The Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate Market Report

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2017 Year-End Stowe Area Report
including Details for Stowe, Waterbury, and all of Lamoille County

Our 2017 Year-End Market Report uses market-wide data, based on transactions that closed in 2017 in our Multiple Listing Service; and, compares them to sales that took place during the same time period in 2016, providing the most comprehensive market analysis in the area.

Read the complete report here.

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Q1 2015 Real Estate Market Data for Stowe VT, Lamoille County, and Waterbury VT

The Stowe, VT real-estate market began 2015 as a strong and stable market. While sales were down slightly compared to Q1 2014, the increase in activity, showings, offers, and contracts signed by the end of Q1 2015 is pointing to a year of potential growth. The real-estate in the rest of Lamoille County, excluding Stowe, saw some contraction this quarter, but is expected to move into positive territory with the arrival of warmer weather. Finally, the Waterbury market was not only stable in Q1, but this market is gaining in all significant categories.

Click here to see the complete Q1 2015 reports for Stowe VT, Lamoille County, and Waterbury VT.

2014 Year-end Stowe and Lamoille County Real Estate Market Data

Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate

Interest rates are as low as we’ve seen in a long time (3.75% for a 30-year fixed, at the time of this publication), and a local mortgage broker has recently indicated that his portfolio of loans to close in the first quarter of 2015, is the largest he’s seen in the past 5-6 years.

Read the complete year-end report here with additional data for Lamoille County and Waterbury.

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Last week I sold this Mansfield View home to a couple from Connecticut who are moving to Stowe to be near their daughter, son-in-law (a fellow Mt. Mansfield Ski Patroller), and 3 grandchildren (Mt. Mansfield Ski Club.) Soon they'll all be romping all over this 2-acre spread, building their own race course and ski jumps.

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March 2014 Stowe-area Real-estate Market Report

Signs of spring in Vermont are finally beginning to emerge after a very cold and snowy winter. With the transition from from winter to Spring getting a late start this year, some are still skiing the back country, while die hard mountain- and road-bikers have already begun prepping their bikes for a late spring start in the woods and on local roads and byways. Trees and flowers will soon begin to blossom, just as the real-estate market will. Sales have been robust this winter, and projections indicate continued growth. Vibrancy continues in Stowe village as well, with Plate, our newest restaurant having recently opened to rave reviews.

Q1 2014 has shown another marked increase in residential sales compared to Q1 2013, with home sales up 60%. That is the most significant increase we’ve seen since 2010, when it was approximately 27%.

Consumer confidence continues to strengthen, buyer demand is strong, interest rates are still low and stable, and an area-wide decline in inventory have all combined to create a vigorous market and strong start to the new year. Residential inventory is down 11%, which is a 10-month supply and is 44% lower than Q1 2013. In contrast, the Q1 2014 median and average residential sales prices soared 71% and 41%, respectively.

STOWE TOWNHOMES AND CONDOMINIUMS

Inventory is down, closing prices are up slightly, at 1.1%, and median prices are down both for March and YTD. The percent of original price received is up 9% in March and 9.6% YTD.  If you've been wanting to buy, the time is still right!

STOWE SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES

New listings and closed sales are growing, and closing prices are up, indicating a shift towards more expensive homes. Median and Average sales prices are both up significantly; and, homes are selling more quickly (by 25%) than they did a year ago. But inventory, overall, is decreasing, with months supply down to 11.2, down from 19.3 at the end of March 2013. The net? There's a bit of buying frenzy going on. If you're planning to buy a single-family home in Stowe, you should think about starting your search soon.

Read the complete report, with stats for Stowe and Lamoille County.

February 2014 Stowe-area Real-Estate Market Report

Stowe Townhomes and Condominiums

Inventory is down, closing prices are up. Interest rates are working their way up. If you've been wanting to buy, the time is right!

Stowe Single-family Homes

Inventory is down, closing prices are down minimally, and interest rates are working their way up. If you've been waiting to buy a single-family home in Stowe, don't delay too much longer.

Read the complete report, with stats for Stowe and Lamoille County

Read the recently released February existing-home sales report from the National Association of Realtors, which is consistent with our Stowe-area statistics, without the weather's negative impact on activity as it is in much of the rest of the country.

One of America's Best Winter Drives Starts in Stowe

Travel + Leisure Magazine says:

Stowe to Rochester, Vermont

Starting Point: Stowe, VT

The Route: 50 miles on VT-100

What to Expect: Every route through Vermont is scenic, but the Route 100 Byway is the best of the lot, especially when taking the time to pause in the Green Mountain villages of Wilmington and Weston before touring the Mad River Valley. The Mad River’s Moss Glen Falls offers a frozen sculpture that changes daily.

Where to Stop: Almost every village offers a quaint country store, but Weston’s Vermont Country Store is the ultimate pit stop for practical souvenirs and unique regional treats.

Two of America's Most Romantic Towns are in Vermont

Travel + Leisure Magazine says:

Number 7, Burlington, Vermont

Rudyard Kipling supposedly once said that Lake Champlain—the centerpiece of America’s best college town—was the sweetest place in the world to watch a sunset. Readers, meanwhile, loved Burlington for other romantically oriented times of day, such as cocktail hour (it ranked in the top 10 for cool bars), brunch, and the all-important dessert. One sip of Lake Champlain Chocolates’ decadent hot cocoas is all it takes to see why the town also scored highly for cafés and ranks among the top 10 for winter wonderland holiday-season visits. See the Travel + Leisure Burlington article here.

Number 22, Stowe, Vermont

Some people want their romantic surroundings sleek, modern, and streamlined. They should probably look elsewhere. Stowe’s charm offensive is of a quieter ilk—more Gary Cooper in a wool flannel shirt than Sinatra in a tuxedo—especially in winter. Get the blood pumping with a few ski turns down Mount Mansfield or a sleigh ride through the snowy woods. Less outdoorsy types may prefer a picturesque drive through tidy, quaint towns before finishing off with a locally sourced dinner at Solstice, one of America’s most romantic restaurants. Come bedtime there’s nowhere to be but Stowe Mountain Lodge: fireplaces in every bedroom make for perfectly cozy New England romance. See the Travel + Leisure Stowe article here.

Real-Estate Market Reports for Stowe and Lamoille County

 

The same factors that catalyzed widespread market recovery in 2012 and 2013 are likely to continue in 2014, though perhaps at a more moderate pace. That’s not a bad thing, since the market is returning to a stable, healthy state. Potential trends to watch for in 2014 include increased seller activity, more new construction and fewer foreclosures on the market. Inventory is another metric to watch this year.

Read the complete report, with stats for Lamoille County and Stowe, here.

November 2013 Market Report

November was largely another encouraging month for residential real estate. Our attention has shifted from multi-year high prices and sales volumes to seller activity, inventory levels and building permits. And let’s not forget the calendar effect. As families gather together, fewer house hunters are scheduling showings and writing offers. Watch for month-to-month activity to moderate while year-over-year comparisons remain strong.

Read the complete report, with stats for Lamoille County and Stowe, here.

The Art on Burton: Presented by Helen Day Art Center

The Art on Burton examines the profound role of art and design on the culture of snowboarding by exhibiting work from artists who have contributed to the design and image of Vermont’s own Burton Snowboards. Snowboarding’s imagery and products have consistently re-enforced its position as a counter-culture lifestyle.

Because of this counter-culture lifestyle, snowboarding companies like Burton have been able to visually push the envelope, inviting artists to collaborate with product design, thus simultaneously supporting the artist by increasing their visibility and positively impacting the experience of the rider. There are few other examples where fine artists’ work reaches the public so directly and prolifically.

This exhibition focuses on artists who have contributed to the design and image of Burton, highlighting significant moments and innovations. It includes original artwork, boards, board graphics, and videos, representing both individual artists and the process of design.

Public Programs & Education in conjunction with this exhibit include:

  • Panel discussion by Burton Creative Team and JDK Designers
  • “History of Burton and Snowboarding” evening featuring Burton archivist, Todd Kohlman
  • Video Class:  a local professional video artist instructs youth how to make, edit, and upload their own snowboard or outdoor-inspired video.
  • Design Workshop: Taught by Burton’s Creative Manager of Graphics, Dennis Healy. A one-day event teaching the process of designing a board. Students will design their own boards in class and learn about aspects of design and marketing.
  • Design Contest: Pick up an outline of a snowboard at Helen Day Art Center or download online and drop off a design for a chance to win a Burton Snowboard.  A total  of twelve prizes will be awarded during an award ceremony to three different age groups.  Prizes include Burton snowboards and gift certificates

Curated by Rachel Moore.

Please visit helenday.com for details.

Public Programs January 20, 2012 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Opening Reception

January 20 – February 24, 2012 Board Design Competition

Three age groups compete for a chance to win prizes - 12 in total.

First place in each category: a Burton Snowboard; Runner-up: a $100 gift certificate for a class at Helen Day Art Center; Second & Third Prizes: $50 and $25 gift certificates to either Burton or Helen Day Art Center. Snowboard templates available January 20th online and in paper form at Helen Day Art Center.

  • Ages 5-10
  • Ages 11-17
  • Ages 18 +

January 26, 2012 6:00 pm Public Talk: A History of Snowboarding and Burton: Todd Kohlman

March 15, 2012 5:00 – 6:00 pm Design Competition Award Ceremony Selected board designs on display. Prizes will be presented over hot chocolate, mulled wine and cookies.

6:00 pm Panel Discussion: The Image of Snowboarding: Burton  Creative Team and JDK Designers

April 15, 2012 Exhibition Closes

Education

Fridays, February 3 – March 16 (no class 3/2), 2:45-4:45 pm Snowboard Video Production with James Tomlinson Teens & Young Adults Shoot and edit your own snowboard video! The first three classes will be held at Stowe Mountain learning to shoot your own video of snowboarding. You will then learn how to edit your video at HDAC.

February 18, 2012 9:30 am -12:30 pm Design Workshop with Burton’s Creative Manager of Graphics, Dennis Healy

Helen Day Art Center 90 Pond Street PO Box 411 Stowe, VT 05672 www.helenday.com 802.253.8358 F: 802.253.2703

...to enhance the human experience through the visual arts

Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 pm