Vermont Real Estate Market: Forecasts + Trends

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By Clever Real Estate Updated February 20, 2023

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Real estate trends in Vermont | Sellers | Buyers | Investors | The best and worst of Vermont | Vermont resources

From fresh maple syrup to sharp cheddar — not to mention Ben and Jerry's ice cream — Vermont is known for its artisanal foods. A quintessential New England state with an independent spirit, Vermont has stunning foliage in autumn and dozens of snowy ski slopes all winter long.

Notable areas in Vermont include Burlington and Montpelier, but even the state's largest cities are relatively small. Quaint towns such as Norwich, Charlotte, and Shelburne are popular destinations for families due to their small town feel and outstanding public schools.

If you're thinking of buying or selling in Vermont, these Vermont housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.

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Selling a home in Vermont

Vermont real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 48 days slower than the annual average 💰 Homes are selling for $21,594 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.83% 💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.66%
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How to sell a home in Vermont

Cost to sell a home in Vermont

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Buying a home in Vermont

How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Burlington: 1,195 sq ft 🏡 Barre: 1,456 sq ft
🏡 Rutland: 1,485 sq ft 🏠 Bennington: 1,408 sq ft
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Investing in Vermont real estate

Best of Vermont

Each month, we compare locations in Vermont based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at levels of happiness and ranking the best counties in the state.

Happiest Counties in Vermont
1. Addison County
2. Chittenden County
3. Washington County
4. Grand Isle County
5. Windsor County
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Worst of Vermont

Each month, we compare locations in Vermont based on a different criteria. This month we're looking at levels of happiness data. These are the counties that ranked the worst in the state.

Least Happy Counties in Vermont
1. Essex County
2. Orleans County
3. Windham County
4. Caledonia County
5. Orange County
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Vermont resources

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Frequently asked questions about Vermont real estate

Is it a buyer's or seller's market in Vermont?

It is currently a seller’s market in Vermont, but things are cooling off quickly. Ambitious sellers have been listing their properties for too high a price, causing homes to sit on the market for longer periods. However, each city and town has its own trends, so it’s best to consult a real estate agent to figure out the state of your local market.

Is Vermont a good state to invest in real estate?

Investing in Vermont real estate is a good idea, especially in a city like Burlington, where there's consistent demand for housing. To maximize your investment, take the time to prepare a financial plan and research up-and-coming neighborhoods. Find out more in our guide to real estate investing.

Is it a good time to buy a house in Vermont?

Although listing prices are a bit higher than normal, it might be a good time to buy a house in Vermont right now. The slow market and high inventory can help you negotiate a better price. Plus, low mortgage rates will help you save thousands over the years. To find out all your options, work with one of the top real estate agents in Vermont.

Methodology

Clever's analysis of state market trends is based on local data from Zillow, realtor.com, Redfin, Bankrate, the U.S. Census, and Clever surveys. Our team of over 20 real estate analysts from across the country research local markets and data to compile our "Best" and "Worst" rankings.

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