Posts Tagged: midcoast maine real estate

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 »

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 »

Hilton Recognized as Business Person of the Year

Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Cheney Financial Group, Dennis Hilton, was recently recognized as Business Person of the Year by the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce (DRCC). As described by the DRCC, individuals considered for this award can be counted on to ‘enhance the overall economic health of the region and well-being of the… 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

NEWCASTLE REALTY ASSISTS IN HISTORIC LAND SALE

With the involvement of Newcastle Realty, Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust recently completed their largest single-day acquisition in the history of that organization. The newly obtained 476 acres located in Bristol will join an adjacent 230+ acres already in conservation with Coastal Rivers. By placing these parcels in conservation, Coastal Rivers works to ensure the preservation… 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 »