Housing & Development

Housing & Development

Free Foreclosure Prevention Clinics to be Held

June 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Maine Housing Counseling Network with assistance and support from the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection, US Department of Housing and Urban Development and MaineHousing will host free Foreclosure Prevention Clinics in Augusta, Portland, Sanford, and Bangor.

SENATOR COLLINS QUESTIONS GOLDMAN SACHS EXECUTIVES ABOUT HOUSING MARKET COLLAPSE, CLIENT COMMITMENT

Washington, D.C. - April 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Susan Collins, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, questioned Goldman Sachs executives regarding questionable business practices that critics have said helped lead to the collapse of the U.S. housing market.

Reliant Mortgage Opens Branch in Sanford

Sanford, ME - March 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Reliant Mortgage Company, LLC is proud to announce the opening of its newest branch office located at 909B Main Street (The Garnsey Insurance Building) in downtown Sanford, ME.

Dale McCormick Sworn in as MaineHousing Director

AUGUSTA, ME - February 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor John E. Baldacci today swore in Dale McCormick as Director of MaineHousing. The Governor had nominated McCormick for reappointment on Jan. 5, and she was confirmed by the full Senate on Feb. 4.

Portland Maine rentals

South Portland, ME - January 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- If you are searching for a luxury rental apartment in one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities Portland, there’s no other way around it. Exploring right Portland Apartment is the intelligent choice to save your time and money. Your rental Apartment should be such prompting your beautiful new place to call it as a ‘home’

Maine’s Office of Securities Announces Indictment of Former Real Estate Broker

January 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Maine Securities Administrator Judith Shaw announced today that a Cumberland County Grand Jury recently [1/8/10] returned a one count indictment charging former Yarmouth commercial real estate broker Daniel J. Coyne with Class B theft by deception in connection with his raising money to finance an allegedly non-existent real estate development.

Governor Names MaineHousing, Dirigo Health and Maine Retirement System Nominees

AUGUSTA, ME - January 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor John E. Baldacci today announced nominations to the boards of the Maine State Housing Authority (MaineHousing), Dirigo Health and Trustees of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System.

More landlords signing up for Maine’s free rental listing service

AUGUSTA, ME - November 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nearly 10,000 apartments, including more than 650 vacancies, are now listed at MaineHousingSearch.org., the new website that matches landlords with apartments to rent with people looking for an apartment. This new rental listing service is free for both landlords and renters.

New study supports concept that supportive housing for homeless people with disabilities is cost...

AUGUSTA, ME - October 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A new study reinforces the concept that providing supportive housing to homeless people with disabilities is less costly and better for the individual than providing no assistance

Juice 2.0: Building Maine’s Innovation Networks

October 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Come join our librarians and others at this year's Juice Conference, connecting leaders of the creative economy to foster growth and prosperity. (November 13 & 14 in Camden, Maine)

MaineHousing announces new down payment assistance promotion to start December 1

AUGUSTA, ME - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- MaineHousing current popular Gift of Green promotion ends November 30, but the agency will have a new promotion in place to help first-time homebuyers with their down payment and closing costs, MaineHousing Director Dale McCormick said.

Governor Addresses Affordable Housing Conference

AUGUSTA, ME - October 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor John E. Baldacci today delivered opening remarks at the 2009 Maine Affordable Housing Conference at the Augusta Civic Center. The conference, hosted by MaineHousing, highlighted many innovations undertaken at the State level to address housing issues during these challenging economic times.

National energy official to speak at housing conference

Inspirational speaker also on agenda; variety of workshops scheduled. AUGUSTA, ME - October 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- One of the nation’s top energy officials and an inspirational speaker will join Governor John E. Baldacci in addressing the state’s housing leaders at Maine’s 2009 Affordable Housing Conference October 19 at the Augusta Civic Center.

Groundbreaking at Augusta Greentree Apartments

AUGUSTA - September 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Groundbreaking ceremonies for the rehab of the Greentree Apartments in Augusta, one of the first housing developments in the country to receive funding under the Exchange portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will occur at 11:30 a.m. Thursday (September 24) at 45 New England Road

SNOWE HAILS SENATE PASSAGE OF FY 2010 TRANSPORTATION HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Washington, D.C. - September 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) today announced that $4.3 million in federal funding for projects in Maine has been included in the fiscal year (FY) 2010 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development spending bill, which passed the Senate today by a vote of 73 to 25.

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces...

Paul Peck, attorney at Drummond & Drummond and real estate developer with LWS Development LLC is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities.

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April is National Safe Digging Month – Contractors and Homeowners Urged...

As the agency charged with enforcing safe digging practices in Maine, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) is urging all those who dig to take advantage of the resources available in Maine that will help avoid costly and dangerous damage to underground utility facilities