The state now holds a third of the nation's abandoned homes despite rising prices and improving sales.
The killings in what was considered a safe part of the country could be the 'fatal blow' to a once-thriving industry.
Long regarded for a far more durable product, the 2,000-year-old recipe is also better environmentally than current processes.
The increasing frequency of these deadly disasters burdens government budgets and could mean new fees for homeowners in harm's way.
As the US housing market rebounds and confidence builds, $1 million-plus homes are now scarce.
Coastal residents in New Jersey and New York must either elevate their homes or face soaring insurance premiums.
North Dakota's oil boom has sent its GDP soaring, and it's minting 2,000 millionaires a year. But it also faces tough problems.
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