There are some very affluent areas in Vermont. Close to the Vermont/New Hampshire border homes are going for around $450,000. The buyer to seller ratio is about even and there is a good supply of real estate. On average there was an increase in price at about 12% from last years prices. Sellers should expect to sell their homes in about 3 to 4 months time. Sellers are receiving about 97% of their asking prices, and those who are buying are generally first time buyers or repeat buyers. Quality of life is high in this area and the standard of living seems to be moving in an upward direction.