April 07, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Impact fees and surcharges make up 12.8% of the sales price of a new home in the Tucson region, according to data compiled by the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association. The average total of impact fees and surcharges for a 2,100 square foot home was $27,587 last year. As of February, the median price for a new home was $214,364, according to John Strobeck, of Bright Future Business Consultants.
April 03, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The nation’s first consensus for residential green building standards has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) provides a flexible third-party rating system for green home certification, the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA) Green Build Council announced
March 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — SAHBA Builder Magazine, working in partnership with Arizona Lithographers, has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a “green” publication.