Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Will your new home still be standing in 50 years? - MSN Real Estate - Page 5 of 17

Will your new home still be standing in 50 years? - MSN Real Estate - Page 5 of 17

“Most residential structures (today) are built to last 50 years,” he says. Builders could go further, of course. Some do. The codes, after all, only set a minimum standard. Meeting code “is like getting 70% in a test,” quips Carter, who also allows that a home built today is more likely to survive an earthquake or violent storm.

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