Tag Archives: homes

New Low-Cost Homes Battle Elements

An architecture firm in Vietnam has developed a new prefabricated dwelling that has implications for real estate from disaster relief to permanent housing. The S House 3, developed by...

Making the Case for Energy-Efficient Homes

What does energy efficiency mean? You might say, “solar panels.” Your neighbor might say, “low utility bills.” You’re both right. “[Energy efficiency] means something...

Report: 17% of Homes Still Underwater

More home owners are gradually treading above water again on their mortgages, but some are still facing balances that are higher than the estimated value of their homes, according to...

Tiny Homes Spark Big Movement

A 164-square-foot home may sound like a squeeze to most Americans, but to some home buyers, it may very well be the perfect fit. “Dramatic downsizing is gaining interest among...

Where the Priciest, Cheapest New Homes Are

If you want to build a new home in the Northeast, you could be paying some of the highest costs in the country, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders,...

10.6M Homes at ‘Very High Risk’ of Natural Disasters

About 10.6 million homes, or 8 percent of the 131 million homes in the U.S., have a “very high risk” of being struck by natural disasters, according to RealtyTrac’s Natural...

Builders to Widen Stock of Green Homes by 2018

An upswing in green building is expected over the next four years as more widespread adoption takes hold, according to survey respondents in McGraw Hill’s latest SmartMarket Report....

Medical Marijuana Issues Hazy for Single-Family Homes

While the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use is making it more difficult for landlords when it comes to what kinds of rules they can impose against pot smoking, it...

Survey: High Expectations for Retirement Homes

Seventy percent of baby boomers say that the house they live in when they retire will be the best home they’ve ever had, according to a survey conducted by Better Homes and...

Report: Despite Price Gains, Homes Still Undervalued

Despite double-digit percentage increases in home prices, homes are still undervalued relative to incomes, according to CoreLogic. “Much of the recent house-price appreciation is a...