Household Gr.

Projections from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies indicate that persons living alone will make up the largest share of household growth for the foreseeable future, as boomers lose spouses to either death or divorce and as the rising…

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Home Cooking

The Recession has forced us to eat at home, even cooking from scratch. Nothing reveals this more than trends in average household spending on flour–arguably the most basic of ingredients.

Average household spending on flour plunged between 2000 and 2006 (the…

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Community

A darling of both organic advocates and the local-food movement, community gardening is a trend that’s bound to grow. “[Shared gardens] fulfill a lot of wants for people—a desire for fresh food that’s affordable, for activities that help create a…

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Household Gr.

Projections from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies indicate that persons living alone will make up the largest share of household growth for the foreseeable future, as boomers lose spouses to either death or divorce and as the rising…

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Low-Tech

A significant part of the solution lies with some fairly low-tech infrastructure: our houses, and the relationship they have to each other and where we want to go. A growing body of data has mapped the carbon footprint in sprawling…

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Solar

78% of consumers agreed that, if their builders had recommended solar water heating for their new homes, they would have seriously considered it…(NAHBRC 2007 National Consumer study)

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Sustainability

The Recession has forced us to eat at home, even cooking from scratch. Nothing reveals this more than trends in average household spending on flour–arguably the most basic of ingredients.

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Consumer News

Consumer debt fell approximately $60 billion to $11.66 trillion in the third quarter of 2011 according to the Federal Reserve Bank Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit.

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Trends

It turns out that a green, energy efficient home built with sustainable materials is “most wanted,” according to a Yahoo! survey of 1,500 current and aspiring homeowners. Homeowners prefer a green home (50%) over a custom home (38%), water view…

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Trends

It turns out that a green, energy efficient home built with sustainable materials is “most wanted,” according to a Yahoo! survey of 1,500 current and aspiring homeowners. Homeowners prefer a green home (50%) over a custom home (38%), water view…

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