Moisture is one of the most damaging elements buildings can encounter. It’s also the leading cause of construction litigation.
The South, Midwest, and Northeast dominate top spots, while California towns flunked
The Hiawatha Line station at Government Plaza, Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: Sinn/Wikimedia Commons
There’s a lot of empty land in the Western U.S. But is that the best place for growth?
One columnist and housing analyst says the accepted creation myth of early homebuilding is “conveniently forgetful about what actually happened in the past.”
There's more than one way to improve your position
Construction of One Rincon Hill in San Francisco, 2006. Photo: Armin van Buuren, Wikimedia Commons
The Wall Street Journal argues that the lack of condos, which can serve as entry-level housing, is a missed opportunity in the housing recovery
Trulia’s Chief Economist Selma Hepp says 2015 may be the best year for housing
Homes that suit their lots play a crucial role in communities that sell well, maintain value, and have staying power
Post-recession, builders are finding that there’s more than one way to the land and lot pipeline
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.