California authority says state’s new homes must be solar powered

Lydia O'Connor •
Huffington Post
California Authority Says State's New Homes Must Be Solar Powered

Starting in 2020, nearly all new single-family homes and low-rise apartment buildings built in California must have solar power, state authorities ruled Wednesday.  The first-of-its-kind decision by the California Energy Commission puts the state on track to meet its ambitious renewable energy targets and reach its goal of turning energy-using homes into energy producers. By

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Homes in America are selling at a record pace, and the implications for buyers and sellers are significantly different

Akin Oyedele •
Business Insider
Homes in America are selling at a record pace, and the implications for buyers and sellers are significantly different

Homes in America are selling like hotcakes, with the exception of some properties in the luxury market like the $19.75 million “Versailles in Manhattan” nobody wants to buy. The time it takes for a house to go from listing to sale keeps falling because there are’s an abundance of buyers waiting to pounce and even stretch

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Is buying a condo a good idea or should you just buy a house instead?

Kevin Mercadante •
Money Under 30

There are three primary housing situations available—buying a condo, buying a house, or renting an apartment. Each has its benefits and drawbacks. Let’s take a look at the advantages of each—which are also usually the disadvantages of the others. Warning: There’s no one-size-fits-all here. What you’re going to find is each housing situation is designed

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