The latest stats Monday from the Maine Association of Realtors showed the number of sales dropping 3.3% in Androscoggin County from August through October this year compared to last year, while the median sale price increased 13.6% to $250,000.

In Franklin County, the trends were the same with overall sales down almost 7% but prices up nearly 10% to $225,000.

And the split was more striking in Oxford County with the number of sales down 10.8% but prices up almost 18% to $265,000.

Officials are pointing to fewer houses going on the market and continued high demand.

So maybe this next stat tracks?

WELL, WILL YOU LOOK AT #[email protected]%$ THAT

According to HouseFresh.com, Maine is the third most stressful state in the country to buy a house and Bangor tops its list of most stressful cities in the country to buy.

It came up with the rankings based on your %$!#@ tweets:

“We built a list of terms related to moving house and pulled US tweets using Twitter API. We used the language analysis tool TensiStrength to classify if a tweet was stressed or not, and calculated the proportion of stressed tweets for every state to reveal the most stressful state to buy a house.”

In Washington state, 42.8% of tweets were stressed; in Maine, 41.7%.

In apparently loves-to-home-buy South Dakota, it was a mere 19.2%.

Map by HouseFresh.com

Quick hits about business comings, goings and happenings. Have a Buzzable tip? Contact staff writer Kathryn Skelton at 689-2844 or [email protected]

Related Headlines


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: