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How Developers Can Curb Rising Construction Costs

2019-06-27T20:55:20+00:00June 24th, 2019|News, Press|

Construction costs increased more than 5% last year, and they will likely climb again this year with pressure from tariffs and the ongoing labor shortage. Developers are looking for ways to curb costs in other ways to offset the rising prices. As construction costs continue to increase, developers can benefits from better pre-construction planning

Relocated, Decker House Anchors New Project That Broke Ground This Week

2019-06-26T00:02:08+00:00June 7th, 2019|News, Press|

With the landmark Decker House halved and moved to its new site, a long-awaited affordable housing it anchors broke ground earlier this week. The building will be the central element in a project dubbed Decker Court, which is the product of a collaboration between non-profit housing developer Heritage Housing Partners, the City of Pasadena,

RAAM Construction Breaks Ground On Two Affordable Townhome Developments In Pasadena

2019-06-27T22:04:10+00:00June 3rd, 2019|News, Press|

RAAM Construction, a general building construction firm specializing in multifamily and historic preservation projects throughout California, has broken ground on the construction of two affordable townhome developments in Pasadena. The properties will consist of 16 two-story townhomes, nine at Decker Court and seven at Gill Court, with a shared driveway. Read Article

Pasadena’s Decker House travels up Fair Oaks Avenue in the dead of night

2019-06-27T22:06:41+00:00May 31st, 2019|News, Press|

The 1892 Queen Anne Victorian is named after two of its early occupants, Frank and Anna Decker. It was first designated a city landmark in 1988 and has sat vacant for more than a decade. Thursday wasn’t the first time the house was relocated. It was built at Heritage Square, but needed to be

Relocated, Decker House Anchors New Project That Broke Ground This Week

2019-06-27T22:15:04+00:00May 31st, 2019|News, Press|

The historic house was split in two and will be reassembled for an affordable housing development. Pasadena’s historic Decker House is on its way to a second life as an affordable condominium building after it was split into two, load onto trucks and hauled up Fair Oaks Avenue on Thursday night. Read Article

Building Experts Say Notre Dame Restoration Is Possible — Just Not In Macron’s 5-Year Timeline

2019-06-26T00:07:33+00:00April 18th, 2019|News, Press|

“One of the challenges we face in historic preservation and working with structures where wood is dry is that you can’t just take a saw and cut a piece of old, dry wood,” RAAM Construction President and CEO Richard Lara said. “Specialty trades have to understand how it works and that you can walk

Affordable Housing Finance

2019-03-18T21:36:24+00:00February 26th, 2019|News, Press|

Pasadena, Calif. - In the expensive Southern California housing market, crafting a financing structure that yields homeownership costs affordable to low-income buyers is enormously challenging. Combine a target of serving low- and moderate-income families with a goal of preserving and moving existing houses that are contributors to a local historic district, and you get