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    Budgeting for Your Marketing, Sales, and Project Starts

    Budgeting for your marketing, sales, and project starts

     
  • General Liability Doesnt Cover Bad Workmanship, South Carolina Court Rules ~

     
  • Pop Quiz: Q&A With Freddie Mac's Mike May

    Apartment Finance Today recently sat down with Freddie Mac's Mike May to get his perspective on the competitive landscape, both against chief rival Fannie Mae and the private sector, as well as the company's plans for 2011.

     
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    Use Excel to Budget Next Year's Project Mix

    Take some pain out of the yearly exercise of creating your jobs budget

     
  • Creating an OSHA-Compliant Safety Program for a Homebuilding Construction Site

    After a visit from OSHA, a design-build contractor learns how to do things by the book and profit from it.

     
  • Lawsuit Claims LEED Certification Is False and Misleading

    Class action suit holds that the "green" project rating system is just a marketing gimmick that harms the interests of non-LEED building performance experts.

     
  • Builder Liability for Defective Drywall Limited in LA

    State waranty law sets one-year limit.

     
  • Out-of-Work Carpenter Denied Unemployment Benefits

    Advertising services isn't looking for work, officials say.

     
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    Temporary Fix

    THE PAST FEW YEARS haven't been great for apartment owners. Turns out corporate housing companies have had it just as bad.

     
  • Using the NAHB Chart of Accounts to Organize Your Business Finances

    Here's an effective way to organize and categorize expenses and job-cost data and compare the results with your forecasts.

     
  • Michael Berman: CWCapital to Grow Platform, Enact 'Whole New Vision'

    In a wide-ranging interview, Michael Berman, president and CEO of CWCapital, discusses his company's acquisition by Fortress Investment Group, the state of the multifamily market, and his work in helping to shape our nation's future housing finance system as chairman-elect of the Mortgage Bankers...

     
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    If Time Is Money, How Can I Control the Clock?

    Knowing how many jobs you need to complete and collect for on a monthly and quarterly basis is critical to meeting the financial goals you set for the period. But how do you know on a week-by-week — or even day-by-day — basis whether your jobs are moving you toward the goal line?

     
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    How a Remodeler Survived the Housing Bust

    Unlearning bad habits picked up during the boom years is the first step to recovery.

     
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    JLC Report

    Table-saw lawsuit rattles power-tool industry; NAHB challenges EPA over removal of opt-out provision in lead law; more

     
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    Jacks of All Trades

    OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, many multifamily CFOs added a new, albeit unfortunate, bullet point to their resumes: “loan workout specialist.” Some could probably also add: “crisis management expert.

     
  • Capture Rate

    TO PARAPHRASE AN OLD QUESTION: If prospective residents call and nobody hears them, do they still make a sound?

     
  • Multifamily Developers Make Moves to Round Out Their Business Models

    Throughout the recession, many multifamily builders diversified to survive, positioning themselves for long-term stability.

     
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    Strategic Budgeting and Your Break-Even Volume

    Take a look at your “break-even volume,” which is the bare-minimum volume of work that you need to complete (and get paid for) in order to keep your doors open.

     
  • New Requirements May Mean Longer Wait for FHA Loans

    The FHA recently unveiled sweeping changes to its multifamily program, tweaking the underwriting standards on new construction and refinancing deals, while unveiling a slew of risk-management initiatives that may expand its already long transaction timeline.

     
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    Managing a Construction Business by the Numbers

    Managing by the numbers

     
 
 
 
 
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