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  • Agency Debt Gets Expensive

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have raised their prices for both long- and short-term debt in the last few weeks as their losses from the single-family sector continue to pile up.

  • The Best Debt Financing Strategy in an Unpredictable Market

    Despite a capital markets meltdown, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are still providing debt financing at reasonable rates, and even the FHA is emerging as a viable alternative for tax credit developers, said panelists at AHF Live.

  • Tax-Exempt Bond Financing Weathers the Storm

    Tax-exempt bond financing will be readily available and affordable in 2008, with industry watchers reporting that price increases were rare even as the capital markets remained in flux heading into the fourth quarter of 2007.

  • Freddie Shuffles the Deck

    Freddie Mac has kicked off 2007 with a reorganization of its multifamily division, hoping to make both its conventional and affordable housing divisions more competitive and customer-focused.

  • Protect Your Assets

    Whenever I speak somewhere, I preach about the importance of separating your personal assets from your company's assets. The best way to do this is by incorporating your business as a corporation or an LLC.

  • Personal Guaranty of Business Debt

    Most credit applications contain a personal guaranty. In this one, it's clearly spelled out in item No. 4, but in some cases it's buried in a longer document and written in language that makes it hard for the applicant to understand just what he's agreeing to.

  • Low debt, low operating costs help homeless project

    St. Cloud, Minn.—By combining soft debt with innovative construction to keep down costs, the Al Loehr Veterans and Community Studio Apartments is able to serve its mission of housing veterans and others at risk of homelessness.

  • Nonprofit pioneers SRO housing in Houston

    Houston -- Unlike other big cities, Houston has never had much of a history when it comes to single-room occupancy (SRO) developments.

  • When a Customer or Supplier Goes Bankrupt

    There you are, just trying to make an honest living as a contractor, when all of a sudden somebody you're doing business with declares bankruptcy. How will this affect you?

  • Legal Adviser: Lien Basics

    Recording a lien, step by step