Posts Categorized: News

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 »

Custom Contemporary on the Sheepscot River!

Experience the Maine way of life… at 52 Falls Road, Newcastle. When this local well known carpenter built this house not much was left to be desired. This private custom built contemporary cape on the Sheepscot River offers amazing features such as Corian counter tops, first floor Master bedroom with attached en-suit, soaring cathedral ceilings with a… 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 »

Waterfront Estate on Greenland Cove!

Escape to the coast… at 7 & 16 Periwinkle Point, Bremen. This light-filled, waterfront home offers the peace and serenity you have been searching for! Enjoy your own dock and float on pristine Greenland Cove. Open ocean just minutes away! Polished wood floors greet you the moment you walk in the door. The captivating granite… Read more »

Great Opportunity in Damariscotta!

Great location, great opportunity … at 61 & 63 Church Street, Damariscotta. This is the perfect opportunity to owner occupy this quaint residence located within a short walk to downtown Damariscotta. Get help with your mortgage from the two unit Gambrel cottage on the same lot! Main house has two bedrooms, two & a half bathrooms and… 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 »

Broker Debi Fox Goes the Extra Mile at Newcastle Realty

Debi Fox, one of Newcastle Realty’s seasoned broker team, has been selling real estate in Lincoln County for 18 years.  After selling her business, Fox Glass Works in Damariscotta in 2000, she re-activated her broker’s license. Debi comes by her involvement with real estate naturally.  Her husband, Bruce Lilly, is a local area builder, and… Read more »

Waterfront Condo w/Boat Slip in Newcastle offered by Newcastle Realty!

Location, location, location … at 75 Main Street, Unit #2, Newcastle. Walk to downtown Damariscotta from this waterfront condominium complete with your own boat slip! This two bedroom, two bath, first floor home offers lovely views down river and a deck to view them! Sellers have added their own special touches to this already beautiful unit:… 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 »

Newcastle Realty Enjoys a Strong Start to the 2018 Selling Season

In just the first seven weeks of 2018, the team of brokers at Newcastle Realty have already reached more than $5.5 million in real estate sales, according to Maine Real Estate Information System, Inc., more than any other firm in Lincoln County. Company owner Dennis Hilton credits Newcastle Realty’s success to the energy, enthusiasm, and… Read more »

Custom Contemporary on Pemaquid Lake offered by Newcastle Realty!

Relax in your spacious screened porch while viewing the nesting eagles and listening to the loons at… 15 Porcupine Ridge Road, Bremen. Exceptional well crafted Pemaquid Lakefront home located on a large private lot with 200 feet of waterfront. This custom built home features many attractive amenities including chefs kitchen with large pantry, hardwood floors, radiant floor… 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-193 Lower Round Pond Road, Bristol

Broker Lorrie Zeiner of Newcastle Realty is pleased to offer this charming post & beam Cape located in the historic Bristol Mills! Home is where the heart is and you will have to leave yours here! This home is perfect! Sellers have updated this c. 1790 home without spoiling- granite kitchen, polished wood and tile floors, a… 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 – 18 Perkins Road, Boothbay Harbor

Broker Laura Blake of Newcastle Realty is pleased to offer this spectacular spacious cape-style home that is in walking distance of beautiful downtown Boothbay Harbor. Relax and enjoy the privacy on your covered front porch, back deck or your own gazebo! When you are refreshed take a leisurely stroll downtown where you find some of the… 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 »