Although still among the fastest-moving housing markets in the country, California cities may finally be showing signs of cooling off

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The commission ruled that a group called NC WARN cannot sell electricity directly to customers.

The current share of young Americans who are still living at home with their parents has not been seen in over a century.

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Builder groups say the new rule would force contractors to cut worker hours and reduce benefits.

As young people, specifically Millennials, age into their thirties, the pace of household formation is ready to take off

Ontario planning to spend $7-billion on wide-ranging climate change plan

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The plan is aimed towards reducing the Canadian province's carbon footprint.

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The first-day keynote speaker at this year’s conference offers insight on the power of networks and sharpening your competitive edge

It seems as though the classics reign supreme as Florida and Arizona are the top two destinations for individuals over 60

Industry leaders call for wider use of bamboo as a building material

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Bamboo has multiple benefits, including seismic resiliency. Bamboo structures often fared better in earthquakes than buildings made from conventional construction material such as concrete.

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Looking for a job but don’t like the big city? Don’t worry, there are plenty of smaller cities ripe with job opportunities, as well

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It will not only meet California’s net zero mandate. It will reflect a new conceptual approach.

Massachusetts woman kicked out of her tiny home after voters nix zoning change

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Voters at Hadley, Massachusetts’s annual town meeting decided against legalizing backyard cottages.

There are lots of reasons why they happen. Here are tips on getting through and arriving at the best possible outcome

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The updated version includes the latest industry best practices to instruct roofing professionals and DIY enthusiasts on installation methods that help to maximize shingle life and weather protecti

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The proposal applies to construction sites of one or more acres, or less than one acre, but part of a larger development.

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The cities on the list may not be very well known, but many of them are in close proximity to major cities experiencing significant population increases in their own right


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