Maine Real Estate Market in 2022: Forecasts + Trends

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May 1st, 2022
Updated May 1st, 2022


Maine real estate trends

Real estate trends in Maine | Sellers | Buyers | Investors | The best and worst of Maine | Maine resources

Maine real estate trends (May 2022)

How is the real estate market in Maine?
🏠 Average home value: $355,407
📈 1.15% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $309,100
⏳ 57 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 1,553
📆 2.7 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 3.14%
💵 Average income: $49,469
State of the market: B+
Home values and listing prices are on the rise in Maine, which bodes well for sellers. However, the state does have enough inventory to absorb buyer demand, so it remains to be seen where this market is heading.
*Data last updated May 2022

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The Pine Tree State has a stunning natural landscape that ranges from sandy beaches to shining lakes to rugged mountains. It's also the most heavily forested state, with 83% of its land covered by trees.

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If you're thinking of buying or selling in Maine, these Maine housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.

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Selling a home in Maine

Maine real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 0 days slower than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $25,833 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 3.00%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.50%

How to sell a home in Maine

Cost to sell a home in Maine

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Buying a home in Maine

How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Portland: 940 sq ft
🏡 Augusta: 2,143 sq ft
🏡 Bangor: 2,027 sq ft
🏠 Lewiston: 1,724 sq ft

Investing in Maine real estate

Best of Maine

Each month, we compare cities in Maine based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at affordability and ranking the best cities in the state.

Most Affordable Cities in Maine
1. Lewiston-Auburn
2. Bangor
3. Augusta-Waterville

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Worst of Maine

Each month, we compare cities in Maine based on a different criteria. This month we're looking at affordability data. These are the cities that ranked the worst in the state.

Least Affordable Cities in Maine
1. Portland-South Portland
2. Biddeford
3. Sanford

Maine resources

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Frequently asked questions about Maine real estate

Investing in Maine real estate is a good idea, especially in more populous areas like Portland. But if you want to make the most out of your investment, you first need to find the best neighborhood to buy in and create a solid property management plan. Read our guide to real estate investing to find out more.

Now might not be an ideal time to purchase a house in Maine. Listing prices and mortgage rates in the state are much higher than normal, so you’ll need the help of a skilled real estate agent if you want to get a good deal.


Clever's analysis of state market trends is based on local data from Zillow,, Redfin, S&P Global, the U.S. Census, and Clever surveys. Our team of over 20 real estate analysts from across the country research local markets and data to compile our "Best" and "Worst" rankings.

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