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  • Opportunity's (Hard) Knock

    “NOTHING IN THE WORLD IS WORTH HAVING or doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty, ” Teddy Roosevelt once said. Never was that more true than in 2010.

  • One Project, 19 Funding Sources

    KENTFIELD, CALIF. — If someone had told me that PEP Housing would be building a 13-unit seniors housing development here with 19 sources of funding on a parcel the size of a postage stamp (0.38 acres) and seven years in the making, I would have tol

  • Letters

    More on mold; JLC Field Guide correction

  • Letters

    Say no to snitching; SIP tip; insulation debate; beware online referral services; more

  • Letters

    A vote for double top plates; flush framing with steel; pocket screws in MDF; shades of green; avoid old-growth lumber; more

  • Discouraged Equity Investors Turn to Development Opportunities

    Since the volume of acquisition opportunities never materialized as many investors had hoped, all of that pent-up equity on the sidelines is beginning to view new construction as a more attractive option.

  • Breaking Ground: Labor Prices Help New Construction Deals Pencil Out

    While construction debt is much more limited now, construction costs have come down so much that deals are penciling out again.

  • Framing to a Fixed Elevation

    Use this simple technique to adjust for height above plate when figuring roof cuts.

  • Letters

    Ice-dam discussion

  • Digging for Dollars

    Developers are, inherently, eternally optimistic.