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LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER REACHES 40 YEAR MILESTONE

At their annual Selling Season Kick-Off Breakfast held at the Oysterhead Lounge in Newcastle recently, the 30-plus associates from Cheney Insurance, Newcastle Realty, and Newcastle Vacation Rentals gathered to honor their clients, to welcome spring, and to celebrate the success of their companies, which together make up the Cheney Financial Group. Area native Dennis Hilton… Read more »

April 2024 Market Update

Sales volume across the state continue to rise, with a total of 888 single-family homes sold in March 2024 – an increase of 3.5 percent compared to March 2023. The median sales price also increased, reaching $380,000, a surge of 12.59 percent compared to this time last year. The MSP indicates that half of the… Read more »

March 2024 Market Update

The month of February saw a statewide uptick in both sales and home prices, due to continued buyer demand and an increase in single-family homes available for sale. Statistics shared by Maine Listings indicate a jump in home sales of 11.44 percent, comparing February 2024 to February of last year. The median sales price increased… Read more »

February 2024 Market Update

Buyers across the state continue to be met with lower-than-average for sale inventory. Statistics shared by Maine Listings indicate a 1.98 percent decrease in sales while the median sales price (MSP) increased 8.62 percent – reaching $353,000 comparing January 2024 to January of last year. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold… Read more »

January 2024 Market Update

Maine continues to see a steady increase of qualified buyers while lack of inventory and current interest rates contribute to a lower-than-average number of real estate transactions.  Statistics shared by Maine Listings indicate a 6.14 percent decrease in sales comparing December 2023 to December 2022. For that same time, the median sales price increased 6.21… Read more »

December 2023 Market Update

Maine continues to see a high number of qualified buyers across the state while for-sale inventory remains low. According to Maine Listings, 1,218 homes were sold during the month of November, a decrease of 5.51 percent compared to November of last year. The median sales price for homes sold last month jumped 9.23 percent compared… Read more »

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 »

Cheney Financial Group Recognizes Outstanding Service at Awards Dinner

In celebration of outstanding service, Cheney Financial Group (CFG) associates and guests recently gathered for the Annual CFG Awards and Recognition Event. Held at the 1812 Farm in Bristol, the well-attended event was hosted by Dennis Hilton, owner and CEO of the Cheney Companies. Comprised of Cheney Insurance, Newcastle Realty, and Newcastle Vacation Rentals, the… Read more »

October 2023 Market Update

The availability of single-family homes remains lower than average with Realtors across the state reporting just 1,410 homes being sold in September 2023, a 25.4 percent decrease compared to September of last year. The statewide median sales price (MSP) increased 14.17 percent to $376,750. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for… Read more »

September 2023 Market Update

Buyers across the state continue to be met with low inventory when searching for single-family existing homes. Comparing August 2023 to August 2022, statistics shared by Maine listings indicate an increase of 9.41 percent in home values while the overall number of sales dipped 18.77 percent. Month over month, sales volume increased 13 percent but… Read more »

August 2023 Market Update

Demand for single-family homes remains high across the state. Statistics shared by Maine Listings indicate a 7.34 percent increase in prices for July 2023 compared to July 2022, reaching a median sales price (MSP) of $380,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. The number… Read more »

BROWN EARNS DISTINCTION AS REALTOR OF THE YEAR

Patti Brown, a successful real estate broker with Newcastle Realty for more than six years, was named the 2023 Realtor of the Year by the Lincoln County Council of the Mountains to Shore Board of Realtors in June. Her award was celebrated with a wonderful meeting and dinner at the Tugboat Inn, attended by other… 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 »

NEWCASTLE REALTY BOOTHBAY HARBOR LOCATION CELEBRATES THIRD YEAR

Together with his staff of 18 REALTORs, Newcastle Realty owner Dennis Hilton is excited to be celebrating the start of their third year in their Boothbay Harbor office located at 14 Todd Avenue. Newcastle Realty has operated from Newcastle and Damariscotta for over 30 years, and this branch location shows the commitment Newcastle Realty has… Read more »

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 »