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A challenging start for builders in 2017
THE Housing Industry Association's latest "Renovations Roundup" report indicates there will be short-term difficulties in what can only be termed a concerning environment for the residential building industry. While we would love to say that the home building industry will somehow be miraculously boosted by the Home Improvement Scheme, the Immediate Works Program, and the First Home Buyer Grants of $10,000 for renovations, this does not appear to be the case over the short term.(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:37:38 GMT)

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NGBS Celebrates 100,000th Green Certified Home
Home Innovation Research Labs recently celebrated the 100,000th National Green Building Standard Green Certified home. This milestone is significant not only because of the number of homes that have been certified, but also for what it signifies for the state of the home building industry overall.(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:28:09 GMT)

Rewa women to build a home
Update: 6:20PM A GROUP of 20 women from three villages of Nadoria, Nalase and Nakorovou, including the Miss Pacific Island Anne Dunn, will join Habitat for Humanity Fiji build a home for a 50-year-old woman who lost her home at the height of TC Winston last year. Habitat for Humanity Fiji manager communications Doreen Narayan said the group of women were very excited about the project because it would be the first to take place in their village where a women got to build a house.(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:10:16 GMT)

Little improvement expected for Louisiana lumber market over next two years
Unless the U.S. housing market improves, Louisiana's forestry industry is expected to stagnate through 2018, LSU AgCenter Economist Shaun Tanger forecasts. Tanger says the number of housing starts drives much of the lumber market, and only slight improvements are projected for 2017.(Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:49:52 GMT)

Mike Croxall: Buyers Prefer New Homes In The Suburbs
A majority of home buyers in the Chattanooga area prefer a new home to an existing one, and 65% want that home to be in the suburbs, according to new research and surveys conducted by the National Association of Home Builders .(Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:13:13 GMT)

Taxing new home construction 'draconian', builders say
The move targets builders' labour and overhead costs. It's expected to add $345 million each year to provincial coffers.(Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:43:30 GMT)

What you need to know when building a home
Building a home can be an exciting experience - but it can also be a little stressful. To make sure you are prepared for what to expect when you start building a home, take a look at these tips.(Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:12:30 GMT)