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2009 

Browsing through the March/April issue of Apartment Finance Today, an article written by Jerry Ascierto seemed worth passing on to you. Multifamily lenders, going through mass consolidation, have left borrowers looking for safety and have found Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae to be their safe havens. G...
03/30/2009
In looking over the Affordable Housing News magazine recently, I spied an article written by Jerry Ascierto in the Housing Finance News section on Cap and Trade Programs. Many countries already use such systems (from the Kyoto Treaty days). What they do is give credits or permits depending how mu...
03/30/2009
Jennifer Popovec from the November 1, 2008 Multifamily Executive Magazine once again has delivered an interesting and informative article, this time on rooftop choices. Depending on your budget and style preferences, you have some new and fascinating picks, such as EnergySmart Roof membranes from...
03/30/2009
Still leafing though magazines from earlier this year, I found a article I felt was worthy of sharing with you. This just in from Chris Wood in the Multifamily Executive Magazine, January 1, 2009. A renting vs buying analysis was recently done and released last fall by the Washington, D.C.-based ...
03/24/2009
Still another great article in the December 1, 2008 issue of Multifamily Executive Magazine, this one written by Jennifer Popovec. Multi-family developers and owners are now looking to laminate, vinyl tiles and vinyl plank flooring for a more contemporary and practical installation. Hardwood, the...
03/24/2009
Just wanted to share some timely information from an article I read by Marcus & Millichap in last December's Multifamily Executive Magazine. As it turns out, our very own San Francisco has sustained investor interest, despite the current economy. Why? Well, since San Fran is one of the most dense...
03/24/2009
In reading through the Multifamily Executive Magazine, March 1, 2009 edition, I spotted an article by Jennifer Popovec that caught my eye. It’s a great article highlighting everything from low-flow showerheads, water-efficient fixtures in the kitchens and bathrooms to touchless and trough faucets...
03/20/2009
 Just saw an interesting article written by Jerry Ascierti on the HousingFinance.com website The highest default ratio ever in the market, double the high last year, will triple this year on commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). Roughly, 40% of these defaults are multi-family loans even t...
03/20/2009
Learned something new while reading an old article I had lying around. In an article written by Casey Ross at the Boston Globe, Photovoltaics was explained. The article describes photovoltaics as the most promising and popular form of solar energy. Photovoltaics is sunlight converted into electri...
03/02/2009
While I was on the East Bay Economic Development Alliance's website, I ran across a useful list of links for Green Building information in the East Bay. Thought I'd share it here: Alameda County Green Business Program    Website: http://www.greenbiz.ca.gov Alameda County Revolving Loan Fund    W...
03/02/2009
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