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Financials

Business financials advice, reports, and trends for professional home builders and remodelers.



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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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Use these tips to increase margins in 2019

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Custom home builders talk about what they do on the front end of a project to achieve better margins

Jim Murphy
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Guaranteed maximum price contracts require a true team effort and an open-book policy

Taylor Junctioin by the Jacobs Companies

A rendering of the Taylor Junction townhome project that will be built by Jacob Companies, Deerfield, Ill.

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

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

Sabal Financial Group

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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.

14 ways to maximize profits

14 ways to maximize profits

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

FHFA, Real Estate-Owned Initiative, REO, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, foreclosures

FHFA begins first transactions of REO rental program

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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

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

Cleveland, demolition, settlement, lawsuits, vacant houses

Cleveland mortgage settlement money going toward demolition of vacant houses

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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

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

Morgan Stanley, REO rental, job creation, construction, real estate

Morgan Stanley says REO rental program could create nearly 2 million jobs

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New research from Morgan Stanley suggests the federal government’s program to turn foreclosed properties into rental opportunities could have a significant positive impact on job creation.

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WINTER 2022

This Month in Custom Builder

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Sales leader and author Mark Richardson shares his advice for how custom builders, and leaders throughout residential construction, can improve the effectiveness of thier staff meetings

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