Rendering: Effekt.

ReGen Villages Holding, B.V., is piloting its first 100 homes across 15,500-square-meters in the planned city of Almere in The Netherlands this summer.

Availability of housing lots reaches new lows

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Nearly two-thirds of builders say that lot supply in their regions was low or very low in a NAHB survey.

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A shrinking supply of starter homes does not necessarily mean rising home values around the country.


The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University released The State of the Nation's Housing report for 2016.

New housing falls far short of rising population in Colorado

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The state added only 25,143 new single-family homes, condos, and apartments in 2015, about 15,000 homes short of what was needed to accommodate a population increase of 102,000.

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The number of homes completed in May does not paint a pretty picture for the coming months.

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After the new zoning ordinance goes into effect in September, many landowners in outlying DC neighborhoods will have the right to build and rent small dwellings.

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Critics say OSHA has the power to disseminate records and data that fail to show the complete narrative of a company’s safety record.

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As demand continues to grow and new households are formed, supply continues to struggle to keep up

More than 6.8 million U.S. homes at risk of storm surge damage

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The total reconstruction cost value for these homes is more than $1.5 trillion.

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As the inventory of luxury homes grows, potential buyers will have increased bargaining power

Distributed solar offers benefits to all ratepayers, according to new studies

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One of the reports said that residential solar systems deliver net benefits to ratepayers of between 1.6 cents and 3.6 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity.

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Programs around the country are giving valuable hands-on experience to students interested in entering into the trades

Crumbling foundations in Conn. linked to presence of mineral found in aggregate

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Construction experts say there is no fix for the foundation problem. All concrete must be replaced, at an estimated cost of $150,000 or higher for each home.

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More Americans worry about not finding a home for sale that they like than being unable to obtain a mortgage or that home values will continue to rise out of their price range

San Francisco voters approve tougher affordability requirement on new housing development

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The measure will require residential developments of 25 units or more to include 25% affordable units.


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June 2016

This Month in Professional Builder


For Broofield's Dave Bartlett, walkable doesn't apply just to downtown and urban neighborhoods

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