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The Maine Newsletter May Issue Released

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Inventory, Pricing, Demand
Statistics for April show the continued trends of rising inventories yet increasing prices, a quandary for traditional Supply/Demand economics.  Prices were up in 3 out of the 4 counties followed with a 6.7% increase in Cumberland.  The number of properties sold increased in Lincoln and York, remained flat in Sagadahoc but saw a strong decline in Cumberland partially attributed to the Portland younger buyer’s inability to secure loans due to increasingly stringent lending practices for higher risk financing.  A general sense of “blah” seems to have clouded the markets in April, yet investor and consumer sentiment seem to point toward improving market conditions for late spring.Â

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