The National Association of Realtors' Pending Homes Sales Index for September declined for the fourth straight month and dropped to its lowest level since December 2012.
The pace of growth has slowed each month since April, though, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller figures.
The annual FOLIO: 100 exclusive list of magazine media’s most innovative and entrepreneurial thinkers includes two SGC Horizon publishers in 2013. SGC Horizon Group Director-Principal Tony Mancini and Patrick O’Toole, publisher and editorial director of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines, have been named as FOLIO: 100 “Under the Radar” change agents.
Q4 Architects recently unveiled the CORE House, touted as a virtually indestructible tornado-proof home.
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes fell two points in October from a downwardly revised reading in the previous month to a level of 55 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
A capillary-tube system that runs through geopolymer precast-concrete wall panels helps heat and cool a house entered in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition.
There has been increased demand for higher-performing asphalt roofing shingles in the past few years.
E-Verify, the online federal program used to check the immigration status of prospective hires, has been closed due to the federal government shutdown.
A Nederland, Colo., home that was built using two shipping containers has achieved net-zero energy consumption performance.
The Palo Alto, Calif., city council recently endorsed a building-code change that would require builders to include wiring in new homes that can easily be connected to an electric vehicle charger.