Rick's Maine Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Now in its 45th year, the Yarmouth Clam Festival, from July 16 to July 18, is Maine's premier summer family festival.  This year's festival features the state's biggest parade, a huge array of delicious food including lots of seafood choices, as well as the usual art and craft displays. Unique co...
Open House in Gorham This Sunday from 1-3 - Maine Real Estate                                                              Take a few minutes and tour this brand new listing in a low turnover sub-division away from Gorham traffic. This home features 3 Large Bedrooms, a Granite Kitchen and it's on...
New Listing in Gorham - Maine Real Estate Are you shopping for a new home before the new school year? How about moving in with some summer still left to enjoy?  This 3 bedroom Cape has it all, just move in, and relax.             Are you worried about high oil prices this winter?  Turn down the t...
It's this Sunday, from 11 - 5.  The festivities kick off with a parade at 11:00am followed by live music, food, shopping, and surprises.  Events include pony rides, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirl and giant slides for the kids, a rock climbing wall and bungee trampoline for all ages, art and crafts...
Westbrook Together Days - This Friday and Saturday                   For the 31st consecutive year, the merchants of Westbrook are putting on their annual celebration.  Friday night's featured performer is Motor Booty Affair, followed by a fireworks show.  Saturday starts with a pancake breakfas...
The Tax Credit for First Time Buyers is Gone, Right? Yes, contracts had to be signed by April 30th for the Federal Tax credit, but Maine still has Gift of Green money available.  The Maine State Housing Authority is offering eligible borrowers who use a MaineHousing mortgage: A grant of $2500 to ...
24th Annual Chocolate Lovers' Fling - This Weekend in Portland    . It's this Sunday, April 11th from 1 to 4 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay on Spring Street.   All proceeds benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine.   Check it out after attending all of the Coldwell Banker Residen...
The real estate market in Maine continued its slow recovery last month with 494 units sold, compared with 433 sold in February 2009, an increase of 14%.  The median price for homes sold in February was $158,000, in line with numbers reported in February 2009.  This compares with 555 units sold in...
The National Association of REALTOR's (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in January, fell 7.6 percent to 90.4 from an upwardly revised 97.8 in December, but remains 12.3 percent higher than January 2009 when it was 80.5.  The index was originated...
The numbers are in for January, 484 existing single family homes were sold by real estate agents, which compares to 408 in January 2009, a gain of 18.63%.  The median price of these homes climbed to $160,000 vs. $152,250 in January 2009, a gain of 5.09%.  Nationally the increase is only 8.6% for ...

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