Homeowners, HOAs report damage to vinyl siding, fire hazards caused by Low-E windows

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A perfect storm of building regulations, smaller lot sizes, and HOA restrictions creates worries and additional costs for homeowners By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities In the past year, several local television news stations have highlighted consumer headaches caused by energy efficient windows. According to several reports, including an official educational statement written for National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the intense heat reflected from Low-E windows are causing warping and blistering of vinyl siding Continue ReadingHomeowners, HOAs report damage to vinyl siding, fire hazards caused by Low-E windows

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Consumers don’t want HOAs according to market survey

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A few months ago, I wrote an article Research reveals home buyers seek non-HOA communities, providing research findings from different sources that indicate a low demand for HOAs. Since that time, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has published a more recent survey summary, that leads to the same conclusions. Here’s a link to the summary, conducted by NAHB. Housing Preferences Across Generations While the survey did not ask buyers Continue ReadingConsumers don’t want HOAs according to market survey