When it comes to the floor system, builders often think about code compliance and structural performance. But what about the intangible part—how the floor feels?
Builders have to pay more for land, which means building bigger, more expensive homes is a safer bet to break even
A paradigm shift in American housing design does not mean single-family homes should vanish.
A shortage of buildable lots, especially in the most desirable locations, has emerged as one of the key factors holding back a more robust housing recovery, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders.
The decision overturns a Florida Supreme Court ruling that would have given governments expanded power to force unreasonable exactions upon developers.
The city has already awarded three vacant city-owned sites on streets lined with old-line two- and three-family homes in the Roxbury and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods to teams of developers and architects.
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
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 417,000 units in March, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The pace of housing starts in March tipped a milestone, posting an annual rate of 1.04 million units, an increase of 7 percent from February and up 47 percent from a year earlier.
The 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard recently approved by the American National Standards Institute is now available for purchase through BuilderBooks.com in print and e-book formats.
David Weekley Homes’ entry into Salt Lake City, Utah, may not necessarily be a beachhead for more westward expansion, but the move will be a long-term commitment for the Houston-based home builder.