It's been 16 months since Eugene and Patricia Harrison last paid the
mortgage on their Perris, Calif., home. Eleven months since the notice
got slapped on their front door, warning that it would be sold at
More than 40 years after her family was forced from their home because they were black, Sallie Sanders received the keys to a new house built to settle one of the longest-running cases of housing discrimination in the United States.
Behold the house of the future. It’s just like the house of the past, only with some subtle nip-and-tuck work. Across the U.S., home builders are redesigning houses using a set of strategies they call "value engineering" – the art of building a house on the cheap without making it look cheap.