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Demand for Home Offices, Exercise Rooms Could Grow in Wake of Pandemic

A recent Eye on Housing blog post examines how lockdown orders implemented across the United States to fight the spread of the coronavirus have given rise to more people working from home and engaging in other activities indoors that they would normally do in public spaces. With the major shift in where people spend their time, it … Read more

What to Consider Before Pulling Your Own Permit

Homeowners pulling your own permit is risky business! If you do not intend to do the work yourself and have been asked by someone without a contractor’s license to pull a permit, you are at risk of financial harm.

Finding Design Ideas for Your Remodeling Project

You want to change the look and feel of your house, but you also want your remodeling job to look fresh for a number of years and complement the existing features of your home. How do you choose the right project and design for you and your family?

Using Technology to Find a New Home

Gone are the days when driving through a neighborhood or asking friends and family for a recommendation were the only ways to find a new home.

Information and Resources on Proposed CHANGES to Southern Pine Lumber Design Values

On October 6, 2011, the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) announced it was submitting a proposal to the American Lumber Standard Committee’s (ALSC) Board of Review to lower the design properties for all grades and sizes of visually graded Southern Pine by 25%-30%. SPIB also indicated that it intended, upon approval by the ALSC Board of Review, to immediately implement and publish the new design values. Gary Ehrlich, NAHB’s Program Manager – Structural Codes & Standards, represents NAHB on the ALSC. NAHB has been working with members of its Building Systems Councils, the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and other industry representatives on this issue.

General Liability Law for Mississippi Home Builders

During the 2010 legislative session a new law was created with the support of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi regarding general liability insurance for home builders.