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December 2022 Market Update

Buyers of single-family existing homes across Maine are still encountering a lower-than-normal inventory of homes available for purchase. According to Maine Listings, 1,289 homes changed hands in November, a decline of 28.7 percent from November one year ago. The median sales price (MSP) for homes sold reached $325,000—up 8.3 percent from November 2021. The MSP… Read more »

November 2022 Market Update

2022 YEAR-TO-DATE MARKET AND SALES UPDATE * According to the Maine Association of Realtors, buyer demand remains healthy in Maine, while rising interest rates and tight inventory continue to affect the real estate market. Maine Listings reported a 7.79 percent rise in the cost for a single-family existing home, which reached a median sales price… Read more »

October 2022 Market Update

According to the Maine Association of Realtors, home prices seem to be stabilizing with sales of single-family homes remaining strong. The month of September saw sales of 1,890 single-family homes with a median sales price (MSP) of $330,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less…. Read more »

September 2022 Market Update

Statistics shared by Maine Listings indicate a decrease of 9.89 percent in sales for single-family homes across the state comparing August 2022 to August 2021. The median sales price saw an increase of 9.68 percent, reaching $340,000 over August of last year. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and… Read more »

August 2022 Market Update

Though for-sale inventory remains low, home buyer interest persists across Maine. According to Maine Listings, 1,691 homes were sold statewide for the month of July, a decrease of 15.28 percent compared to July 2021. The median sales price (MSP) reached $354,000, an increase of 12.38 percent since this time last year. The MSP indicates that… Read more »

July 2022 Market Update

According to Maine Listings, sales of single-family homes in Maine saw a decline of 9.83 percent, presumably in response to rising interest rates. Compared to June 2021, the statewide median sales price (MSP) jumped 16.4 percent in June 2022 reaching $360,825. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half… Read more »

June 2022 Market Update

As for-sale inventory remains a limiting factor, home values continue to climb. Statistics shared by Maine Listings show the statewide median sales price (MSP) reached $350,000 in May 2022, an increase of 14.75 percent over May of last year. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for… Read more »

May 2022 Market Update

Prices for single-family existing homes in Maine saw a jump of 25.36 percent in April 2022 compared to April of last year. Statistics shared by the Maine Association of Realtors indicated the sale of 1,143 homes in April 2022, a decrease of 20.90 percent over April 2021. The statewide median sales price (MSP) for homes… Read more »

NEWCASTLE REALTY ASSISTS IN HISTORIC LAND SALE

With the involvement of Newcastle Realty, Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust recently completed their largest single-day acquisition in the history of that organization. The newly obtained 476 acres located in Bristol will join an adjacent 230+ acres already in conservation with Coastal Rivers. By placing these parcels in conservation, Coastal Rivers works to ensure the preservation… Read more »

April 2022 Market Update

The Maine real estate market is beginning to see a gradual return of for-sale single-family homes. Statistics shared by Maine Listings show a 21.48 percent sales decline in March 2022 compared to March 2021, due to an ongoing lack of for-sale inventory combined with increased buyer demand. 1,031 homes were sold statewide last month with… Read more »