" " " Maine's Waterfront Real Estate News: Maine Home Sales Up 62% in April

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Maine Home Sales Up 62% in April

SOUTH PORTLAND (May 24, 2010) - Sales of Maine single-family existing homes rose 62.95 percentin April 2010 compared with April 2009.

According to the Maine Real Estate Information System, (MREIS), Realtors sold 994 homes in April 2010; and the statewide median sales price (MSP) forhomes sold increased 3.41 percent to $165,450 from April 2009. The median sales price indicates
that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less.

The end of the federal home buyer tax credit contributed to strong sales figures in April 2010.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports a 20.5 percent nationwide increase in singlefamilyhome sales in the same time period. The national MSP rose 4percent to $173,400 in April.In the regional Northeast, sales were up 41.6 percent and the MSP of $243,000 reflects an increase of2.1 percent.

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