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8 Mistakes All Property Developers Should Avoid

Property development can be a rewarding avenue to bring more housing options to your community or region. Whether you have years of experience under your belt or you're just beginning, there are many common mistakes that can transpire when embarking on a project.

Here are eight such pitfalls that property developers may encounter.

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Why Housing Development in Rural Communities Matters

Much of the headlines when it comes to property development revolve around major projects in urban areas—cities with high growth rates and ample opportunities for profitable construction. However, there's an area of the country that needs just as much development attention—rural communities.

Here are some of the reasons property development is so important to rural America.

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Topics: Property Development

Homeless to Homeowner: How Developing Affordable Housing Makes an Impact

Does your community need affordable housing? The fact is, no matter the population or the average earnings in your town or city, every community needs affordable housing. So when it comes to the most vulnerable and lowest-income among us, how can affordable housing make a true impact?

Here are some facts that prove the power of affordable housing development.

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Topics: Property Development

South Dakota Housing Programs Developers Should Know About

Developing housing sometimes requires a little extra assistance, financially speaking. Luckily, there are many options open to developers looking to construct housing statewide—particularly for low-income households. From emergency solutions grants to tax credits, there are programs you should consider.

Here are five South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) programs of which any developer here in our state should be aware.

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6 Awesome Features to Include in Your Next Property Development

If you are developing your next great rental property, there are several amenities that may encourage successful lease signings.

Here are six awesome upgrades you should consider.

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6 Things to Remember For Property Development

Deciding to build, whether a single-family residence or multifamily apartment building, takes a lot of thought and planning. Whether you’re an amateur property developer or a seasoned professional, here are six key fundamental things to remember before you start.

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3 Things You Should Know About The Home Investment Partnership Program

When a community has a need for affordable housing development, they need not look any further than South Dakota’s HOME Investment Partnership Program, known simply as “HOME.”

Funded through formula grants to states and municipalities, administering agencies then partner with a nonprofit or for profit organization to finance the development of affordable housing in a community.

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Coming Soon: 2016 SDHDA Annual Housing Conference

The 26th Annual Statewide Housing Conference is just around the corner. Set to take place Oct. 25-26, at the Ramkota RiverCenter in Pierre, the conference will feature plenty of networking opportunities and breakout sessions covering topics ranging from property management and housing policies to development and homeownership.

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Topics: Property Development, Property Management, Lending

Budget-Building: Your Dream Home with a Smaller Price Tag

 

When you picture your “dream home,” what do you see? A brand-new house with all the bells and whistles? The perfectly landscaped yard? Four bedrooms? Two bathrooms?

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Topics: Property Development, Homeownership

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