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Vermont Market Update: June 2021

Infographic Vermont Real Estate Market Update for June 2021

The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® (NVBR) has released its market statistics for June 2021. The information is derived from data contained in the New England Real Estate Network and covers Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.

School’s out, and as vaccination rates rise and America enters a new normal, the U.S. housing market continues along at a frenzied pace, with low interest rates and limited inventory fueling record high sales prices. May saw the median existing-home sales price exceed $350,000, a 24% increase and the largest year-over-year increase since 1999, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Eager buyers are making multiple offers, some for well over asking price, while others are making offers on homes sight unseen.

New Listings decreased 3.3 percent for single-family homes but increased 27.1 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales decreased 4.6 percent for single-family homes and 8.9 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Inventory decreased 43.9 percent for single-family homes and 34.0 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 18.5 percent to $385,000 for single-family homes and 10.3 percent to $290,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 61.3 percent for single-family homes and 34.8 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 51.7 percent for single-family homes and 41.2 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

The increase in sales prices comes with a slight decline in existing home sales nationwide, as homebuyers struggle with declining affordability amid a lack of inventory, forcing some buyers to simply wait it out in hopes of more inventory and less competition. Meanwhile, home builders are trying to meet the increased market demand, with housing starts up 3.6% in May from April, according to the Commerce Department. As we ease into new routines and look forward to a post-pandemic future, one thing remains certain: America desperately needs more homes.

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Vermont Market Update: September 2021

Vermont Real Estate Market Update September 2021

The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® (NVBR) has released its market statistics for September 2021. The information is derived from data contained in the New England Real Estate Network and covers Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.

Nationwide, existing home sales were down slightly in August, falling 2% after two consecutive months of increases, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The decline in existing home sales coincides with rising sales prices, which have continued to soar into fall, with the median sales price of existing homes up 14.9% compared to last year. Declining affordability has had a significant impact on homebuyers, many of whom have been priced out of the market and are choosing to wait for sales prices to ease before resuming their home search.

New Listings decreased 10.4 percent for single-family homes and 10.4 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales increased 0.4 percent for single-family homes but decreased 11.3 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Inventory decreased 40.5 percent for single-family homes and 47.7 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 15.7 percent to $395,000 for single-family homes and 0.5 percent to $284,050 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 35.6 percent for single-family homes and 33.3 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 41.7 percent for single-family homes and 46.2 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

There are signs the market may be shifting, however. New listings have continued to hit the market, bucking seasonality trends commonly seen in the fall, a time when listing and sales activity typically slows as children return to school. As inventory increases, competition for homes may soften, and could even bring a moderation in sales prices, which, after 114 months of year-over-year gains, would be music to the ears of homebuyers throughout the country.

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Vermont Market Update: October 2021

Vermont Real Estate Market Report October 2021 Graphic

The U.S. housing market remains robust, with strong activity reported across both rental and residential housing fronts. Single-family rent prices are increasing rapidly, as demand for single-family housing and inventory constraints forces some buyers to rent, increasing competition and pushing rents up across the nation. Meanwhile, sales of new construction single-family homes recently hit a six-month high, rising 14% to a seasonally adjusted rate of 800,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

New Listings decreased 20.6 percent for single-family homes and 19.0 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales decreased 1.9 percent for single-family homes and 17.5 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Inventory decreased 43.3 percent for single-family homes and 43.2 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 16.5 percent to $396,000 for single-family homes and 2.7 percent to $285,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 25.0 percent for single-family homes and 31.4 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 43.5 percent for single-family homes and 36.4 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

As temperatures drop, existing home sales continue to be plentiful, buoyed by strong demand, low interest rates, and a slight uptick in new listings in recent months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. With interest rates inching upward, and experts expecting further rate increases on the horizon, motivated buyers are hoping to lock in their home purchases to take advantage of what are still historically low rates.

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Vermont Real Estate Update: November 2021

Vermont Real Estate Market Update November 2021

The economy is improving, unemployment is falling, and the U.S. real estate market remains strong as we head into the holiday season, a period when activity typically slows as people take time to travel, celebrate, and spend time with loved ones. Although the market is not as frenetic as was seen earlier this year, buyer demand is high, bolstered by attractive mortgage rates and a low supply of inventory.


New Listings increased 6.1 percent for single-family homes but decreased 4.5 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales increased 11.7 percent for single-family homes but decreased 10.4 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Inventory decreased 45.6 percent for single-family homes and 44.8 percent for townhouse-condo properties.


The Median Sales Price was up 15.8 percent to $415,000 for single-family homes and 7.0 percent to $276,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 20.5 percent for single-family homes and 44.4 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 47.4 percent for single-family homes and 40.0 percent for townhouse-condo properties.


The most recent data from the National Association of REALTORS® reports the median single-family existing home sales price rose 16% in the third quarter of this year to $363,700, with all four regions of the country experiencing double-digit price growth. In new construction, builder confidence increased in November, surpassing analyst expectations and rising to 83 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), the highest level since spring, despite persistent labor and supply chain challenges and a shortage of available lots.

Vermont Market Update: December 2021

Northwest Vermont Real Estate Market Report December 2021

The 2021 housing market was one for the history books. After three consecutive months of increases recently, existing home sales are on pace to hit their highest level in 15 years, with an estimated 6 million homes sold in 2021 according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Sales prices reached new heights, inventory hit rock bottom, and homes sold in record time, often for well above asking price. Mortgage rates, which began the year at historic lows, remain attractive, and homeowners who choose to sell in the coming months can expect to see plenty of buyer activity due to pent-up demand during the pandemic.

New Listings decreased 2.2 percent for single-family homes and 10.5 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales remained flat for single-family properties but increased 9.8 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Inventory decreased 46.2 percent for single-family homes and 54.2 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 14.3 percent to $400,000 for single-family homes and 29.9 percent to $315,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market remained flat for single-family homes but increased 2.8 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 47.1 percent for single-family homes and 55.6 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

Looking ahead, experts anticipate many of the housing market trends of 2021 will continue in 2022, albeit at a more moderate level. Strong buyer demand and inventory shortages are likely to persist over the next year. Home sales are projected to remain strong but will be tempered by the limited supply of homes, higher sales prices, and rising interest rates, with the Federal Reserve planning multiple rate hikes in the new year. Price growth is expected to slow somewhat as a result, but affordability will likely remain a top constraint for some homebuyers.

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