Memphis expected to adopt new code that could add 25 percent to cost of new homes

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The city of Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn., are expected to adopt stricter building codes that could add 20-25 percent to the cost of building a home.

July 05, 2012

The city of Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn., are expected to adopt stricter building codes that could add 20-25 percent to the cost of building a home. The new codes primarily deal with tougher seismic requirements.

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