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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

Aurora, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. Photo: Center for Neighborhood Technology/Creative Commons

Millennials and Baby Boomers will reshape suburbs in the coming years

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Residents cited construction defects such as water leaks, and claimed that shoddy work was hidden behind stucco walls

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Personal and financial reasons influence older Americans to leave states like Arizona to head back home

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The mobile home industry has healthy demand and a fixed supply

Because governments see housing investment as a driver for the domestic economy, they overinvest in homeownership by promoting subsidies such as tax deductions for mortgage interest payments and lo

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An established theory says that when 15% of people accept an innovation — such as residential solar, for example — it will quickly spread to 60% of the target population


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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