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Americans are Building Fewer Pools – Bloomberg

A backyard barbecue with friends, family and a swimming pool is a quintessential July 4th celebration. And it’s something Americans may take for granted. That’s because residential pool construction activity sank this year and demand for the amenity is far from pre-recession levels. U.S. pool repair and construction activity dipped …

Google reveals plans to build 20,000 Bay Area homes

They’ll include at least 5,000 affordable housing units. Google says it’ll invest in thousands of new homes in the Bay Area over the next decade, in the hopes of helping many of its employees and other residents find an affordable place to live in one of the planet’s most expensive regions. …

Buy your own off-the-grid island for $1.4M – Curbed

Located in beautiful Wheeler Bay, Maine Interested in buying your own island just in time for summer? Check out the five-acre Ram Island, a rustic island not far from the mainland of Maine’s Wheeler Bay and the St. George Peninsula. This fully wooded island boasts a safe mooring, southern exposure to …