Posts By: Dennis Hilton

April 2023 Real Estate Market Update

Interest rates and lower-than-normal inventory led to a single-family existing home sales decline of 16.78 percent in March. According to Maine Listings, 858 homes changed hands last month, compared to 1,031 homes in March 2022. The median sales price for homes sold rose 3.85 percent to $337,500 comparing March 2023 to March 2022. The MSP… Read more »

March 2023 Real Estate Market Update

Availability of properties for sale continues to be an issue for buyers of single-family existing homes across Maine. According to Maine Listings, Realtors sold 708 homes last month—a dip of 19.4 percent from February 2022. Prices increased 10.7 percent in the past year, with data indicating a median sales price (MSP) of $329,250. The MSP… 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 »

December 2022 Market Update

Buyers of single-family existing homes across Maine are still encountering a lower-than-normal inventory of homes available for purchase. According to Maine Listings, 1,289 homes changed hands in November, a decline of 28.7 percent from November one year ago. The median sales price (MSP) for homes sold reached $325,000—up 8.3 percent from November 2021. The MSP… 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 »

Newcastle Realty Opens Boothbay Harbor Office

Together with his staff of REALTORs, Newcastle Realty owner Dennis Hilton is pleased to announce the opening of their new Boothbay Harbor office, located at 14 Todd Avenue. Newcastle Realty has operated from Newcastle and Damariscotta for over 30 years and this is their first branch location. “We are very happy to be strengthening our… Read more »

December 2020 Real Estate Market Update

Low for-sale inventory and high demand for Maine’s lifestyle has driven real estate sales and values into double-digit gains. Today, Maine Listings reported that 1,965 single-family existing homes changed hands in November—a rise of 31.17 percent compared to November 2019. Values also increased 20 percent to a median sales price (MSP) of $270,000, comparing November… 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 »

September 2020 Real Estate Market Report

Real estate sales in Maine continue a healthy, highly positive trajectory. The value of single-family existing homes jumped 17.4 percent comparing August 2020 to August 2019, reaching a median sales price of $270,000, according to Maine Listings. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. Home… Read more »

August 2020 Real Estate Market Report

Sales of single-family existing homes continue to recover from the impacts of the early months of COVID-19; Maine Listings reports a sales jump of 12.43 percent in July 2020, when compared to July 2019. Values rose 10.83 percent to a median sales price (MSP) of $254,900, comparing July 2020 to July 2019. The MSP indicates… Read more »

July 2020 Real Estate Market Report

The number of sales of single-family homes in Maine is down slightly in June but prices remain on the rise. Realtors across the state sold 1,720 homes in June—78 fewer homes than a year ago – a 4.3% decrease compared to June 2019. The Median Sales Price (MSP) for homes sold in June reached $249,000,… Read more »

June 2020 Real Estate Market Report

Sales of Maine’s single-family homes eased in May, due to effects from COVID-19 and limited supply; however, value and demand for available homes remained strong. According to Maine Listings, Realtors sold 21.34 percent fewer homes in May 2020, compared to May 2019. Prices continued to rise, with a median sales price increase of 3.43 percent… Read more »

May 2020 Real Estate Market Report

Despite a pandemic-fueled wane in the sales of single-family homes, values in Maine increased by double digits last month. According to Maine Listings, Realtors sold 194 fewer homes in April 2020 compared to April 2019, which is a decrease of 15.41 percent. The median sales price (MSP) jumped 12.29 percent to $235,800, compared April 2020… Read more »

Introducing Matterport 3D Virtual Tours

The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 has caused a significant adjustment to the way real estate is viewed, and bought and sold. The brokers at Newcastle Realty now follow important safety protocols and often meet with clients by phone and video chat. Paperwork and documents are signed electronically, and showings are conducted by video, or by… Read more »

April 2020 Real Estate Market Report

February statistics released on March 20, 2020 by Maine Listings indicated a 5.75 percent increase in sales of single-family existing homes, comparing February 2020 to February 2019. The median sales price (MSP) for the 865 homes sold reached $216,900—an uptick of 8.45 percent over that same period. The MSP indicates that half of the homes… Read more »

Our Plan to Serve You Throughout COVID-19 (Update)

At Newcastle Realty, our top priority is to keep our staff, clients, vendors, and community partners safe during the COVID-19 crisis. On March 18, we closed our office to non-staff personnel and transitioned to meeting with clients via phone or video—many of our brokers were already working remotely. Today, we are moving all remaining support… Read more »

Our Plan to Serve You Throughout COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

At Newcastle Realty, our top priority is to keep our staff, clients, and vendors safe during the COVID-19 crisis, as we look for ways to support others in our local community. We are doing our part to reduce risk by closing our office to non-staff personnel effective March 18. If you need to meet with… Read more »

December 2019 Real Estate Market Report

Maine single-family existing home values increased in November, while limited inventory led to a decrease in sales. According to Maine Listings, 123 fewer homes were sold in November 2019—a 7.59 percent decline from November of 2018. The statewide median sales price (MSP) hit $225,000, up 2.74 percent compared to November 2018. The MSP indicates that… 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 »