2012 YEARLY STATISTICS SHOW A 17.12 PERCENT RISE
The state of Maine experienced strong double-digit home sales in December 2012. According to the Maine Real Estate Information System (MREIS), statewide
sales increased 11.84 percent and the median sales price (MSP) rose 6.25 percent to $170,000.
The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less. Across the United States, sales of single-family existing homes jumped 11.5 percent in December,
while the national MSP increased 10.9 percent to $180,300. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), December sales in the Northeast rose 10.3 percent and the regional MSP increased 5.3 percent to $231,600.
MREIS also released sales statistics for calendar year 2012. Realtors sold 11,521 homes during 2012— an increase of 17.12 percent over 2011’s statistics. The 2012 statewide MSP increased by a solid 3.03 percent for single-family, existing homes. NAR today cited a preliminary, annual sales rise of 9.2 percent and a national MSP increase of 6.3 percent to $176,600.