Multifamily

Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Filed in Design, Multifamily by on March 29, 2018 0 Comments
Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Proposals for an innovative method of wood construction that could allow 18-story wood residential buildings face their first key vote for incorporation in the 2021 edition of the International Code Council’s International Building Code.

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Improving Multifamily Marketing: The Team Approach

Filed in Multifamily, Sales & Marketing by on March 27, 2018 0 Comments
Improving Multifamily Marketing: The Team Approach

There is a systemic problem in the role of marketing as it relates to real estate development. Marketers don’t have an active role as early as they need to be. All of the product development, land-use planning and public space design is done well in advance of marketing’s involvement. Usually, marketing teams are brought in at the latter stages of this process when plans are already formed. Then, they’re tasked with figuring out how to bring a community to market. This is something we have to change.

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Rural Housing Service Proposes Changes to Eligibility Maps

Filed in Housing Finance, Multifamily by on March 26, 2018 0 Comments
Rural Housing Service Proposes Changes to Eligibility Maps

The USDA Rural Housing Service (RHS) has proposed changes to certain areas eligible to receive financing for RHS housing programs. The changes could affect whether certain communities will still have access to Section 502 loans, which are used primarily to help low-income households buy homes.

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Missed Opportunity for LIHTC on Budget Accord

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on March 22, 2018 1 Comment
Missed Opportunity for LIHTC on Budget Accord

Republican and Democrat leaders struck a deal yesterday on a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package that missed a golden opportunity to significantly strengthen the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

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Multifamily Drop Pushes Total Housing Starts Down

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on March 16, 2018 0 Comments
Multifamily Drop Pushes Total Housing Starts Down

A decline in multifamily starts pushed overall housing production down 7% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Avast, Ye Owners: Don’t be a Music Pirate

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal, Multifamily by on March 13, 2018 1 Comment
Avast, Ye Owners: Don’t be a Music Pirate

Does your leasing or sales center ever have music playing in the common areas? Is there music playing over a speaker system at the pool, the community room, the fitness center or the coffee bar? If you don’t have the rights to play this music, you may be fined for piracy.

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Download Housing Data by Congressional District

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on March 9, 2018 0 Comments
Download Housing Data by Congressional District

NAHB has launched a new Internet portal where members can develop a detailed profile of their local markets and potential customers and get the stats on new home production, housing affordability, remodeling activity and other benchmarks. The NAHB Housing Portal also provides results of housing surveys conducted for NAHB by Morning Consult, the polling firm that created the website.

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Understanding LIHTC Verification Requirements

Filed in Education, Multifamily by on March 7, 2018 0 Comments
Understanding LIHTC Verification Requirements

Join speaker Amanda Lee Gross, director of compliance training for E&A Team Inc., as she looks closely into the regulations and uncovers what is truly required when it comes to verifying income and other tenant eligibility requirements for the low income housing tax credit program.

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The Big Voice Trend Ahead in Smart Home Tech

Filed in Design, Home Building, Multifamily, Remodelers by on March 6, 2018 2 Comments
The Big Voice Trend Ahead in Smart Home Tech

What are the big developments in smart home technology? And what’s on the horizon in the next year or two? Gordon van Zuiden, founder of the San Francisco home technology company cyberManor, has the answer to both questions: Voice control.

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Worker Shortage ‘An Epidemic’ for Vermont Trades

Worker Shortage ‘An Epidemic’ for Vermont Trades

Kyle Santor, vice president of sales for Floor Coverings International in Williston, Vt., lost out on as much as three million dollars’ worth of business in 2017, simply because he didn’t have enough labor to do the job.

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