Current home values in Vermont

Home values have been rising throughout Vermont and are up 27.9% from a year ago.

Statewide, the median value for a single-family home — meaning half are worth more, half are worth less — is currently $431,776, Realtor says.

Real estate agents say would-be homebuyers in some parts of the country are starting to overcome the obstacles caused by COVID-19 and are going virtual house hunting to take advantage of today's bargain mortgage rates and the low monthly house payments they provide.

Here's how that works in Vermont: Let's say you want to buy a mid-priced home using a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at the current average interest, which is a low 3.33%, according to mortgage company Freddie Mac.

A 30-year mortgage for a $431,776 home at 3.33% would give a typical Vermont homebuyer a monthly payment of $1,519, assuming a 20% down payment.

How the Vermont housing market stacks up

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The state's median home value is higher than the U.S. median of $248,948, which is up 5.1% from a year ago.

While the coronavirus is expected to continue hanging over the U.S. economy like a dark cloud, Zillow forecasts that U.S. home values will rise 5.1% over the next year, while in Vermont, they're predicted to rise 2.7%.

Homes right now are going on the market in Vermont at a median price of $149 per square foot, versus $134 per square foot nationwide.

Are you looking to buy? Take a look at today's best mortgage rates where you live.

Vermont home prices over the last 10 years

Year Avg. Price
2020* $260,741
2019 $203,925
2018 $197,100
2017 $191,467
2016 $185,517
2015 $183,658
2014 $182,842
2013 $180,158
2012 $179,192
2011 $178,575
2010 $180,292
2009 $181,400

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

How much for an average-sized home?

Here's what a 2,500-square-foot home in Vermont is worth now, and how that's changed over the last decade, based on the Zillow Home Value Index.

Year Avg. Price
2020* $372,581
2019 $0
2018 $0
2017 $0
2016 $0
2015 $0
2014 $0
2013 $0
2012 $0
2011 $0
2010 $0
2009 $0

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

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