04 July

Land Analysis

What Does “Land Residual” Mean?
During the land acquisition process or in the financial analysis, “land residual” is a commonly heard term.  In essence, the land residual is tantamount to meaning the as-is value of the land in its

18 June

Financial Risk

The Timing Risk of Buying Land?
The age-old mantra in real estate has always been location, location, location.  But in markets where there are big cycle swings, such as here in California, the newer mantra has been timing, timing,

04 June

Project Financing

Equity vs. Debt?
For those not familiar with the finance side of housing projects, today will be a brief explanation of the two basic forms of financing – equity and debt.
First, let’s start with the debt side or

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