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A New Model for Shared Living Brings Back Boarding Houses
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A New Model for Shared Living Brings Back Boarding Houses

The concept of sharing more than the rent is attracting young urbanites. More

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NAHB Pushes to Protect Nation's Water Resources

Despite the Clean Water Act, the federal government’s role in protecting the nation’s waters remains poorly defined. More

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New Law Would Wind Down Fannie, Freddie New Law Would Wind Down Fannie, Freddie

HousingWire's Jacob Gaffney and Ben Lane report that Representatives John Delaney (D-MD), John Carney (D-DE), and Jim Himes (D-CT) yesterday introduced housing finance reform legislation that would wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. More

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Housing Leadership's 31 Biggest Challenges

BIG BUILDER's John McManus raises production home building and development's 31 biggest questions and challenges of the moment on the eve of BUILDER and Metrostudy's Housing Leadership Summit. More

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Does OSHA Hate Your Safety Program?

According to the National Law Review, some safety incentive plans could be discriminatory or unlawful under OSHA reporting requirements. More

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Should the Federal Government Exit the Housing Finance Market?

As the House and Senate push forward on reform bills, two experts ponder what a new system might mean for consumers and investors. More

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Fixing Chinese Drywall: A Tampa Builder Hits Top Gear

Carelessness helped create Florida’s Chinese drywall disaster. Cleaning it up is a job for a very careful builder. More

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Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Huge SoCal Housing Project

The complaint challenges optimistic claims about the sustainability of Travertine Point in Riverside County. More

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Fla. Judge Limits Builder Exposure to Chinese Drywall

A Palm Beach County, Fla. judge has ruled that builders and installers cannot be held liable for negligence for Chinese drywall installed during home construction if they did not have actual or implied notice of a defect in the drywall at the time of construction. Judge Glenn Kelley of the 15th Judicial Circuit issued an order that is applicable to all lawsuits in Palm Beach County late Wednesday. More

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Indiana Court Rules Builders' Insurance Must Cover Subs' Work

Indiana becomes the latest state where insurance companies must pay for damage to homes caused by sub-contractors' poor workmanship. More

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