Judge Rules Outer Banks Vacation Complex "Not a Single-Family Home"

A 20,000-square-foot beachfront mansion should not have been approved, a North Carolina appeals court has ruled. More

From Miami Beach, Optimistic Talk on Sea Level Rise

"Generations adapt," says assistant city manager Susanne Torriente More

Armoring the Shore Risks Ecological Damage, Say Scientists

Government researchers are taking a closer look at the Chesapeake Bay's increasingly hardened shoreline. More

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In the D.C. Market, Mixed Feelings about Teardowns

Teardowns are changing the face of the Washington, D.C., suburbs — and nostalgia for the old neighborhoods isn’t enough to stop some suburban owners from jumping on the bandwagon. More

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Maine Waterfront Redevelopment Issue Could Go to Voters

Portland, Maine political activists are pushing to have the fate of a waterfront development proposal settled by popular vote. More

Compromise Clears Way for Outer Banks Bridge (Maybe)

Environmental groups have settled their case with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, clearing the path for a new bridge to serve the fragile Outer Banks. More

Jersey Flood Zone Rule Change Ruffles Feathers

State officials say their rewrite of flood zone rules makes life easier, but critics see a conflict with federal regulations. More

Bethesda Builders Sound Off on Tree Canopy Issue

Builders in Bethesda, Maryland didn’t like it when a local news outlet called what they do “mansionization.” More

Land Scarcity Holds Florida Homebuilders in Check

Demand is strong, but the lack of available land is keeping Florida homebuilders on the sidelines. More

North of New York, the Water is Hot, Hot, Hot

Near the beach in the upscale bedroom communities of Connecticut, home construction is red hot — and teardowns are at the center of the action. More

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