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Consumer Information

The New York State Builders Association (NYSBA) and Professional Insurance Agents of New York’s (PIANY) consumer resource Remodeling, Building or Fixing your Home? recently received the distinguished honor of an honorable mention at the MarCom Awards, an international awards competition recognizing the outstanding achievements by marketing and communication practitioners.

“The decision to purchase, remodel or fix a home is a complex undertaking, this easy to understand resource helps consumers keep important project and insurance considerations in mind through the process,” said former New York State Builders Association President Brooke Greenhouse, Owner of Cayuga Country Homes in Ithaca, NY, who oversaw and co-authored the project on behalf of the New York State Builders Association.

The Remodeling, Building or Fixing your Home? PSA/flier, which was nominated in MarCom Awards’ “print media/publications/other category,” was a collaborative effort undertaken by NYSBA and PIANY to educate consumers about insurance considerations for home-building projects. The PSA/flier stressed the insurance factors that home buyers need to consider before they start a construction project.

“We are thrilled that our work with PIANY to help consumers understand what they need to know when building, remodeling or fixing a home has been internationally recognized,” said Executive Vice President Lewis Dubuque of the New York State Builders Association. “This honor highlights the importance NYSBA members place on industry professionalism as well as the value of consumer education.”

For more information home building or remodeling professionals in your area, contact one of NYSBA’s local associations.

Sooner or later you may join the millions of people who remodel their homes each year. Perhaps it's at that moment when you realize that avocado green and harvest gold are no longer the "in" colors for today's trendy kitchens. Or maybe you have an epiphany one day as you stand in line to use your own bathroom. Whatever the impetus, the thought crosses your mind: Maybe it's time to start a home remodel. The reasons for home remodeling are as varied as the projects we undertake.

Nearly three out of four American voters believe that it is reasonable and appropriate for the federal government to provide tax incentives to promote homeownership, a sentiment that cuts across partisan and regional lines across the country, according to a recent poll conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Further, an overwhelming majority of respondents oppose eliminating the mortgage interest deduction and would be less likely to support a candidate for Congress who wants to do away with this vital tax incentive. 

Despite the ups and downs of the housing market, home owners and non-owners alike consider owning a home essential to the American Dream.

That's the key finding of a recent survey of people likely to vote in 2012 that was conducted on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) by Public Opinion Strategies of Alexandria, Va., and Lake Research Partners of Washington, D.C.

The New York State Builders Association (NYSBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) have a wide range of articles and resources available to you.

Find an NAHB Certified Remodeler in your area:  CGR

Find an NAHB Certifed Aging-in-Place Specialist:  CAPS

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