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Fewer properties are on the market because owners are staying in their homes longer than in the past

Skeptics say that the large amount of electricity needed to melt and purify silicon used to make PVs comes mostly from power plants burning fossil fuels

Vallejo, Calif. Photo: Bill Williams/Creative Commons

Homes are selling five days quicker than in January and 5 percent faster than at the same time last year

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Builders say the code will help make homes more affordable

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Low inventory and higher interest rates are two of the main causes

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The rankings measured air and water quality, based on the number of clear days in a year and the amount of contaminants in the water supply

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Roofs with lighter colored material lower utility bills and reduce temperatures inside homes

New CEO and Chairman Rick Fedrizzi offered four new initiatives this year

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Owning a home makes it easier to build wealth

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A recent survey found that 80 percent of inspectors plan to retire within 15 years

Builders secured more January permits compared with December and the year ago period. 

Homes in New Orleans. Photo: Tanya Lukasik/Creative Commons

New Orleans's homeownership rate among older households jumped 8 percentage points since 2006

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The plan is to build 1,000 homes with amenities such as White Shaker cabinetry, quartz surfaces, and walk-in showers

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A new pilot program provides off-grid PV and battery storage systems for customers located far off the grid

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The average cost of rooftop solar power is now equivalent to the national average for utility-supplied electricity, or about 12¢ per kWh

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High rents, tight credit, student loans, and a preference for an urban lifestyle keeps today’s young adults from moving

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February 2017

This Month in Professional Builder

Features

Builders and architects report on what's been happening with expenses, square footage, and buyer demographics.

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