Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000 units in July, according to data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The system has eliminated oil and gas bills for the 1950s-era, 1,800-sf home.
Tightening water-use restrictions are driving the use of the non-toxic dye.
After a debate over adopting the latest code for sprinkler installment, city officials voted to keep it.
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the Housing Market Index (HMI) for August.
The revised requirements impact residential, commercial and industrial electrical installations.
Ohio utilities are trying to reduce the amount net-metering customers get for their electricity.
Added costs of proposed sprinkler provision concerned city officials.
The Wall Street Journal calls it the largest wave of lenders loosening standards for prime mortgages since the housing bust.
A new Harvard study concludes that tight credit, not affordability, is keeping first-timers away