Blog :: 08-2013

July Market Statistics

Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS Releases July 2013 Market Statistics The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS (NVBR) has released its real estate market statistics for July 2013. The information is derived from data contained in the Northern New England Real Estate Network and covers Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Comparisons to last year at this time: New listings increased 8.6 percent to 253 new properties Median sales price increased 2.0 percent to $255,000 Days on Market was down 20.3 percent to 76 days. Months supply of inventory was down 34.9 percent to 6.8 months Pending Sales rose again this month, up 5.5 percent to 173 There continues to be a lot of activity in all three counties, said Kathleen Sweeten, Executive Vice President of NVBR. The housing market in northwestern Vermont is doing well. Buyers are in the market which reassures homeowners that market conditions make this a good time to sell. *The entrire report may be viewed at The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS (NVBR) is the Voice for Real Estate in northwestern Vermont representing over 600 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

June Market News

June 2013 Market Reports As potentially the brightest sun in the current economic recovery, housing activity has followed the mercury higher this summer. Interest rates and new construction activity have been in the spotlight lately, fueled by concerns over tapering Federal Reserve activity and ongoing inventory constraints. Watch for indications that more homes are selling in less time and at higher price points. Also watch for sellers returning to an inviting marketplace, which will help replenish neighborhoods with new listings. New Listings were up 4.8 percent for detached homes and 24.4 percent for attached properties. Pending Sales increased 16.9 percent for single-family homes and 26.6 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 9.5 percent to $230,000 for detached homes and 6.8 percent to $203,000 for attached properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 15.5 percent for single-family units and 15.2 percent for townhouse-condo units. The economy which generates the jobs that fuel housing demand continued to improve at a moderate pace during the second quarter of 2013. Budget sequesters and sluggish export growth have taken a back seat to housing recovery and stronger consumer spending. Interest rates could flirt with 4.0 or 4.25 percent again but the days of 3.3 percent interest are likely behind us. Courtesy of Vermont Realtors