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An influx of potential buyers are touring homes and writing offers

Flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Photo: Chris Rehak/Creative Commons

Florida enacted stricter building codes over the last few decades after Hurricane Andrew, which helped mitigate damage from a major storm this month

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The city boasts a healthy job market, high-paying jobs, and surging property values

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This translates to 841 million metric tons of avoided CO2 emissions

A room painted in Poised Taupe, which was named 2017 Color of the Year by Sherwin-Williams. Photo: Sherwin-Williams.

Sherwin-Williams picked Poised Taupe and Benjamin Moore went with Shadow


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Other common workplace safety violations involved ladders, powered industrial trucks, and electrical wiring

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LGI Homes targets renters who may be looking to buy, and the company expects 24 percent growth in new developments

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More than 100 people live in vehicles parked on the streets of Mountain View, Calif., where a city ordinance requires them to move every 72 hours

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San Diego, Boston, and Los Angeles have set lofty goals but haven’t made good on those ambitions in the past

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Suction pressures and strain on roof edges and structural joints can lead to wind and water damage

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Half of all buyers are under 36, and nearly half of young homeowners live in the suburbs

Hurricane Matthew caused flooding in North Charleston, S.C. in October 2016. Photo: North Charleston/Creative Commons.

Georgia and South Carolina are seeing more requests for new window installation and work on tile roofs

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The decline could he the "final nail in the coffin" of the foreclosure crisis

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A retired married couple can cover their expenses with Social Security in two-thirds of U.S. metros


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California and Massachusetts are the most energy efficient states, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy


Tulikivi fireplaces provide radiant heat for living and cooking

As beautiful as they are practical, Tulikivi fireplaces harness the natural heat-retaining, safe-to-the-touch properties of soapstone. Surpassing the toughest emissions standards, Tulikivi’s customizable fireplaces provide efficient, low-energy living.   


Eliminate the Need for House Wrap

The ForceField® Air & Water Barrier System creates a code-compliant, integrated system that eliminates the need for house wrap.

Introducing Icynene ProSeal – An ultra-low closed cell SPF innovation

Featuring a high insulating R-value, ultra-low VOC spray foam innovation, Icynene ProSeal sets a benchmark for high-performance closed-cell spray foam insulation.

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.

October 2016

This Month in Professional Builder


The Home Builders Institute is dedicated to providing a path to employment for those who need one—and it’s helping alleviate the labor shortage in the process

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