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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

Kitchen 1
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

Kitchen 1
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

Kitchen 1
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

Kitchen 1
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

Kitchen 1
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

Kitchen 1
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

Kitchen 1
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

Kitchen 1
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

Kitchen 1
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

Kitchen 1
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. 

Stoweflake Balloon Festival Comes to Vermont This Weekend

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

One of Vermont’s most popular summer celebrations, Stoweflake's 26th Anniversary Hot Air Balloon Festival, happens this weekend. This three-day event will bring more than 25 hot-air balloons to soar through the sky above beautiful Stowe, VT, and surrounding towns.

The Balloon Fest kicks off today at 6:30 p.m with a twilight balloon launch. Sunrise balloon launches follow at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8. Enjoy a second twilight launch at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 7. Viewing the morning launches is complimentary for all visitors. Admission for the evening festival events is $10 (children 12 and under are admitted free of charge). A small fee applies for some children's activities.

Want to climb inside for your own hot air balloon ride? Bring your wallet! Private rides cost $275 per person, plus tax, and advanced reservations are recommended. Tethered rides on the hot-air balloons may be available for $10 per person.

One of our favorite past customers, Amanda Culver Gerlack, helps organize this event every year. But this is a Balloon Fest because she's doing it all 8-months pregnant!

See you there!

 

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

 

See You at Williston's Fourth of July Parade

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

What could be better than a small-town Independence Day Parade, packed with floats, marching bands, antique cars, Shriners, bite-sized candies, and old friends?

For the third straight year, the Nancy Jenkins Team will be appearing in the Town of Williston's Fourth of July Parade. You can easily spot us! We'll be the ones driving the giant Nancy Jenkins Moving Truck and throwing out summer Frisbees.

Williston will hold it's annual Independence Day Celebration activities starting on Monday, July 2nd and end with the parade and fireworks on July 4, 2012. Activities include:

Monday, July 2nd - Family Bike Race

Tuesday, July 3rd - Firecracker 5K Fun Run; Cream Social and Town Band concert; Book sale starts

Wednesday, July 4th - Parade, BBQ Chicken Dinner, Book Sale and Arts and Crafts Show, Frog Jumping Contest, Games and Vendors, Fireworks and Entertainment, Farmers Market

    

     

This year, our marching Yankee Doodle Dandies are:

Nancy Jenkins & Bryan Jackson

Jason, Amanda, Sam, Alexis, & Griffin Gerlack

Carol Blouin and her granddaughter

Alison Barges Derouchie

Bill Lawlor & Co.

Meredith Barges

See you at the Parade!
 

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

 

Best of Vermont: Top 7 Kitchens Money Will Buy

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

If you're a food lover in Vermont, you probably spend a big portion of your time in the kitchen. For many Vermonters, the kitchen is the most loved and lived-in room in the house. 

That's why we're spotlighting these 7 kitchens as the BEST of Vermont. They can be found in Homes for Sale by the Nancy Jenkins Team.

#1

Kitchen 1
This Kitchen is a cook’s delight, with an 8’ commercial Sunfire
stove and an open dining area. It's just one feature of a soaring
contemporary log home that really wows. Hinesburg. $550,000
Full listing
 

#2


This spacious and open cape features a Chef’s Kitchen with stainless 
steel countertop, butcher block island, stainless steel appliances 
including an upgraded stove, and built-ins. Jericho. $340,900
Full listing
 

#3


Check out this stylish Kitchen with granite countertops, designer
tile, and breakfast bar. Jericho. $428,500 Full listing
 

#4


Cook in luxury at this downtown Burlington Kitchen that shines
with new Corian countertops, stainless steel appliances, cherry 
cabinets, and flooring. Burlington $194,500 Full listing
 

#5


Would you believe this Kitchen featuring swinging double doors, 
spectacular dining space, and bamboo flooring can be found 
inside a converted historic barn? Charlotte. $275,000 Full listing
 

#6


This Gourmet Kitchen, in a classic shingle-style home, has granite
countertops, a walk-in butler’s pantry, high-end appliances and
custom cabinetry. Charlotte. $995,000 Full listing
 

#7


Bring nature inside with this Open Kitchen, proudly made with
locally milled wood, Vermont slate, copper counters, and custom 
maple cabinets and built-ins. Includes a walk-in pantry. It was
custom designed in 2003 for a Thompson's Point lakefront cottage
that serves as a private paradise retreat in summer. Charlotte. 
$575,000 Full listing
 

Call us today at 802-846-4888 to see one of these spectacular kitchens in person!

Nancy Jenkins Named Realtor of the Year

by Nancy Jenkins Team

Nancy Jenkins accepting award at NVBR event -
Realtor of the Year Nancy Jenkins (right) with last year's winner, Kathie Desautels. (NVBR)

What qualities go into making a great real estate agent? Friendliness, professionalism, experience, persistence, knowledge, patience, determination, and chutzpah, just to name a few.

According to members of the Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS, Nancy Jenkins has these qualities in abundance. This year, Nancy was named the 2012 NVBR REALTOR of the YEAR!

On May 22, NVBR presented Nancy with the distinguished award, at its annual gala honoring realtors of distinction. Nancy's family and team were there cheering her on.

Nancy has been helping families buy and sell homes in northwestern Vermont since 1980. Over the years, she has made a name for herself as THE source for real estate expertise and marketing in Vermont.

Her bold advertising (popping up on CCTA buses and shopping carts) and customer perks (like the Annual Movie Day and free moving trucks) have earned her a reputation as a trailblazer and a business leader.

As her daughter Alison shared in Nancy's award video,  "Growing up in a real estate household was always fun. People would know Nancy. They'd say, Oh, I saw your mom on the side of a bus. Oh, the shopping cart had your mom. She was always doing things ahead of other people. So it was really standing out."

Her youngest daughter Amanda added, "She can always get a lot done. And that's what she's taught me: You can make anything happen, you can succeed at anything."

NVBR's Realtor of the Year award doesn’t just go to top real estate producers. It goes to agents who have given their hearts to the community through dedicated community service.

Nancy is on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington and brings her support to many local groups, including Women Helping Battered Women, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, Go Red for Women, and the United Way of Chittenden County.

"I think Nancy does what she does for the Boys & Girls Club because she is a leader. She is very action oriented," says Mary-Alice McKenzie, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Burlington.

"I think there's something in her soul that reacts against injustice. When she became aware of the number of children in her own community who are struggling with the effects of poverty, she did what caring people do. They look at themselves and say, How can I make this better." 

This year marks the first time that Nancy was recognized by NVBR as REALTOR of the YEAR for her distinguished service as a top-notch estate agent and a passionate community supporter.

Congratulations for this well-deserved award!

Nancy Jenkins Movie Day Thrills, in 3-D!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

This year, we celebrated Nancy Jenkins Team Movie Day at Essex Cinemas on March 24 with over 270 clients, customers, and friends! We combined four hit movies, scores of 3-D glasses, over one hundred free bags of popcorn, and a food drive to make it a memorable, fun-filled day!

Movie-goers picked from four new Hollywood releases: The Lorax (3-D)John Carter (3-D)21 Jump Street, and The Hunger GamesThe Lorax was so popular we filled up one theater and opened up a second! It was a fun seeing these action-adventure films with so many friends on the big screen, especially in 3-D!

It's always great to catch up with folks and see the kids grow up, and reconnect.

Making the day extra special was our annual Movie Day food drive for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Clients brought dozens of bags of high-quality food items, like rice pilaf, soups, and canned veggies, to share with local families. Altogether, we collected 371 pounds of food, which will feed 6-7 families for one month. The Food Shelf is the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont.

Nancy Jenkins Team Movie Day was sponsored in part by Regency Mortgage Corp, Wick & Maddocks, and Morways Moving and Storage.

Thank you to all who came and made this Nancy Jenkins Team Movie Day so wonderful!

The ONE Fashion Event - Oh, What a Night!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Last Saturday, the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington hosted its annual ONE Fashion Event, which pairs fundraising and fashion  to create one magical night.

Dozens of local clothing shops like Monelle and Yogarama participate each year, but the real highlight of the show is the fashion parade created by the kids of the club, who sport their own custom-designed outfits.

This year, my daughter Meredith joined the event at Higher Ground as a runway model for Marilyn's and Von Bargen's. She wore geometrical jewelry with raw diamonds designed by Todd Reed.

She told me it was unbelievable to see the support and enthusiasm Burlington has for the club and the kids. The packed house went wild every time a model went down the runway.

Fans also showed their support for the club in others ways, like by making matching gifts and purchasing beautiful sterling silver pendants designed by Krissee of the Boys and Girls and crafted by Perrywinkle's Fine Jewelry.

All told, the event helped to raise over $40,000 for the club! That means the Boys & Girls Club's innovative and broad-reaching programs and activities will continue for local kids. That's a great thing!

See more pictures by event photographer Karen Pike here: ONE Fashion Event web page.

Please contact us if you would like to purchase a sterling silver pendant or make a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington!

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