Posts Tagged: Newcastle Realty

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 »

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 »

Laura Blake Brings Knowledge and Enthusiasm to Newcastle Realty’s Team

Laura Blake, a real estate broker in mid-coast Maine for close to a decade, has been with Newcastle Realty since 2014. Laura’s passion for her job and clients is evident in her positive, upbeat nature. Whether she is working with a buyer, finding the perfect home, or marketing a property to potential buyers, she does… Read more »

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Water Damage and Roof Leaks?

Whether you’re dealing with a slow leak in the basement or a steady drip from a hole in the roof, water can wreak havoc on your home—and your bank account. Once the water recedes, one of the first questions you’ll have is whether your homeowners insurance covers water damage and roof leaks. Well, we have you covered with the answers… Read more »

Six Things You Don’t Want To Say When Selling

You know that expression about loose lips sinking ships? It holds true for selling your home as well. Sure, there are some things you have to disclose to buyers—such as if your home has lead paint or is located in a flood zone. But there’s plenty more you might feel like saying when you would be truly better off… Read more »

Pirate Rendezvous Returns to Damariscotta!

Following a hiatus in 2016, the Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous will return on Saturday, June 24 – bringing a motley crew of buccaneers both young and old to invade the Twin Villages and raise funds for local non-profits. The restructured event will be a bit leaner, with a focus on activities at the Pirate Bazaar… Read more »

The Brokers’ Team at Newcastle Realty Welcomes Dean Jacobs

Long-time residents of Damariscotta may remember Dean Jacobs working at the Waltz Pharmacy Soda Fountain when he was a young boy, or behind the counter as a pharmacist in later years. Raised in this community, Dean has been an integral part, then and now, of his family’s business on Main Street. Still very passionate about… Read more »

Carmen Reed Joins the Newcastle Realty Team

Carmen Reed is a people person, and is looking forward to helping clients navigate the process of buying and selling their home. Previously a director of a mid-coast area Chamber of Commerce, she has always loved being involved in community and sharing her passion for the area. Carmen chose to join Newcastle Realty because she… Read more »

The Home-Buying Process in 10 Simple Steps

Wouldn’t it be great if buying a home were as simple as playing a board game like Monopoly? All you’d have to do is find a desirable neighborhood, hand the bank a few bucks, and get your house. Of course, the home-buying process is more complicated in real life. We have put together the following list… Read more »

Newcastle Realty Unveils New State-of-the-Art Website

People love to search online for properties and real estate, and an easy-to-use search function is the foundation for any great real estate website. For more than six months, Newcastle Realty has worked with a leading web design firm to create one of the best search experiences anywhere. The new website was recently unveiled and… Read more »

Tight Inventory Creates Opportunity for Home Sellers

Sales of previously owned homes tumbled in February as the housing market remained choked by tight inventory. Existing-home sales were at a 5.48 million seasonally adjusted annual rate last month, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. That was down 3.7% compared with January’s sales pace, which was the strongest in a decade. The median… Read more »

Sara Rogers Joins Newcastle Realty

A Midcoast native, Sara Rogers is excited to bring her talent and commitment to Newcastle Realty’s professional team of agents. Sara has always been interested in real estate and gets excited about helping clients envision the possibilities a new home offers.   She and her husband, Jason, along with children, Kadence and Logan, live in… Read more »

Debi Fox Joins Newcastle Realty

Company owner Dennis Hilton and Designated Broker Lorrie Zeiner are pleased to announce that Debi Fox has joined Newcastle Realty, the Damariscotta areas’ leading real estate company. “We are very excited to have Debi join our team of professional agents,” commented Hilton. “She is an experienced broker and well known in the local communities. We… Read more »

If You Worry About Another Housing Bubble, Consider These Four Things

It’s 2016, and home prices are rising near the levels of the housing market just before the crash. Many are asking—and wondering — if we are in some kind of housing bubble. But are we? Here are a few things to consider if you’re worried about another housing bubble. 1. The overall economy Unemployment is low,… Read more »