Posts Tagged: Maine real estate

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 »

March 2019 Market and Sales Update

Sales of single-family existing homes in Maine eased slightly, while prices rose 2.85 percent comparing February 2019 to February 2018. The Maine Association of Realtors released statistics indicating a 0.49 percent decline in sales during the month of February 2019 compared to February 2018. The median sales price for the 818 homes sold statewide reached… Read more »

February 2019 Market and Sales Update

Home values are holding steady in Maine, while sales during the month of January 2019 declined compared to January 2018. According to Maine Listings, sales of single-family existing homes eased 12.9 percent last month, compared to January one year ago. Median sales prices (MSP), however, remain unchanged at $200,000. The MSP indicates that half of… 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 »

Rare Island Property Offers Bold Views, Privacy

We are pleased to offer this Heron Island seasonal vintage cottage with broad westerly and southerly views of the Damariscotta River, East Boothbay to the islands and ocean beyond. Step back in time to simpler days when friends and family gather and create memories that last a lifetime. Property features 2 cottages, one with a… 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 »

Seasoned Newcastle Realty Broker Team Celebrates 15 Years While Offering Specialized Services to Seniors

Bill Byrnes joined Newcastle Realty in 1998, back when the company still operated from the basement of the Newcastle Square building across the river. Two years later, Lee Simard became a Realtor and joined the same firm. It turns out that while traveling separate paths, both Bill and Lee had retired at about the same… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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-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 »