Market Report April 17, 2024

CBCRE 2024 Q1 Market Report

Q1 2024 Stowe Area Real Estate Insights: Transition and Adjustment in a Dynamic Market

As we review the first quarter of 2024, the real estate markets in Stowe, Lamoille County, and Waterbury, Vermont, have exhibited distinct patterns of transition and adjustment. Each area responded differently to the underlying economic conditions, reflecting the unique characteristics and challenges of their respective markets. Here’s a closer look at how each area fared during this dynamic period.


In Q1 2024, the Stowe real estate market showcased resilience despite significant price corrections. Sales volumes in single-family homes remained consistent year-over-year, though average sold prices dropped by 30.79% and median sold prices by 41.67%. The market saw a 15.38% increase in new listings, indicating seller optimism and possible market adjustments. Moreover, significant decreases in days on market for both single-family homes and condos suggest continued strong demand at adjusted price points.

Lamoille County

The real estate market in Lamoille County in Q1 2024 reflected a typical seasonal slowdown, with an overall decrease in activity. Sales volume fell by 11.43% and average sold prices by 22.71%, with a modest decrease in median sold prices. Despite fewer transactions, specific areas like Morristown and Eden showed strong growth in sales and prices, contrasting with a general market contraction. This indicates a market of mixed dynamics, with certain localities demonstrating resilience and potential for growth amidst broader market challenges.


Waterbury’s market in Q1 2024 underwent significant shifts, with a 70% drop in the number of properties sold, countered by substantial increases in both average and median sold prices. The market’s tightening was evidenced by an 18.18% decrease in new listings and a much quicker sales pace, indicating strong competition for well-priced properties.


The first quarter of 2024 revealed diverse adjustments across Stowe, Lamoille County, and Waterbury, with each area adapting to unique market conditions. Stowe adjusted to lower price points with quick sales, Lamoille County navigated seasonal slowdowns with pockets of growth, and Waterbury transitioned to a market focused on fewer, higher-value transactions. 

Outside of national influences on the real estate market, local factors, such as what the state determines around property taxes, could have a larger influence on the direction in which each of these markets heads throughout 2024.

This dynamic period underscores the importance of nuanced market understanding and the value of expert local advice for navigating the evolving real estate landscape.


Stowe VT Q1 2024 Market Report 

In the first quarter of 2024, the real estate landscape in Stowe, Vermont, presented strong and consistent sales as compared to the same timeframe in 2023. The single-family home market maintained the same number of sales in 2024 as in Q1 of 2023. A notable difference in Q1 of 2024 as compared to 2023 was a significant reduction in both the average sold price, which declined by 30.79%, and the median sold price, falling by 41.67%, highlighting a cautious approach from buyers in the higher price points within our market. Despite these downward trends, there was a notable 15.38% uptick in new listings, suggesting optimism among sellers or a potential market recalibration in response to shifting demands. The average days on market plummeted by 68.29%, with the median days on market also seeing a steep decline of 78.57%, indicating that properties that were priced appropriately found quicker closures. The reduction in days on market, combined with the lower average sales price, demonstrate that are still seeing high demand in the more favorable price points within our market.

The condo market in Stowe mirrored this trend of adjustment, albeit with its distinct nuances. Properties sold decreased by 16.67%, and there were significant drops in both the average sold price and median sold price, by 37.88% and 45.37%, respectively; this is likely due to a number of fractional units trading at Spruce Peak and Trapps. New listings in the condo segment decreased by 30.00%. This is likely due to a high number of condos trading within the past 3 years and continued low inventory. Even with lower inventory during Q1 of 2024, we have seen the average days on market for condos show a slight increase of 7.04%, diverging from the rapid sales closures observed in the single-family home segment. The decreases in average prices and increase in days on market may suggest a market-wide reassessment of property values.

The first quarter of 2024 for Stowe’s real estate market was characterized by significant price corrections and a faster pace of sales for those properties that were competitively priced. This period marked a stark contrast to the growth trends observed in the previous year, indicating a phase of market recalibration and adjustment, especially in the luxury segment of the market priced over $2M. Despite these challenges, the rapid closure of sales for single-family homes highlighted a latent demand for well-priced properties. The overall trend suggests a buyers’ market, where careful pricing and market understanding are key for sellers. The current market conditions may offer valuable opportunities for potential buyers, provided they navigate with an informed perspective. As the market continues its adjustment, staying abreast of the latest trends, such as the impact of property taxes and additional market data, will be crucial for both buyers and sellers. Consulting with local real estate experts remains invaluable for detailed insights and guidance through these shifting dynamics.


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Lamoille County Q1 2024 Market Report 

In the first quarter of 2024, Lamoille County’s real estate market underwent significant changes, reflective of both broader economic trends and local dynamics. The period saw a general downturn in activity, characterized by decreases in properties sold, average sold prices, and new listings across all property types. This adjustment phase presents a nuanced picture of the market, with variances across different segments and localities within the county. It is not atypical for markets outside of Stowe during the winter months as these areas tend to be more primary homeowners.

Across Lamoille County, properties sold decreased by 11.43%, accompanied by a 22.71% decline in the average sold price for all property types. The median sold price saw a modest decrease of 1.86%, suggesting a less dramatic shift in the midpoint of sale prices compared to average values. New listings also decreased by 15.56%, which is pretty indicative of a winter market in our area. Despite these decreases, the market remains stable, which is demonstrated by the unchanged median list price and only a 2.59% difference in the list-to-sold median price in Q1 of 2024.

Significant shifts were observed within specific areas and property types:

  • Morristown revealed a 10% increase in properties sold with a notable 75% increase in the median sold price, highlighting an area of relative strength within the county.
  • Johnson witnessed a 100% increase in new listings for single-family homes, paired with a stable sales volume and a slight 0.77% uptick in median sold prices, suggesting a market with growing inventory but consistent demand. This increase in inventory may be related to the flooding in 2023.
  • Hyde Park remained steady in sales volume for single-family homes, with a 12% increase in median sold prices and a slight acceleration in market pace, indicating sustained demand and value appreciation.
  • Cambridge experienced a 75% decrease in properties sold, with single-family homes and condos showing varied performance. Notably, single-family homes in Cambridge saw a 32% increase in median sold prices.
  • Eden presented a contrasting picture, with a 150% increase in properties sold and a 35% increase in median sold prices for single-family homes.

The first quarter of 2024 in Lamoille County illustrated a market in transition, facing downward pressures on sales and prices but with pockets of resilience and growth. This period of adjustment may offer opportunities for buyers, particularly in areas where prices have softened. Sellers, meanwhile, may need to recalibrate their expectations and strategies to align with the current market conditions. As always, individual segments and localities within the county exhibit their unique trends, underscoring the importance of localized insights in navigating the market.

These shifts underscore the importance of strategic planning and market analysis for those considering entering or operating within the Lamoille County real estate market. Potential buyers and sellers are advised to consult with real estate professionals to navigate the complexities of the current market landscape effectively.


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Waterbury VT Q1 2024 Market Report 

In the first quarter of 2024, Waterbury, Vermont’s real estate market exhibited a significant shift, particularly within the single-family home segment. This period was characterized by a notable decrease in the volume of properties sold, which dropped by 70% compared to the same quarter in the previous year. Additionally, in Q1 of 2024, the average sold price saw an increase of 21.86%, and the median sold price soared by an impressive 60.23%. This unexpected rise in property values, accompanied by a stark reduction in sales volume, was largely due to 5 of the 10 listings sold in Q1 of 2023 closing for under $325K.

Additionally, the quarter observed an 18.18% decline in new listings, which is fairly common for the Waterbury market. Despite this decrease in new listings, the market conditions favored sellers for the properties that were listed, as evidenced by a 13.33% rise in the average list price and a substantial 70.73% hike in the median list price. The speed at which transactions were completed also highlighted a significant change; the average days on market reduced by 75%, and the median days on market saw a 64.29% decrease. Despite the overall reduction in transactions, this rapid pace of sales underscores a persistent demand for properties that are priced appropriately, aligning with buyer expectations and market conditions.

The first quarter of 2024 for Waterbury’s real estate market thus presents a picture of a transitional phase, characterized by a reduction in sales volume but an increase in property values. This suggests a market that is adjusting to a new equilibrium, where high-value properties command significant interest despite broader market contractions. The decrease in new listings, alongside the rapid closure of sales, points to a competitive landscape for well-positioned properties. This period marks a clear deviation from previous trends, indicating a market that is increasingly selective, with a pronounced focus on premium offerings. Understanding these nuanced market dynamics will be key to navigating the ongoing adjustments and leveraging opportunities in a shifting real estate landscape for both buyers and sellers in Waterbury. Engaging with local real estate experts for insights and guidance remains essential for those looking to make informed decisions in this evolving market.


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