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Scheduling

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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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    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.

     
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    Managing a Construction Business by the Numbers

    Managing by the numbers

     
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    The Long and Short of It

    THESE DAYS, THE SMALL-BALANCE loan marketplace seems to be divided into two types of executions: long-term loans from Fannie Mae and short-term loans from banks. And their terms couldn't be more different.

     
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    Relaxed & Scrutinized

    A QUIRKY DYNAMIC IS AT play at the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)—borrower scrutiny is at an alltime high, even as credit conditions begin to loosen.

     
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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?

     
  • Freddie Mac Plans More Emphasis on Multifamily

    Freddie Mac's CEO Ed Haldeman says "we want to bring more emphasis to the multifamily business," as the company revamps internal systems and seeks to close the competitive gap with Fannie Mae.

     
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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.

     
  • JLC Report

    Uncertainty abounds as lead-safe remodeling deadline nears; Haiti says no thanks to formaldehyde trailers; U.S. glassmakers lose out to Chinese company; more

     
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    Recession Lessons

    The Great Recession has claimed among its victims some of the industry's largest owners and developers.

     
  • Developers Diversify to Stay Recession-Proof

    Some developers are surviving, and even thriving, in today's market by re-engineering thier business plans and turning thier focus to recession-resistant sectors such as the receivership business, student housing, and historic renovations. The overriding trend is to diversify.

     
  • Five Tips for Affordable Owners on How to Choose Property Management Software

    Affordable housing owners looking to purchase property management software face many different and difficult choices. Here are five tips that every affordable housing manager should keep in mind when assessing the market.

     
  • Job-Costing With Quicken

    Pushing this inexpensive checkbook program to its limits can give you a simple, streamlined approach to check writing, payroll accounting, and job-costing.

     
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    To the Rescue

    THEY SAY ALL PRESS IS GOOD PRESS.

     
  • Centerline Sells Debt Fund Business, Keeps LIHTCOperations

    Centerline Capital Group has sold its real estate debt fund management and commercial mortgage loan special servicing business.

     
  • NAHMA Celebrates 20 Years of Leadership

    The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is celebrating its 20th year as a champion of affordable multifamily housing across the nation.

     
 
 
 
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