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Four experts explain how paying attention to cash flow can help keep builders from robbing Peter to pay Paul




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Jacobs Companies Funds Development with Crowdfunding

The Taylor Junction townhome project to be built by the Jacobs Companies, Deerfield, Ill., could be the first ground-up subdivision in Illinois to be crowdfunded.

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Mark Richardson: Are you a professional?

Defining and articulating what is a professional in remodeling or new construction is tougher than in some other industries.

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Always deliver value

Your custom building clients come from all walks of life. But they have one thing in common: They are successful, and they have money. And more often than not, your clients are wealthy because they spend wisely.

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Mark Richardson: Help your potential clients feel more confident

Confidence. Such a simple word but also a word that may have more to do with your success or failure than any other.

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Sabal Financial Group announces builder lender program, appoints director

Financial services firm Sabal Financial Group, L.P., announced the launch of a builder lender program in an effort to offer non-recourse construction and acquisition and development (A&D) loans to established home builders in California.

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14 ways to maximize profits

To be more profitable, custom builders must focus on efficiency and cost savings, while looking for opportunities to publicize their work and expertise.

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FHFA begins first transactions of REO rental program

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has begun the first pilot transaction of its program to turn foreclosed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac homes into rental properties, according to HousingWire.

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McIlwain: 3 steps to help the housing market

With the housing market in a lethargic recovery, John K. McIlwain of the Urban Land Institute offers three ways to help revive the market.

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Cleveland mortgage settlement money going toward demolition of vacant houses

A large portion of a multibillion-dollar settlement between the state of Ohio and several large mortgage lenders will go toward demolition of foreclosed, dilapidated houses in the Cleveland area instead of struggling families as intended.

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Rising student debt hampers housing growth

A new report from Bloomberg indicates that first-time homebuyers are having difficulty securing loans thanks to student loan debt totals nearing $1 trillion.

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