Industry News

Study: Green Home Building on the Rise

Tom Oslund

Green construction is rapidly gaining traction among both single-family and multifamily home builders, according to new research published in the Green Multifamily and Single Family Homes 2017 SmartMarket Brief.

The latest in a series of studies conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics in partnership with NAHB, the study shows that green homes are continuing to gain market share.

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Housing Production Holds Steady in August

Tom Oslund

Nationwide housing starts fell 0.8% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.18 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

Single-family production rose 1.6% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 851,000 after a downwardly revised July reading. Year-to-date, single-family starts are 8.9% above their level over the same...

5 First-Time Building Mistakes to Avoid

Tom Oslund

Designing your own home can be exciting, but it's a lot more work than buying an existing house. With so many moving pieces involved, knowing what works and what doesn't is key. Protect your home's long-term value by sidestepping these five avoidable pitfalls of building a new home.

1. Forgetting About Storage Space
From seasonal items to extra bedding, everything requires a...

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