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While New Houses Are Getting Bigger, Millennials Opt for Smaller, Existing Homes

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January 26, 2016

Budget-minded Millennials prefer remodeling to buying new

California builders must take extensive precautions due to El Niño-fueled storms

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January 26, 2016

Regulations require builders to keep all stormwater runoff on their property to prevent pollution from reaching nearby waterways.

Virginia offers funds for homeowners to install green runoff capturing systems

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January 25, 2016

Homeowners that build a rain garden, or a green roof, use permeable pavement or a dry well, can be reimbursed for around 75% of the cost.

Most new single-family homes meet or exceed local energy code requirements

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January 25, 2016

The findings cover six of eight states included in the Residential Energy Code Field Study. 

National Energy Codes Conference will take place March 21-24 in Tucson

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January 25, 2016

 Entitled “Energy Codes WORK!’, the event will focus on achieving compliance, with sessions also covering development, adoption, policy, tools, and research. 

Maryland plans to tear down 4,000 vacant homes in Baltimore

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January 25, 2016

Baltimore has already demolished 1,280 homes through a city government initiative called Vacants to Value.

Treasury Dept. will start crackdown on illicit money and luxury real estate

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January 25, 2016

This is the first time the federal government has required real estate companies to disclose names behind cash transactions, and it is aimed at combating money laundering schemes. 

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