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?

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According to, 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%.

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