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From Slow to Go: What to Expect as the Market Gears Up

Hey there, fellow Mid-Coast and Northern Maine residents! As your local real estate team, we've been keeping a close eye on the market, and boy, are things heating up as we head further into 2024. If you've been wondering what's in store for the real estate scene in our neck of the woods, allow us to fill you in.

First things first, let's talk numbers. In 2024, we're seeing the median sale price continue its steady climb, inching up marginally due to Maine's notoriously tight inventory. It's no secret that finding the perfect property has become a bit of a hunt lately, with demand often outstripping supply. However, this scarcity is also driving up property values, making it an opportune time for sellers to capitalize on their investments.

Speaking of sellers, you'll be pleased to know that the sale-to-list price ratio is currently sitting at an impressive 100.10%. That's right – homes are selling for slightly above their listed price on average, a trend that has been steadily rising year over year. Compared to September 2022, we've seen a 0.2% increase in this ratio, indicating a market that's more competitive than ever.

But what about buyers? Well, here's where things get interesting. We're anticipating a bustling market this summer, and it's not just because of the warmer weather. With interest rates on the decline, prospective buyers are feeling a renewed sense of urgency to lock in a mortgage before rates start to climb again. This means that if you're in the market for a new home, now might be the perfect time to make your move.

Of course, navigating a busy real estate market can be daunting, whether you're buying, selling, or simply keeping an eye on the trends. That's where we come in. As your trusted real estate team, we're here to provide expert guidance every step of the way. Whether you're looking to list your property at the best possible price or find your dream home amidst the competition, we've got the knowledge and experience to help you succeed.

So, as we gear up for what promises to be an exciting year in Mid-Coast and Northern Maine real estate, remember that we're here to help you navigate the ups and downs of the market. Whether it's answering your questions, providing personalized advice, or negotiating on your behalf, you can count on us to be your partners every step of the way.

Here's to a successful year ahead – let's make your real estate dreams a reality!

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