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Nearly two-thirds of builders say that lot supply in their regions was low or very low in a NAHB survey.
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After the new zoning ordinance goes into effect in September, many landowners in outlying DC neighborhoods will have the right to build and rent small dwellings.
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Critics say OSHA has the power to disseminate records and data that fail to show the complete narrative of a company’s safety record.
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The total reconstruction cost value for these homes is more than $1.5 trillion.
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One of the reports said that residential solar systems deliver net benefits to ratepayers of between 1.6 cents and 3.6 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity.
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Construction experts say there is no fix for the foundation problem. All concrete must be replaced, at an estimated cost of $150,000 or higher for each home.
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The measure will require residential developments of 25 units or more to include 25% affordable units.
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Includes information on application procedures and testing.
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Of the 150 homebuyers surveyed by NAHB, 90% said Energy Star appliances were essential or desirable.
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A chief economist says he expects a loosening of the recent tight credit standards presumably caused by the “Know Before You Owe” rule.