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Five policies from the Biden administration that could affect the multifamily housing industry

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Although the 2020 election felt more like an election week than an election day, ultimately Joe Biden emerged as the new President of the United States. As the smoke has cleared on the election itself, attention has turned to President Biden’s administration. As private equity lenders, we are naturally examining what the new administration will…

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4 Ways to Ensure Your Hard Money Loan Closes Quickly

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A hard money loan can be a good option for a variety of reasons. For example, if you’re having trouble getting a loan from a bank with the terms you need, you need quick approvals and/or funding, you’re looking for tailored loan solutions, and/or you don’t want to bring in an equity partner. Now, let’s…

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Five Construction Industry Trends You Don’t Want to Miss in 2021

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In the first quarter of 2020, the construction industry added more than $900 billion to the U.S. economy. Then, we saw the effects of COVID-19, which caused the construction industry to lose $60.9 billion in GDP and approximately 6.5 million jobs. This disruption led to trends like remote work and social distancing, as well as…

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Five Ways for Builders to Reduce Waste

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Can you guess the volume of construction waste generated annually by construction projects worldwide? What about the U.S. alone?  According to a report from Construction and Demolition Recycling in 2018, the world’s yearly volume of solid waste will nearly double to 2.2 billion tons by the end of 2025. Construction waste makes up more than…

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Beware: How to Avoid Hard Money Lender Scams

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For many real estate investors, private lending can be a very useful tool. Hard money lending makes it possible for investors to quickly and efficiently fund deals when they need creative financing solutions or conventional lending is not an option. While there are many reputable hard money lenders in the industry with years of experience and…

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Co-Living: What Is It and Will It Survive COVID-19?

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A housing option that was once utilized primarily by college students is becoming more popular among young professionals across the globe. With rent prices rocketing in many primary-market cities like New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., and Chicago, urban life is out of reach for many, unless they pool their living resources in a…

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Single-family homes in high demand due to COVID-19

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Following the Great Recession, the single-family rental (SFR) market experienced solid growth. In fact, the SFR market expanded by more than 3.8 million households between 2006 and 2016. Now, with COVID-19 a part of everyday life, this trend has continued as Americans rethink the kinds of lifestyles they want. With social distancing and stay at…

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Multifamily Guide: How to attract Generation Z renters

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Each generation has its own quirks. Gen Z is no different and appears to be more practical than others. While we’ve seen that some generations are happy to rent forever, Generation Z sees it as a stepping stone. In fact, 97 percent of them want to buy a home someday. Now, most of them won’t…

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Keeping Employees Safe: How to Successfully Re-Open Your Job Sites

As states begin the slow, careful process of reopening, many of you might be wondering what your construction site will look like or what additional steps you can take to ensure your employees remain healthy. We’ve put together a list of ways you can help ensure your site is reopened safely. Start by creating and…

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Real Estate Trends That May Become The New Normal

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In a matter of weeks, lives across the U.S. have changed in ways we could have never imagined.  People can no longer work, eat, shop, travel, and socialize as they had before. Instead of traveling, shopping, and going out to restaurants, many consumers are tightening their wallets to only spend on essentials. Physical distancing has…

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