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Maine's 2016 Real Estate Market

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Some of the questions we will ask and answer: What will interest rates do? Is now a good time to buy? For whom (first time homeowners vs. empty nesters)? What about flipping, investing, or becoming a landlord?  Which communities are hot? What does the market look like in Portland vs. Lewiston-Auburn vs. Midcoast vs. Bangor?  What about office space, retail space, and industrial space? Better for business owners to rent or buy? What are those markets doing?

Guests: Michael O'Reilly, President of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association and Vice President at Bangor Savings Bank
  Tanya Emery, Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Bangor
  David Marsden, Real Estate Agent (and single family expert, especially in Portland area) with Bean Group

Keith grew up in Thomaston, Maine, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1982, majoring in philosophy. He began his career in commercial broadcasting in Portland, before moving to Maine Public in 1989. Keith has taken on a number of roles at Maine Public and is the primary editor of Maine news and feature stories aired on Maine Public Radio, and TV news specials including election debates and the annual live State of the State address. Keith is the host and producer of the weekly political roundtable Across the Aisle and on occasion takes the host chair for the daily call-in news program Maine Calling.