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After intense bidding war, Bangor Mall is sold

Laurie Schreiber |

A bidding war took place Wednesday at the close of the auction of the Bangor Mall.

As Washington Avenue heats up, Dale Rand Printing moves across Portland

Maureen Milliken |

The evolving landscape of Portland's Washington Avenue will bring a big change later this year, when longtime neighborhood business Dale Rand Printing moves across the city to Riverside Street.

Luke’s Lobster to operate seafood-buying station in Boothbay Harbor

Staff |

Luke’s Lobster, a seafood company and restaurant group founded by Luke Holden in 2009, will partner with the Boothbay Region Maritime Foundation to operate a seafood-buying station at the Sea...

Real estate industry still waiting for final Opportunity Zone rules

Maureen Milliken |

More than a year after the Opportunity Zone tax benefit was written into federal tax law, and five months after proposed rules were issued, investors, real estate agents and developers are still...

West Bayside makeover continues with sale of another public works building

Laurie Schreiber |

The purchase of the building at 44 Hanover St. complements work already underway at 82 Hanover.

FAME financing propels development of Rumford hotel

Staff |

A 63-room Best Western hotel, that's intended to serve area lodging needs and help revitalize downtown Rumford and River Valley area, will get loan backing from the Finance Authority of Maine, whose...

Presentation will tackle passive house historic renovation

Maureen Milliken |

Passive house construction — super-insulated energy efficient design — is catching on in Maine, but passive house retrofit of historic buildings hasn't. PassivhausMaine is hosting a panel...

Federal shutdown shut down some home sales in January

Staff |

The recent federal government shutdown delayed suspended some real estate transactions that were dependent on federal government-guaranteed loans.

Pepperell Mill’s new apartments accompanied by rebranding

Staff |

New apartments in the sprawling Pepperell Mill campus in Biddeford will be available shortly, combined with a rebranding of the mill, which now has 700,000 square feet of commercial and residential...

Bill to prevent municipalities from banning short-term rentals sparks strong debate

James McCarthy |

The mayors of Portland and South Portland were among those testifying against a proposed bill that would block municipalities from prohibiting short-term rentals such as Airbnb, while those in favor...