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Money

  • What's Ahead for LIHTC Allocations

    Deals that can get across the finish line.

     
  • Face Off

    THE PATH THAT FANNIE MAE and Freddie Mac follow out of conservatorship will be guided by the results of the mid-term elections.

     
  • Finding a Balance

    A good friend of mine used to throw pizza parties at his “fixer-upperia.”

     
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    Metroplex Flexes Recovery

    JOB GROWTH IS BACK—at least in Dallas/Forth Worth, Texas. And the return of jobs has led to strengthening demand across the entire metroplex, driving absorption to the highest level in a decade.

     
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    Market Movers

    NUMBERS MAY NOT LIE, BUT SOMETIMES they can make a liar out of conventional wisdom.

     
  • Pop Quiz: CBRE Investors' Steve Zaleski on Being one of 2010's Top Buyers

    CB Richard Ellis Investors has emerged as one of the top multifamily buyers this year, behind only Behringer Harvard and Equity Residential, and recently closed its largest deal, a $193.5 acquisition of a South Florida community. Apartment Finance Today recently sat down with Managing Director...

     
  • 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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    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.

     
  • 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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    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.

     
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    The Road to Recovery

    BALTIMORE’S RECOVERY hasn’t been as robust as its closest neighbor, Washington, D.C., but signs suggest that employment and economic growth are right around the corner.

     
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    Strong as Steel

    PITTSBURGH'S APARTMENT MARKET seems to have as many things going for it as it has bridges—which is a lot.

     
  • Looking for a Home

    DOMESTIC INVESTORS CONTINUE to be largely out of luck these days.

     
  • One Trick Pony

    One of my guilty pleasures is watching Top Chef and Project Runway.

     
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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.

     
  • Exclusive Research: Finance Execs Expect More Distressed Opportunities in 2011

    Nearly 62 percent of multifamily investors and developers anticipate more distressed acquisition opportunities in 2011, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 200 senior-level multifamily finance professionals.

     
  • Financial Reform Act's Impact on Multifamily Borrowers Yet to be Seen

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will effect both banks and conduit lenders. But as regulators struggle to reconcile the Act's principles with real-world rules, those effects won't be known for some time.