill Road, Essex

Spectacular Long Valley views out over the Green Mountains and toward the western mountains and sunsets. Our custom designed contemporary home sits perfectly on 28 acres with barn, pond, high meadow and woods. Great room with 16’ ceilings and three walls of high windows featuring a fireplace, gleaming maple floors with cherry accents made from wood harvested on the land. You have to see the views to believe it!

 

292 Monkton Road, Charlotte

Magical is the only description for this 90-acre private retreat. Over a mile of Lewis Creek frontage with a waterfall and sandy beach. There is a beautiful high meadow and gorgeous deep forest. Your home overlooks a huge pond with twin islands. It looks onto beautiful Mount Philo, Vermont's first state park. Breathtaking views of an ever-changing landscape, sunsets, deer, migrating herons, ducks, geese and other wildlife. Paddle, fish and hike your nature paradise.

 

280 Brigham Hill Road, Essex

Mountain views on just over 10 acres! Wonderful modern country property with 4 bedrooms and a bonus room. This home has a wonderful indoor/outdoor appeal including an eat-in kitchen that extends right out to the blue stone patio. All of this just 10 minutes to Essex Shoppes & Cinema and a short drive to Burlington!

 

307 Brigham Hill, Essex

Gorgeous home with just over 41 acres in Essex Town! From the moment you step in, it just feels like home. The screen porch will carry you into the summer days to laze away by the pool or sit and chat on the front porch. Go for a hike on your own land! Easy commute to Burlington and minutes away from shops, dining, events and activities.

 

57 Nashville Road, Jericho

Delightful country 4-bedroom cape on a private 3 acres lot! Sunny yard, lovely for gardening and playing. Relax on your deck and listen to the sounds of the bordering stream. Great location for the outdoor enthusiast – close to the Long Trail for hiking, Bolton Town Forest, Bolton Valley Resort for skiing and boarding and the West Bolton Golf Course. This home is located less than 10 minutes to I-89 for an easy commute yet is nestled in a private country setting with only a short drive to the village and schools.

Don’t see the right property for you? Explore other area homes here or give us a call at 802-846-4888 and we’ll help find the perfect home for you!

 

March Newsletter

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

      

Your Market Update
Spring is Officially Here!
 
The sap is running – our Vermont annual rite of spring is here. The clocks have sprung forward and we hope the last snow storm has come and gone. It was a cold start to the year but the last of the snow is melting and the sun is setting later each day.
 
The real estate market for 2018 is off to a good start and picking up steam as we get into the Spring Market. The number of single family homes that closed in Chittenden County during January and February was 114 which is up 12% from last year. The number of properties under deposit in January and February was 163 this year compared to 143 for last year an increase of 20%.
 
There are 238 single family homes for sale as of March 1st compared to last year’s inventory of 355. Condominiums also are strong with 60 closed and 90 under deposit for January and February and yes there are only 112 available as of March 1st. There are fewer properties available and as they come on the market many are going under deposit quickly. Fewer homes on the market is positive for sellers and this trend has been seen throughout the country.
 
The Vermont economy is steady, interest rates remain at affordable levels and prices are seeing modest appreciation. This is the recipe for a healthy real estate market and one that you should take advantage of. If you are thinking of a move this summer now is the time to get your home on the market, call for how we can help make your move this year a reality.
 
Will the Federal Reserve raise rates again? Yes- the Fed has indicated that they will and may raise rates up to three times. This is the time to act if you are in the market now as the combination of lower inventory and higher rates make finding a new property more challenging. There are great choices out there and we are seeing an increase in new construction and that has been going strong.
 

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Featured Listing!
Recently Reduced in Price!
 
South Burlington - $750,000
 
One of a kind townhome located on the 18th green of the Jack Nicklaus Signature 2 Golf Course. An exquisite home in Ironwood at Vermont National Country Club with sunset and Adirondack views. Great room with hardwood floors, architectural details, gas fireplace, and views to the South and West. Glamorous kitchen with custom Tiger Maple cabinetry and upscale appliances. After dining adjourn to the circular three season porch and out onto the privately landscaped grounds, deck, and patio. The first floor bedroom/den with fireplace and tiger maple paneled walls opens on to the rear deck. Second floor master suite is an in home retreat with both sleeping and sitting areas and a cozy gas fireplace. Third Bedroom is up with its own private bath. Lower level family room with media area and modern stone accent wall. State of the art lighting, whole house surround sound. Extensive landscaping with privacy, decorative berm on our oversized corner location
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO FRIENDS WHO SENT US THEIR FRIENDS
Lisa Gaudette, Mike & Sarah Kitchen, Scott Funk & Roger Pinan
CLIENT TESTIMONIAL
“We were first time home owners, working with Lori made the process very easy. Her attention to detail and experience in the realty world was extremely helpful! Highly recommend working with her in the future and would recommend her to family!”
Samantha Weber - January 31st, 2018
 

The Top 4 Things Today's Buyers Look for in a Home!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

When thinking about buying a home, there are lots of things that matter to buyers. Here are the top 4 things that matter to buyers. 

1. The quality of a neighborhood. The type of neighborhood can differ based on buyers. What kind of neighborhood fits you?

2. Convenience to work. We all know how annoying commuting can be, but it's not just the time spent commuting that matters to buyers. A growing portion of buyers today are Millennials. Life-work balance means a lot to Millennials. When you buy a home close to work it helps to enhance the life-work balance.

3. Quality of schools. Vermont is known for the quality of it's schools.   Realtor.com found that a majority of home buyers who said that school boundaries will have an impact are willing to pay 1 percent to 10 percent above budget to live within school boundaries. 

4. Open floor plans. Open floor plans are perfect for entertaining and spending quality time with family and friends. This is something very important to Gen Y. Take a look at our featured properties where we have lots of homes with open floors plan. 

 

As always, if you are in the market for a home, please call us here at Nancy Jenkins Real Estate! 802-846-4888

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. 

Tips to Make Moving Stress Free

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Moving can be very stressful! Here at Nancy Jenkins we do our best to make it as easy as possible. As a service to our clients we provide the use of one of our 14 ft Nancy Jenkins Moving Trucks for free!  If one of our moving trucks is available when you need it, it’s yours for the day. We ask that you check availability in advance, keep your move to under a 50-mile radius, and gas up the truck before you drop it back off. 

Before you load up the truck take a look at these moving tips to save yourself some time. Some of our favorite tips are #1 and 2. Packing an overnight bag is very smart. Make sure to include everything you will need for a day or even two; moving can be exhausting don't except to have everything unpacked the first day. Making sure to prioritize your boxes is also very useful. Having the items you'll need first in clear bins will make it very easy to find the things you need the most!

If you're ready for a move give us a call!

 

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 - July 2012

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

If ever there is a time to jump into the housing market, it is now. Prices and rates are the best we have seen in years. The number of deposits and closings are up for the first half of the year. In Chittenden County the number of closed single-family homes is up 24% over last year and closed condominiums are up 25%, both very strong indicators that the market is improving.

Our home supply is starting to shrink. We have only 663 single-family homes available in Chittenden County, which is the lowest level of inventory since 2007. Condo inventory is currently at 248, and we are seeing the average sale price inching up as the available inventory declines. If you are thinking that this is your year for a move, call us now, as this is the best market we have seen since 2007.

Summer in Vermont has so many opportunities. Take a sunset cruise on The Spirit of Ethan Allen, visit one of our many State Parks, or perhaps take a day hike on the Long Trail. Enjoy the beaches on Lake Champlain for swimming, boating, or kayaking. Support your local Farmers Market, where you can meet the people who grow the vegetables, fruit, and meat that grow our local economy.

This is the 15th year we have awarded the Nancy Jenkins Scholarship, which provides $1,000 in tuition support for two college-bound high school seniors. We were delighted to receive a record number of applications, all from teens showing a terrific determination to succeed in their life goals. Congratulations to our 2012 Winners: Joshua Dyke of Essex Junction and Beatriz Urrutia of Shelburne.


Joshua Dyke

Beatriz Urrutia


If this is your year for a move, call now! I look forward to helping you achieve your dreams.

This month, we are featuring two local Vermont businesses. Our friends at Encore Repurposed Furniture & Collectibles, in Ferrisburg, is giving away a Decorative Outdoor Metal Bird Hanger ($55 Value). The Catamount Family Center is offering 2 for 1 Area Use for hiking, riding, and running through Oct 1. 

Happy Fourth of July, Vermont!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Look for the Nancy Jenkins Team in Williston’s Fourth of July parade again this year. The parade starts at 10am. The weather forecast is looking good.

Come early and get a good spot! Hope to see you there!!

For more details checkout the
Williston Town website
here

 

Our Vermont Realtor Code of Ethics

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Did you know that we Vermont realtors take a pledge every year to uphold strong values and good business practice in all of our real estate dealings? It's an affirmation of the high level of business ethics that we share here in Vermont. 

The pledge emphasizes honesty, knowledge, fairness, and good conduct, among other ideals.

As proud Vermont realtors, we make this pledge to you:
 

* * * I Pledge Myself * * *

To protect the individual right of real estate ownership

and to widen the opportunity to enjoy it;

To be honorable and honest in all dealings;

To seek better to represent my clients

by building my knowledge and competence;

To act fairly towards all in the spirit of the Golden Rule;

To serve well my community, and through it my country;

To observe the REALTORS (c) Code of Ethics

and conform my conduct to its lofty ideals.

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