Government Regulations Account for 24.3% of Single-Family Home Price

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A new NAHB study shows that, on average, government regulations account for 24.3% of the final price of a new single-family home. Three-fifths of the regulatory costs – 14.6% of the final house price – is due to a higher price for a finished lot resulting from regulations imposed during th ...

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Dallas BA Secures Needed Amendment in Plano Tree Ordinance

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At a recent meeting of the Plano City Council, advocacy by the Dallas Builders Association resulted in a needed amendment to Plano's Landscaping and Tree ordinances (Article 17). The amendment exempts sufficient area from tree mitigation requirements to allow the normal operation of equipment for co ...

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EPA Proposing Changes to Construction Stormwater Permit

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed major changes to the 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP) requirements that would not only affect process, but also privacy. Along with changes to worksite practices related to stormwater discharges on construction sites, EPA has proposed r ...

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