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News
August 10, 2016

Homeowners want to save energy by better insulating their homes, and installing more efficient windows and doors, but can be dismayed by intensive, expensive projects.

Trend Toward Reduced Parking Requirements For U.S. Cities

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Features
August 09, 2016

Developers say that parking requirements make it more difficult to build affordable housing in high-cost cities like Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

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News
August 08, 2016

The White House Council on Environmental Quality recently held a forum on innovative insurance, mortgage, tax, and finance-based strategies.

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News
August 05, 2016

Enforcement originally was scheduled to begin Aug. 10, 2016 but now will begin Nov. 1, 2016.

Oriented strand board during production. Photo: MatthiasKabel/Wikimedia Commons.

News
August 04, 2016

 Composite wood products that are sold, supplied, offered for sale, manufactured, or imported in the U.S. will need to be labeled as TSCA Title VI compliant.

Fannie Mae, HUD offer financing to make PVs more affordable

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News
August 03, 2016

Fannie Mae is offering the lowest cost of capital for new solar installations to date. 

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News
August 02, 2016

A new annual property tax of $12 per parcel is expected to raise a half billion dollars over the next 20 years.

Concrete Assn. builds case against cross-laminated timber

Cross-laminated timber blocks. Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry/Creative Commons.

News
August 01, 2016

The group says not enough testing has been performed on the CLT, and that it still to be determined if the new material is as good as concrete at withstanding fires.

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News
July 29, 2016

Home-sharing services could be “exacerbating housing shortages.”

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News
July 28, 2016

Even though it's the right time to buy, repaying loans remains the priority.

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