New England’s Suburbs Face Decline In Population, Home Prices

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Residents in small Northeastern towns are heading to larger cities and warmer pastures.

Remodeling Spending Expected To Reach New High

Kitchen remodeling project. Photo: Colleen Lane/Creative Commons.

A lack of available homes encourages owners to remain where they are.

Wildfire in Alberta in May, 2016. Photo: Premier of Alberta/Creative Commons.

Floods and wildfires in Alberta have caused billions of dollars in damage over the last few years.

Houses in San Jose, Calif. Photo: Sean O'Flaherty/Wikimedia Commons.

A montly rent of $6,200 in Palo Alto forced city planner Kate Downing and her husband to move 40 miles away to Santa Cruz.

Neighborhood in suburban Cleveland. Photo: b k/Creative Commons.

Urban areas such as Detroit and Cleveland are suffering the most.

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Student loan debt and memories of the housing crash are likely causes for the dip in ownership.

The Rate Of Change In Home Prices, From Boulder to Atlantic City

House in Boulder, Colo. Photo: Michael McLean/Creative Commons.

The hip Colorado town and the bustling New Jersey city are on opposite ends of the housing market spectrum

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The DOE is implementing the Buildings-to-Grid Program on a national level.

What New And Long-time Homeowners Spend On Remodeling

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Recent movers enjoy new decks, while “Nesters” purchase new siding.

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Utility bills are a major household expense, costing more than $2,500 for the typical American family.

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A balcony collapse caused the death of six college students and raised questions about California's building standards and balcony safety.

Philadelphia. Photo: Jim R Rogers/Creative Commons.

Philadelphia’s new residential construction has made it easier to travel by foot.

Marco Island, Fla. Photo: clarkmaxwell/Creative Commons.

More than $880 billion worth of property will be sunk, and Florida will be hit the hardest.

Michigan countryside. Photo: Rachel Kramer/Creative Commons.

Many experts think that the inland states have widespread benefits that the more popular coastal states just can’t offer.

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Buyers understand the benefits of solar power but don't know the upsides of leasing the equipment versus buying it.

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Builders and architects say the best way to persuade them to try a new product is by showing how it performs.


Building Science: Testing and Supervision

Part 3 of a 3-part series, this video takes us inside the testing and quality control of LP® SmartSide® engineered wood trim and siding.

Building Science: How LP® SmartSide® is Made

Part 2 of a 3-part series, this video takes us behind the scenes to look at the manufacturing process and the science behind LP SmartSide engineered wood trim and siding. 

Premium Floor Saves Time and Money

This premium floor system using thicker sheathing and deeper I-joists drives savings compared to conventional floors with 16 inch-on-center framing.

On the Job with LP SmartSide: Woodtex

In this exclusive video, we visit Woodtex, a customized shed manufacturing company located in Brentwood, Tennessee. Take a look at how this company's partnership with LP SmartSide helps give customers the best shed buying experience possible.

July 2016

This Month in Professional Builder

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