Real Estate Market Update

Vermont Market Update: November 2020

See the latest Northwestern Vermont real estate market report presented by NVBR below.

The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® (NVBR) has released its market statistics for November 2020. The information is derived from data contained in the New England Real Estate Network and covers Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.

November saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average top 30,000 for the first time, while mortgage rates reached new record lows again. These new records have provided encouragement for buyers to move forward on home purchases, which continued to remain strong overall for the month.

New Listings decreased 2.2 percent for single-family homes and 38.6 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales increased 21.5 percent for single-family homes but decreased 9.6 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Inventory decreased 52.2 percent for single-family homes and 55.6 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 17.2 percent to $358,500 for single-family homes and 7.0 percent to $259,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 30.2 percent for single-family homes and 48.1 percent for
townhouse-condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 55.6 percent for single-family homes and 56.5 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

Showing activity remains higher than the same period a year ago across most of the country, suggesting that strong buyer demand is likely to continue into what is typically the slowest time of year. With inventory remaining constrained in most market segments, sellers continue to benefit from the tight market conditions.

Vermont Real Estate Market Report November 2020

Vermont Market Update: October 2020

See the latest Northwestern Vermont real estate market report presented by NVBR below.

The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® (NVBR) has released its market statistics for October 2020. The information is derived from data contained in the New England Real Estate Network and covers Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.

October continued to be busier than the calendar normally suggests. Buyer activity remains higher than normal for this time of year, while in many segments of the market housing supply remains much lower than one year ago. Multiple offers remain a common occurrence in many areas, keeping housing hot while the temperatures continue to fall.

New Listings decreased 0.9 percent for single-family homes and 25.6 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales increased 15.7 percent for single-family homes but decreased 4.4 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Inventory decreased 47.5 percent for single-family homes and 51.1 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 18.5 percent to $339,500 for single-family homes and 0.2 percent to $277,500 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 34.4 percent for single-family homes and 47.8 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 48.8 percent for single-family homes and 54.5 percent for townhouse-condo
properties.

Mortgage rates dropped to new record lows again in October, helping to offset the monthly mortgage payment increases caused by the rise in home prices seen in many segments of the market across the country. While prices often dip a bit in the winter months, continued buyer demand may temper any price retreats this year.

Vermont Real Estate Market Report October 2020

Vermont Market Update: September 2020

See the latest Northwestern Vermont real estate market report presented by NVBR below.

The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® (NVBR) has released its market statistics for September 2020. The information is derived from data contained in the New England Real Estate Network and covers Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.

Strong buyer activity has continued into the fall, which is normally the start of the seasonal slowing of the housing market. With stronger buyer activity in the market this year and the continued constrained supply of homes for sale, speedy sales and multiple offers are likely to remain a common occurrence and will keep the housing market hot even when the weather is cooling.

New Listings increased 9.2 percent for single-family homes and 14.9 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales increased 26.8 percent for single family homes and 10.6 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Inventory decreased 48.9 percent for single-family homes and 43.1 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 11.1 percent to $342,250 for single-family homes and 6.4 percent to $284,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 4.3 percent for single-family homes and 40.9 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 51.1 percent for single-family homes and 45.5 percent for townhouse-condo
properties.

While mortgage rates remain near record lows, The Mortgage Bankers Association reports that lending standards are tightening, which makes it a bit more difficult for some buyers to qualify. At the same time, unemployment remains substantially higher than a year ago due to COVID-19. Despite all this, buyers are out in full force this fall, showing amazing resilience in the middle of a pandemic.

Vermont Real Estate Market Update Infographic

Market Update: July 2020

The Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors has released the July 2020 real estate market update for Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties. Below is their market report.

"Healthy buyer demand and constrained supply continue to be the story for much of the country. Nationally, showing activity in July remained substantially higher than a year before and multiple offer situations are a frequent experience in many markets. With the inventory of homes for sale still constrained, a competitive market for buyers shows little sign of waning.

New Listings decreased 15.0 percent for single-family homes but increased 27.3 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales increased 24.6 percent for single-family homes and 53.6 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Inventory decreased 44.2 percent for single-family homes and 40.1 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 10.6 percent to $350,000 for single-family homes and 4.7 percent to $269,725 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market increased 12.0 percent for single-family homes but decreased 35.6 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 46.8 percent for single-family homes and 48.1 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

While the number of unemployment insurance weekly initial claims have been far lower in recent weeks than their peak in March and April, more than 1 million new claims are still being filed each week and more 31 million were claiming benefits in all programs as of early July, compared to fewer than 2 million in July 2019. Despite this significant economic impact, home buyers remain extremely resilient. With mortgage rates remaining near record-low levels and home purchase mortgage applications up from a year ago, high buyer activity is expected to continue into the late summer and early fall market."

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Infographic: Real Estate Market Update July 2020

Yes, Now Is A Good Time To Sell!

If you’re thinking about selling your home now is a great time to put it on the market. Despite the current economic climate in Vermont and the United States, the Vermont real estate market is booming. Properties listed in 2020 are going under contract faster and for a higher price than usual. Properties are seeing multiple offers and some that are above asking. Want to know what your home would sell for in the current market? Please contact us for a free professional opinion of your property.

Infographic Is Now The Time To Sell

 

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