Blog :: 07-2020

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

 

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty Gets A New Home

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty is excited to announce that after 26 years at 2 Ferry Road we have moved into our new office space at 38 Community Lane in South Hero, Vermont. This state of the art building was designed by Nate Hayward of Hayward Design Build and is located in between Worthen Library, Wally’s Place Bagels, and the Community Health Center. Coldwell Banker Islands Realty has welcomed several new agents in the past 2 years and simply outgrew our old space. We are sharing this office with 4 other local businesses that include CIDER, Bauer Gravel Farnham Attorneys at Law, Let’s Pretend Catering, and Hayward Design Build. We are excited to be in this communal space and the synergy it will bring to all. 

Our office is currently open and following social distancing and safety guidelines. If you would like to make an appointment please contact your Realtor or call our office, (802) 372-5777, to set up an appointment. We hope to have a celebration in our new space at a later date when we can gather safely.

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty Exterior of Office

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty Interior Office

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty Interior Office

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty Interior Office

 

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Market Update: June 2020

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

While much of the country was working on a phased reopening of the economy in June, real estate activity continued to strengthen as well. Nationally, June showing activity as tracked by ShowingTime was up notably from the COVID-19 depressed levels in recent months but was also up from June 2019, reflecting pent-up demand by prospective home buyers.

New Listings decreased 0.3 percent for single-family homes and 5.6 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales increased 25.4 percent for single family homes and 25.0 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Inventory decreased 36.0 percent for single-family homes and 36.5 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was down 1.7 percent to $325,000 for single-family homes but increased 5.1 percent to $264,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 10.1 percent for single-family homes and 28.4 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 40.0 percent for single-family homes and 42.3 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

While buyer activity continues to be robust, seller activity continues to be a bit softer, with fewer homes being listed for sale than a year ago. Many housing experts believe sellers remain reluctant to list their homes due to continued concerns over COVID-19, which was beginning to see a resurgence in June. Until sellers regain confidence, housing inventory will continue to be constrained during what is expected to be an active summer selling season.

From this recent activity we remain optimistic about the summer real estate market. In the last 2 weeks we have listed 11 properties, 13 properties are under contract and we have had 10 closings. There is high buyer demand and low inventory making this a sellers market. If you’re thinking about selling your home now is the time! We are here to help you reach your goals. If you have any questions about the current market or want to learn more about listing your property please contact us.

Infographic Real Estate Market Update June 2020

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