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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

October 2019 Real Estate Market Report

Consumer confidence bolstered sales of single-family existing homes in Maine last month. The Maine Association of Realtors released statistics today showing an 11.01 percent jump in sales during September 2019 compared to September 2018. Statewide, the median sales price (MSP) in September increased 6.4 percent to $228,750 compared to September 2018. The MSP indicates that… Read more »

July 2019 Real Estate Market Report

2019 YEAR-TO-DATE MARKET AND SALES UPDATE * Sales of single-family existing homes in Maine eased 7.18 percent comparing June 2019 to June 2018, according to Maine Listings. Values, however, increased 5.09 percent over that same time period to a median sales price (MSP) of $239,085. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold… Read more »

June 2019 Market and Sales Update

The single-family existing home market in Maine remains healthy as the summer sales season is in full swing. According to Maine Listings, Realtors reported selling 6.32 percent more homes in May 2019 compared to May 2018. The Median Sales Price for the state also jumped 4.59 percent to $230,000. The MSP indicates that half of… Read more »

2019 Year-to-Date Market and Sales Update

Mirroring national statistics, sales of Maine’s existing single-family homes dipped in March. According to the Maine Association of Realtors, Realtors reported a 3.11 percent decline in sales last month with 1,120 homes changing hands—36 fewer than March of 2018. The median sales price for homes sold in March 2019 eased 0.94 percent to $210,000, down… Read more »

Waterfront Home on Christmas Cove offered by Newcastle Realty!

Enjoy mesmerizing views of Christmas Cove at 24 Prescott Road, South Bristol. “Port O’ Call,” a magical Christmas Cove year-round home features a large deck overlooking the cove, new kitchen with high end appliances, a glassed sun room and spectacular views from every room. On chilly days, cozy up to the stone fireplace while still keeping… Read more »

October 2018 Market and Sales Report

Realtors across Maine report healthy long-term activity in most markets, despite a dip in sales during September. According to Maine Listings, sales of single-family existing homes eased 5.14 percent comparing September 2018 to September 2017. The value of those homes, tracked statistically by the Median Sales Price (MSP), indicates a rise in home values of… Read more »

September 2018 Market and Sales Update

Strong sales continue in Maine’s single-family existing home market. According to Maine Listings, REALTORS sold 2,072 homes in August, equaling a 5.88 percent sales increase compared to August 2017. The median sales price (MSP) for those homes increased 6.80 percent to $220,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and… Read more »

August 2018 Market and Sales Update

Maine experienced solid gains in both sales prices and sales volume for single-family home sales during the month of July. Maine Listings reported that 1,864 homes changes hands last month—an increase of 9.65 percent from the same period last year—and the median sales price jumped 9.22 percent to $225,000. The MSP indicates that half of… Read more »

July 2018 Market and Sales Update

The Maine summer real estate season is in full swing. According to the Maine Association of Realtors, agents around the state sold 1,937 single-family existing homes in June 2018, an increase of 2.54 percent over June 2017. Home values experienced double-digit gains, with a 10.98 percent jump in the median sales price to $227,500. The… Read more »

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 »

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 »