Materials, design and installation are included in the new guide from NRCA
Department hopes labels, notices on manufactured homes will help locate defects
City council also considered smoke detector requirement, dismissed due to high chance of false alarms
Recent numbers for investment home sales, foreclosures, short sales, and shadow inventory reflect a housing market recovery
Three years experience, 40 hours of education and training among requirements for new eligibility track
Nationwide housing production rose 2.8 percent above an upwardly revised February rate of 920,000 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 units in March.
Fifteen new interpretations clarify rules for claiming recycled content and energy savings for garage ventilation, among others.
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point on the Housing Market Index to 47 in April.
The documents contain more than 1,300 construction specifications, practices, and test methods.
The city joins 20 percent of 8,500 communities participating in the rating program with a rating of four or better.