Yearly Archives: 2012


November 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Foreclosure Diversion Program (FDP) is considering implementation of a policy to address potential conflicts of interest for FDP mediators in the context of foreclosure diversion mediation.

DEP Hosts Free Salt Management Workshops For Private, Public Plow Operators and Property Managers

AUGUSTA - November 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As temperatures drop, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection is offering two free workshops to help private and public snowplow operators and property managers learn to apply de-icing salt in a way that protects the environment and saves money.

Healthy Homes Now A Click Away With New Maine Lead-Safe Rental Registry From DEP,...

AUGUSTA - October 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week begins, Maine’s renters now can search for healthy homes through a lead-safe property search feature that goes live today on the state’s leading online housing website,

Law Court Iinvites Amicus Briefs in Appeal of Property-Tax Exemption for Private School as...

October 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, invites briefs of amici curiae in Hebron Academy v. Town of Hebron, Law Court docket number Oxf-12-95, scheduled to be argued during the December 2012 session of the Court. The appeal involves the classification of a private secondary and postsecondary school as a "literary" or "scientific" institution for purposes of the property-tax statute, 36 M.R.S. � 652(1)(B) (2011).

Report: Maine Housing Failed to Comply With Federal Policies and Meet Adequate Quality Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A final report from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Inspector General (IG) finds that the Maine State Housing Authority mismanaged its program and failed to ensure that participants in its Housing Choice Voucher program were living in decent, safe, and sanitary conditions.

Governors Urge Congress to Fully Fund Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

AUGUSTA, DC - September 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Paul LePage joined with 13 other Governors across the country to submit a letter requesting Congress fully fund the federal government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) this winter. In a letter written to the leadership of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the Governors requested that the LIHEAP program be funded at last year’s levels in any funding agreements for FFY 2013. This includes a potential six-month continuing resolution to fund the federal government through March 2013.

Local groups receive $685,000 YouthBuild grant

September 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today congratulated LearningWorks and the Biddeford Housing Authority on receiving a $685,000 Department of Labor grant to start a YouthBuild program in Biddeford

LCRED Approves Governor’s Nominee, John Gallagher, as Director of the Maine State Housing Authority

September 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development (LCRED) approved Governor LePage’s nominee, John G. Gallagher, of Bath, to serve as Director of the Maine State Housing Authority (MSHA). In a vote of 9-0, LCRED unanimously recommended Gallagher’s nomination as director of MSHA to the Maine Senate. Gallagher will now appear before the Maine Senate for a confirmation hearing and vote on Thursday, September 6, 2012. If confirmed, he will serve as Director of the Maine State Housing Authority.

Maine DEP, Board of Pesticides Control Sponsors Free Pesticides Disposal For Maine Homeowners, Family...

AUGUSTA - August 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Maine’s Board of Pesticide Control and Department of Environmental Protection are partnering to provide homeowners a free opportunity this fall to dispose of old pesticides that may be stockpiled on their properties.

Governor LePage Announces Nominees to Maine State Housing Authority and Maine Technology Institute

Governor Paul LePage has announced today that he has nominated John G. Gallagher, of Bath, to serve as the Director of the Maine State...

State Sponsors Free Pesticides Disposal to Maine Homeowners, Family Farms

AUGUSTA - August 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Maine’s Board of Pesticide Control (BPC), with the Maine Department of Agriculture, and Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), are partnering to provide homeowners a free opportunity this fall to dispose of old pesticides that may be stockpiled on their properties

House Passes Funding Fix for Maine Veterans’ Homes

Michaud bill helps homes in Augusta, Bangor, Caribou, Scarborough, South Paris, and Machias WASHINGTON, DC - August 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Mike Michaud,...

Funding Released to Help Maine Veterans Find Housing

WASHINGTON, DC - July 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Mike Michaud praised the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announcement that it is providing funding to help Maine’s homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. Veterans Inc. of Worcester, Massachusetts was awarded $1 million to serve New England veterans through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, which is a critical element of VA’s plan to prevent and end homelessness among veterans. Veterans, Inc. subcontracts with ESM, Inc. based in Augusta to serve Maine veterans.

Michaud Announces more than $14 million in Housing and Community Development Grants in Maine

WASHINGTON, DC - July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Mike Michaud announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the State of Maine $10,581,799 under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and $3,430,081 under the HOME Program.

Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Warns Public about Central Maine Real Estate Appraiser...

July 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Professional and Financial Regulation is alerting Maine property owners that the Real Estate Certified Residential Appraiser's license of Scott C. Jones was revoked June 11th following an investigation and hearing by the Maine Board of Real Estate Appraisers. Since the revocation, the Board has received indications that Mr. Jones may be continuing to conduct appraisal work, and may also be committing the same violations of Maine law that led to the revocation.


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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