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The NAHB Site Design and Development chapter in the National Green Building Standard, the guideline for certification of green building projects, lays out the criteria for qualifying a development as green. It addresses a wide variety of possible aspects that a green development might embody.
For anyone in Grand Traverse Region waiting on the sidelines for the housing market to show signs of recovery before buying a new home, that time has come. According to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), economic indicators show that Grand Traverse Region has been steadily improving for at least six months.
The IMI is designed to track housing markets throughout the country that are showing signs of improving…Continue
The trees you choose to landscape your home not only add beauty, they can help cut energy costs by providing shade in the summer and buffering cold winds in the winter. Trees clean the air, reduce noise, create privacy and can increase a property’s value by improving the appearance.
It is important to consider a number of factors when choosing the right trees for your particular environment and the best locations to plant trees in your yard.
With the ongoing challenging economy, many families are choosing to remodel their homes to fit their changing needs, rather than selling their home and buying another one. Your home is likely your largest investment, and even simple remodels can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, so you want to make sure you find a contractor you can trust.
As the home building and remodeling industry celebrates National Remodeling Month in May, here are some important considerations to…Continue
The Latest New Home Design Trends
Each year at the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show, the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) provide recognition to builders and design professionals who have accomplished outstanding design achievements. Awards are given in all sectors of the residential housing industry, including single-family production, custom, rental, affordable, interiors,…Continue