The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
HousingZone's projects, project ideas, trends, and tips for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.
Although the pace of growth and traffic congestion in their communities concern Americans, they prefer accommodating growth by expanding and improving infrastructure such as roads and schools rather than limiting it through regulation.
For more than three decades, California home builders have battled their state’s peculiar application of strict product liability laws to housing construction.
Having long ago stopped being seen as simply providers of "trailer" homes, the manufactured housing industry has made huge strides during the past two decades.
A California developer agreed last month to pay $9 million to settle a construction defect lawsuit than go to trial.
Over the last 20 years, most of the infill development in the city of Portland, Ore. Has consisted of garage-domnated row houses.
An important provision of tax legislation recently passed by congress would expand funding for the Low-Income housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, spurring the creation of 28,000 additional units of affordable rental housing every year.
The Portland city government's official position is their new base zone design standards are a response to past construction standards that have negatively impacted the livability and safety of surrounding neighborhoods.
As the topic of suburban sprawl and antigrowth legislation heats up with the upcoming federal elections, the Sierra Club recently released its second annual report on sprawl.
Builders and developers have been winning arguments before the Supreme Court for several years now, each time building on the legal ground of their previous victory.
In what some have called a landmark case, the U.S. Supreme Court has braced individual property owners' rights over government regulation.