Stay Cool with Resources from NAHB to Avoid Heat Stress

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Stay Cool with Resources from NAHB to Avoid Heat Stress

NAHB has created a Heat Stress Safety Toolkit to help home builders mitigate the risks and exposure to heat on the jobsite.

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Employers May File H-2B Visas for Returning Workers

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Employers May File H-2B Visas for Returning Workers

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced today that employers may file H-2B petitions for returning workers under the FY 2021 H-2B supplemental visa temporary final rule. Employers may take this action if they are likely to suffer irreparable harm without these additional workers.

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Have High Home Prices Reduced Buyer Interest in New Homes?

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Have High Home Prices Reduced Buyer Interest in New Homes?

Most likely due to rising home prices, the share of prospective home buyers seeking to purchase a new home has declined significantly from the fourth quarter of 2020 to the second quarter of 2021.

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Award-Winning Development Targets Active Lifestyle with Key Amenities and Natural Appeal

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Award-Winning Development Targets Active Lifestyle with Key Amenities and Natural Appeal

Lawrence Group provided architectural design services for the multifamily project to appeal to vibrant, healthy 55+ residents who want to lead an active lifestyle centered on wellness and one-of-a-kind experiences.

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Hurricane Season: Getting Ahead of the Storm

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Hurricane Season: Getting Ahead of the Storm

Hurricane season officially began June 1, but it’s never too late to start job-site preparations. Use this guide to protect your workers and jobsites.

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Administration Unveils Plan to Cut Payments on Government-Backed Loans Up to 25%

Administration Unveils Plan to Cut Payments on Government-Backed Loans Up to 25%

The Biden administration has announced new loan modification options for borrowers who have government-backed home loans in order to help home owners who are still struggling to make their mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Home Sales Fall in June as Supply-Chain Challenges Remain

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New Home Sales Fall in June as Supply-Chain Challenges Remain

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 6.6% in June to a 676,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The June number follows downward revisions to the May estimate and marks the lowest rate since April 2020.

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North Carolina Builders Donate Home to Deserving Veteran

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North Carolina Builders Donate Home to Deserving Veteran

Combat-wounded veteran, U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant (SSgt.) Matthew Polizzi and his family have a brand new, mortgage-free custom home thanks to the generosity of the Operation: Coming Home foundation based in North Carolina.

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Resources for Renters, Landlords as CDC Eviction Moratorium Expires

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Resources for Renters, Landlords as CDC Eviction Moratorium Expires

The upcoming expiration of the eviction moratorium order mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is putting a renewed emphasis on the resources available to ensure those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are able to remain in their homes.

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How Jurisdictions Can Reduce Permitting Costs Through Software Automation

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on July 22, 2021 0 Comments
How Jurisdictions Can Reduce Permitting Costs Through Software Automation

The Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently rolled out a new solar photovoltaics permitting tool. The Solar Automated Permit Processing tool helps streamline the permit application process and makes it easier for local governments to issue permits for solar PV.

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