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MaineHousing’s Arsenic Abatement Program offers relief

High levels of arsenic continue to be found in well water, especially in wells tested in three Maine counties – Cumberland, Kennebec, and Hancock. But how do you know if it is in your water? And what do you do to fix the problem, particularly if you’re of lower income?

Maine Real Estate & Development Association Elects Michael Lane to its Board of Directors

Michael Lane of Richmond, partner at Preti Flaherty, has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers.

Renovation of Neglected Rosa True School Expands Affordable Housing Options in Portland

As the proverb goes, big things often come in small packages. For Portland developer Kevin Bunker, the City of Portland, Maine Housing, and Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), the historic Rosa True School in the city’s East End represents not just an architecturally important building, but a resource to society as well

Aging, Housing and Construction Sector Leaders Release List of More Than 160 State Legislative...

More than 160 candidates for the 128th Maine Legislature - Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike - have signed a pledge to support legislation which would release the proceeds of the voter-approved Senior Affordable Housing Bond, if Governor LePage fails to do so by the time the next legislative session begins

MaineHousing commits $250,000 for drought relief

In response to concerns expressed by Governor Paul R. LePage for the hardships faced by families affected by the ongoing drought, MaineHousing, in partnership with the state’s community action agencies, is making $250,000 available to provide drought relief to income-eligible households without potable water

Maine Real Estate & Development Association Recognizes Retiring Board Member

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) has announced that Lawrence A. Wold, president of TD Bank has retired from MEREDA’s Board of Directors after 18 years of service. During this time, Larry served as president from 2000 – 2002 and was recognized with MEREDA’s Volunteer of the Year Award in 2003. During his tenure, Larry spearheaded an initiative to assist with MEREDA’s new member recruitment efforts

Frances Perkins Center Honors Ron Phillips at 81st Annual Garden Party on Aug. 14

Marking the 81st anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act, the Frances Perkins Center in Newcastle, ME will host its 8th Annual Garden Party and awards ceremony at the Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark on Sunday, August 14, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces 2016-17 Officers

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.

MAINE HOME SALES AND VALUES UP IN MARCH

Single-family existing homes in Maine experienced a healthy bump in sales volume and value over the past 12 months. Realtors from across Maine’s 16 counties reported 1,089 sales in March 2016—a 14.63 percent jump from March 2015

MEREDA’s Morning Menu – A Look at Coworking

As demand for commercial real estate increases, how can property owners, brokers and developers meet the evolving expectations of modern businesses?  What are the emerging trends in real estate, design and marketing as they pertain to today's mobile workforce?  Specifically, what can property owners do to attract new tenants and buyers as well as stabilize and future-proof their properties

Five real estate luminaries presented with awards

At a recent conference, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) presented awards to five individuals, each selected for their contributions to MEREDA and, more generally, to the health of the Maine real estate market over the last several years.

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast – Our Lakes, Our Future: Preserving Shorefront Value

We have long depended on them, but our lakes are not immune from the serious water quality problems plaguing people around the world today. Here at home we have seen nuisance algae blooms and murky depths on some lakes ruin the fun for everyone, and we’ve learned that it’s both costly and very difficult to undo this kind of damage.

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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