Housing News

Many renters misunderstand qualifications to secure mortgages
June 30, 2015

Misconceptions about entering homeownership prevails among renters

New reflective roofing material said to outperform white roofs by 50 degrees
June 29, 2015

The new roof product is being developed by The University of Technology in Sydney, Australia

HUD has new anti-termite rules for Minnesota developers
June 22, 2015

Buyers of unprotected homes will be unable to qualify for government-backed mortgages

New housing crisis could result from renters being unable to afford to buy homes
June 22, 2015

Policymakers seem to be either oblivious or unwilling to do much about it

Tennessee law creates program to recruit youth into construction industry

Photo: Russell Watkins / Department for International Development/ Wikimedia Commons

June 22, 2015

The program will be run by a nonprofit under the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee

Guides to wood construction in high wind areas updated
June 22, 2015

The guides establish prescriptive, wind-resistive structural requirements for wood-frame buildings of different sizes and shapes

June 22, 2015

The homeowners’ association covenants allow residents to excavate on their land under the supervision of a professional archaeologist

Shortage of lots hits record high
June 19, 2015

Nearly 23 percent of builders in a survey characterized the supply of buildable lots as “very low”

About 6.6 million homes on Atlantic and Gulf coasts at risk from hurricanes
June 18, 2015

The amount of potential damage can cost $1.5 trillion

June 17, 2015

The rule applies to developments with more than 50 homes


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