| Feb 1, 2014
| 3:37 PM
When 89-year-old Waunita Ohler had to make three calls this winter to her propane supplier for emergency deliveries to avoid running out, the Elkridge mobile home park resident knew there was a problem.
What she didn't realize was its scale: A national...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Orange County builder New Home Co. raised $86 million in its Wall Street debut, as the firm and investors bet on a housing recovery that has shown signs of faltering.
The company priced 7.8 million shares at $11, markedly below their expected range of...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas obtained a building permit Friday to renovate what appears to be an improperly converted garage at his Leimert Park home by adding a carport and removing a section of the detached building.
The request to...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Are you under 35 with plenty of money to spend? Then Costa Mesa is putting out the welcome mat for you. But are you a senior citizen or a financially struggling family? Then Costa Mesa is pulling the rug out from under you.
The actions of the City...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Burr Ridge trustees recently signed off on a $17.4 million spending plan for 2014-15 that is slightly higher than the prior year's budget of $17.3 million, according to documents.
Trustees also have directed staff to make several changes in an effort to...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Evergreene Cos., a Chantilly, Va., developer, is debuting in the Baltimore metro market with its first-ever project, Towson Mews, located in East Towson.
Josh Mastrangelo, Evergreene's president, coastal division, said the residential developer did a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Mark Lavitt, who has a degree in landscape architecture, is a Coventry-based designer, builder and developer. He envisioned Flanders Woods to be a community of “green” homes in harmony with the landscape. Passive solar designs combine with the...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Custom ranch models open in Williams Bay, Wis.
Gerstad has completed a new furnished ranch model at Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wis. This new Bay View ranch plan at Bailey Estates offers 1,740 square-feet of stair-free living space for $214,990....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Palm Beach Aggregates is reviving an old development fight by once again pushing to build 2,000 homes beside rock mines west of Royal Palm Beach.
The old Highland Dunes development on Southern Boulevard was put on hold back in 2008 after South Florida&...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 10:50 AM
As long as Marco Rubio and the rest of the Gang of Eight in the U.S. Senate are presenting their long-awaited immigration bill, they might want to add one more to the list of aliens—the Giant African Land Snail.
This rat-sized mollusk,...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Every home project begins with an idea and ends with the culmination of the job. In between, there are three main components of an improvement project that can mean the difference between success and frustration: Planning, permits and protection.