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Will Real Estate Remap Value To Waterfront, Fire Zone Threats?

Land 09.24.21

Will Real Estate Remap Value To Waterfront, Fire Zone Threats?

A longer tail of implied promise in property's value may begin to trigger land price adjustments, contract modifications, etc. Here's why.

Managed Retreats, Maybe So, But, Not Where We Build

Land 07.19.21

Managed Retreats, Maybe So, But, Not Where We Build

The impacts of natural hazards -- as destructive as they'd been -- have not seemed to alter land values and property development. Is a change coming?

Wood And Fire Risk: Where Fallacy And Facts Meet Homebuilding

Building Tech & Products 07.09.21

Wood And Fire Risk: Where Fallacy And Facts Meet Homebuilding

Here, from Construction Physics' Brian Potter, is an evidence-based look at one of new-home construction's more combustible debates.

Drought Shifts Wildfire's Fault Lines Into No Man's Land Buys

Land 06.14.21

Drought Shifts Wildfire's Fault Lines Into No Man's Land Buys

Arguments pro and con on the risks of development, where and where not to develop, who's got which rights to do what, etc., are the matters of power, money, and politics. Meanwhile, there's a housing affordability crisis.

Fire Wall: Cali Regulator Inflames Developers With Calls For Curbs

Building Tech & Products 06.07.21

Fire Wall: Cali Regulator Inflames Developers With Calls For Curbs

What happens in California, doesn't stay in California -- especially when it applies to new policies that can impact residential real estate development.