Monthly Archives: August 2018

MEREDA’s Annual Lewiston Auburn Networking Social

After the summer break, make plans to join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) at Baxter Brewing Co. in Lewiston on September 27 from 5-7 pm for its Annual L/A Fall Social.  Located in the historic Bates Mill, … Continue reading

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Homeownership Remains Unaffordable; Rental Affordability Showing Signs of Improvement

August 28, 2018 by Richard E. Taylor, Research Manager at MaineHousing MaineHousing has released the 2017 Maine Homeownership and Rental Affordability Index.  The index indicates buying or renting a home in Maine remains unaffordable.   The index provides a statewide, county … Continue reading

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Homeownership Remains Unaffordable; Rental Affordability Showing Signs of Improvement

28by Richard E. Taylor, Research Manager at MaineHousing MaineHousing has released the 2017 Maine Homeownership and Rental Affordability Index.  The index indicates buying or renting a home in Maine remains unaffordable.   The index provides a statewide, county and local breakdown … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s DevelopME’s Lunch & Learn Series “Advocating in Augusta”

Join DevelopME on Thursday September 20, 2018 at the Portland Public Library from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for their latest Lunch and Learn event, “Advocating in Augusta” to learn how MEREDA works to promote an environment for responsible development and real estate ownership in our state’s … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Aura

In multi-part series, exclusive to the Maine Maine Real Estate Insider, we’ll provide an up-close look at the most notable commercial development projects of the past year that are helping to fuel Maine’s economy in terms of investment and job … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu – Fair Winds and Following Seas: A Conversation with MDOT Commissioner, David Bernhardt and Eimskip’s Larus Isfeld

Eimskip, the Icelandic steamship company began calling on Portland, Maine in March of 2013, after more than $45 million in public and private dollars of investment by the Maine Port Authority (MPA) and Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) revitalized the … Continue reading

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So Do We Have a Deal? Maybe Not

By: Asha Echeverria, Shareholder, LEED AP, Bernstein Shur A written contract signed by both parties is always best. So what happens when negotiations take months and only one side signs the contract? Is there a contract? Was there a meeting … Continue reading

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MEREDA Board of Directors votes to join the No on 1 campaign organized to defeat the referendum

This fall, Maine voters will face yet another ill-conceived citizen-initiated referendum that would establish a new tax to fund a home health care initiative.   The proposed referendum would:  * Impose a massive tax increase in the form of a payroll … Continue reading

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