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Buyers don’t know all their loan options, miss out on larger houses, and cut corners on research

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New executive orders may raise construction costs, South Florida braces for climate change-induced flooding, and two startups will buy and sell your home

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More than a third of Americans favor investing in real estate over mutual funds, bonds, and gold

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One resident says sunlight reflecting off a neighbor’s new energy-efficient window is caused a fire in her yard

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Wood prices have increased 20 percent since November, soon after a temporary agreement between the two nations expired

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Critics say Senate Bill 7000 and House Bill 901 would significantly weaken the state’s current building codes

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The Twin Cities ranked first in housing costs among the 20 largest metro areas

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Los Angeles fell to the second position in the rankings in total installed capacity

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Single-family homes, along with multifamily buildings, dorms, and hotels, can be built in factories and shipped to the job site

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The typical home went under contract in 49 days in March

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The typical home went under contract in 49 days in March, and Denver, Seattle and the Bay Area were among the fastest markets

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Babcock Ranch will include about 19,500 housing units and some 50,000 residents

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Teachers, first responders, and restaurant workers are being priced out of popular housing markets


A return to more typical homeownership rates could have added more than $300 billion to the economy last year

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Other metros with large average weekly population increases since 2010 include New York City, Atlanta, and Miami-Fort Lauderdale


CCP: The next evolution of wood-look tile

Felsen Click Ceramic Plank (CCP) offers the same great benefits of standard tile, but installs easily without grout and mortar.

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March 2017

This Month in Professional Builder


A 25-year veteran of the housing industry makes the case for investing in good quality up front instead of paying for bad quality later

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