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Magruder: It's time to reconsider the benefits of hurricane codes
It's past the time to do a cost-benefit analysis on Florida's hurricane codes and the effect these codes are having on homeowners and affordable housing.(Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:49:54 GMT)

Where Americans found jobs: Offices, clinics, construction
" If you were looking for a job last month, you might have found plenty of opportunities in white-collar offices, health care, construction and restaurants. Those sectors hired at a brisk clip, with "professional services" and "education and health" adding 107,000 jobs in November " 60 percent of all the net positions the economy gained.(Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:32:14 GMT)

Build Your Dream Home: This Book Can Help
A few years ago, we published some books to help build your dream home. We covered subjects like home construction, remodeling and backyard buildings.(Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:32:13 GMT)

Habitat chapter building two homes at once
Jason Hubl, a Central Community College-Hastings student, carries drywall through the living room while working on a Habitat for Humanity house Tuesday.(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:32:41 GMT)

Real Estate Q & A
Dear Dave, My wife and I are currently building a house and wonder if we need to get a home inspection even though the home will be new? We don't want to spend money if it isn't necessary, but also want to make sure we go through every process correctly. If we do need an inspection, at what point in the building process should we have it done? Thanks, Josh , Grand Junction Josh, Yes.(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:32:38 GMT)

VanDyke allowed to build home on ru...
After twice being denied a variance to build a home near a feedlot, Jamie VanDyke will be allowed to build in Osborne Township. After the Pipestone County Board of Appeals denied his second variance request in October, VanDyke purchased an additional five acres of land, allowing him to build outside the quarter-mile setback requirement from a feedlot.(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:01:43 GMT)

Surfside Beach man accused of rooking homeowners in construction con
A Surfside Beach man is accused of swindling two homeowners out of down payments for construction work that the homeowners say was never started. Officers with the Horry County Police Department took two reports from two different homeowners complaining about the same man on Nov. 14 and Nov. 17. Both complainants accused 42-year-old Tony Eugene Davis of accepting large sums of money in the pretense that he and his company, Myrtle Beach Homes and Commercial Real Estate LLC, would be doing home construction, but the work was never started, according to Lt.(Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:11:51 GMT)

Labor shortages hit U.K. building contractors
Fewer British contractors joined the bidding for construction and building work during the third quarter because of labor shortages, according to construction supply chain consortium Build U.K., highlighting the labor issues facing the country's home-building sector. About 25% of contractors didn't bid for work during the three months to September.(Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:53:56 GMT)