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Warmest Wishes for Health, Happiness and Prosperity in 2016

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS



Happy Holidays from Nancy Jenkins Real Estate!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS



Holiday Newsletter 2015

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS


​​The holidays are one of my favorite seasons in Vermont because it is a time for beholding the generosity of so many people. It is in the spirit of giving that the true blessings of life come back to us in so many ways. Holidays are also a great time to bake with family. These recipes are so easy you and the children can make them together. Chocolate Bread Pudding is good for dessert all year round; for a holiday flair serve with our delicious Candy Cane Cookies.

Chocolate Bread Pudding


Candy Cane Cookies

2 cups of bread cubed
2 cups of Milk scalded
1 square baking chocolate
1 beaten egg
1/3 cup of sugar
1/8th tsp of salt
1 tsp of vanilla

Scald the milk, melt the chocolate in it. Add the sugar, salt, vanilla and then the egg. Bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees in greased 8 inch round or square pan. Top with Ice Cream and or whipped cream.


1 c. shortening or butter
1 c. confectionary sugar
Cream until smooth then add
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Mix separately:
2.5 cup of flour
1.5 tsp of alum
1 tsp salt

Mix both mixtures together. Divide dough in half. Color half with red food coloring. Roll 4 inch strips of red and white dough. Twist to make candy cane. Bake 9 minutes at 375 degrees on ungreased cookie sheets.

In the spirit of the giving season, Bryan and I have made donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), Sara Holbrook Center, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, Women Helping Battered Women, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Shelburne Museum and United Way of Chittenden County.

Once again, we have a wonderful treat for you. Use the attached coupon to receive $5 off a $25 purchase at Gardenside Nurseries, on Webster Road in Shelburne. Choose between Christmas trees, wreaths, ornaments, and other great holiday accessories.

We wish you all a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season, on behalf of myself and everyone at Nancy Jenkins Real Estate – Bryan, Alison, Amanda, Carol, David, Jason, Patti, Lori, Dick, Peter, Kelsey and Benton.

We appreciate your trust in the referral of family, friends, and co-workers.

Season’s Greetings,

Nancy and The Jenkins Team

©2015 Nancy Jenkins Real Estate

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Are you thinking about moving, Plan ahead!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

If you’re thinking about moving over the next several months call us, we’ll have our professional photographer visit your home and take complimentary exterior photos!

Which home is more appealing to you? Weary winter or sun kissed summer?

Have you home photographed now while the grass is green, trees are flourishing and flowers are still in bloom. Your home will look beautiful to prospective buyers online and especially enticing in the winter and early spring months!

Call Nancy Jenkins Real Estate to schedule our photographer today! 802-846-4888!

Happy 4th of July!

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!!

Congratulations to Our 2015 Scholarship Winners!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

This is the 18th 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 number of applications, all from teens showing a terrific determination to succeed in their life goals.

Congratulations to our 2015 Winners!

John O'Sullivan-Griffith From Burlington High School

who will be attending Cornell University studying Business/Finance. 

Adout Nyal from Burlington High School who will

be attending Castleton State College studying Nursing. 


It is our honor to help our young people learn and grown. We wish them much success in their studies!

Cold Weather Is Coming - Be Prepared!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

The forecasts show that temperatures are supposed to drop to dangerously low levels for the next several days. Make sure you have plenty of fuel, extra blankets and endless amounts of hot chocolate!

Below are a few reminders and tips to help you avoid frozen pipes and heating issues in your home throughout these cold temperatures. 

  • Keep your home heated to a minimum of 66 degrees. Keeping your thermostat at a consistent setting, even when you are not at home will ensure adequate heat and require less demand on your heating system to bring your home to temperature.

  • Keep cabinet doors open below sinks. This will allow warm air to flow to the pipes beneath and work to help prevent pipes from freezing.

  • Keep doors between rooms open to allow warm air to circulate.
  • Keep furniture away from baseboard heaters or heat duct exchanges to allow warm air to circulate.

  • Identify main water shut-off and know how to operate it in the event of an emergency.

When the weather is this cold, who wants to go outside? Check out these fun things to do  while stuck inside in the winter. Days inside can be fun, especially when you have the perfect home to escape the cold from. If you are in the market for your perfect home give us a call and we will help find you the perfect home for all the seasons in Vermont! 



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

Best Backyard Views of Vermont!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Vermont has some of the best scenery; people come from all over to see our beautiful mountains and all the wonderful outdoor features that surround us. These properties have the luxury of not having to leave their home to experience the true beauty of Vermont.

This first home features panoramic views of both Mount Mansfield and Camel's Hump. Sited at the 14th hole of the VT National Country Club this home is full of high end touches. Forget going to the beach, bring the vacation to you by enjoying the breathtaking views from your backyard. 

Check out the full listing of 150 Golf Course Road, South Burlington VT


Mountains Mountains Mountains! This classic shingle-style home sits of 10 private acres! With some of the best views of the Adirondack High Peaks around, this view is sure to wow you. Enjoy these views while relaxing in your master bedroom or while entertaining on your blue stone patio.   

Check out the full listing of 845 Thompson's Point Road, Charlotte VT


With almost 600 ft of lakefront, this getaway is fun for the whole family! Enjoy views to the West, Adirondacks, North and East. This backyard is one of a kind! Get your swimsuit on and jump into wonderful Lake Champlain or take in the endless views from a relaxing hammock.  


Check out the full listing of 97 Kibbe Farm Road, South Hero VT


This year round contemporary bungalow is the perfect vacation home! Enjoy the incredible views and sunsets from the great rear deck right in your own backyard. Gather the whole family for some lakefront fun! 


Check out the full listing of 75 Hills Point Road, Charlotte VT


If you like to be tucked away in a private oasis this home is for you! This beautifully landscaped, fully stocked with perennials, 2.71 acre parcel backs up to open fields for tons of privacy. Relax and enjoy your private setting from your wonderful deck and yard.   

Check out the full listing of 139 Fire Pond Road, Charlotte VT


Mount Mansfield views from one end of your home to the other! Watch the seasons change right from your backyard. This unique home is one not to miss. The views speak for themselves, come take a look today!

Check out the full listing of 9 Evergreen Lane, Underhill VT


Lakefront fun! 360 ft of gorgeous shale beach and great Green Mountain views make this backyard fun for the whole family! Enjoy a day at the beach or take in the views from the top of the tower in a relaxing hot tub. 

Check out the full listing of 225 East Shore North, Grand Isle VT


If you want the convenience of enjoying the incredible views of Vermont right from your own backyard, give us a call today! We know Vermont and are confident we can find the right home for you! Call 802-846-4888 and one of the experienced members of the Nancy Jenkins Team can assist you. 


Happy 4th Of July!

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 Event Page 

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