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Staying Connected in Your Community

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

When you move into a new neighborhood make sure to get to know your neighbors and get involved in activities going on in your community. A great community building service is Front Porch Forum which is free to use and only available to people who live in your area!  Go ahead and create an account to start making connections in your neighborhood! Are you worried your neighborhood isn't safe? Check out these 9 tech tools to keep your neighborhood safe. Most of these can be combined with Front Porch Forum to make your life that much easier. 

Best of Vermont: Our Top 5 Fabulous Kitchens

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

The kitchen is the most loved and lived in part of a home. If you love to cook, entertain, or just hang out with the kids you probably spend a lot of time in your kitchen, so it has to be perfect! We're highlighting these kitchens as the best of Vermont! You can find these listings and more at 



This custom kitchen is a dream come true for any chef! Cherry cabinets glazed with black chestnut. Custom 13" shelves, lots of cabinet storage space, built-in book shelves about office "nook". Custom designed mosaic backsplash. Stainless steel major appliances including gas/electric fuel stove/oven with warming oven. Durable Porcelanosa floor tile and more!

Shelburne $665,000

Full Listing 


Enjoy cooking in this kitchen while your kids do their homework sitting at the granite topped island. Perfect for any occasion this kitchen will make your friends and family feel right at home. With custom oil rubbed cherry cabinets & granite countertops this kitchen is one sure to please!

Underhill $369,000

Full Listing



The lighting in this kitchen will amaze you! The open layout and extra counter space is perfect for entertaining. Whether you are just having a Sunday Brunch or cooking Thanksgiving for the whole family this is the kitchen for you.

Bolton $335,000

Full Listing 


This Gourmet Kitchen has granite countertops, a walk-in butler’s pantry, high-end appliances and custom cabinetry. Eat inside looking out at the Mountains and Lake or enjoy your time outside on the bluestone patio.  

Charlotte $899,000

Full Listing


Cook in this beautiful Chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, upgraded cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, large breakfast bar and amazing mountain views!

Jericho $439,900

Full Listing 


Call us today to schedule an appointment to see one of these exquisite kitchens!

Don't Let the Summer Slip Away, Check Out These Fun Activities!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

The Burlington Free Press put together some great guides to make the most of the Vermont summer. Whether you're from the Burlington area, Lamoille County, Montpelier or even Addison County you will be able to find something fun to do. 

Burlington is a great place to be in the summer.

"The city is home to trails, parks, beaches and bike paths. The Island Line Trail runs 14 miles from Burlington to the tip of South Hero. The Lake itself provides endless possibilities for having fun and keeping cool, not to mention spectacular sunsets."

Check out the Fun Guide for the Burlington area to not miss a beat! Make sure to check out The Festival of Fools this weekend on Church Street and in City Hall Park for some fun for the whole family. Don't miss these activities Burlington Free Press has come up to keep the fun alive this summer!

August 2-5: Festival of Fools, Church Street and City Hall Park, street theater including circus acts, music, and comedy for family audiences. Street performers from around the world, free, Burlington City Arts

August 4: Dragon Boat Festival, Waterfront Park, watch 1,600 people compete in dragon boat races and team spirit performances in support of breast cancer survivors,

August 15-18: Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, Waterfront Park, celebration of Vermont’s maritime history, display of classic boats, afternoon and nightly live music. Most events free. Ticketed evening shows through Higher Ground featuring The Black Crowes among others,

If you aren't from the Burlington area don't worry there are Fun Guides for everyone! Click on the fun guide to your area and get out and do something today!

Burlington Free Press Fun Guides

Best of Vermont: Our Most UniqueTownhomes

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

If you're seeking a prime location at an affordable price or a swimming pool without the upkeep, 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.

Take a closer look at our most unique townhomes, proving that condo living can put you in the land of ease.




This three bedroom in the popular Chatham Woods has a perfect location close to the golf course. Enjoy the large great room with gas fireplace, sunny dining area and cook's kitchen with granite countertops and island. Enclosed sunroom and exquisite rear patio for relaxing. Williston. $499,000

Full Listing


Enjoy this luxury three bedroom with magnificent views of Mt. Mansfield from the three season porch or large deck. Perfect for entertaining, the lower floor features an extra large media room & granite wet bar with built in wine refrigerator & additional dishwasher. Jericho. $449,900

Full Listing


This lovely home has all you could want. An open dining area, 1st floor den with french doors, master bedroom with walk-in closet, master bath with whirlpool tub & shower. Relax in the screened porch overlooking the woods. Williston. $359,900

Full Listing


Enjoy city views from our 7th floor Vermont House with two bedrooms and kitchen with breakfast bar. With just a short walk to Church Street Marketplace, steps from the Flynn Center or two blocks to Burlington waterfront park and Bike Path. Burlington. $236,900

Full Listing


Bright sunny townhouse with walkout access to the Winooski Riverfront. Enjoy this two bedroom with private deck, new African Mahogany flooring, open kitchen with new countertops. Just a short walk to Winooski Shops and dining. Winooski. $163,900

Full Listing


Once a school room, now a sophisticated living space with original features and modern amenities. This rare find in wonderful downtown Winooski features a common garden space as well as a basement with storage, laundry and a basketball court. Winooski $152,500. 

Full Listing

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 

Living Off the Grid, in Vermont

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

For a growing number of people in America, living “off the grid” is an attractive way to live a sustainable Green lifestyle and embody the American hallmarks of self-sufficiency and independence. In the last 30 years, huge strides have been made in solar, wind, and hydro-electric technologies, allowing property owners to live beyond the reach of the utility grid and harvest renewable energy to power their homes and lives.

The Burlington Free Press: “Special Report: The quiet life, living of the grid.”

Going off the "grid" means shunning public utilities like electricity and town water in favor of using the energy and water resources on your own property. Find out how living off the grid works.

It is estimated that more than 250,000 U.S. homes today supply their own power, with a 33% jump in the last decade alone. If this lifestyle appeals to you, you'll be happy to know there are plenty of off-grid properties and real estate here in Vermont. Because we are a rural state with a strong conservation ethic and good community development plans, untouched wilderness perfect for living off the grid is never more than a 30-minute drive away.

We currently have two “off the grid” Vermont properties for sale in West Bolton.

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High on the hill, this rustic chalet on 90+ acres has amazing views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, over the Champlain Valley. Hike and explore your own land. You will have a large sugar bush to sap, a mix of Northern hardwoods ready to log, and a green home powered by solar/wind and heated by propane and wood. Off the grid, peaceful and private. West Bolton. $270,900
Full listing

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This very modern, off-grid home sits on 30+ acres, with plenty of room for gardens, horses, and hiking along The Long Trail. Powered with energy from the sun with a new generator for back-up, our 4-bedroom Cape Cod home has all the modern conveniences. Oversized 2-car garage features storage above. Off the grid economy, yet a close commute to I-89, Bolton skiing and golf. West Bolton. $267,000
Full listing

Let us help you find your perfect off-grid home or parcel of land.

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.


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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

Our New Mobile Website Is Here!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

We launched a new version of our website for mobile devices, putting the power of home buying with the award-winning Nancy Jenkins Team in the palm of your hand.

Just visit with your Android, iPhone, iPad, or other mobile device to find Current Listings, Search, Blog, or Contact Us.

You can also click through to our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

Happy House Hunting!


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