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Elder tech: The next level in age-friendly housing

Builders have come a long way from the days when putting in a ramp, some grab bars and maybe a wheel-chair accessible bathroom was regarded as design for aging. As the nation's older population has expanded, builders have adopted accessibility and visitability standards...

source: By Michael J. Berens
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The Trump administration's proposed 20 percent tariff on Canadian lumber imports could have the biggest impact on the U.S. homebuilding industry, a sector that has already struggled with higher labor costs since the housing crash a decade...

source: Fox Business

We aren't seeing a consistent, statewide construction recovery yet. Although Pennsylvania experienced its lowest February construction unemployment rate since 2006, it remains the fifth-worst in the country.

source: ABC

While home listings have dropped dramatically across the nation over the past five years, making it harder for prospective buyers to find a house, Pittsburgh has actually seen a slight increase, according to data from one real estate website. The data on housing inventory...

source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia-area renters, what's keeping you from making the leap to buying a house here? Would that reason be the same if you lived in the New York area? How about a place as expensive as San Francisco, or more affordable...

source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Homeowners love their bathrooms. We totally get it — you spend a decent amount of time in there, and you want it to be the ultimate Zen oasis. And since potential buyers want that, too, you're likely willing to splurge to make your lavatory lush and plush. But one...

source: Realtor

U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in March, but the pace of construction so far this year remains stronger than in 2016. Housing starts fell 6.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The setback...

source: The Associated Press via The Jobsite


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