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.
While homeowner equity is at its highest level since 2007, 6 million homeowners are still underwater on their mortgages.
2012 statistics show construction fatalities on the rise, with North Dakota's rate 10 times the national average
The new standard could reduce carbon pollution by up to 34 million metric tons and reduce energy use by 46 percent.
Builders are considering a new standard higher than code-minimum but less demanding than LEED and other certifications.
According to Passive House thought leaders, a large-scale retrofit can improve CO2 levels by 80 percent over incremental changes
Making timely rent payments could help first-time home buyers improve their credit scores
Five hundred affordable housing units seal the deal for the 981-acre development.
As demand increases, responsibility for installation remains unclear.
The 85 percent recycled content includes videocassettes, jeans, and toothbrushes.