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Sneak Peek! What to Expect from MEREDA’s 2021 Forecast Conference & Member Showcase!

What can you expect from MEREDA’s 2021 Virtual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase? We have 20 MEREDA members taking part in our Virtual Member Showcase As usual, the Forecast Conference will deliver the same quality information that our members have … Continue reading

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Maine’s Leading Real Estate Experts Look to the Future with a Virtual Conference on January 21, 2021

PORTLAND, Maine–On Thursday, January 21, 2021, leaders from Maine’s real estate industry will take part in a virtual presentation of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s (MEREDA’s) Annual Forecast Conference and Member Showcase, sponsored by TD Bank.  As we … Continue reading

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MEREDA Postpones its March 19 Morning Menu breakfast as well as its March 26 Anniversary Gala

In light of the situation with the Coronavirus and recommendations from the recent press conference with Governor Janet Mills, MEREDA has postponed its March 19th Morning Menu breakfast as well as its March 26th Anniversary Gala Event. Both events will … Continue reading

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“Outlook Good”: MEREDA’s Forecast Conference Calls for Continued Growth

Over 900 of Maine’s real estate and development professionals converged on the Holiday Inn by the Bay Thursday, each one on the hunt for the latest and greatest industry information and connections. “Anyone who stayed in the office is going … Continue reading

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The Future of Home Buying

Dava Davin, Principal, Portside Real Estate Group Will technology make real estate transactions a whole lot easier? The number of single-family home transactions in Maine has been flat for the last three years and is not expected to increase any … Continue reading

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Thinking about renting space to a marijuana operator? Take care and consider these important caveats.

By Hannah E. King and Edward (Ted) Kelleher, Attorneys at Drummond Woodsum. The marijuana industry poses profitable possibilities and serious challenges to the real estate industry.  As Maine continues to work on the regulatory structure of its recreational marijuana marketplace, … Continue reading

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The MEREDA Index hits all-time high

Last week, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), released a report showing that the state’s number two driver of GDP has hit a record high, coming in at 100.4. “Maine’s real estate market is led by the commercial … Continue reading

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MEREDA OPPOSES PORTLAND BALLOT QUESTION 2

A dangerous ballot initiative will be voted upon on November 7 in the City of Portland.  Question 2 asks whether voters support a change to the City Code to give veto power to a small minority of registered voters, in … Continue reading

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Home Building’s ‘Elephant in the Room’ … a manifesto from operations guru George Casey.

Without innovation, today’s home building business models risk extinction by George Casey, CEO of Stockbridge Associates, LLC Over the past several weeks, I have had the opportunity to attend a variety of fall industry conferences: the Urban Land Institute (ULI) … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s 5th Anniversary “Strikes for Scholars” Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser on May 4th Raises Funds for Scholarships for 16 Maine Students!

MEREDA is excited to announce that once again, MEREDA will be providing $20,000 in scholarships to students attending the Maine Community College System and the University of Southern Maine that are enrolled in the building trades and business programs. MEREDA … Continue reading

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