Posts Tagged: interest rates

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 »

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 »

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 »

November 2019 Real Estate Market Report

The $224,900 median sales price of a single-family existing home in Maine in October 2019 was 4.6 percent higher than October 2018, according to data released by the Maine Association of Realtors. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. Realtors also reported a record-breaking 1,845… Read more »

October 2019 Real Estate Market Report

Consumer confidence bolstered sales of single-family existing homes in Maine last month. The Maine Association of Realtors released statistics today showing an 11.01 percent jump in sales during September 2019 compared to September 2018. Statewide, the median sales price (MSP) in September increased 6.4 percent to $228,750 compared to September 2018. The MSP indicates that… Read more »

May 2019 Real Estate Market Update

Maine Realtors report strong sales and rising home prices for April 2019. Maine Listings released statistics today indicating a 4.8 percent increase in sales of single-family existing homes (compared to April 2018). The median sales price rose 5.0 percent to $210,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half… 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 »

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 »