How the Zero Energy Ready Home Update Emphasizes Resilience and Decarbonization

ZERH Version 2, released in December of 2022, will boost the efficiency and performance of single-family homes, preparing them for the increasingly oppressive weather

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Housing market recovery still on hold

Housing market drivers worsened over the last quarter in line with the slowdown in economic growth, but household net worth rose.

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Mortgage rates rock bottom after debt-ceiling deal

A piece of positive news has come out of the debt-ceiling deal reached earlier this week: Mortgage rates have fallen to levels that are at or near record lows.

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Commerce Department: Construction spending up in June

United States builders began more nonresidential construction in June, pushing construction spending higher for a third consecutive month.

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Survey: One-third of rental properties in U.S. are single-family homes

A survey indicates that 30 percent of all housing units in the United States are renter-occupied or vacant for-rent, and 27 percent is single-family detached homes.

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Existing-home sales down in June, boost expected for July

Existing-home sales not seasonally adjusted are below the tax credit-boosted level of sales in June 2010 and June 2009. But NAHB advises to expect a report of a large year-over-year increase in sales announced next month.


New-home sales slip in June

Sales of new homes fell 1 percent in June, slipping for the second month in a row.

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Housing starts at five-month high in June

June housing starts in the U.S. jumped more than forecast as better weather allowed the struggling industry to break ground on delayed projects.


Study: Tax credits had little effect on housing markets

A new paper found that the average listing of home prices rose about $8,000 the month after the first major tax credits for the same amount went into effect, and they fell by slightly less than $9,000 two months after they expired.

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Home ownership still goal for majority of Americans: N.Y. Times Poll

Almost 90 percent of Americans think owning a home is still an important part of the American dream, despite the current housing market.That's…


How the housing market can save the U.S. economy

Just as the U.S. housing market was the main culprit of the economic downturn, it is key to the recovery, writes Money Morning contributing editor Shah Gilani. Gilani presents a compelling plan to fix the housing market.