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ASHA unveils ambitious five-year strategic plan

What began as a daunting, seven-month strategic planning process for David Schless, president of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), turned out to be an “incredibly rewarding” experience for him. More importantly, the newly unveiled five-year strategic plan will position ASHA for even greater effectiveness in the long run, says the veteran executive. 

Love Funding relishes its role as a specialist in HUD lending

Love Funding has been lending for over 30 years, but the past eight have marked a shift.

FHA and HUD lending has always been a hallmark of the company, which offers refinance, construction and acquisition financing programs for multifamily and affordable housing, as well as senior housing/healthcare facilities and hospitals. But in 2007, the company decided to play to their strength and focus solely on government-backed loans.

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Don’t Pay Double on Your Taxes: Property Tax Do’s and Don’ts for Seniors Housing

Many appraisal districts across the country will re-start the appraisal process on all properties in their respective locations at the start of the new year.

A vast majority of these appraisers are trained to value the most common property types in their jurisdictions such as office, multi-family, retail, etc.; however, the seniors living valuation methodologies are not part of the appraisal district’s strong suit.

Inaccurate property valuations result when districts are unfamiliar with the senior housing market overall. The more services offered at these facilities unrelated to real estate often yields a larger difference in valuation techniques.

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