Homes & Real Estate / Building

  • Tesla Announces New Home and Business Batteries - Clark's Take

      

    Elon Musk announced new home and business batteries, including the Tesla Powerwall home battery, starting at $3000.    I am very excited about this idea.   The power business...

  • Test drive a home before you buy

      

    When you buy a new car, you usually take it for a test drive. Now some home buyers are test driving homes as well.

  • New home construction from 120-150K

      

    Prices are up for first-time buyers of new homes. But one home builder has a new solution for you, and it's designed to sell at less than $150,000.

  • Cheaper Temporary Housing Is Coming

      

    Modern engineering has come up with a solution to deliver cheap temporary housing quickly in the wake of natural disasters.Reaction Housing's Exo is a portable, easy-to-assemble temporary house....

  • Gauging the recovery in housing values

      

    Here we are having been through a real estate cycle where everything was sizzling and then things fell off a cliff. More recently, we've seen a dramatic recovery in housing values, especially in...

  • Landowners get protection from government extortion

      

    In a long overdue move, the Supreme Court has stepped into to protect landowners from government extortion. Years ago, I had an option on a piece of land. I was going to build a home to live in...

  • The economics of solar are becoming more favorable

      

    I feel very strongly that we as a country can do so much more on the energy independence front than we've done.  We've only just begun with our exploration and conservation efforts. I...

  • Real estate recovery highlighted by return of the Porta Potty!

      

    It's one of the most oddball metrics I've ever seen of the housing recovery: The portable toilet business is booming once again thanks to new construction making a comeback. Call it the Porta...

  • Pre-fab construction comes to commercial real estate

      

    Pre-fabricated construction is finding a small but growing niche in commercial real estate. Using CAD (computer-aided design), it's now possible to build the components of an office...

  • Sandwich generation impacts home sales, building trends

      

    Get ready to take a bite out of the great American sandwich! As if raising children weren't hard enough, many of us are now taking on financial responsibility for parents too. The sandwich...

  • Pre-fab building technology goes green to save you green

      

    The promise of net zero energy homes is getting more affordable thanks to the marriage of green technologies with prefab building. A California builder named Steve Glenn who was once doing...

  • Clark rebuilds in Joplin Mo, - May 2012

      

    Marking the one-year anniversary of the Joplin tornado, Clark Howard returned to the decimated Missouri city to build a Habitat for Humanity home during a special day of reconstruction and...

  • Real estate recovery is local

      

    Real estate is going back to being local in a big way, according to a new report from Kiplinger.In an article titled 'A Tale of Two Housing Recoveries,' Kiplinger paints a picture of a nation...

  • Clark broadcasts from his 17th annual Habitat for Humanity build

      

    Welcome to a special broadcast of The Clark Howard Show. I'm on location today at the site of my 17th annual build with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. We're doing two new homes in Atlanta, marking...

  • Habitat houses are a hand-up -- not a handout

      

    People often think the houses built by Habitat for Humanity are just given to the homeowners. That couldn't be further from the truth. Families typically get a 25-year mortgage with a 0%...