Category Archives: MEREDA Resources

Highlighting the Residential Component of the 2021 MEREDA Index

On May 20, Joe Dasco, Principal at Reger Dasco Properties, was a commentator for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2021 MEREDA Index. Joe’s comments on the Residential Sector follow Economist Charles Colgan’s analysis for 2020.  The MEREDA … Continue reading

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Highlighting the Commercial Component of the 2021 MEREDA Index

On May 20, Cheri Bonawitz, CCIM, a Broker at Malone Commercial Brokers, was a commentator for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) 2021 MEREDA Index. Cheri’s comments on the Commercial Sector follow Economist Charles Colgan’s analysis for 2020.  … Continue reading

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MEREDA Index Provides Dynamic Data & Perspectives of a Historic Year

Over 230 real estate insiders registered to gather virtually for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA) Spring Conference on May 20th. As part of the Conference, MEREDA released its 15th edition of the MEREDA Index, a key economic … Continue reading

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The 2020 MEREDA Index: A Look at the 2019 Data and a Review of Current Conditions

This most recent release provides a review of 2019’s full calendar year. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic striking right before the 2019 Index unveiling, even recent history lost importance as global focus shifted instantly to the uncertain future. Insightfully, MEREDA … Continue reading

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before

by Justin Lamontagne, CCIM, SIOR, Partner, Designated Broker at NAI The Dunham Group Is it plagiarism if you copy yourself? I hope not, because here goes… “Vacancy rates are getting critically low. As the economy improves, Maine’s small and medium … Continue reading

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Will homebuilding finally evolve? Lessons from the American experience with factory-built housing

MEREDA’s Spring Conference in May included a keynote presentation by Dr. Lynn Fisher of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr. Fisher provided both national and state economic data, painting a bigger picture of the housing situation.  We thought … Continue reading

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A Stream or a Ditch? What You Need to Know

By: Joe Roy, Project Technician & Rodney Kelshaw, Project Manager/Project Scientist, Stantec When evaluating a site for purchase or development it is important to understand environmental resources that could affect allowable uses and property value. One factor that should be … 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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4 Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Storm

By Barb Rapoza and Holly Merrill, Marketing Managers, SERVPRO Here in Maine within the last few years we have had to contend with some severe flooding/storms that have interrupted businesses from operating normally. Some of the businesses ended up having … Continue reading

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Maine’s real estate sector hits record high

Second most important driver of GDP at its best in a decade Earlier this month, with a best-ever 900 on hand for MEREDA’s premiere annual forecasting event, luminaries from Maine’s real estate industry unveiled the highest levels of The MEREDA … Continue reading

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