Posts Tagged: Home Buying Process

November 2023 Market Update

Though home values in Maine continue to rise, sales remain lower than average due to lack of inventory. Statistics reported by MaineListings indicate the sale of 1,435 single-family homes during October 2023 – a decrease of 10.14 percent compared to October 2022. Prices increased 13.25 percent, reaching a median sales price (MSP) of $376,000. The… Read more »

July 2023 Market Update

Though real estate inventory across the state remains low, a slight increase in home values suggest there are positive signs on the horizon. Statistics shared by Maine Listings show sold prices for homes increased 6.45 percent in June 2023 compared to June 2022, reaching a median sales price (MSP) of $385,000. The MSP indicates that… Read more »

June 2023 Market Update

Low for-sale inventory continues to hinder buying efforts across Maine. Statistics shared by Maine Listings show sold-prices for homes increased 6.57 percent in May 2023 compared to May of last year, with a median sales price (MSP) of $373,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for… Read more »

May 2023 Real Estate Market Update

Due to low inventory and higher interest rates, homebuying efforts across Maine continue to struggle. Statistics shared by Maine Listings show a decrease of 30.53 percent for home sales in April 2023 compared to April 2022. Prices, however, increased 6.21 percent to a median sales price (MSP) of $367,500. The MSP indicates that half of… Read more »

February 2023 Lincoln County Maine Real Estate Update

Sales of single-family existing homes in Maine continue to be affected by rising mortgage interest rates and a smaller number of available homes for sale. Maine Listings announced a 34.99 percent sales decrease in January 2023, compared to January 2022. The median sales price (MSP) for homes sold in January 2023 reached $325,000, an increase… 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 »

March 2021 Real Estate Market Update

Despite the yearlong COVID-19 pandemic, the Maine real estate market continues to thrive. According to statistics provided by Maine Listings, the month of February 2021 indicated a sales increase of 22.77 percent compared to the previous year. The median sales price (MSP) for homes reached $244,900, which shows an increase of 12.91 percent from 2020… Read more »

Our Final Real Estate Market and Sales Update for 2020

Wow, what a year in Maine’s residential real estate market, which thrived during 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Statistics released recently by the Maine Association of Realtors and Maine Listings show a sales increase of 9.82 percent for all single-family existing homes sold during 2020. Values increased by double digits with the statewide median… Read more »

November Real Estate Market Update

Maine’s real estate sales are still crazy high—up by double digits. According to statistics released today by the Maine Association of Realtors, agents across the state sold 2,341 single-family existing homes last month (!)—a jump of 26.88 percent over October 2019. The median sales price (MSP) for homes sold reached $280,000, a 24.50 percent increase… Read more »

October 2020 Real Estate Market Report

With historically low interest rates and more buyers than sellers, sales of Maine single-family existing homes increased 22.78 percent comparing September 2020 to September 2019. According to statistics released by Maine Listings, the median sales price (MSP) for homes sold in September 2020 rose 19.56 percent to $273,500, compared to September 2019. The MSP indicates… Read more »