The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
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One of the reports said that residential solar systems deliver net benefits to ratepayers of between 1.6 cents and 3.6 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity.
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Construction experts say there is no fix for the foundation problem. All concrete must be replaced, at an estimated cost of $150,000 or higher for each home.
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The measure will require residential developments of 25 units or more to include 25% affordable units.
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Includes information on application procedures and testing.
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Of the 150 homebuyers surveyed by NAHB, 90% said Energy Star appliances were essential or desirable.
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A chief economist says he expects a loosening of the recent tight credit standards presumably caused by the “Know Before You Owe” rule.
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This guide reviews and describes practices, procedures, materials, and monitoring methods for the external curing of concrete and provides guidance for specifying curing procedures.
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The decision may streamline the approval process for people and companies seeking to develop wetlands.
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Some 41% of builders with 100 unit starts or more said they would use drones within the next three years.
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Regulatory compliance has driven up the price of a new home by an average of 30% in the last five years.