The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
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Utility bills are a major household expense, costing more than $2,500 for the typical American family.
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A balcony collapse caused the death of six college students and raised questions about California's building standards and balcony safety.
Marco Island, Fla. Photo: clarkmaxwell/Creative Commons.
More than $880 billion worth of property will be sunk, and Florida will be hit the hardest.
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Buyers understand the benefits of solar power but don't know the upsides of leasing the equipment versus buying it.
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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.
Oriented strand board during production. Photo: MatthiasKabel/Wikimedia Commons.
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.