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August 2018 Market and Sales Update

Maine experienced solid gains in both sales prices and sales volume for single-family home sales during the month of July. Maine Listings reported that 1,864 homes changes hands last month—an increase of 9.65 percent from the same period last year—and the median sales price jumped 9.22 percent to $225,000. The MSP indicates that half of… Read more »

July 2018 Market and Sales Update

The Maine summer real estate season is in full swing. According to the Maine Association of Realtors, agents around the state sold 1,937 single-family existing homes in June 2018, an increase of 2.54 percent over June 2017. Home values experienced double-digit gains, with a 10.98 percent jump in the median sales price to $227,500. The… Read more »

5 Reasons Local Independent Firms are the Future of Real Estate

In recent years, the real estate industry has seen a rapid rate of mergers and acquisitions — but there’s also a countertrend where independent local brokerages are surging in popularity. When it comes to realty companies, I’m proud to say local is better — and homeowners agree: In a survey of more than 3,000 U.S…. Read more »

March 2018 Market and Sales Update

Single-family existing home values in Maine continue to rise, and sales have remained in healthy territory. Maine Listings today reported that 822 homes changed hands in February, an increase of 5.93 percent compared to February 2017. The median sales price (MSP) for homes sold reached $194,450, up 8.03 percent, comparing February 2018 to February 2017…. Read more »

Featured Property-193 Lower Round Pond Road, Bristol

Broker Lorrie Zeiner of Newcastle Realty is pleased to offer this charming post & beam Cape located in the historic Bristol Mills! Home is where the heart is and you will have to leave yours here! This home is perfect! Sellers have updated this c. 1790 home without spoiling- granite kitchen, polished wood and tile floors, a… Read more »

Exciting Upcoming Real Estate Auction August 30th!

We are pleased to announce the upcoming owner-directed auction of 11 Totten Road in Gray, Maine — a full-service equestrian facility and farmhouse on 11.5 acres, just 20 minutes from Portland. Full auction details and photos can be seen at 11tottenroadgray.com. You may request a complete bidder’s package by emailing broker/auctioneer Dennis Hilton here. Buyer’s brokers… Read more »

Laura Blake Brings Knowledge and Enthusiasm to Newcastle Realty’s Team

Laura Blake, a real estate broker in mid-coast Maine for close to a decade, has been with Newcastle Realty since 2014. Laura’s passion for her job and clients is evident in her positive, upbeat nature. Whether she is working with a buyer, finding the perfect home, or marketing a property to potential buyers, she does… Read more »

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Water Damage and Roof Leaks?

Whether you’re dealing with a slow leak in the basement or a steady drip from a hole in the roof, water can wreak havoc on your home—and your bank account. Once the water recedes, one of the first questions you’ll have is whether your homeowners insurance covers water damage and roof leaks. Well, we have you covered with the answers… Read more »

Six Things You Don’t Want To Say When Selling

You know that expression about loose lips sinking ships? It holds true for selling your home as well. Sure, there are some things you have to disclose to buyers—such as if your home has lead paint or is located in a flood zone. But there’s plenty more you might feel like saying when you would be truly better off… Read more »

The Brokers’ Team at Newcastle Realty Welcomes Dean Jacobs

Long-time residents of Damariscotta may remember Dean Jacobs working at the Waltz Pharmacy Soda Fountain when he was a young boy, or behind the counter as a pharmacist in later years. Raised in this community, Dean has been an integral part, then and now, of his family’s business on Main Street. Still very passionate about being… Read more »