The Maine Association of Realtors report a 7.87% increase in single-family home sales compared to January of 2016. “Mortgage rates remain historically low, households have confidence in their job security, and buyers are searching now in anticipation of moving this spring. The time is right to place your home on the market. Buyers need more housing inventory. Statewide, the inventory of ‘for-sale homes’ is 24% lower than this time a year ago,” according to Greg Gosselin, Owner Broker of Gosselin Realty Group in York.