Curious about the Seacoast Maine area real estate market? Here’s the latest Eliot, Kittery, and York Maine Homes real estate report for 4th quarter 2008:
Eliot Maine, Kittery Maine, York Maine – Real Estate Market Update – Oct. 1, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2008
Real estate in the Seacoast areas of Maine and New Hampshire has been up and down over 2008, with a little more up than the previous year. Having said that, some towns fared better than others, both in New Hampshire and in Maine coastal towns.
Everyone knows someone who’s thinking about buying and/or selling real estate, and it’s very difficult to try to time the real estate market, no matter where you are. Properties are selling, and those homes and condos that have sold have been priced properly for the market and for the condition of the condo or home.
Setting the correct price is so crucial in a market like the one we’re in, and have been in. Buyers are internet-empowered, and they search for real estate and information on-line, many times long before they actually begin to work with an agent to see properties. If the house or condo isn’t perceived to be a good value when it’s being viewed on-line, you rarely get a chance for those buyers to come see it in person because they’ve already ruled it out.
Another key component to getting your property sold is the exposure Maine or New Hampshire homes get. The overwhelming number of buyers who begin their search on-line make it vital for you to choose an agent who understands that and utilizes the power of the internet. Buyers come from all over the world, and because of that, Maine homes or condos need that same kind of on-line exposure. Make sure the Maine REALTOR you’re considering hiring to represent you and your property as a strong on-line presence. If they do, then they likely understand and use the internet to get the job done for their clients.
For those interested in keeping tabs on the real estate markets in the southeastern Maine towns of Kittery Maine, Eliot Maine, and York Maine, here is the real estate market update for the last quarter of 2008, broken down by town:
Eliot Maine Real Estate – Eliot ME Homes Update – Oct. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2008
13 Eliot homes sold during the last quarter of 2008
Sold prices ranged from $158,000 to $570,000
Asking prices ranged from $179,000 to $615,000
Average days on the market – 163 days
Average list to sell ratio – 95%
51 Eliot Maine homes are currently for sale
Asking prices range from $185,000 to $3,500,000
Average days on market – 200 days
Average asking price $588,489
17 homes expired during the 4th quarter without selling.
Kittery Maine Real Estate – Kittery ME Homes Market Update – Oct. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2008
39 Kittery Maine homes sold during the last quarter of 2008
Sold prices ranged from $95,000 to $674,000
Asking prices ranged from $124,900 to $674,000
Average days on the market – 175 days
Average list to sell ratio – 86%
94 Kittery homes are currently for sale
Asking prices range from $154,900 to $5,295,000
Average days on the market – 229 days
Average asking price – $763,122
22 Kittery homes expired from the market during this time period without selling
York Maine Real Estate – York ME Homes Market Update – Oct. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2008
33 York ME homes sold
Sold prices ranged from $150,000 to $825,000
Asking prices ranged from $149,900 to $1,049,000
Average days on the market – 168 days
Average list to sell ratio – 92%
246 York Maine homes currently for sale
Asking prices range from $127,900 to $3,895,000
Average days on the market – 244 days
Average asking price – $788,812
53 York homes expired from the market during this time frame wtihout selling.
If you’re thinking about buying or selling real estate in the southern Maine Seacoast towns – Eliot, York, Kittery, South Berwick – Send me an email or give me a call (1-888-349-5678 x 3839), and let’s see how I can be of help to you with your real estate goals!
Servicing the Maine towns of Kittery, Kittery Point, Eliot, South Berwick, York, and the New Hampshire towns of Portsmouth, Newcastle, Rye, North Hampton, Hampton, Stratham, Exeter, Greenland, Newington, Dover, Durham and surrounding areas.
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