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  • 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.

     
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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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    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?

     
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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

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Firm Acquires Credit Suisse’s Tax CreditManagement Business

    Morrison Grove CAPREIT, LLC, has entered into an agreement to acquire the low-income housing tax credit asset management business of Credit Suisse (USA), Inc.

     
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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.

     
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    Faster, Smaller, and More Connected Than Ever

    Four technology trends that will change how you build and remodel.

     
  • Is the Lead Carpenter System for You?

    In this article, I’ll address the most common questions I’ve been asked by company owners who are implementing their own lead carpenter system.

     
  • People

    Andrew I. Crossed has become a partner and executive vice president of Conifer Realty, a Rochester, N.Y.-based aff ordable development and management company operating in a fourstate region.

     
  • Treasury Blocks Fannie LIHTC Bid

    The Obama administration has blocked Goldman Sachs' bid to buy a significant amount of low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) from struggling Fannie Mae, according to several sources.

     
  • Syndicator Eyes Return to Market

    BOSTON Boston Financial Investment Management is preparing its first low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) fund since its change from MMA Financial.

     
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    Turning Away from Fannie Mae

    A s affordable housing developers get set to ramp up dormant projects, Fannie Mae's high rates on forward commitments are forcing many to look elsewhere for debt.

     
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    The Next Generation

    Passionate about affordable housing, innovative, and enterprising are all fitting descriptions for AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE's 2009 Young Leaders.

     
 
 
 
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