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Vermont Real Estate Market Update: August 2022

Summer 2022 has been a season of change for the U.S. real estate market. With housing affordability at a 33-year low, existing-home sales have continued to soften nationwide, falling 5.9% month-to-month and 20.9% year-over-year as of last measure, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Pending home sales have also continued to decline, a while new listings have steadily increased, with unsold inventory reaching 3.3 months’ supply at the start of August. The pullback in demand has been particularly hard on homebuilders, causing new-home sales and construction to slow.

New Listings decreased 10.7 percent for single-family homes but increased 16.4 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales decreased 5.5 percent for single-family homes but increased 1.4 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Inventory decreased 22.8 percent for single-family homes and 32.8 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 9.5 percent to $450,000 for single-family homes and 32.5 percent to $330,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market remained flat for single-family homes but decreased 9.1 percent for townhouse- condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 5.9 percent for single- family homes and 30.0 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

Inflation, higher interest rates, and fears of a potential recession have taken a toll on buyers and sellers this summer, leading many people to stay on the sidelines to see what will happen with the market. But some experts, including NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, believe the worst of inflation may be over. Although sales prices remain up from this time last year, price growth is expected to moderate in the months ahead as the market continues to shift in a more buyer-friendly direction.”

Do you have questions about the current market? We're here to help. Contact us today.

Island Insights: Our Top Three Real Estate Videos

Did you know that real estate listings with video get 403%* more inquiries?

Video home tours are an exciting and engaging way to highlight a home's unique qualities to prospective buyers. At Coldwell Banker Islands Realty, we leverage these short-form videos on our social media platforms to promote our listings and attract the most interested buyers. These videos reach a broader audience, have higher engagement and lead to more views on the listing page maximizing the listings exposure. Check out our top performing videos below!

The first video is a short “highlight” instagram video reel of a contemporary luxury retreat on Lake Champlain. We use Instagram to promote listings and our real estate services. Agent bio and area videos have proven successful online as well and receive much higher engagement than images. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Coldwell Banker Islands Realty (@cbislandsrealty)

 

It is always important to stay on top of the next big thing, especially when it comes to real estate marketing. The second video is from our TikTok account. TikTok is the most recent video app platform to take off and offers high reach and engagement. You will be able to consume content such as the property tour above as well as real estate tips on our page.

 

@cbislandsrealty RATE THIS FARMHOUSE 1-10#farmhousestyle #farmhouseliving #farmhouselife #farmhouselife #farmhousekitchen #vermonttiktok #farmhousesink #vermontlife In My Room by Chance Peña - chancepena

 

The third video is an example of one of our fast-paced mini home tours. We use short-form and long-form videos on our Youtube channel to reach more potential homebuyers and give them a better idea of the layout of the home and property. In 2021, we reached 720.6K people through our Youtube Channel! 

 

 

Make sure to follow us on along on our social media platforms to see beautiful homes and all other things Vermont real estate related!

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty TikTok Vermont Real EstateColdwell Banker Islands Realty Vermont Real Estate Instagram

 

*According to National Association of REALTORS® Statistics

7 Fun Facts about Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain Fun Facts

 

Grand Isle, Vermont Boating Lake Champlain

1. Lake Champlain is 120 Miles in Length

Lake Champlain is about 120 miles long and 12 miles in width at its widest point. It reaches Vermont, New York, and Canada and even gets all the way down to 400ft at its deepest point.

Vermont State Park Alburgh Dunes

2. Lake Champlain was once the Sixth Great Lake

On March 6th, 1998, Lake Champlain was declared the sixth Great Lake by President Clinton. Most of the country disagreed with the decision and convinced Clinton to rescind the title only a couple weeks later on March 24th, 1998.

North Hero Marina Boating Islands

3. There are 71 Islands throughout Lake Champlain

These range from tiny remote islands to larger islands with towns. The three largest islands are towns that include: South Hero/Grand Isle, North Hero, and Isle La Motte.

Chazy Fossil Reef Isle La Motte

4. Lake Champlain is Home to the Oldest Reef in the world.

The Chazy Reef is a fossil reef located in Isle La Motte, Vermont that spans across 1,567 acres and is over 480 million years old. As a National Natural Landmark, the reef is viewable to the public at the Goodsell Ridge Fossil Preserve and the Fisk Quarry Reserve.

Lake Champlain Angel Bay Grand Isle, Vermont

5. Lake Champlain Holds over 90 species of fish. 

Over 90 species of fish live in the waters of Lake Champlain. It’s considered a frontline fishery for two species in particular: salmonid species (lake trout and salmon) and bass. Bassmaster magazine even named Lake Champlain the fourth best lake in the region for fishing in 2021!

Isle La Motte Lighthouse Lake Champlain Vermont

6. It was the Location of the Battle of Plattsburgh.

The lake was a vital part in many battles and wars. The Battle of Plattsburgh, also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain, took place during the War of 1812 and prevented the British from invading New York.

Burlington Bike Path Colchester Causeway Lake Champlain

7. Lake Champlain has a 14-Mile Long Recreational Trail

The Island Line Trail takes you from Burlington, Vermont to the Lake Champlain Islands. Historically, the trail was not meant for recreational use. It was built in 1899 by the Rutland-Canadian Railroad for coastal market connections. Eventually, in the 1980s, the railroad was converted into a recreational path.

If you found these facts interesting, learn more about Lake Champlain here!

 

 

 

 

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Vermont Real Estate Market Update: July 2022

Vermont Real Estate Market Update July 2022

The Northwest Vermont REALTOR® Association (NVRA) has released its market statistics for July 2022. The information is derived from data contained in the New England Real Estate Network and covers Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.

The U.S. housing market has continued to cool, as rising mortgage rates and record-high sales prices have stifled affordability, weakening demand and pricing out a multitude of buyers. Nationally, median household income has failed to keep pace with increasing mortgage payments, with the costs of buying a home about 80% more expensive now than they were just three summers ago, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). As more and more prospective buyers find their home purchase plans delayed, many are turning to the rental market, where competition has intensified due to increased demand.

New Listings decreased 32.5 percent for single-family homes and 41.7 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales decreased 30.0 percent for single-family homes and 30.1 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Inventory decreased 22.4 percent for single-family homes and 49.3 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 9.3 percent to $437,000 for single-family homes and 24.3 percent to $360,500 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 48.0 percent for single-family homes but increased 69.2 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 11.1 percent for single-family homes and 36.4 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

At a time of year when homebuying activity is typically very strong, soaring homeownership costs have caused home sales to decline nationwide for the fifth consecutive month, with existing-home sales falling 5.4% month-to-month and 14.2% year-over-year as of last measure, according to NAR. But there is a bright spot. Inventory of existing homes has continued to climb this summer, with 1.26 million homes available at the beginning of July, equivalent to a 3 months’ supply. And despite the summer slowdown, homes are still selling quickly, with the typical home staying on market an average of 14 days.

Do you have questions about the current market? We're here to help. Contact us today.

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