All buyers want to live comfortably, whether they're feeling cramped in a current home or are looking for more space in their investment.
Codes and Standards
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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.
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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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The White House Council on Environmental Quality recently held a forum on innovative insurance, mortgage, tax, and finance-based strategies.
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Enforcement originally was scheduled to begin Aug. 10, 2016 but now will begin Nov. 1, 2016.
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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.
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Fannie Mae is offering the lowest cost of capital for new solar installations to date.
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A new annual property tax of $12 per parcel is expected to raise a half billion dollars over the next 20 years.
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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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Home-sharing services could be “exacerbating housing shortages.”
Even though it's the right time to buy, repaying loans remains the priority.