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Island Insights: Navigating the 2023 Vermont Housing Market

Island Insights Graphic - Navigating the 2023 Vermont Housing market

Get the inside scoop from our local real estate experts, who have answered the most pressing questions about buying and selling in Northwest Vermont. From insider tips to expert advice, this Q&A will help keep you informed so that you can make the best decisions for your next move.

Vermont Housing Market Question #1

What’s the current state of the local real estate market?

The Vermont real estate market remains strong. We are still seeing historically low inventory levels in Northwest Vermont and strong demand from prospective buyers. As the warmer weather comes, we expect inventory to increase giving homebuyers more options. 


Vermont Housing Market Question #2What will happen to home values in 2023? 

Home values in Northwest Vermont are holding steady. Nationally, there has been a slight dip in home values but our market remains strong due to high buyer demand and low inventory levels. If you are thinking of selling your home you can still cash in on this robust market. 


Vermont Housing Market Question #3What challenges are facing homebuyers right now?
Homebuyers who are entering the market for the first time and/or moving into a highly desirable area, like the Burlington area, are experiencing a competitive market. Homebuyers searching in the $300k - $500k price range can still win in today's market with the right partners. It is imperative to be represented by an experienced real estate agent who can help you strategize and submit a competitive offer.


Vermont Housing Market Question #4What do you think will happen with interest rates?
Mortgage rates have been fluctuating between 5% - 7%. As a buyer, it is important to know how changing interest rates can affect your purchasing power. A 0.5% change can have a big impact on your monthly payment, and we (and your lender) can help you navigate this. Lenders have a variety of programs to help buyers combat higher rates like adjustable rate mortgages and/or refinancing in a couple of years. Our agents can recommend local lenders who understand our market and will work with you to find the best option for your situation and goals.


Vermont Housing Market Question #5Are home sellers seeing a lot of showing activity and multiple offers?
Properties priced competitively and in desirable locations are seeing a lot of showing activity and sometimes multiple offers. Recently, Coldwell Banker Islands Realty listed a property in Chittenden County in the mid $300k’s that had over 70 showings and was under contract within 5 days. Your home will stand out with strategic pricing and a stellar marketing plan.


Vermont Housing Market Question #6

What are your predictions for the spring/summer season? Is now a good time to move?

Overall, we predict that the upcoming spring selling season will be busy and remain competitive. Generally, more inventory will come on the market as we enter the spring and summer seasons, giving more options for buyers and sellers. Homebuyers will continue to enter the market and loan officers have programs to help find a solution that works for each situation. All of these factors make it a good time for buyers and sellers to make a move and start working with a knowledgeable real estate professional.

If you're considering a move this year, let's work together and make a plan to meet your goals. Get started and connect with a local real estate expert today.

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