Category Archives: MEREDA Resources

An Increase in the MEREDA Index Provides Encouragement for the Real Estate Development Community

The MEREDA Index is the leading way our industry tracks changes in Maine’s real estate markets. It’s a composite of nine measures reflecting activity in both new development and existing properties, in commercial and residential markets, as well as construction … Continue reading

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Real Estate Tip: Buyers’ Blues

Rick Smith, Bernstein Shur’s Real Estate Practice Group and Green Building Team Buyer beware is an old warning. A recent title insurance case reminds us just how wary a buyer must be, even in 2015. In the case of IQ Holdings, … Continue reading

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Appraising Real Estate in Maine – Important Regulatory Information

By Mark L. Plourde, MAI, Maine Valuation Company The Maine Board of Real Estate Appraisers (MBREA) was established to protect the public through examination and licensure of persons who wish to conduct real estate appraisals for a fee in the … Continue reading

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Donating Real Estate to Charity

Daniel Burke, Attorney, Rudman Winchell Donating real estate to a charitable organization can benefit both the charity and the donor.  The tax laws provide several methods for donation of real estate, both during a donor’s life  or through bequests under … Continue reading

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The Outlook for Maine’s Economy is Bright

As a key economic indicator for Maine, the MEREDA Index measures the pulse of the state’s real estate industry. The MEREDA Index is the leading way our industry tracks changes in Maine’s real estate markets. It’s a composite of nine … Continue reading

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Maine’s Real Estate Sector Rose 2.4% Over 2013

 The real estate sector, a leading driver of Maine’s economy, rose 2.4% over last year according to the latest data from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA). In its semi-annual report on the state of Maine’s real estate … Continue reading

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Maine’s economy on the rise as real estate sector rebounds

The MEREDA Index for 2014 Maine’s economy is on the up-tick, according to the newest data from The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA).  In its semi-annual report on the state of Maine’s real estate industry, the MEREDA Index … Continue reading

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