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Fannie Mae offers new program for first-time homebuyers of bank-owned properties
May 01, 2015

Buyers can save up to 3 percent of closing costs

Nearly 1 million formerly distressed homeowners have returned to ranks of homebuyers
April 30, 2015

After the foreclosure crisis, more homebuyers are back on the market

U.S. House passes bill to make manufactured homes more affordable
April 29, 2015

The bill aims to make it easier for low-income buyers to afford manufactured homes

Photo: Derek Ramsey/Wikimedia Commons

April 28, 2015

The name change reflects the organization’s expansion beyond its original focus on design and construction

April 27, 2015

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition says that OSHA’s flawed cost estimates point to flaws in the rule

Active House raises standard on energy efficiency

Photo credit: Zooey Braun

April 24, 2015

While a passive house decreases energy consumption, The Active House produces more

Lumber Liquidators faces five class action lawsuits over laminate flooring
April 23, 2015

The flooring distributor’s testing kits were deemed “unreliable” by consumer rights firm Hagens Berman

Passive House Institute introduces new categories for building certification
April 22, 2015

The established standard will be called Passive House Classic, while the new categories are Passive House Plus and Passive House Premium.

April 21, 2015

The new dictionary facilitates consistent exchange of building characteristics and energy use data

New water heaters get efficiency boost in April

Photo: Josh Larios/Flickr

April 15, 2015

The Department of Energy has released new standards

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