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Healthy Homes Now A Click Away With New Maine Lead-Safe Rental Registry From DEP,...

AUGUSTA - October 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week begins, Maine’s renters now can search for healthy homes through a lead-safe property search feature that goes live today on the state’s leading online hous...

Law Court Iinvites Amicus Briefs in Appeal of Property-Tax Exemption for Private School as...

October 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, invites briefs of amici curiae in Hebron Academy v. Town of Hebron, Law Court docket number Oxf-12-95, scheduled to be argued during the December 2012 se...

Report: Maine Housing Failed to Comply With Federal Policies and Meet Adequate Quality Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A final report from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Inspector General (IG) finds that the Maine State Housing Authority mismanaged its program and failed to ensure that participants in it...

Governors Urge Congress to Fully Fund Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

AUGUSTA, DC - September 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Paul LePage joined with 13 other Governors across the country to submit a letter requesting Congress fully fund the federal government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHE...

Local groups receive $685,000 YouthBuild grant

September 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today congratulated LearningWorks and the Biddeford Housing Authority on receiving a $685,000 Department of Labor grant to start a YouthBuild program in Biddeford

LCRED Approves Governor’s Nominee, John Gallagher, as Director of the Maine State Housing Authority

September 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development (LCRED) approved Governor LePage’s nominee, John G. Gallagher, of Bath, to serve as Director of the Maine State Housing Author...

Maine DEP, Board of Pesticides Control Sponsors Free Pesticides Disposal For Maine Homeowners, Family...

AUGUSTA - August 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Maine’s Board of Pesticide Control and Department of Environmental Protection are partnering to provide homeowners a free opportunity this fall to dispose of old pesticides that may be stockpiled on the...

Michaud Announces more than $14 million in Housing and Community Development Grants in Maine

WASHINGTON, DC - July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Mike Michaud announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the State of Maine $10,581,799 under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)...

Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Warns Public about Central Maine Real Estate Appraiser...

July 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Professional and Financial Regulation is alerting Maine property owners that the Real Estate Certified Residential Appraiser's license of Scott C. Jones was revoked June 11th following an investigati...

Encourages Mainers who were wronged to call DOJ

WASHINGTON, DC - March 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Mike Michaud, Ranking Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee, praised the announcement that servicemembers and veterans hurt by mortgage abuses will be provided reli...

HOUSING SECRETARY AGREES TO SENATOR COLLINS’ REQUEST TO UPDATE FEDERAL REGULATIONS REGARDING WOOD PELLET...

Washington, D.C. - March 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Under questioning today by Senator Susan Collins, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shawn Donovan agreed to update federal guidelines to classify wood pellet boilers as an "acceptable" pri...

Maine Joins $25 Billion Joint State-Federal Mortgage Servicing Settlement on Forclosure Wrongs: State share...

February 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General William J. Schneider announced that Maine joined a landmark $25 billion joint federal-state agreement and the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses, fraud and unaccep...

New Home Foreclosure Starts Drop at Maine Banks and Credit Unions

December 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Superintendent Lloyd P. LaFountain III announced this week that the Bureau of Financial Institutions’ third quarter survey covering first residential mortgage loans held by Maine’s 32 state-chartered banks an...

Governor Seeks Help from Maine State Housing Authority and Efficiency Maine Trust to Address...

AUGUSTA, ME - December 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Paul LePage has asked Maine State Housing Authority and Efficiency Maine Trust to develop a contingency plan to address the unmet need should Congress not appropriate sufficient funds for t...

Seriously Delinquent Mortgage Loans Decrease at Maine Financial Institutions

GARDINER, ME - October 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bureau of Financial Institutions’ Superintendent Lloyd P. LaFountain, III has released results from a quarterly survey covering residential mortgage loans held by Maine’s 32 state-chartered bank...

Michaud Bill Helping Maine Veterans’ Homes Passes

WASHINGTON, DC - October 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- This afternoon, Congressman Mike Michaud, Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 2074, legislation that contains the te...

State of Maine Announces Free Online Real Estate Transfer Tax Declarations Filing Service

AUGUSTA, ME - August 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Titling companies and law offices preparing a property transfer tax declaration form in Maine can now do so more efficiently online, using the free Real Estate Transfer Tax Declarations online service...

Governor LePage Orders Executive Order Addressing State Property Sales

July 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Paul LePage issued a statement Monday regarding a recent opinion from Attorney General William Schneider. The opinion involves the purported sale of real estate to a State employee and a subsequent lease ...

Bureau of Financial Institutions Reports Mixed Results from Home Foreclosure Survey of Maine Banks...

June 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lloyd P. LaFountain, III, Superintendent of Maine’s Bureau of Financial Institutions reported mixed news from the first quarter survey covering residential mortgage loans held by Maine’s 32 state-chartered ban...

CARIBOU HOUSING AGENCY TO RECEIVE NEARLY $50,000

Washington, DC - June 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Susan Collins today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Caribou Housing Agency a grant in the amount of $48,729 to support its Housing ...

Governor LePage Pitches in for Homeless

May 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Paul LePage on Monday helped kick off a campaign to raise funds for a new $2.7 million Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter.

Senator Snowe Welcomes Maine Housing Authorities to Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) today welcomed members of Maine’s Housing Authorities to Washington to discuss their concerns and priorities regarding affordable housing opportunities through...

Maine DEP Helps Give Belfast Homeowners Free Home Heating Oil Tank Upgrade

BELFAST, ME - February 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Belfast Water District in partnership with the Maine Department of Environmental Projection (Maine DEP) and the Maine Drinking Water Program recently completed the first phase of an Oil Tank ...

Snowe, Feinstein, Bingaman Applaud White House Support for Increasing Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) applauded President Obama’s support for provisions in S. 1637, the Expanding Build...

Foreclosure Diversion Cases to Stay at Bridgton District Court

January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Effective January 1, 2011, the Bridgton District Court will retain all of the foreclosure cases filed in Bridgton that are referred to the Foreclosure Diversion Program for mediation. Bridgton District Court will hold informational sessions and mediations. Previously, Bridgton foreclosure cases on the diversion track were permanently transferred to the Cumberland County Superior Court in Portland.

Attorney General Janet T. Mills Announces Reprieve for Homeowners

November 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Mills announced progress in her negotiations with GMAC Mortgage LLC and Bank of America regarding their foreclosure practices in Maine. GMAC has agreed that it will temporarily halt sales on homes that have been foreclosed on, pending further talks to resolve the Attorney General’s concerns about the company’s foreclosure procedures

30 Home Heating Oil Tanks Being Replaced to Protect the Well of the Patten...

AUGUSTA, ME - November 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), working closely with the Town of Patten and the Maine Rural Water Association, is overseeing the replacement of approximately 30 home heating oil tanks in the wellhead protection area of the Patten Water Department.

Attorney General Janet T. Mills Funds Foreclosure Relief Efforts

Augusta, ME - November 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Janet Mills announced today that she is distributing $200,507 in foreclosure relief money from the Countrywide Financial Corporation settlement. The funds are being distributed to the state’s ten Community Action Programs based on the population of the areas they serve.

Senator Snowe Demands Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do Their Part to Protect Homeowners...

Washington, DC - October 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) is urging Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reinforce their commitment to safeguarding the legal rights of borrowers in view of recent allegations of defective and flawed foreclosure documentation at several of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders. Senator Snowe’s comments were made following today’s announcement by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, government sponsored enterprises placed into conservatorship of the FHFA in 2008 and currently financed by taxpayers, would need as much as an additional $215 billion over the next three years to meet their financial obligations.

Snowe Suggests Helpful Home Heating Resources in Anticipation of Higher Heating Costs this Winter

WASHINGTON, DC - October 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) is reminding Mainers of home heating assistance programs and resources available in anticipation of higher heating costs during the cold winter months. “Increased heating expenses could exacerbate the economic storm weathered by families and businesses throughout Maine this year, and it is crucial that Mainers move forward with energy efficiency improvements,” said Senator Snowe, citing the recently released October 2010 Short-Term Energy Outlook by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which estimated households heating primarily with heating oil will spend an average of about $220 (12 percent) more this winter

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