The choice of roofing materials can affect home insurance rates because they play a major role in the structure's capacity to withstand fire, hail, and other hazards.
Rooftop solar panels may produce more electricity during peak times when they are facing west instead of south, according to a study done by Pecan Street Research.
Houston, Salt Lake City, New York, Miami and Los Angeles lead the way in preparing for extreme weather, according to a Center for American Progress report.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 25.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 444,000 units, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
This change represents the 20th consecutive month of year-over-year increases in home prices nationally.
NARI members identify changes that integrate well into the style of older houses and allow owners to stay in their homes longer.
Under Title 24, all new residential construction must be net zero by 2020 with all new commercial buildings achieving this goal by 2030.
Fraudulent short sales have increased drastically over the last two years as investors acquire distressed properties at a steep discount.
Switch to lever handles among changes geared toward those aging in place
Updates ease window replacement requirements, expand comparative analysis standards