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.

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,...

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is alerting Maine property owners that the Real Estate Certified Residential Appraiser's license of Scott C. Jones was revoked June 11th following an investigation and hearing by the Maine Board of Real Estate Appraisers.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.

Home Repair Contractors Sued by Attorney General Schneider for Allegedly Swindling Homeowners out of...

AUGUSTA - March 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General William J. Schneider announced today that lawsuits have been filed against two home repair contractors for taking money from consumers and failing to perform as promised.

Michaud Bill Helping Maine Veterans’ Homes Passes

WASHINGTON, DC - October 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- This afternoon, Congressman Mike Michaud, Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 2074, legislation that contains the text of a bill he authored to ensure that severely disabled and elderly veterans are able to get the care they need at Maine’s state veterans’ homes. The bill passed unanimously by voice vote.

State of Maine Announces Free Online Real Estate Transfer Tax Declarations Filing Service

AUGUSTA, ME - August 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Titling companies and law offices preparing a property transfer tax declaration form in Maine can now do so more efficiently online, using the free Real Estate Transfer Tax Declarations online service. The new service, offered by Maine Revenue Services, is available through the state’s official Web site, or at

Governor LePage Orders Executive Order Addressing State Property Sales

July 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Paul LePage issued a statement Monday regarding a recent opinion from Attorney General William Schneider. The opinion involves the purported sale of real estate to a State employee and a subsequent lease back to the State of a building located on the property

Governor Baldacci Creates Working Group to Consider Laws Regarding ATV Use on Private Property

AUGUSTA, ME - June 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor John E. Baldacci today signed an Executive Order creating the ATV Stop Work Group. The purpose of the work group is to gather information about the controversial issue of law enforcement stops of ATV riders on private property and develop recommendations and a draft enforcement policy for how to promote safety, protect private property and ensure that any stops of ATV riders are done in accordance with constitutional protections

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’

Governor Applauds New Affordable Housing Units in Portland

PORTLAND, ME - August 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor John E. Baldacci today participated in the grand opening of 53 Danforth, an innovative affordable and workforce housing apartment building in downtown Portland. Thirty of the 43 housing units are set aside for low-income renters.

Snowe, Collins Push for Quicker Transfer of Excess Military Property to Brunswick

August 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Late yesterday, U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe and Susan M. Collins (R-Maine) sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to support a critical provision that would help accelerate the transfer of excess military property to base communities, including Brunswick. Senators Snowe and Collins were joined by 12 of their Senate colleagues, who also signed the letter. Additionally, Senator Snowe spearheaded another letter signed by a dozen Senate colleagues to leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, of which Senator Collins is a member, requesting that both committees retain a House-passed provision in Conference that would increase the utilization of no-cost economic development conveyances (EDCs) as a tool for property disposal.

New website links renters looking for an apartment with Maine landlords with apartments to...

AUGUSTA, ME - August 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Are you a renter looking for an apartment? Or a landlord with an apartment to rent? In either case, you may want to check out – a new online easily searchable rental listing service with detailed descriptions of rentals.

Maine to Receive $10,690,750 to Boost Affordable Housing Construction

WASHINGTON, DC - July 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Mike Michaud announced that Maine will receive $10,690,750 in funding for affordable housing. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1), U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) new Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) allows state housing finance agencies to resume funding of affordable rental housing projects across the nation while stimulating job creation in the hard-hit construction industry.


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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