Chittenden County Sees Strong Buyer Demand, but Low Inventory of Homes for Sale

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Single Family    
Median Sale Price:Average Sale Price:Units Sold:Newly Listed:Days on Market:
$322,500 (+4%)$367,324 (+3.5%)948 (+0.1)1323 (-7.9%)70 (-5.4%)

Median Sale Price:Average Sale Price:Units Sold:Newly Listed:Days on Market:
$232,500 (+4.4%)$260,328 (+5.3%)465 (-7.7%)581 (-6.4%)85 (+23.2%)

Since 2014, the number of homes available for sale in Chittenden County has dropped by 31%, while the number of homes sold has jumped by 28% since Q3 2014. 

Chittenden County is still our region’s most diverse market, with properties ranging from $145,000 to $5 million — an unusual range for any market in the U.S.

The median price in Chittenden County is now up to $322,500 for single-family homes and $232,500 for condos sold YTD. Again, this increase is likely a result of healthy buyer demand coupled with the decrease in properties available for purchase, which has dropped 7.9% for homes and 6.4% for condos.

Single-family homes in Chittenden County are now on the market for an average of 70 days, while condos are listed for an average of 85 days — a moderate increase that might be affected by newly constructed condos that remain on the market until construction is complete.

Newly built homes in Chittenden County are selling anywhere from $400,000 to $600,000. The cost of new construction, higher efficient homes, automated home features, and neighborhood amenities are driving market value. A good example of this mix is in the neighborhood of South Village, a community of single-family homes and townhouses in South Burlington surrounded by on-campus amenities, including an organic farm and recreation trails.