Housing News

California’s water restrictions could threaten homebuilding industry

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July 17, 2015

A slowdown in construction could result in higher home prices and dry up inventory

July 15, 2015

Toilet paper, pipe slope, and flush volume—are key variables in determining whether drain lines might be predisposed to clog

North Carolina law would reduce property tax on finished, unsold homes
July 09, 2015

If passed, one builder says he can save $750 to $1,250 per home

California Supreme Court upholds affordable housing requirements
July 08, 2015

The state supreme court described the shortage of affordable housing as a crisis of "epic proportions."

July 06, 2015

The document provides voluntary guidance to appraisers on the background and competency necessary to credibly value green buildings


July 02, 2015

The report showcases Phase 2 of a local 1,566-home cooperative energy efficiency program

California cities easing solar permitting

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July 01, 2015

By the end of September, cities must be in compliance with the new law

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

Tennessee law creates program to recruit youth into construction industry

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June 22, 2015

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


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