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OSHA suspends electronic injury reporting requirement, Florida requires new building elevation requirements, and the lack of buildable lots is driving up home prices

Houston suburbs. Photo: Nelson Minar/Creative Commons

Most of the places on the list are suburbs of major southern cities, because there’s more land available at a good price in the South

Neighborhood overlooking Las Vegas. Photo: Nandaro/Wikimedia Commons

On a national level, home values have reached previous peaks, but some markets fare better than others

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Trulia chief economist Ralph McLaughlin said that for the market to look normal, new home sales would have to double

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Geothermal heating, solar panels, and automatic windows allow a century-old house in Massachusetts to run on almost no energy

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Industry groups urge the government to improve labor shortage, buyers are interested in sustainable home features, and the middle class is being priced out of the real estate market

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A thriving stock market, strong job growth, and pent-up household formation will push people into buying homes

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Dallas, San Antonio, and San Jose had the highest jumps in for-sale price cuts over the last year

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Companies such as D.R. Horton and LGI Homes have introduced new starter homes

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New alliance will make installation of IoT technology in luminaires easier, wave of sinkhole incidents implies neglected infrastructure investment, and Tesla solar roof tiles are cheaper than expec

Memphis. Photo: Andreas Faessler/Wikimedia Commons

Homes are affordable and relatively easy to get in Memphis, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Birmingham

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Included are a bungalow in Houston, a stone mansion in Kansas City, Mo., and a brick ranch in Charleston, S.C.

California State Capitol in California. Photo: Rafał Konieczny/Wikimedia Commons

New bills are being proposed that are intended to increase the production of new homes


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