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  • Green on the upswing as eco-friendly home building goes mainstream

    Green on the upswing as eco-friendly home building goes mainstream
    At first, Baldwin Homes didn't build green. Then it dipped its corporate toe in — one home here, another there. Now the Gambrills company is constructing an entire green neighborhood. It's the story of U.S. home building writ small. Green...
  • Little Patuxent Square complex to begin

    Officials plan to mark the start of the first new office building in downtown Columbia in more than a decade, with a formal groundbreaking Tuesday on a nine-story, roughly $75 million complex of apartments, offices and shops near Lake Kittamaqundi. LPP...
  • Home building struggles, some worry, for some time to come

    Home building struggles, some worry, for some time to come
    Construction of new homes is lagging around the country, and Maryland is no exception. Permits for new homes, which the U.S. Census Bureau tracks as a barometer of the home-building industry, fell 8 percent in Maryland in the first six months of this...
  • Tips for finding your contractor

    After the hurricane, the real work begins — if there is damage to your property. Assess the damage and write a list to give to your insurance company. Before you hire a contractor: • Find out what your property insurance will cover. At...
  • Let them fly KKK flags in Palm Beach County: Opinion

    Let them fly their KKK flags in Palm Beach County. I’m glad they’re doing it. Make no mistake: It’s a horrible act. The flag instantly conjures hate, violence and a dark American past. When you hold a Klu Klux Klan flag high, you are...
  • Christmas tree ignites in Long Beach mobile home; family displaced

    Christmas tree ignites in Long Beach mobile home; family displaced
    A mobile home fire Monday in Long Beach was ignited by a Christmas tree, officials said, displacing a family of four who was being assisted by the Red Cross. Long Beach firefighters responded around 8:23 p.m. to a call of a mobile home on fire in the...
  • Apartment project squeaks by, mayoral veto possible

    Apartment project squeaks by, mayoral veto possible
    Park Ridge aldermen on Monday narrowly approved revised plans for a 115-unit apartment building on the eastern edge of downtown, but Mayor David Schmidt signaled a possible veto. "Watch the agenda for two weeks from now," he told representatives of...
  • L.A., Santa Monica buildings may sit atop quake faults

    The cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica in the last decade have approved more than a dozen construction projects on or near two well-known faults without requiring seismic studies to determine if the buildings could be destroyed in an earthquake,...
  • California's funds for mapping earthquake faults running out

    California's funds for mapping earthquake faults running out
    California is about to run out of money for mapping earthquake faults, leaving many communities across the state with limited information about the seismic risks of new development. The California Geological Survey has about 300 more fault maps left...
  • La Cañada looking toward an active 2014

    La Cañada looking toward an active 2014
    La Cañadans can expect a busy year ahead. Residents will watch sound walls being constructed while a Gelson’s opens in a popular shopping center in the city. City officials will tackle issues such as affordable housing and off-leash dogs. On the...
  • The forecast for housing in 2014: Higher prices, rates

    The forecast for housing in 2014: Higher prices, rates
    Prepare for a year of more in the real estate industry — more improvement, mostly, but also more expense as mortgage rates, prices and rents rise. Analysts expect a solid 2014 here and nationally, after a year in which the battered housing...