Posts Tagged: REALTOR

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 »

June 2018 Market and Sales Update

Sales of Maine’s single-family existing homes decreased 1.38 percent last month, due to limited market inventory. Prices, however, continued to rise; according to Maine Listings, the statewide median sales price (MSP) increased 9.95 percent to $219,900. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half for less. Real estate firms… Read more »

May 2018 Market Update Report

Tighter inventory in the single-family existing home real estate market has led to an uptick in sales prices and home sales. According to Maine Listings, 1,201 homes were sold in April—an 8.59 percent increase compared to April of 2017. Sales prices are also on the rise; a median sales price of $200,000 represents a jump… 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 »

2018 Year-to-Date Market and Sales Update *

Realtors across Maine report steady activity in most markets. According to Maine Listings, sales of single-family existing homes increased 0.21 percent comparing January 2018 to January 2017. The value of those homes, tracked statistically by the Median Sales Price (MSP), indicates a jump in home values of 5.26 percent to an MSP of $200,000 during… Read more »

December 2017 Market and Sales Update

Sales of single-family existing homes increased by double digits last month. According to Maine Listings, Realtors across the state sold 1,576 homes during November, which represents an increase of 11.46 percent from a year ago. The median sales price (MSP) for those homes rose 4.24 percent to $200,000. The MSP indicates that half of the… Read more »

Featured Property-14 Boot Road, Bristol

Broker Lorrie Zeiner of Newcastle Realty is pleased to offer this cozy cottage in the woods a perfect all-season retreat in Bristol! Read, write, paint or just relax! Enjoy the wildlife and nature that surrounds you while you sit in the sun room or your screened-in porch. The open kitchen-dinning-living room with island provides a great space for… Read more »

2017 Year-to-Date Market and Sales Update

A tighter-than-normal home inventory level led to a decrease in sales across Maine last month. Prices, however, remain in positive territory. According to Maine Listings, the median sales price (MSP) for a single-family existing home increased 4.20 percent to $206,000 comparing July 2017 to July 2016. Sales waned a slight 0.53 percent. The National Association… 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 »

Featured Property – 115 Martin Point Road, Friendship

Broker Lorrie Zeiner of Newcastle Realty is pleased to offer this remarkable cape-style home on 8+ acres with water frontage and beautiful views of Hatchet Cove in Friendship. Make lasting memories here–spend your long summer days swimming, boating or looking for sea glass along your very own beach! Post and beam cape (c. 1989) offers three bedrooms… Read more »