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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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Succession Planning with an Employee Stock Ownership Plan

by Eric D. Altholz, Vice Chair of Verrill Dana’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group and A. Robert Ruesch, Chair, Chair of Verrill Dana’s Construction Law Group According to the National Center for Employee Ownership, there are roughly 7,000 true … Continue reading

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Morning Menu Breakfast Event: Vibrant Housing Choices in Maine: Dynamics of the Value Proposition

  Every community needs a continuum of housing choice, both small and inexpensive, to large and more expensive – for rent and for sale. A range of choices allows for healthy diversity in the resident population, with accommodations appropriate for old … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s 2017 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference & Member Showcase

Over 700 of the state’s leading real estate experts are expected to attend MEREDA’s Signature Event, the TD Bank sponsored 2017 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase being held on January 19, 2017 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay … Continue reading

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Passive House Pushes [& Seals] The Envelope

By Cordelia Pitman, Director of Preconstruction Services for Wright-Ryan Construction Multifamily housing projects around the state have contributed to an improvement in construction activity post-recession. Hidden among the number of multifamily projects, two developments in particular are helping lead an … Continue reading

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