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Benefits of Buying vs. Renting

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Are you currently renting? There are many benefits to buying your own home. Most people are nervous about making the steps to own their first home. In today's market there are great opportunities out there for buyers and we at Nancy Jenkins Real Estate are ready to help put you in the perfect home. 

Paying your rent only pays for the current month you are in. You could be putting that money towards something of your own. A mortgage payment is a long term investment in a home of your own. Rental rates fluctuate, usually increasing every year, once you secure a mortgage, you can rely on consistent payments, if you have a fixed-rate loan

Buying also gives you stability, not having to worry about when you will be moving again. It allows you the freedom to make the home yours; paint the living room the color that matches your favorite couch, replace that vanity in the bathroom, don't be afraid to put that hole in the wall to hang your new television. When you rent, your landlord and the terms of your lease restrict you. Buying your own home can mean you can have that dog you've always wanted. 

Have you always thought about buying but the thought of keeping up the maintenance doesn't appeal to you? Perhaps a condominium is the right answer for you. Although you pay a low monthly association fee, most of the time exterior maintenance is covered. Some condo associations come with additional benefits such as a community pool, tennis courts or common acreage. This can be the perfect middle step if you aren't ready for all of the responsibilities of keeping up with your own home. 

Do you not think you can afford a home yet? There are many great loan programs currently out there with low interest rates. One of the great members of the Nancy Jenkins Team can help set you up with the right lender and put you in that dream home that you can finally call your own. No more throwing away your money every month on rent, let us help you turn that into a long term investment. 

Our team has the knowledge to help guide you through, what some think of as a stressful process. Read about what some of our clients have said about us and see how we can help make this an enjoyable experience. Call us today and we can help you find your dream home! 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. 

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!

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Nancy Jenkins Real Estate
140 Kennedy Drive, Suite 102
South Burlington VT 05403
Fax: 802-846-4899