August 26, 2010
A major bond fund urges Fannie and Freddie to allow smaller down payments; NAHB cites concerns with a proposal to shift housing subsidies from homeownership to rentals
August 25, 2010
Pre-cut white cedar shingles from Maibec for inside and outside woven corners will speed installation without sacrificing quality.
Should you - and how do you - add on to a 3 story high saltbox craftsman style house?
August 24, 2010
With the numbers showing that July sales swooned, inventory grew, and prices flattened, the housing market’s sour mood stays in its holding pattern
A Short History of carpentry in the latter 20th century
August 21, 2010
We had not lived in the house I’d built for us more than a few weeks when I was awakened at 2:30 by a sharp elbow-jab from my wife, immediately…
August 19, 2010
Foreclosures continue to squelch demand, prolonging the malaise in single-family starts and the Housing Market Index
August 17, 2010
Prompted by a lawsuit filed by NAHB and the Small Business Administration, the EPA agrees to rework limitations on construction site effluent
Builders once routinely stapled up sheets of polyethylene plastic on interior walls before the drywall went up to stop the flow of moisture-laden air into exterior walls. With moisture stopped…
Consumer Reports' evaluation of leaf guards confirm my suspicion, solid gutter caps don't perform as wells as humble gutter screens.
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