The Maine city with one of the nation’s most ambitious housing plans If Auburn hits its goal to add 75,000 new workers, it would be able to increase its population by 25 percent. by Michael Shepherd 5 hours agoMay 18, 2022 What Home Depot’s record earnings say about Maine’s housing boom by David Marino Jr. 13 hours agoMay 18, 2022 These 10 towns have seen Maine’s biggest home price spikes since the pandemic began by David Marino Jr. 23 hours agoMay 17, 2022 This East Coast city dominates the list of out-of-staters eyeing moves to Portland by Lori Valigra May 17, 2022May 17, 2022 Don’t expect Maine’s new housing law to provide immediate fix by David Marino Jr. Tell us how high rents and apartment shortages are affecting you by Lori Valigra Maine gas prices rise to new all-time high by CBS 13 Maine’s small ‘real-life Mayberry’ attracts huge influx of out-of-state residents by David Marino Jr. Coronavirus’ impact on Maine’s economy Workers from Massachusetts helped drive pandemic migration to Maine by Jessica Piper April 19, 2022April 19, 2022 Maine’s expanded outdoor dining is here to stay by Lauren Abbate March 21, 2022March 21, 2022 Portland is lagging behind the rest of the state in restaurant rebound by David Marino Jr. March 10, 2022March 10, 2022 Iconic rural Maine granola company reinvents itself after COVID rebound Portland’s ‘Green New Deal’ deterred developers in 1st year Vogue is really excited about one of these upcoming Portland restaurants NATIONAL BUSINESS Elon Musk says Twitter must prove bot claims for $44 billion deal to proceed May 17, 2022May 17, 2022 Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘temporarily on hold’ May 13, 2022May 13, 2022 Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44B and will privatize company April 25, 2022April 25, 2022 Twitter bans ads that contradict science on climate change April 23, 2022April 23, 2022 Afraid to fly with unmasked passengers? Call your airline April 22, 2022April 23, 2022 Fewest Americans collecting jobless aid since 1970 April 21, 2022April 21, 2022 Maine’s largest city leads Northeast in home equity Some 52.1 percent of homes in metropolitan Portland were equity-rich in the first quarter of this year — a good sign for homeowners. Maine has long led New England in homeownership but rising house prices threaten that For more than 120 years, Maine has led New England in its rate of homeownership, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. A small population bump forced big changes in this Portland suburb One big difference in Cumberland’s population is the couples with young children moving into houses formerly occupied by one or two people. US fishing haul fell 10 percent during 1st pandemic year The 2020 haul of fish was 8.4 billion pounds, while the value of that catch was $4.8 billion, officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. More Mainers turn to cheaper but riskier mortgages with interest rates rising The overheated real estate market the past couple years was fueled in part by interest rates below 3 percent for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages. Maine homes are selling nearly a month faster than the national average In March, the standard Maine home was selling after just nine days on the market, according to the Maine Association of Realtors. A new restaurant in downtown Old Town is named for a larger-than-life Maine Guide Ralph “Pepper” Martin is the inspiration for the entire business, from the fresh Maine seafood on the menu to the aesthetic of the interior. 228 acres purchased on MDI sets 25-year sale record The 228-acre lot, which was assessed for tax purposes at $828,900, sold in March for $855,000. Maine among world’s top summer Airbnb destinations this year Maine was ranked eighth on a list of the top summer destinations worldwide based on searches from the first quarter of 2022. The house $300K will buy you in different parts of Maine Homes in the $300,000 range sell fast, sometimes the same day, with multiple bidders driving up the list price. USDA says Maine blueberry growers had a big 2021 Maine is the only state with commercial-scale wild blueberry growers in the U.S. Growers said last year that they felt the crop bounced back from a disappointing 2020, when they harvested less than 48 million pounds. Vacation home prices in this part of Maine nearly doubled in a year Second home prices in Cumberland County almost doubled over the past year as cash buyers and remote workers flocked to Maine, snapping up year-round residences in addition to seasonal ones. $1B CMP hydropower project’s fate rests with Maine supreme court The state’s high court could give the transmission project new life or spike it for good. What Airbnbs are actually doing to housing prices around Maine Studies show a clear trend of Airbnbs decreasing the supply of long-term rentals and likely raising costs of renting and buying. Haul of Atlantic cod, once abundant, reaches new low Maine fishermen brought fewer cod to the docks last year than any other in recorded history. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.