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  • NEW UNIVERSAL SHOWER HEAD BY CROSSWATER LONDON

    The Elements 8-Jet Shower Head features a total of 64 individual sprays. Crosswater London’s newly-launched Elements 8-Jet Shower Head is the company’s first universal shower head, designed to mesh stylistically with traditional, contemporary, or transitional aesthetics. The shower head is constructed from solid brass, and features a maximum flow rate of 1.75 gpm. Its eight

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  • HOUSING STARTS UP 5% IN MAY

    Permits, however, fall 4.6%. Housing starts in May rose 5% from a revised April estimate to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,350,000, 20.3% above the May 2017 rate and a 10-year high, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Single-family housing starts in May were at a rate of 936,000, 3.9% above the revised April figure

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  • CONSTRUCTION STARTS SURGE 15% IN MAY

    The increase follows a 12% decline in April, and shows total construction activity reaching the highest level reported over the past eight months. At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $783.6 billion, new construction starts in May advanced 15% from April, Dodge Data & Analytics reported Wednesday. The increase follows a 12% decline in April,

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  • FUNCTION OF FUTURE HOUSING FOR AN AGING POPULATION

    A National Building Museum exhibit explores the need for housing that is not only more affordable for future buyers, but will address the needs of an aging population. Technology and function merge in ways that bring multipurpose to spaces that were previously accepted as static. This short video shows a future of space transformation. Continue

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  • HOMEOWNER EQUITY ROSE $1 TRILLION OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS

    The total amount of equity in mortgage real estate rose by $1 trillion year-over-year in Q1 2018, according to the latest CoreLogic Equity Report. This represents an increase of 13.3%. Homeowner equity has more than doubled over the last five years, rising by $4.4 trillion from Q1 2013 to Q1 2018. The national negative equity share for

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  • PANASONIC’S WHISPERFRESH SELECT VENTILATION FAN IS BALANCED FOR GREEN BUILDING

    The whole-home solution allows builders to meet requirements in multiple climate zones. Panasonic Eco Solutions’ newest ventilation fan, the WhisperFresh Select, is designed to help builders, contractors, and remodelers meet the ventilation requirements necessary for tightly-built homes. It can be used to comply with a number of green building standards, including LEED, ASHRAE 62.2, and

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