Governor and Insurance Superintendent Encourages Maine Consumers to Consider Flood Insurance to Protect their...

A Waiting Period for Flood Insurance to Take Effect Means NOW is the Time to Act to be Covered for Possible Spring Flooding Governor Paul R. LePage is joining Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa in urging all Maine home and business owners, and renters, to evaluate their need for flood insurance, given the current snow pack and coming spring thaws and rains.

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...

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 Celebrates New Housing in Portland

PORTLAND, ME - June 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor John E. Baldacci today joined officials from Tufts Medical Center, Developers Collaborative, the City of Portland, Portland builders and Gorham Savings Bank for the ribbon cutting of Crescent Heights, the latest apartment building in Portland. The building, primarily intended for use by medical students, is LEED-certified and planned with smart growth in mind.

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

Governor Ceremonially Signs Legislation to Help Keep Seniors in Their Homes

AUGUSTA, ME - May 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor John E. Baldacci held a State House ceremony today to celebrate passage of LD 1121, “An Act to Protect Elderly Residents from Losing Their Homes Due to Taxes or Foreclosure." The law, sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Chase (R-Wells), allows municipalities to pass local ordinances enabling eligible seniors to defer property taxes for a period of time. “Many elderly residents on fixed incomes, especially those in lake and coastal communities, just want the ability to stay in the homes they have worked so hard to maintain,” said Governor Baldacci.

Governor Announces Energy-Conversion Grants

AUGUSTA, ME - February 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor John E. Baldacci announced today that six school and university oil-to-wood heating projects are receiving more than $3.2 million in federal recovery funds.

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.

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.

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.

Governor Announces $11.4 million in Federal Recovery Funds for Wood Energy Projects

AUGUSTA, ME - August 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. John E. Baldacci today announced that the Maine Forest Service, under the Maine Department of Conservation, will receive more than $11.4 million in federal recovery funds to convert at least 15 public buildings to wood or dual-fuel heating.

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.

GOVENOR’S PRESS OFFICE -MaineHousing’s “Gift of Green” Offers Cash Incentives of Up to $5,500...

Combined with federal tax credits, total incentives for first time buyers can be as high as $15,000. PORTLAND, ME - June 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor John E. Baldacci announced today some good news for first-time homebuyers – and for Maine’s housing market. MaineHousing is starting a new “Gift of Green” homeownership initiative that provides eligible First Home program borrowers with up to $5,500 in financial incentives to purchase a home

Governor Baldacci Ceremonially Signs Bill Addressing Homelessness

AUGUSTA, ME - June 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor John E. Baldacci today ceremonially signed LD 1127, An Act To Define Services for Maine Runaway and Homeless Youth. The law establishes a comprehensive program for homeless youth and runaways. The Department of Health and Human Services will enter into performance-based contracts with agencies and organizations to provide street and community outreach, drop-in programs, emergency shelter and transitioning living services. Monitoring will be in place to ensure quality and track rates of homelessness.


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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