July 29, 2014

Futures analysis indicates 42 of the 50 states could reasonably experience an earthquake in the next 50 years.

July 28, 2014
Aiming for LEED Platinum, the home discharges 60 percent fewer emissions than average buildings.
July 28, 2014
Restrictions on spraying and even water fountain use could lead to fines up to $500.

Housing News

July 28, 2014
Chairwoman Yellen notes that mortgage rates have finally begun to fall, dropping .36 percent since last July.
July 24, 2014
The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) rose three points to 56 in the second quarter of 2014, regaining the momentum built in 2013.
July 24, 2014
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 8.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000 units in June.
July 22, 2014
The Internet giant is the latest company to turn its efforts to integrating smart home gadgets.
July 22, 2014
A sharp rise in flooding the last 40 years seems to correlate with an 8-inch average rise in sea levels over the past century.


Blogs

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Videos

Cultured Stone by Boral
Chris Hines, Technical Leader for Cultured Stone® by Boral®, discusses the quality and performance of the brand’s manufactured stone veneer products at the 2014 International Builders’ Show.
Cultured Stone by Boral
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