• Real Estate

    Technology poised to change home-buying traditions

    In the not-too-distant future, you could close on the sale of your home in just a few days by using a smartphone app without ever even meeting another human being. A wave of new real estate technology backed by billions of investment dollars is spreading across the U.S., threatening to disrupt a sedate industry the way ride-sharing and online short-term rentals did to the taxi and hotel businesses. New ways of processing data are speeding up sales, better analyzing market rates and changing home financing. Despite Maine’s self-identification as a high-tech backwater, it will be here sooner than we think, said Dava Davin, principal broker with Portside Real Estate. “Is…

  • Real Estate

    2019 Real Estate Forecast

    2019 is almost here and just about everyone from buyers, sellers, investors, economic analysts and construction crews are interested in what’s in store for the real estate market next year. Why? The real estate market has turned from a sellers market to a buyers market but the good news is that 2019 is going to be awesome if you know how to position yourself properly in the market. What To Expect In 2019 There’s no doubt about it: the 2018 housing market has seen its ups and downs. The year started with sky-high home prices, historically low mortgage rates and a definitive upper hand for sellers. In recent months though,…