Strategy

One chart shows how July’s housing surge doesn’t change the fact that America is still building fewer houses than it has in the past

Housing starts increased by 22.6% from 1.2 million in June to 1.5 million in July, continuing a three-month rise in new housing construction for privately-owned units. Despite this climb in housing starts, this figure is still low compared to previous decades. The following chart highlights the number of privately-owned housing […]
One chart shows how July’s housing surge doesn’t change the fact that America is still building fewer houses than it has in the past
Tech

The most exceptional new homes in North America, according to architects

The American Institute of Architects has named the 11 winners of its 2018 Housing Awards. These buildings won the prestigious recognition for exceptional designs that emphasise sustainability and are well integrated into surrounding environments. The jury – which consisted of five longtime architects – gave the awards to homes in […]
The most exceptional new homes in North America, according to architects
News

California just made a groundbreaking decision that could raise the price on new homes by $10,000 — but there’s a big payoff for homeowners

On Wednesday, California approved a ruling that mandates all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings include solar panels, starting in 2020. California is the first state in the US to approve such a regulation. The California Energy Commission expects that the regulations will raise new home prices by about $US10,500, […]
California just made a groundbreaking decision that could raise the price on new homes by $10,000  —  but there’s a big payoff for homeowners