Maine real estate trends (May 2022)
How is the real estate market in Maine?
🏠 Average home value: $369,767
📈 0.57% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $351,000
⏳ 52 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 3,326
📆 3.9 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 5.59000%
💵 Average income: 59489
State of the market: B+
Values and sales prices of real estate in Maine continue their steady decline. With the large inventory in the state, the market may start slowly cooling.
*Data last updated May 2022
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Residents and visitors alike can enjoy Maine's many quaint, rural towns, or embark to Portland for fine dining, shopping, and more.
If you're thinking of buying or selling in Maine, these Maine housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.
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Selling a home in Maine
Maine real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 3 days slower than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $12,404 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.66%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.46%
How to sell a home in Maine
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Cost to sell a home in Maine
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Buying a home in Maine
How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Portland: 977 sq ft
🏡 Augusta: 2,000 sq ft
🏡 Bangor: 1,935 sq ft
🏠 Lewiston: 1,667 sq ft
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Best of Maine
Each month, we compare locations in Maine based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at levels of happiness and ranking the best counties in the state.
Happiest Counties in Maine
1. Sagadahoc County
2. Cumberland County
3. York County
4. Hancock County
5. Knox County
Worst of Maine
Each month, we compare locations in Maine based on a different criteria. This month we're looking at levels of happiness data. These are the counties that ranked the worst in the state.
Least Happy Counties in Maine
1. Somerset County
2. Aroostook County
3. Piscataquis County
4. Washington County
5. Oxford County
- Maine Real Estate Commission
- Maine's real estate license verification
- Maine's real estate agent code of conduct
- Maine's disclosure forms
- Transfer taxes in Maine
- Home buying assistance programs in Maine
Frequently asked questions about Maine real estate
It is currently a seller's market in Maine, but this could be changing. Properties are sitting for longer periods and inventory is building up, giving buyers some leverage to negotiate a lower price than what’s listed. However, each local area has its own trends, so it’s best to consult with a real estate agent to help guide you with your decisions.
Investing in Maine real estate is a good idea, especially in more populous areas like Portland. But if you want to make the most out of your investment, you first need to find the best neighborhood to buy in and create a solid property management plan. Read our guide to real estate investing to find out more.
Now might not be an ideal time to purchase a house in Maine. Listing prices and mortgage rates in the state are much higher than normal, so you’ll need the help of a skilled real estate agent if you want to get a good deal.
Clever's analysis of state market trends is based on local data from Zillow, realtor.com, Redfin, Bankrate, the U.S. Census, and Clever surveys. Our team of over 20 real estate analysts from across the country research local markets and data to compile our "Best" and "Worst" rankings.