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

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September 16, 2016

Since August 12, 43 out-of-state contractors have filed paperwork and paid fees to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.

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September 14, 2016

Installation fees and costs related to permitting have both decreased

Flooding in Annapolis, Md. Photo: Forsaken Fotos/Creative Commons

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September 13, 2016

Flooding ranges from a few inches to several feet deep. City officials have asked for billions to pay for flood walls, pumps, and road improvements.

OSHA appoints new director for its construction directorate

Dean McKenzie in May 2016. Photo: US Department of Labor/Creative Commons.

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September 12, 2016

Construction industry veteran Dean McKenzie has been appointed as the new director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction. 

Texas City Legislators Uphold Solar Panel Roof Limitations

Photo: Andy Wright/Creative Commons.

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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

Photo: Sam Beebe/Creative Commons.

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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

Photo: Paul Sableman/Creative Commons.

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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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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

Photo: Mark Warner/Creative Commons.

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September 06, 2016

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

Photo: Serge Melki/Wikimedia Commons.

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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

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