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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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    Managing a Construction Business by the Numbers

    Managing by the numbers

     
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    Putting Social Media to Work for a Construction Business

    Do you really need a “blog” for every house you start or a “Twitter feed” telling your prospects what you had for lunch? You just got your Web site up and running last year — isn’t that good enough?

     
  • Coastal Economies Claw Their Way Back to Growth

     
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    LIHTC Syndicators Hope for Recovery

    The outlook for the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) market is better in 2010 than last year, according to syndicators.

     
  • In Coastal New England, Home Sales Rebound as Prices Slide

     
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    Florida Economy: A Gloomy Report

     
  • Efficient Heat-Recovery Ventilator

    When outside temperatures are a chilly 32°F, Venmar’s EKO 1.5 heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) uses a polypropylene core to transfer up to 75 percent of the heat from the exhaust to the supply air, says the manufacturer.

     
  • Coastal North Carolina Sees Economic Strain

     
  • Ohio Closes Bond Deal

    The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) announced that is has issued $5.6 million of tax-exempt bond funds, its first transaction under a new initiative to help housing finance agencies (HFAs) maintain their lending programs during the economic downturn.

     
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    Capital Magnet Fund: CDFI Fund Launches FY 2010Funding Round

    The CDFI Fund recently published proposed rules as well as a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the fiscal year 2010 funding round of the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF).

     
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Protest Property TaxAssessments

    Low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) property owners must monitor their tax valuations without fail, especially given the current economic climate. 

     
  • Previous survey results: American Recovery andReinvestment Act

    HousingFinance.com recently asked readers their thoughts on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds one year later.

     
  • Ohio Closes Bond Deal

    The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) announced that is has issued $5.6 million of tax-exempt bond funds, its first transaction under a new initiative to help housing finance agencies (HFAs) maintain their lending programs during the economic downturn.

     
  • Syndicators Report Improved LIHTC Market

    An increased flow of low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity led to a better-than-expected first six months of the year for many tax credit syndicators.

     
  • Feds Announce $3 Billion for Struggling Homeowners

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Another $3 billion is being directed to homeowners struggling with unemployment, announced federal officials this week.

     
  • Fate of Tax Extenders Bill Remains Uncertain

    Senate Republicans took a stand this week that they will block debate on all legislation in the lame-duck session until the fight over the Bush-era tax cuts and an extension of government funding is resolved.

     
  • HUD to Award $25 Million in Rural Areas

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of $25 million in grants to help rural and tribal communities address distressed housing conditions and concentrated poverty.

     
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    Before You Drop Your Prices, Read This

    Has it ever occurred to you that dropping your prices to stay in business could put you out of business? Many contractors tell me they’ve had to drop their prices to remain competitive in today’s market. They just know they’re losing jobs because the “other guy” is cheaper.

     
  • Florida Market: Turnaround in View?

     
 
 
 
 
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