Time for another look at modular

Resolution:4 Architecture demonstrates why we loved this so much. There are a lot of now-famous architects that we used to write about on TreeHugger before they got big, along with their projects. One of my favourite was Resolution: 4 Architecture, which reinvented modern modular housing with the Dwell House and went on to specialize in […]

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Benefits of Modular Construction

Benefits of Modular Construction: It’s Like Big Legos Modular construction is having its own Renaissance right now—shedding the stigma of “prefab,” “manufactured homes,” or (horror of all horrors) the old “double-wide trailer.” High-end homes, apartment complexes, and even high-rise hospitals are going modular. In this age of automation, the traditional model of constructing homes and […]

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Lower FICO Requirements

Getting approved for a mortgage is becoming easier as lenders are loosening their FICO score requirements and raising the ceiling on debt-to-income levels. All lenders are lowering credit qualifications across the board, but nonbank lenders lead the pack. Median FICO scores are around 713 for nonbanks compared with banks, where the median scores are 745, […]

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Mortgage Rates Fall

Mortgage rates fall to one-year low, setting the stage for a sunny spring selling season Rates for home loans fell to the lowest in over a year as investors remained concerned about economic headwinds, setting up the housing market for a strong spring season. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.35% in the February 21 week, […]

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