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Money

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    Budgeting for Your Marketing, Sales, and Project Starts

    Budgeting for your marketing, sales, and project starts

     
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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

     
  • Construction Downturn Hits Florida Coasts Unequally

     
  • What's Ahead for LIHTC Allocations

    Deals that can get across the finish line.

     
  • Proposed Trust Fund Rules Issued

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued proposed regulations for the affordable housing trust fund created by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), linking the regulations to the existing HOME program regulations t

     
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    Keeping a United Front

    NEW BEDFORD, MASS.— This June, residents moved back into the first 50 finished apartments in the redevelopment of the United Front Homes.

     
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    The Enclave Revived

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—You can still find Internet ads for The Enclave, a luxury condo development here with steeply discounted prices starting in the low $100,000s.

     
  • 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.

     
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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.

     
  • LIHTC Properties Spark Economic Gains

    LOW-INCOME HOUSING tax credit (LIHTC) developments significantly boost surrounding property values, according to a new study that examined the economic impact of affordable housing in New York City.

     
  • PEOPLE

    Eric S. Belsky has been appointed managing director of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies.

     
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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.

     
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    Managing a Construction Business by the Numbers

    Managing by the numbers

     
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    From Hotel to Housing

    PORTLAND, ORE.— Five years, 23 sources of funding, and about 6,000 pages of documents. That and more went into creating a new affordable housing development serving many of the city's neediest residents.

     
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    Battle to Weatherize

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— It's not too late to use stimulus dollars to make your affordable housing properties more energy efficient.

     
  • Coastal Economies Claw Their Way Back to Growth

     
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    Financial Statements: Above or Below-the-Line Costs

    In recent years I’ve spent a lot of time speaking to and consulting with builders and remodelers, big and small, and I’ve noted that there’s often confusion about what types of costs go where on a financial statement.

     
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    HUD Fiscal '11 Budget Unveiled

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal 2011 budget includes $350 million for a new program to convert about 300,000 public housing and privately owned assisted housing units to project-based subsidies with long-t

     
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    The Pathbreaker

    The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB), is taking a unique approach to reviving neighborhoods hard hit by foreclosures.

     
 
 
 
 
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