Vermont Real Estate Trends

Dec. 7, 2023

Efficient Land Development in Vermont: A Comprehensive Guide for Savvy Property Owners

Are you a savvy Vermont landowner looking for tips to maximize your property's potential? From clearing the land and constructing roads to finding the right development team, developing land in Vermont can seem daunting. But with proper guidance and attention to detail, it doesn't have to be! This ...

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Nov. 30, 2023

How Flood Insurance May or May Not Help Homeowners

 

As the name suggests, flood insurance is a type of insurance policy that will pay out if your home is damaged by flood waters.

If you are taking out a mortgage to buy a home in a federally designated flood zone, you are required to buy a flood insurance ...

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Nov. 7, 2023

Video: If homebuyer demand is so weak, why aren’t home prices falling?

  

October 24, 2023, 8:00 am By 

Everyone knows that potential homebuyers are waiting for better affordability. But if demand for homes at current prices is down then why haven’t home prices fallen to meet the lower demand?

The short answer is that while homebuyer demand is ...

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Oct. 27, 2023

As mortgage rates near 8%, loan originators target first-time homebuyers

 

October 4, 2023, 3:17 pm By 

In an environment where 30-year fixed mortgage rates are racing towards 8%, loan officer pipelines are thinning dramatically. 

Originators who primarily served move-up buyers with high credit scores and strong down payments are struggling to find clients. But LOs ...

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Oct. 19, 2023

Fed must signal that it’s at the end of its rate hikes: MBA

 

 

October 6, 2023, 2:20 pm By 

With 30-year fixed mortgage rates climbing to a 23-year high, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) called on the Federal Reserve to bring some certainty to financial markets.

“It is time, and very important for the Fed to make clear ...

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Oct. 16, 2023

Consumers point to mortgage rates, not home prices, as key barrier to affordability

 

October 9, 2023, 10:33 am By 

Elevated mortgage rates continue to dampen already-pessimistic consumer housing sentiment and create affordability woes for both homebuyers and sellers.

That feeling is underscored in Fannie Mae’s latest Home Price Sentiment Index (HPSI), which decreased by 2.4 points in ...

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Oct. 10, 2023

Call to end rate hikes grows louder as housing groups confront Fed

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Sept. 30, 2023

5 AI tools agents swear by in today's market

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Sept. 21, 2023

Why a Budget Is So Important When Buying a Home

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Sept. 5, 2023

Housing starts tick back up in July in spite of headwinds

  

August 16, 2023, 2:33 pm By 

Housing starts picked up significantly in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.452 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That was up 3.9% from June and up 5.9% from a year ago. Meanwhile ...

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