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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – Gown and Town Synergy: The Impact of Commercial Development in Waterville and Colby College’s Vision

Colby College’s ambitious plan to help revitalize downtown Waterville has helped launch multiple projects on and around Main Street that have attracted attention across Maine and the northeast. Join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for breakfast on September … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Year in Review 2016 -2017

Since its inception, MEREDA has continued to make progress on behalf of the development community addressing the challenges and issues relating to Maine’s real estate activities.  MEREDA’s strength has always come from the support and participation of its valued members. … Continue reading

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MEREDA Continues to Improve Real Estate Development Climate – Succeeds in Changing Two Laws to Streamline Processes and Minimizes Two Fee Increases During 2017 Legislative Session

by Andrea Cianchette Maker, Esq., Pierce Atwood, LLP, Public Policy Counsel to MEREDA Based on a survey of MEREDA members in the summer of 2016, MEREDA‘s proactive Public Policy  Committee developed legislation to address difficult governmental challenges faced by the … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on The Lofts at Saco Falls

In multi-part series, exclusive to the Maine Real Estate Insider, we’ll provide an up-close look at the most notable commercial development projects of the past year that are helping to fuel Maine’s economy in terms of investment and job creation.  … Continue reading

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The Economic Impact of MaineHousing’s Investment in Affordable Multifamily Housing: State and Regional

by Richard Taylor, Research and Communications, MaineHousing Building housing contributes to the quality of life in a community and its economy.  Economic contributions are measured in jobs, wages, revenues, and increases in the overall value of products and services produced … Continue reading

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Is Your Paycheck Protected?

By Kerry Peabody, CSA, CLTC Long Term Care, Life & Disability Insurance Agent You’ve insured your home, your car, your boat – but have you insured the one thing that makes all of those other things possible – your income? … Continue reading

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The Maine Real Estate & Development Association Announces 2017-18 Officers

 The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is pleased to announce its 2017-18 slate of officers, which include Bruce Jones of Creative Office Pavilion and Brian Curley of PDT Architects serving as Vice Presidents, and Bill Shanahan of Northern New England Housing Investment Fund … Continue reading

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The Right Equation for Responsible Development: Spotlight on Wayfair at Brunswick Landing

In multi-part series, exclusive to the Maine Real Estate Insider, we’ll provide an up-close look at the most notable commercial development projects of the past year that are helping to fuel Maine’s economy in terms of investment and job creation.  … Continue reading

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM 2.0

by George Casey, CEO of Stockbridge Associates, LLC Here’s home-building operations guru George Casey’s take on how tech-driven automation will drive into site-built home building sooner than later. My recent article “Home Building’s Elephant in the Room” has elicited some interesting responses … Continue reading

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Maine Real Estate & Development Association Awards Top 10 Notable Projects of 2016

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) recently announced the recipients of its 2016 Notable Projects Awards at its Annual Real Estate Spring Conference. This year’s event, titled “’YIMBY’ism: YES in my Backyard – Why Development is Good” was … Continue reading

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