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MEREDA’s 7th Annual “Strikes for Scholars” Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser on May 23rd Raises Funds for Scholarships for 16 Maine Students

Again this year, MEREDA is excited to be able to provide $20,000 in scholarships to students pursuing studies in building trades, architecture, construction, engineering or a business program at a Maine Community College (MCCS), or the College of Science, Technology … Continue reading

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MEREDA Brings Together Industry Leaders to Collaborate and Innovate on Housing

On Tuesday, May 7, some 300 members of Maine’s real estate industry gathered in Portland for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2019 Spring Conference on the future of housing in Maine.  With housing at a critical juncture … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Awards Top 6 Notable Projects of 2018

Projects from Portland to Boothbay Harbor to Augusta received special recognition at MEREDA’s 2019 annual Spring Conference in Portland on May 7th. The exemplary projects from across the state, completed in 2018, not only embody MEREDA’s belief in responsible real … Continue reading

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Spring 2019 MEREDA Index Commentary – THE COMMERCIAL COMPONENT – Joseph Porta, Porta & Co.

Joseph Porta, SIOR, Broker/Manager of Porta & Co. recently provided insight for the Spring 2019 Edition of the MEREDA Index by sharing his perspective on the Commercial Sector over the last 6 months.  With Q1 of 2019 behind us, and … Continue reading

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Spring 2019 MEREDA Index Commentary – THE RESIDENTIAL COMPONENT – Elise Kiely, Esq., Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

Elise Kiely, Senior Vice President , Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty recently provided insight for the Spring 2019 Edition of the MEREDA Index by sharing her perspective on the Residential Sector over the last 6 months.  We are continuing to … Continue reading

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Spring 2019 MEREDA Index Commentary – INTRODUCTION – Tim Soley, East Brown Cow Management, Inc.

Tim Soley, President of East Brown Cow Management, Inc. recently provided insight for the Spring 2019 Edition of the MEREDA Index by sharing his perspective on the markets overall.  I’ve always found the MEREDA Index to be an extremely valuable … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – The State of Housing in Bangor

Housing has become a large topic of conversation in service center communities across the state.  Businesses, families and individuals are being impacted by Maine’s recent economic trends; rising construction costs, rental affordability challenges and limits on the supply of both … Continue reading

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MEREDA Welcomes Heather Johnson, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development

The Department of Economic & Community Development’s broad mission is to help communities and businesses prosper through a variety of programs providing everything from targeted tax relief to community block grants to tourism marketing. DECD and its partners show companies how to … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Annual Real Estate Spring Conference – The Future of Housing in Maine: Opportunities and Solutions

On May 7th, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) will host an exciting, informative, and solutions-based presentation for anyone living or working in Maine. Housing is reaching a critical juncture here, and MEREDA’s members are at the forefront, … Continue reading

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Join us in Lewiston on April 23 for the Last of our 3 Opportunity Zones Breakfasts

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a bi-partisan tax incentive program based on economically distressed Opportunity Zones.  Investors in Qualified Opportunity Zone businesses now have the ability to defer, and to some extent eliminate, recent capital gain income, … Continue reading

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