WNC Closes $153 Million Institutional Tax Credit Fund to Build and Rehabilitate More than 1,600 Affordable Housing Units

prnewswire | August 27, 2020

WNC, a leading provider of investment, asset management and development services in the affordable housing industry, announced today it has closed WNC Institutional Tax Credit Fund 49 LP (WNC Fund 49). The fund raised $153 million in institutional low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity that will be used to develop and renovate more than 1,600 affordable housing units in 13 states.A total of nine investors participated in WNC Fund 49, which will develop and renovate units for families and seniors at 21 properties in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maine, North Dakota, Nevada, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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The online world is abuzz about content and inbound marketing. There should be no doubt by now that this is not a fad. As consumers gain more and more control over their content sources, their appetite for straight advertising is getting bypassed like the commercials you skip with TiVo or Apple TV.

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The online world is abuzz about content and inbound marketing. There should be no doubt by now that this is not a fad. As consumers gain more and more control over their content sources, their appetite for straight advertising is getting bypassed like the commercials you skip with TiVo or Apple TV.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Welcomes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brick & Mortar Real Estate to Brokerage Network

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | August 24, 2021

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, is delighted to welcome Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brick & Mortar Real Estate to its global network. The addition marks the brand's continued growth in the state of Washington and the 11th company in the state. “We are proud to have Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brick & Mortar Real Estate carry the brand into new markets in Washington.” Owned and operated by Gina and Mike Styler, the firm is located in Ellensburg, Washington and brings 12 combined years of experience serving the Kittitas Valley and the surrounding regions. Gina Styler was named the #1 Lower County Real Estate Agent in 2021 and earned the title voted by the public of “Best Real Estate Agent of the County for 2020.” “After years of building a successful real estate career, it was time to align with a global brand like Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, to take the brokerage to the next level,” said Gina Styler, Owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brick & Mortar Real Estate. “We look forward to building our legacy and elevating the real estate experience for our clients.” By joining, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brick & Mortar Real Estate agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ active referral and relocation networks, and its “FOREVER Cloud” technology suite, a powerful source for lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has aligned with best-in-class technology platforms to deliver world-class support to its network members far into the future. “Ellensburg is known for its thriving art and culture community, supported by downtown organizations and the local University,” said Gino Blefari, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “We are proud to have Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brick & Mortar Real Estate carry the brand into new markets in Washington.” Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brick & Mortar Real Estate will also have full access to the recently unveiled, Real Estate I.Q. System. The System combines the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, marketing resources and technology with continuing education, training, mentoring, and consulting. The brand also provides global listing syndication, professional training and ongoing education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings. Its Prestige Magazine showcases network members’ premium listings with a strong lineup of feature stories covering topics that appeal to high-end real estate clients. “As the most centrally located town in Washington state, Ellensburg offers the best of two worlds, small-town charm and a big-city feeling and we can’t wait to build our legacy here under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand,” said Mike Styler, Owner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brick & Mortar Real Estate. “We look forward to fulfilling our customer's needs in the residential, commercial, new construction and luxury real estate areas.” About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brick & Mortar Real Estate Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brick & Mortar Real Estate is a real estate brokerage in the State of Washington. Offering high-end services and experience to clients through an intentional working environment. Bringing together a group of skilled, passionate, and supportive individuals who are empowered by the brokerage and deliver an exceptional level of service. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network with more than 50,000 real estate professionals and nearly 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and India. In 2020, the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global network represented more than $138 billion in real estate sales volume. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability, and longevity.

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LANDSEA HOMES EXPANDS FLORIDA HOMEBUILDING PORTFOLIO BY ACQUIRING HANOVER FAMILY BUILDERS

Landsea Homes | January 20, 2022

Landsea Homes Corporation (Nasdaq: LSEA) ("Landsea Homes" or the "Company"), a publicly traded residential homebuilder, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Hanover Family Builders (HFB), an Orlando-based homebuilder for a purchase price of $179.3 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments plus the assumption of debt of approximately $69.3 million, which was refinanced with the Company's unsecured revolving credit facility. In 2021, Hanover closed 632 homes at an average selling price of $328,323 and ended the year with more than 4,100 lots under control, 469 homes in backlog worth more than $200 million and 18 active communities. In 2021, Landsea Homes surpassed the milestone of $1.0 billion in revenues and completed our first year as a public company. We believe our acquisition of Hanover Family Builders is another truly transformative event for the Company, With the closing of this transaction, we have increased our lots under control to more than 12,800 and further accelerated our asset-light strategy by increasing our controlled lots to approximately 50% of our total lot inventory. We have also grown our active community count by more than 50% from our December 31, 2021 year end. This transaction vaults Landsea Homes into one of the leading positions in the Orlando area, a very attractive homebuilding market, and reaffirms our strategy of quickly becoming one of the top homebuilders in the markets we serve. Additionally, Hanover's focus on the more affordable segments of the market aligns strongly with our broader product positioning goals." John Ho, Chief Executive Officer, Landsea Homes. Founded in 2017 by brothers Matt, Steve and Andrew Orosz and homebuilding veteran Colby Franks, Hanover Family Builders began with nine communities in the Orlando region, in Osceola, Lake and Polk counties. Prior to founding Hanover Family Builders, Bill Orosz and the Orosz family had a long homebuilding history in Florida, creating Royal Oak Homes in 2011, which the family sold in 2014. The Orosz family also formed Cambridge Homes in the 1990s before selling it in 2005, when it was one of Central Florida's largest private homebuilders. Over the decades, the various companies have received numerous accolades for their growth rate, customer service and commitment to the community. Builder Advisor Group represented Hanover Family Builders as its broker in this transaction. Hanover Family Builders has established a great reputation for providing wonderful homes and outstanding customer service across Central Florida, Given their strong track record, local market knowledge and long-standing relationships, we believe that Hanover will play an integral role as we expand in this region." John Ho Landsea Homes entered the Florida housing market last year, with the acquisition of Vintage Estate Homes. With that purchase, Landsea Homes began providing homes in the Orlando area, including Palm Bay, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, Lake Helen, Sorrento, Merritt Island and DeBary. We were very impressed with Landsea Homes' strategic approach and commitment to building great homes with top-tier customer service – values that closely align with ours, Their senior leadership team is experienced and thoughtful, and they have created a culture of integrity that is dedicated to ensuring they provide best-in-class homes in each of their markets. We are honored to join one of the homebuilding industry's rising stars." Hanover Family Builders Co-President, Steve Orosz. In just eight short years, Landsea Homes has grown into one of the premier national homebuilders, with a strong and successful presence in each of their key markets including Arizona, Northern and Southern California, Texas and Florida.

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ABS Announces integration with Lightning Docs™, Geraci LLP's National Loan Document Solution

Lightning DocsTM | November 11, 2021

Applied Business Software™ ("ABS"), makers of The Mortgage Office®, leader in loan servicing and fund management software, announced today the launch of an integration with Lightning Docs™, a proprietary cloud based national loan document generation system, developed by Geraci LLP, the nationwide leader in business purpose loan documents for the private lending industry. "The Mortgage Office® is a well-known and respected leader in the loan origination software space. Their 40+ year track record speaks for itself. We are honored they have chosen to partner with Geraci LLP to integrate with our Lightning Docs™ loan document generation system and we look forward to providing our mutual clients the most advanced technology in the private lending space allowing lenders to originate loans nationwide with peace of mind." - Nema Daghbandan, Esq., Partner with Geraci LLP "We are thrilled about this integration with Lighting Docs™ by Geraci LLP. We have had a long-standing relationship and a mutual respect throughout the years." He added: "This development is consistent with our vision of integrations, and the continued pursuit to provide our customers tools that simplify, enhance, and automate their entire lending operation." - Carlos Nodarse, CEO of Applied Business Software About Applied Business Software Applied Business Software is a market leader and global provider of software systems and solutions to the lending industry. ABS offers a complete suite of software products designed from the ground up to specifically address the needs of those who originate and service loans. All our products are consistently rated superior in design, system interface, expandability, and ease of use. ABS is based in Long Beach, California. About Lightning DocsTM: Lightning Docs™ is a proprietary cloud-based loan document generation system developed in-house by the attorneys and partners at Geraci LLP. Lightning Docs permits its clients to generate business purpose loan documents nationwide at the click of a button. The system will generate any business purpose loan documents including bridge, fix and flip, ground up construction, DSCR rental, portfolio rental, etc. The documents have been used for numerous rated and unrated securitizations and are considered the industry standard for the private lending industry.

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