Maine home prices rise 3.4 percent in June

Posted:  Friday, July 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Maine real estate continues to rise in value, even with some slight declines in sales. According to Maine Listings, single-family existing homes across the state experienced a 3.54 percent increase in the median sales price (MSP), to $205,000 comparing June 2017 to June 2016. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. Sales of single-family existing homes eased 3.62 percent in June.

Coming off a record-breaking 2016, our June 2017 numbers show continued strength,” states Greg Gosselin, 2017 president of the Maine Association of REALTORS®. “For the state, the number of homes sold in June 2017 is nearly eight percent higher than the most recent three-year June average.

“Homes that are move-in ready and priced appropriately are quickly under contract. Buyers are plentiful and seeking the long-term financial benefits of home ownership." 

According to the National Association of Realtors, home sales across the country in June increased 0.7 percent compared to June 2016. The national MSP of $266,200 reflects a 6.6 percent increase. Regionally, sales in the Northeast increased 1.3 percent while the regional MSP rose 4.1 percent to $296,300.

Below are two charts showing statistics for Maine and its 16 counties. The first chart lists statistics for the month of June only, statewide. The second chart compares the number of existing, single-family homes sold (units) and volume (MSP) during the rolling quarter of April, May and June of 2016 and 2017.

Maine Real Estate Statistics – June 2017 Housing Report—7/24/17

 

JUNE ONLY CHART

June 1-30, 2016 – June 1-30, 2017

 

 

NUMBER OF UNITS

MEDIAN SALES PRICE

 

2016

2017

%Change

2016

2017

%Change

STATEWIDE

1960

1889

-3.62%

$198,000

$205,000

3.54%

 

ROLLING QUARTER CHART

From April 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016 and

April 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017

 

NUMBER OF UNITS

MEDIAN SALES PRICE

County

2016

2017

%Change

2016

2017

%Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATEWIDE

4917

4518

-8.11%

$190,000

$197,389

3.89%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Androscoggin

312

283

-9.29%

$149,000

$160,000

7.38%

Aroostook

150

131

-12.67%

$84,750

$90,000

6.19%

Cumberland

1266

1036

-18.17%

$267,700

$295,025

10.21%

Franklin

112

103

-8.04%

$125,000

$118,000

-5.60%

Hancock

220

200

-9.09%

$187,500

$194,500

3.73%

Kennebec

425

425

0.00%

$140,000

$147,500

5.36%

Knox

147

161

9.52%

$225,000

$210,000

-6.67%

Lincoln

157

148

-5.73%

$200,000

$191,000

-4.50%

Oxford

214

212

-0.93%

$148,000

$140,000

-5.41%

Penobscot

495

464

-6.26%

$135,000

$150,000

11.11%

Piscataquis

83

66

-20.48%

$81,450

$102,500

25.84%

Sagadahoc

148

140

-5.41%

$192,450

$219,250

13.93%

Somerset

146

164

12.33%

$87,250

$105,000

20.34%

Waldo

129

113

-12.40%

$162,000

$157,000

-3.09%

Washington

63

90

42.86%

$85,000

$112,250

32.06%

York

850

782

-8.00%

$235,900

$255,000

8.10%

Source: Maine Real Estate Information System, Inc. (d/b/a Maine Listings).  Note: Maine Listings, a subsidiary of the Maine Association of REALTORS, is a statewide Multiple Listing Service with over 4,500 licensees inputting active and sold property listing data.  Statistics reflect properties reported as sold in the system within the time periods indicated. Contacts: Maine Association of REALTORS President Greg Gosselin (Gosselin Realty Group) – 363-2414 - greg@greggosselin.com - Maine Association of REALTORS President-Elect Kim Gleason (McAllister Real Estate) – 621-2345 – kimgleason@myfairpoint.net  For more names:  suzanne@mainerealtors.com.