Panton property transfers

The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Panton between January 2022 and May 2023.

Vt. home prices have seen third highest increase of any state

Home prices across the country have been rising, but Vermont house prices have seen the third-highest increase of any state — rising 16.9% in the last year — according to a new study. 

Property transfers: When fixing up, think of the long-term value of your home

We thought that readers of this Home section would like to see a sampling of some real home sales over the past year or so.

Real estate market appears to be stabilizing

Brokers say demand is still strong, but higher interest rates can be a drag.

Pandemic feeds a real estate surge

ADDISON COUNTY — When veteran real estate appraiser Bill Benton left his Vergennes office one recent morning, one of his stops was to appraise a Weybridge home that had been placed on the market for $435,000. It was under contract for $475,000, without a … (read more)

Real estate advice: Low inventory

Why is there such low inventory? How long will this last? Prices are so high right now. Is it a good time to sell my home?   The low inventory is a combination of several factors. Some sellers are reluctant to list their homes for sale for fear that they … (read more)

Real estate advice: Out-of-state buyers?

Are you seeing more out-of-state or in-state buyers in Addison County these days?   I have seen more out-of-state buyers in the past year than I have ever seen in any other year, and I have been selling real estate over 40 years.  I think every out-of-sta … (read more)

Vermont Housing Finance Agency lifts Aug. 31 deadline for mortgage assistance

The Vermont Housing Finance Agency lifted its Aug. 31 deadline for mortgage assistance because the $5 million allotted to the program has lasted longer than expected. If all the applications now before the agency are converted to awards, the program will … (read more)

Months of COVID-19 could undo decades of population decline

VERMONT — A collision of social forces, some related to COVID-19, has prompted a wave of migration into Vermont this year. While nobody knows for sure how many people have moved to the state over the past several months, University of Vermont research on … (read more)

Local real estate showing signs of life

ADDISON COUNTY — There’s good news out there for one segment of the Addison County real estate market, local experts said.  Owners of homes in good condition in the county’s major villages or near Chittenden County can expect buyers, some of them from out … (read more)

Home sales ready to rebound from pandemic

The real estate market in northwest Vermont is recovering after the necessary shut down due to COVID-19, according to a report based on New England Real Estate Network numbers. The stay-at-home order went into effect on March 25 with restricted showings b … (read more)

Real estate advice during COVID-19: Sarah Peluso

Real estate is one of the many segments of the economy that has felt the effects of COVID-19. Although there are many restrictions on what we can do right now, there are still opportunities for both buyers and sellers to stay active in the marketplace. I … (read more)

Real estate advice during the coronavirus outbreak

These are unprecedented times. A survey of Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Agents through March 23 indicated that 32% of buyers may be putting their search on hold — however 30% cited a lack of inventory for their reason.  Sellers are advised to stay fl … (read more)

Jan Bark joins Four Seasons real estate

MIDDLEBURY — Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that Jan Bark has joined the company’s Middlebury office as a sales associate. Bark knows all about re-locating to Vermont. She did it in 1997 and she says it was the best move she eve … (read more)