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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

The combined company will operate in 10 states in the west and southeast


Jordan Barab, former deputy assistant secretary at OSHA, asserts that the descriptive press releases helped drive home the importance of workplace safety


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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