housing

Fred Bever / Maine Public

A new type of energy-efficient construction is drawing attention in the U.S. It’s called “passive housing” – residences built to achieve ultra-low energy use. It’s so efficient that developers can eliminate central heating systems altogether.

Keith Srakocic / AP

Many of Connecticut’s largest cities have been ranked among the worst places in the country for first-time homeowners due to high costs and lack of amenities.  

Chuck Burton / AP

It's been nearly nine years since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac got into financial trouble and had to be placed in conservatorship. The mortgage giants needed a cash infusion of $188 billion, and they got it from the U.S. Treasury.

Courtesy of Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy wants to create a state loan program to help thousands of homeowners in northeastern Connecticut who are dealing with crumbling concrete foundations.

Courtesy of Zillow

 

Homes in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Suffolk County, Long Island, are getting more affordable. That’s according to the data mining company ATTOM, which compared home affordability rates of hundreds of counties across the country.

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