Posts Categorized: News

Carmen Reed Joins the Newcastle Realty Team

Carmen Reed is a people person, and is looking forward to helping clients navigate the process of buying and selling their home. Previously a director of a mid-coast area Chamber of Commerce, she has always loved being involved in community and sharing her passion for the area. Carmen chose to join Newcastle Realty because she… Read more »

The Home-Buying Process in 10 Simple Steps

Wouldn’t it be great if buying a home were as simple as playing a board game like Monopoly? All you’d have to do is find a desirable neighborhood, hand the bank a few bucks, and get your house. Of course, the home-buying process is more complicated in real life. We have put together the following list… Read more »

Newcastle Realty Unveils New State-of-the-Art Website

People love to search online for properties and real estate, and an easy-to-use search function is the foundation for any great real estate website. For more than six months, Newcastle Realty has worked with a leading web design firm to create one of the best search experiences anywhere. The new website was recently unveiled and… Read more »

Tight Inventory Creates Opportunity for Home Sellers

Sales of previously owned homes tumbled in February as the housing market remained choked by tight inventory. Existing-home sales were at a 5.48 million seasonally adjusted annual rate last month, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. That was down 3.7% compared with January’s sales pace, which was the strongest in a decade. The median… Read more »

Debi Fox Joins Newcastle Realty

Company owner Dennis Hilton and Designated Broker Lorrie Zeiner are pleased to announce that Debi Fox has joined Newcastle Realty, the Damariscotta areas’ leading real estate company. “We are very excited to have Debi join our team of professional agents,” commented Hilton. “She is an experienced broker and well known in the local communities. We… Read more »

If You Worry About Another Housing Bubble, Consider These Four Things

It’s 2016, and home prices are rising near the levels of the housing market just before the crash. Many are asking—and wondering — if we are in some kind of housing bubble. But are we? Here are a few things to consider if you’re worried about another housing bubble. 1. The overall economy Unemployment is low,… Read more »

Interest Rates Remain Low, But For How Long?

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; The higher the rate, the greater your payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where the experts believe rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next year. The 30-year… Read more »