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There is a disparity in average share of income spent on rent/mortgages between the first four states to vote and the last six

Taylor Junction is located across the street from a commuter train line into Chicago and is within walking distance of shops and restaurants in Deerfield.

New construction appeals to “recently liberated” empty nesters

Paul Rudolph’s iconic 1952 Walker Guest House, in Sarasota, Fla., is now open free of charge to visitors

Reconstructed by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation, the original cottage was named one of the most important houses of the 20th century in a 1957 survey of Architectural Record readers

Colorful, whimsical floor tile makes this white bathroom by Studio Habeas Corpus pop. The project won a honorable mention in the Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition.

These projects received honorable mention awards in Duravit's annual competition for excellence in bathroom design

Houston-based design firm Intexure won the Built category for using Duravit products throughout a house.

These winning projects highlight Duravit products and excellence in bathroom design

The large expanse of Andersen Windows in this kitchen connect the space to the outdoors

Jay Libby, the creative-services manager at Andersen Windows, discusses the latest developments in window design and technology

Dallas (pictured) offers the best Breakeven Horizon of any of the 32 largest metros in the U.S. Photo Credit: NIck Oberheiden, Flickr Creative Commons

However, places like Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles will take a little longer to reach the ‘Breakeven Horizon’

The Spitzhäuschen, built in 1417, offers an early look at the style The Office of Jonathan Tate is experimenting with. Photo Credit: Berthold Werner, Wikimedia Commons

The infill structure measures only 975-sf while still offering a contemporary design 

Crackdown on workers’ comp fraud impacting construction companies

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One type of fraud involves paying employees cash off the books so that the amount of payroll on which premiums are calculated is reduced.

Report tracks best states for home solar policies

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The “Freeing the Grid” scorecard, released Monday by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council is a handy tracker for policies that promote “net metering.”

Section of New Orleans will try new approach to flood control

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Public works projects in a part of the Big Easy, the Gentilly Resiliency District, will be designed to retain and control water rather than to try to keep it behind levees and floodwalls.

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California dominates the list of hottest housing markets for January 2016

Supreme Court ruling on demand response expected to benefit smart grid

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It means that FERC can continue to hold that small electric power generators, including businesses and residences, can have their power priced at the wholesale rate.

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First-time buyer incomes are higher than ever at $85,000

Guides to wood construction in high wind areas released

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The Guides are directed toward ensuring structural integrity to resist wind loads.

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Small but visible increases show the market may have finally hit rock bottom

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January 2016

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Homebuyers on the hunt are obsessed. Here’s how your website can capitalize on their drive and focus

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