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Consumer Information

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This educational piece was a collaborative effort undertaken by The New York State Builders Association (NYSBA) and Professional Insurance Agents of New York’s (PIANY) to teach consumers about insurance considerations for home-building projects. It stresses the insurance factors that home buyers need to consider before they start a construction project.

“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.

“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. 

More than two-thirds of Americans believe that owning a home is an essential part of the American Dream. “Americans continue to place a high priority on homeownership and work hard to achieve this goal for their families,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas.  “Our members are committed to providing high-quality homes that meet the diverse needs of Americans across the country.”