Home Building News: Faked Asbestos Tests, Home Sales Jump, Remodeling is Back

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Inspector Says He Faked Results in Building Tests
A safety inspector’s admission that he submitted clean asbestos or lead results for buildings in New York that he never inspected raises many troubling questions.
New-Homes Sales Jump 27%
Some Economists Think Rise Is Overstated and That Sales Are Simply Being Shifted to the Present From a Few Months Out
The New Rules of Remodeling
After years of economic recession and housing-market malaise, people are starting to fix up their homes again.
Renovating Home and Marriage
Lately, it seems as though our marriage is undergoing the same process as our Harlem brownstone. It’s being gutted and remade anew.