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Listen Up! The July 2023 Episode of the “MEREDA Matters” Podcast is Now Available!

A Conversation with Sonja Trauss, YIMBY Activist and Responsible Housing Advocate Sonja Trauss, Executive Director of Yes in My Back Yard (YIMBY), sits down with MEREDA Vice President Shannon Richards and MEREDA President Craig Young for the seventh episode of … Continue reading

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Maine’s Housing Shortage Conundrum

By John Finegan | Associate Broker, The Boulos Company Like many states across the country, Maine has a housing crisis. The ripple effects of COVID and the needs of asylum seekers have created an influx of people coming to Maine. … Continue reading

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Listen up!  The June 2023 Episode of the “MEREDA Matters” Podcast is Now Available

Deirdre Wadsworth, President of Hardypond Construction, sits down with MEREDA Vice President Shannon Richards and MEREDA President Craig Young for the sixth episode of MEREDA Matters – the podcast that puts you in the room with the people who are … Continue reading

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Listen up!  The May 2023 Episode of the “MEREDA Matters” Podcast is Now Available

Brit Vitalius, President of Rental Housing Alliance (RHA) and Principal at Vitalius Real Estate Group, and Jessica James, Principal at Longfellow Communications, sit down with MEREDA Board Member Gary Vogel and MEREDA President Craig Young for the fifth episode of … Continue reading

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The 2023 Maine Capital Markets Outlook

By Chris Paszyc, CCIM, SIOR | The Boulos Company – Partner, Broker 2022 was the tale of two halves.I harken back to the 2017 Superbowl where the Patriots were down 28–3 in the first half. Unfortunately, in this analogy, we … Continue reading

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How did the Maine Real Estate Market Fare in 2022 with Interest Rates Rising and the Covid-Driven Frenzy Easing?

by: Dava Davin, Founder + CEO, Portside Real Estate Group The residential home market in Maine (single family and condo sales) in 2022 was almost $8 billion, a decrease from the peak of $8.7 billion in 2021. The decrease in … Continue reading

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2023 Top Commercial Real Estate Trends

By: Craig Young, CCIM – Partner / Sr. Broker, The Boulos Company Take advantage of these commercial trends to maximize your profit. We are still seeing the ripple effect in commercial real estate from the major events of 2022. From … Continue reading

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Peaks & Plateaus: MEREDA’s Forecast Conference Gives Context to Maine’s Real Estate Data

On Thursday, January 26, over 800 of Maine’s real estate and development professionals gathered at the Cross Insurance Arena to learn about the latest trends and predictions for the real estate economy at the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s … Continue reading

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Election day is next week. We encourage you to vote and make your voice heard!

On November 8, 2022, Portland voters will consider 13 ballot questions, consisting of five proposed Citizen’s Initiative questions and eight proposed Portland Charter Commission questions. These 13 questions, an unusually large amount for any one election, would significantly threaten Portland’s … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Storm

By Barb Rapoza and Holly Merrill, Marketing Managers, SERVPRO   Here in Maine our weather can be unpredictable, and we do not know what to expect after a storm event. The storm could bring on flooding, wind, snow, or ice … Continue reading

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