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12 Silent Signs Your House Has Foundation Problems

Cracks, gaps and more can be serious signs of foundation issues with your home.

Construction Employment Slips By 20,000 Jobs in May

The construction industry is spinning its wheels as material shortages continue causing non-residential construction to sputter.


Construction Training Program for Girl Scouts Launches This Fall

Only 11 percent of construction workers in 2020 were women. The Home Depot Foundation and the Girl Scouts of the...


New Home Sales Dip in April Due to Cost Concerns

Housing affordability is becoming problematic as construction materials become more and more expensive.


Construction Production Drops as Material Costs Surge

Building homes is steadily getting more expensive, complicating matters for homebuilders and home buyers alike.

NAHB to Host Webinars on Lumber Alternatives in Home Building

Faced with an unprecedented leap in lumber prices, home builders may have to turn to alternative building methods to keep...


Austrian Startup Unveils Multitasking Construction Robot

A new construction robot is in development that can handle a bunch of jobsite tasks ... and it can climb...

California Safety Chief Named New Head of OSHA

A new administration signals that changes are coming to OSHA.


NAHB Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week

The goal is to educate construction workers on vaccine safety and get the industry vaccinated.


New Homeowner Tips

New homeowners take heart. Experienced DIYers share their tips about what to do – or not do – after moving...


DIY Home Inspection Tools

Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home

Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

When winter departs, it's time to check for damage and prepare for the hot weather ahead.


Builder Confidence Drops as Interest Rates and Material Costs Increase

Historic lumber prices and normalizing mortgage rates are causing concern for home builders.


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Risks of Skipping a Home Inspection

Thinking of skipping a home inspection? You may have a better chance of sealing the deal, but there are significant...


Paycheck Protection Program Out of Funds, No Longer Accepting Applications

The Paycheck Protection Program has run its course after providing well over half a trillion dollars in loans to small...


50 Super Dangerous Signs That Could Kill a Home Buy

You might miss some of these signs when viewing a home

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Why a Pre-Sale Home Inspection Is a Good Idea

Thinking about selling your home? Here's why you should consider scheduling a pre-sale home inspection.


12 Home Inspection Red Flags You Can Actually Overlook (For Now)

When buying a home, the home inspection can be one of the most stress-inducing parts of the process. Will the...


12 Things to Watch with a Home Appraisal

Whether buying or selling a house, knowing what goes into an appraisal is valuable knowledge. Check out some things to...


110 Nightmarish Home Inspector Scenarios

After seeing these real-life home inspector photos (and picking your jaw up off of the floor), you’ll wonder what these...


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Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 1

Our friends at Structure Tech in St. Paul, MN, look at homes all across the Twin Cities. These are just...


Home Inspector Nightmares: Volume 25

Here’s another batch of photos from our home inspector friends. If these fixes are any indication of what people are...


12 of the Craziest Things Ever Found During Home Inspections

Home inspectors, real estate professionals, estate-sale professionals, and undertakers all have one thing in common: They know your secrets—the ones...


30 Home Inspection Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Make sure you understand the nature of home inspections

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Construction Industry Still Struggling With Skilled Labor Shortage

New analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows construction firms still have trouble finding and hiring skilled laborers...


OSHA Releases Ten Most Cited Violations for FY 2020

Fiscal year 2020 was a complicated year for workplace safety.


5 Best Resources for Women in Skilled Trades

Succeeding as a woman in a historically male-centric industry is no small task. Here are some of the best resources...


Builder Confidence Holds Steady Despite Record High Lumber Prices

The home building industry is as busy as ever, though certain challenges are becoming real and undeniable concerns.


Housing Starts Stumble to Start the Year

Home building activity dropped in January for the first time in six months. Is this the first sign of a...


National Worker’s Group Criticizes OSHA’s COVID-19 Safety Standards

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health is not happy with how the federal government has handled worker safety...