Maine Real Estate News – Half of BNAS Homeowners May Stay

A survey on the effect the closing of the Brunswick Naval Air Station will have on the local housing market was released Tuesday to a state panel.

The survey, which the Maine State Housing Authority presented to the Governor’s Advisory Committee, found that only 45% of Navy homeowners in the town definitely plan to sell their home when BNAS closes in 2011, according to the Times Record in Brunswick. Twenty-five percent of respondents said they don’t plan to sell their homes, and 30% said they weren’t sure. Few of the renters surveyed intend to stay in Brunswick.

The survey involved more than 800 responses from Navy personnel who own or rent homes in Brunswick.