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Expanded Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes Will Benefit 'Eligible Contractors'

IRS guidance on the expanded 45L tax credit for energy efficient homes includes new opportunities for contractors 




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What the Passage of House Bill 4715 Means for Interior Designers

The state of Illinois recently passed House Bill 4715, acknowledging the essential duties of interior designers in the built environment, but it’s not the first state to pass such legislation, and advocates say it also won’t be the last.

Leadership

Cannabis Workplace Policy and the Weed Minefield

Builders need skilled labor, but should their workplace policy drop zero tolerance for cannabis and risk taking on more liability?

Government

Coastal Conundrum

Conservation board hearings can eat up a lot of your clients' time and money, unless you help them prepare.

Government

U.S. House sends shot across bow of EPA on water rule

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that proponents contend would prevent federal overreach by the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Government

Lead paint lessons from The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch is a font of life lessons from the importance of compromise to why you should never lie to your parents to ... uh ... never walk out…

Leadership

Does your social media policy violate labor laws?

For the last couple of years I've been speaking to groups of remodelers about crafting a social media strategy for their firms and one of the things…

Business

FHFA begins first transactions of REO rental program

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has begun the first pilot transaction of its program to turn foreclosed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac homes into rental properties, according to HousingWire.

Business

McIlwain: 3 steps to help the housing market

With the housing market in a lethargic recovery, John K. McIlwain of the Urban Land Institute offers three ways to help revive the market.

Business

Morgan Stanley says REO rental program could create nearly 2 million jobs

New research from Morgan Stanley suggests the federal government’s program to turn foreclosed properties into rental opportunities could have a significant positive impact on job creation.

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IBS Pre-Show Thoughts and Observations

Having arrived in Orlando for the International Builders Show and NAHB Winter Boards, a few quick updates and observations: Still no word on NAHB's…

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