Housing News

July 16, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes reached an important milestone in July, rising four points to a reading of 53 on the Housing Market Index.

July 15, 2014

While homeowner equity is at its highest level since 2007, 6 million homeowners are still underwater on their mortgages.

July 14, 2014

2012 statistics show construction fatalities on the rise, with North Dakota's rate 10 times the national average

July 11, 2014

The new standard could reduce carbon pollution by up to 34 million metric tons and reduce energy use by 46 percent.

July 10, 2014

Builders are considering a new standard higher than code-minimum but less demanding than LEED and other certifications.

July 09, 2014

According to Passive House thought leaders, a large-scale retrofit can improve CO2 levels by 80 percent over incremental changes

July 08, 2014

Making timely rent payments could help first-time home buyers improve their credit scores

July 07, 2014

Five hundred affordable housing units seal the deal for the 981-acre development.

July 03, 2014

As demand increases, responsibility for installation remains unclear.

July 03, 2014

The 85 percent recycled content includes videocassettes, jeans, and toothbrushes.