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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

​For our complete and most current Newsletter, Click Here!

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 

Congratulations to Our Scholarship Winners!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

This is the 17th 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 2014 Winners!

Hassan Dayo from Winooski High School who will be
attending Keene State College studying psychology!

Sarah Taylor from Essex High School who will be
​attending Wheelock College studying Child Life!

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

Tops Kitchens of Vermont!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

What does every home need? A fabulous kitchen! It needs to be functional but spectacular. These kitchens are just that and more!

Take a look at our top kitchens of Vermont that stand out from the rest!


1. This Shelburne kitchen features a large island with granite countertops and a breakfast nook opening out onto a beautiful bluestone patio with stone walls and stone fireplace. When you are looking for a place to entertain this summer, this home is the perfect spot!

Visit our Full Listing - Shelburne - $1,020,000


2. Every cook dreams of a kitchen like this. The oversized island with custom butcher block top contains refrigerator drawers, microwave and wine refrigerator. 6 burner Dacor gas range with duel fuel double overs, Miele dishwasher and Subzero refrigerator. The open floor plan makes this kitchen perfect for family fun and entertaining!


Visit our full listing  - Fairfax - $935,000


3. A gourmet kitchen with an outstanding appliance package! Meile top of the line and sub-zero refrigerator, 5 burner cook top and great stainless steel farmers sink. Entertaining is a delight with this exciting center island for the cook and guests, double pantries and built-in china cabinetry!

Visit our full listing - Essex - $745,000


4. This kitchen was fully remodeled in 2010 with great flow! Custom 13” cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, two skylights and wet bar with wine refrigerator in the breakfast nook. Step out to the three season porch for easy entertaining and family fun!

Visit our full listing - Shelburne - $659,500

5. This gorgeous kitchen was recently remodeled with new appliances, granite countertops and custom cabinetry. With views of the lake, tons of upgrades and a private neighborhood beach, this home is one not to miss!

Visit our full listing - Burlington - $589,000


6. This truly unique and amazing home features a state of the art kitchen. This open floor plan is great for entertaining. Remodeled with attention to every detail. 

Visit our full listing - Colchester - $579,000


7. This special home with wow you at every turn! The amazing kitchen with hardwood floors, granite countertops on three sides and an oversized center island make it great for family fun and entertaining. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the sunny breakfast nook looking out over the deck, private rear yard and gardens. 

Visit our full listing - Jericho - $539,000


8. Look out on the valley from this incredible home. The large open kitchen featuring Bosch appliances, granite countertops, 42” cherry soft close cabinets & walk-in pantry will simply amaze you.  

Visit our full listing - Fairfax - $399,900

9. This home features an amazing kitchen with 400 sq. ft. addition. A true Chef’s dream with granite countertops, upgraded cabinets, large 9 ft. island with seating, double oven, 2 sinks, French door refrigerator plus wine fridge! 

Visit our full listing - Georgia - $349,000

10. This delightful home has been fully remodeled, including the kitchen! This cook's kitchen has a great open feel. One level living has never been so amazing. 

Visit our full listing - Underhill - $344,900

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South Burlington VT 05403
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