York County real estate market sees double-digit sales slump

Maine Association of Realtors | May 03, 2019

Real estate agents say continued tight inventory and fewer than usual purchases in January contributed to a double-digit decrease in York County housing sales in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2018. Figures released last week by the Maine Association of Realtors show that there were 501 existing single-family homes sold countywide from Jan. 1 through March 31 of this year – down from 560 in 2018, a decrease of 10.5 percent. Statewide, existing home sales were down 5.58 percent for the first quarter.

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Driven primarily by private sector investment, blockchain-based technologies are being developed to address a number of land and property related challenges. This paper examines how those technologies have been applied to land registries and real estate to date and considers how blockchain and registries will evolve going forward.11 High friction transactions are hardwired into the structure of modern real estate markets. As a result, legacy infrastructure in the sector is slow, expensive, and brittle. For the median home sold in the United States, transaction costs can constitute up to 10% of the total sales price. Entire industries have emerged for the sole purpose of capitalizing on the inefficiencies that exist around property transfers. The situation in less developed markets is often even more cumbersome.

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Driven primarily by private sector investment, blockchain-based technologies are being developed to address a number of land and property related challenges. This paper examines how those technologies have been applied to land registries and real estate to date and considers how blockchain and registries will evolve going forward.11 High friction transactions are hardwired into the structure of modern real estate markets. As a result, legacy infrastructure in the sector is slow, expensive, and brittle. For the median home sold in the United States, transaction costs can constitute up to 10% of the total sales price. Entire industries have emerged for the sole purpose of capitalizing on the inefficiencies that exist around property transfers. The situation in less developed markets is often even more cumbersome.

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