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Texas City Legislators Uphold Solar Panel Roof Limitations

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September 09, 2016

The city council in Allen, Texas voted to restrict homeowners from placing panels where they are visible from the street in the front of homes.

Far-flung suburbs losing favor with home buyers

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News
September 08, 2016

Buyers are more willing to bid above asking price in desirable suburbs close to the urban core

McMansions turning out to be bad investments in some regions

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News
September 07, 2016

The return on investment has dropped sharply in part due to housing markets flooded with big, new homes

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News
September 06, 2016

Experts also said the next president should focus on incentivizing builders to develop entry-level housing.

Fannie Mae to support $1 billion manufactured housing deal, its largest ever

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News
September 06, 2016

The deal pertains to the Denver-based Yes! Communities, a portfolio of real estate funds managed by Stockbridge Capital Group

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September 02, 2016

Buyers prefer city living, so many formerly desirable subruban homes stay on the market much longer than in recent years

Hurricane Sandy damged a New Jersey town in 2012. Photo: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Wikimedia Commons.

News
September 01, 2016

The house uses energy-efficient insulated concrete form for the walls and floors designed to withstand wind and flying debris

FEMA Wants To Toughen Flood Regulation On Projects Using Federal Funds

Flooding in Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Eric Hamiter/Creative Commons.

News
August 31, 2016

The proposal would prompt projects to be built as much as two feet higher. Some business groups say regulations would drive up costs

Flooding in Baton Rouge, La., in August. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons.

News
August 30, 2016

The projects began after a massive flood in 1983

Vancouver to require zero-emissions on new buildings by 2030

Vancouver. Photo: domo k./Creative Commons.

News
August 29, 2016

All new buildings will have to be heated, cooled, and powered without any net emissions.

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