Economics



News
June 06, 2013

Success in constructing net-zero homes in the Northwest has sparked debate over how green codes should be incorporated.

News
June 04, 2013

The Home Building Lending Improvement Act of 2013 would discourage lenders from calling construction loans whose payments are current and establish regulatory guidelines to allow the banking industry to restore lending for viable home building projects.

News
May 31, 2013

At Living Future's annual conference this month in Seattle, Jason McLennan and architecture firm BNIM founder Bob Berkebile launched the JUST label, an extension of the Declare label that addresses social justice and equity issues.

News
May 28, 2013

Home prices in March rose by 10.9 percent from a year earlier, the largest such gain in seven years, according to an index tracking home prices in 20 U.S. cities.

News
May 28, 2013

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 2.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 454,000 units in April, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Features
May 24, 2013

Flawed, unnecessary, and costly regulations burden small home builders by raising expenses and slowing the home building process. These hurdles ultimately rob builders of time and money and pass on higher housing costs to consumer.

News
May 22, 2013

Recent studies strongly suggest a homeowner's utility expenses and transportation expenses can be meaningful determinants of delinquency, default, and prepayment.

News
May 02, 2013

The ranks of LEED certified homes would grow faster if builders appealed more to homeowner’s desire to save money on utilities, says Paul Fisette, a sustainable building expert at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Features
May 01, 2013

FHFA sets Fannie and Freddie reforms; New arrivals migrate to homeownership; Millennials prefer small and smart; Toll Brothers to build near Denver; Weekley Homes expands to Salt Lake City; Leasing homes attracts buyers for RSI

Features
April 29, 2013

Equity investors play an important role in not only securing deals but with providing quick funding when unexpected financial deadlines occur. Banks, on the other hand, move slowly and their delays can affect the viability of a deal.

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