I don't think I have to tell you Maine is in-demand.

This is especially the case for Southern Maine, where the majority of the state's population lives. It seems everywhere you look, there's a new development or condo complex under construction.

It makes sense. As a Mainer, I understand why so many folks would love to live in our great state. The land is beautiful, the restaurants are delicious, the beer is tasty, the people are friendly, and the schools are solid. It's a great place to start a career, raise a family, and even retire, if cold weather is your thing.

There's something special about living close to the ocean, while also near mountains, lakes, forests, farms, villages, and small cities. Maybe I'm a bit too biased, but this state truly does have everything one needs.

So where is everyone moving to in Maine? Thanks to the fine folks over at betohio.com, we now have an answer.

The betting and analysis website decided to put some research into this question by utilizing data from realtor.com. The site was able then to figure out which markets are the hottest here in Maine.

The results are interesting, but none too surprising. The majority of them can be found in Cumberland and York County, which makes sense considering their great commerce, job opportunities, and proximity to the border, among other factors.

What finished number one? That would be South Portland. In fact, this Portland suburb even cracked the national top 10, finishing as the 9th most in-demand town in America. That is quite impressive.

Below, you can find a list of Maine's top 20 in-demand markets. It's a fun look at where Mainers and out-of-staters are trying to find homes in. Did your town make the list?

Now, only if inventory was just a little better.

The 20 Most In-Demand Maine Towns to Buy a Home

Here is a list of the 20 most in-demand towns in Maine to buy a home. This list was determined by BetOhio. The company analyzed Realtor.com info to come up with the results. This included two major metrics...

Demand score: a unique listing page viewers per property ranking compared to other ZIP codes, counties, or metro location.

Median days on market: The median number of days property listings spend on the market within the specified geography during the specified month.

These two metrics were put together to come up with the town's Demand Index Score.

Gallery Credit: Chris Sedenka

Here's Where Maine Home-Buyers Came from During the Pandemic

Here is a list of Maine's single-family home buyers from the pandemic. It's a closer look at what state they came from.

This does not include sales from Maine buyers or those from Puerto Rico, military bases, and other territories.

A big hat tip to Mainebiz and Maine Real Estate Systems, Inc. for the info.

Gallery Credit: Chris Sedenka


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