New best practices cover joint ridging and screw or nail pops.
Ratings agencies recommend that the Canadian government should step in to slow borrowing.
Changes to state law could reduce project costs up to $2,500
The FHA has traditionally been a last-resort mortgage resource for this buyer group.
The changes were made to reflect updates to green building rating systems.
Futures analysis indicates 42 of the 50 states could reasonably experience an earthquake in the next 50 years.
Aiming for LEED Platinum, the home discharges 60 percent fewer emissions than average buildings.
Restrictions on spraying and even water fountain use could lead to fines up to $500.
Chairwoman Yellen notes that mortgage rates have finally begun to fall, dropping .36 percent since last July.
The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) rose three points to 56 in the second quarter of 2014, regaining the momentum built in 2013.