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When Open Space Makes More Sense Than Construction When Open Space Makes More Sense Than Construction

An Atlanta-area developer replaces an undeveloped condo slab with a park. Read more

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Startup Builders Make Waves in Recession's Wake Startup Builders Make Waves in Recession's Wake

Without legacy issues, these companies have been penetrating their markets quickly, and making money, too. Read more

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Second Chance Second Chance

Being able to acquire land below replacement cost is why these projects pencil out. Read more

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Proposed Definition of Qualified Residential Mortgage Sets a High Standard

A 20% down payment and no debt delinquency for the last two years would be required to reach the mortgage industry's proposed gold standard. Read more

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For-Sale Properties Are Paying Off For Start-Up Developer

Sycamore Urban wants to acquire up to 2,000 more distressed housing units in the next three years. Read more

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ULI Panel Offers Inside Look at FDIC’s Distressed-Asset Deals

Starwood CEO: “They gave us the time to do the right thing by the assets.” Read more

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FDIC Chairman Bair Defends Extend and Pretend

For more than a year now, multifamily equity funds, owners, and brokers have complained about the “extend and pretend” policy in the banking industry that have allowed owners with troubled loans to keep their assets. Yesterday, at the 2010 ULI Fall Meeting, Shelia Bair, Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) defended that policy. Read more

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Builders Content Growing in Their Existing Markets Builders Content Growing in Their Existing Markets

More builders say that staying put in existing markets can be a sustainable growth plan. But will their attitudes change when business starts picking up again? Read more

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Lennar Buys More Distressed Loans and Land

Company's new portfolio is worth roughly $740 million and includes repossessed real estate and past-due loans. Read more

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Private Investors Buy Land and Finance Residential Development

A handful of key players rev up their efforts. Read more

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