This change represents the 20th consecutive month of year-over-year increases in home prices nationally.
NARI members identify changes that integrate well into the style of older houses and allow owners to stay in their homes longer.
Under Title 24, all new residential construction must be net zero by 2020 with all new commercial buildings achieving this goal by 2030.
Fraudulent short sales have increased drastically over the last two years as investors acquire distressed properties at a steep discount.
Switch to lever handles among changes geared toward those aging in place
Updates ease window replacement requirements, expand comparative analysis standards
Building permits in October jumped 6.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.03 million units, the highest rate since June 2008.
Environmental Product Declaration initiative will quantify environmental impacts
The higher costs associated with the new law harm home sales and remodeling activity, NAHB told the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance and Housing.
Proposals include an income tax credit to cover half of the costs of mitigation done by homeowners.