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October 2022 Market Update

According to the Maine Association of Realtors, home prices seem to be stabilizing with sales of single-family homes remaining strong. The month of September saw sales of 1,890 single-family homes with a median sales price (MSP) of $330,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less…. Read more »

September 2022 Market Update

Statistics shared by Maine Listings indicate a decrease of 9.89 percent in sales for single-family homes across the state comparing August 2022 to August 2021. The median sales price saw an increase of 9.68 percent, reaching $340,000 over August of last year. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and… Read more »

August 2022 Market Update

Though for-sale inventory remains low, home buyer interest persists across Maine. According to Maine Listings, 1,691 homes were sold statewide for the month of July, a decrease of 15.28 percent compared to July 2021. The median sales price (MSP) reached $354,000, an increase of 12.38 percent since this time last year. The MSP indicates that… 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 »

June 2022 Market Update

As for-sale inventory remains a limiting factor, home values continue to climb. Statistics shared by Maine Listings show the statewide median sales price (MSP) reached $350,000 in May 2022, an increase of 14.75 percent over May of last year. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for… Read more »

May 2022 Market Update

Prices for single-family existing homes in Maine saw a jump of 25.36 percent in April 2022 compared to April of last year. Statistics shared by the Maine Association of Realtors indicated the sale of 1,143 homes in April 2022, a decrease of 20.90 percent over April 2021. The statewide median sales price (MSP) for homes… Read more »

April 2022 Market Update

The Maine real estate market is beginning to see a gradual return of for-sale single-family homes. Statistics shared by Maine Listings show a 21.48 percent sales decline in March 2022 compared to March 2021, due to an ongoing lack of for-sale inventory combined with increased buyer demand. 1,031 homes were sold statewide last month with… Read more »

March 2022 Market Update

Persistent buyer demand for Maine real estate combined with low for-sale inventory continues to fuel a competitive market, driving sale prices higher. According to Maine Listings, February 2022 sales declined 17.33 percent compared to February 2021, while the median sales price (MSP) increased 21.48 percent, reaching $297,500. The MSP indicates that half of the homes… Read more »

NEWCASTLE REALTY SUPPORTS LINCOLN ACADEMY BASKETBALL PROGRAM

  Representatives from the staff at Newcastle Realty presented a check for $1,450 to Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, Maine in support of their high school basketball program during a home game recently. For over 15 years, Newcastle Realty has sponsored an exciting Half-Time Shoot Out program, a fun intermission fund-raising contest conducted at all home… Read more »

February 2022 Market Update

Maine real estate experienced another historic high for sales of single-family homes in the month of January. Though statistics shared from Maine Listings indicate a slight decrease of 7.2 percent in sales compared to January of last year, sales numbers are still experiencing the positive effects of COVID-19. Sales in January 2022 exceeded those of… Read more »

January 2022 Market Update

Strong demand for single-family homes in Maine persisted for the full sales year of 2021. Statistics shared by Maine Listings indicated the statewide median sales price (MSP) reached $299,000 last year, showing an increase of 16.8 percent with the number of sales increasing 2.41 percent.  The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold… Read more »

December 2021 Market Update

While increased demand for single-family homes in Maine continues, for-sale inventory remains lower than usual. Data released by Maine Listings showed a slight sales decrease of 7.99 percent in November 2021 while prices increased 11.11 percent compared to November 2020. The median sales price (MSP) reached $300,000, compared to $270,000 in November of last year…. Read more »

October 2021 Market Update

Demand for single-family existing homes across Maine continues to surpass pre-COVID numbers. According to Maine Listings, while sales decreased 9.74 percent in September, prices jumped 16.92 percent. The median sales price (MSP) for the 2,067 homes sold last month reached $320,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half… Read more »

August 2021 Market Update

Buyer demand remains strong across Maine’s 16 counties. Data shared by Maine Listings shows home sales decreased 4.86 percent and prices rose 23.58 percent comparing July 2021 to July 2020. The median sales price (MSP) for the 1,996 homes sold hit $315,000 last month. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for… Read more »

July 2021 Real Estate Market Update

Buyer demand continues to increase values of Maine’s single-family existing homes. Data shared by Maine Listings shows a statewide median sales price (MSP) of $310,000 in June—a 24.5 percent increase over June 2020. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. Sales have also increased 14.71… Read more »

June 2021 Real Estate Market Update

The sale of single-family homes in Maine continues to surge by double digits. Data shared by the Maine Association of Realtors show the ownership transfer of 1,611 homes across the state for the month of May 2021, alone—a 28.32 percent increase over May 2020. Home values continue to be impacted by high buyer demand. The… Read more »

May 2021 Real Estate Market Update

The demand for single-family homes persists as highly-motivated buyers continue to pursue Maine real estate options. Statistics shared by Maine listings show a sales increase of 35.68 percent in April 2021 compared to April 2020. The statewide median sales price (MSP) reached $276,000 – a leap of 17.05 percent between this April and last. Maine’s… Read more »

April 2021 Real Estate Market Update

Home buyer demand persists in the Maine real estate market, with Realtors reporting 1,313 single-family home sales for the month of March alone—a jump of 16.81 percent over March 2020. Statistics shared by Maine Listings infer the statewide median sales price (MSP) reached $268,500, an increase of 17.79 percent comparing March 2021 to March 2020…. 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 »

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 »