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The Biggest Mistakes in California’s Affordable Development Projects

The Biggest Mistakes in California’s Affordable Development Projects

Some might say that the biggest mistake that a developer could make when it comes to an affordable housing project would be to take the entirety of the funds allocated for the project and bet them on roulette.  Maybe 50/50 odds aren’t that bad?

Capitalizing on California’s Tax Benefits for Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Projects

Capitalizing on California’s Tax Benefits for Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Projects

One of the most important aspects to do with the incorporation of energy efficiency into affordable housing development projects is the use of tax benefits. California established tax incentives and programs in 1986 to deal with the growing need for affordable housing, and since then has received added federal funding ...

What Are the Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing Developments?

What Are the Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing Developments?

Energy efficiency has many benefits that are often overlooked as a result of the initial investment in upgraded systems. At the early stages of a multifamily development project, especially in the low-income housing sector, developers try and avoid extra costs at all costs.

Energy Efficiency and Affordable Housing: A Smart Investment

Energy Efficiency and Affordable Housing: A Smart Investment

Energy saving measures are not generally associated with affordable housing. For the most part, the pinnacles of energy saving features are generally associated with either high-performance and sustainable designs, or by parties with an unlimited budget and little regard for the bottom line, whatever the reason may be.

Developing Real Estate in California: The ‘M’ Word

Developing Real Estate in California: The ‘M’ Word

No one wants to mention it, but mold is a big problem in California’s developing world. Mold removal, consulting, and rebuilding from damage sits in at around $14B a year in this state alone, making it the number one fault in the industry. While the causes for mold are unavoidable - it is very difficult to survive in a...

When to Time Insulation Inspections for California’s Real Estate Developments

When to Time Insulation Inspections for California’s Real Estate Developments

Techniques and materials in insulation have come a long way over the past few years. We have reached a point in which many buildings, especially high-performance buildings, are considered capable of being hermetically sealed, and as a result, must contain oxygen sensors in every room. While this is a result of exterior...

California’s Commercial Developments: Time Your HVAC Inspections Correctly!

California’s Commercial Developments: Time Your HVAC Inspections Correctly!

Inspections are mandatory, and passing them is one of the most important aspects of keeping a commercial development project on track. The worst-case scenario is missing an inspection or being ordered to rebuild, and these two terrible errors must be avoided in commercial development projects.

Time HVAC Inspections for Your Multifamily Developments Correctly!

Time HVAC Inspections for Your Multifamily Developments Correctly!

One of the most common errors regarding HVAC code compliance in multifamily development projects is poor timing of inspections. This can go either way - an inspection can be timed long after the installation was complete, which means the construction process is not efficient, or an inspection process can rush the job. ...

Where Real Estate Developers Lose Money in California’s Sustainable Developments

Where Real Estate Developers Lose Money in California’s Sustainable Developments

Sustainability in itself is not a way to lose money in a development project; in fact, we would argue that the opposite is true: incorporating sustainable practices in a development project can both increase property value and enhance a development organization’s brand.

Real Estate Development Risks Involving California’s Energy Code

Real Estate Development Risks Involving California’s Energy Code

Meeting energy codes can be a strain on a development project’s budget. The rules are very strict, and much of the time the benefits seem insubstantial. Despite the problems that arise with striving to meet California’s energy codes, not meeting code is one of the best ways to harm a development project’s budget, and a...

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The Biggest Mistakes in California’s Affordable Development Projects

Some might say that the biggest mistake that a developer could make when it comes to an affordable housing project would be to take the entirety of the funds allocated for the project and bet them on roulette.  Maybe 50/50 odds aren’t that bad?

Affordable Housing  

Capitalizing on California’s Tax Benefits for Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Projects

One of the most important aspects to do with the incorporation of energy efficiency into affordable housing development projects is the use of tax benefits. California established tax incentives and programs in 1986 to deal with the growing need for affordable housing, and since then has received added federal funding ...

Affordable Housing  

What Are the Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing Developments?

Energy efficiency has many benefits that are often overlooked as a result of the initial investment in upgraded systems. At the early stages of a multifamily development project, especially in the low-income housing sector, developers try and avoid extra costs at all costs.

Affordable Housing  

Energy Efficiency and Affordable Housing: A Smart Investment

Energy saving measures are not generally associated with affordable housing. For the most part, the pinnacles of energy saving features are generally associated with either high-performance and sustainable designs, or by parties with an unlimited budget and little regard for the bottom line, whatever the reason may be.

Affordable Housing