Translation

Homebuilder argument that sprinklers price out homebuyers is complete farce, says sprinkler advocate

By Fred Durso, Jr. If you’re a “numbers person,” you’ll thoroughly enjoy this article by a sprinkler advocate that calls into question a 2014 report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), titled “State and Metro House Prices: the ‘Priced Out Effect.'” The report cites how new construction regulations can impact housing affordability and lead to a staggering number of “priced-out” households. For instance, the report states that a $1,000 increase in price makes homes unaffordable for more than 200,000 households. But take a closer look at NAHB’s report and you’ll notice some misleading findings, says Buddy Dewar, vice president of Regional Operations…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Related Articles

Habitat for Humanity sprinklers its first home in a town requiring this safety feature

By nfpa@jiveon.com Photo by Sarah Thompson A teary-eyed resident of Rockland, Maine, recently received the keys to her new home,…

May issue of Safety Source includes: Electrical Safety Month, burglar bars are examined, end of school year ideas & more

By Lauren Backstrom The May issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this…

Home fire sprinklers don’t “make sense” to homebuilder, but fire chief has differing opinion

By nfpa@jiveon.com Close to 40 people have already died from home fires in North Carolina this year. Plagued every year…