Hurricane Risk Heat-Map, and the Value of Real Estate
A recent report by RealtyTrac shows that 29% of homes worth an estimated $4.7 trillion are in counties with a high or very High hurricane risk.
Framing Lumber Prices Down Sharply Year-Over-Year
Framing lumber prices have decreased since 2013 due to more supply and less demand, says the Calculated Risk Blog.
Energy Gains, House Size Trends Self-Cancel
Progress on the building science and the appliance efficiency front gets offset by...
What Causes a Deck to Collapse?
Decks look like simple structures, but they're a safety risk if improperly built...
Another Inconvenient Truth
It's time to get past the 'home buyers won't pay for it' mindset when it comes to...
Will This Earthquake Cause Damage?
Earthquakes can cause various amounts of damage depending on the size, but more...
New Masonry Method Cuts Carbon Emissions
A Russian design studio has crafted a new concept called 'smart masonry' that uses...
Slab vs. Basement: Which Foundation is Most Common in New Homes?
The NAHB's Na Zhou offers up an analysis of the Census' Survey of Construction to...
Homeowner Safe Amid Washington Fires In Non-Flammable Concrete Home
The Okanogan fire burning in central Washington is the largest wildfire in the...
Six of the Country's Most Weather-Resistant Homes
These projects can withstand most anything Mother Nature throws at them.