Welcome to the Wild Wild World of Maine Real Estate


Down East






Charts, infographics, and a series of articles on Maine's current real estate market which had reached historic highs even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. During the pandemic, sales volumes and home prices soared to even greater heights. One piece looks at the relationship between locals and out-of-staters, many of whom are buying homes and out-pricing locals, while fears of the virus being brought in have sparked even more divisions between Mainers and those "from away," despite the state's need for in-migration to replace people aging out of the workforce. Another piece explains why new construction is not a feasible answer in Maine to the housing shortage. Finally, yet another segment features four Maine real estate authorities who try to predict what lies ahead for the market.

Full text is not available here. Please contact the Library for a copy of the article.