Industry News

NYSBA Voter Voice Alert and Breaking News
Since the first day of the 2019 legislative session, labor unions have been at the New York State Capitol pushing to apply prevailing wage laws to many residential construction and improvement projects which were previously not within the definition of public work.

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Major Home Repairs Can Blow Up Your Bank Account — Here’s How to Avoid a Catastrophe

A homeowner is never truly finished with home repairs. As soon as you get one thing fixed or under control, another problem often springs up. Some home projects are under your control — these are the fun ones that you plan for. Many home projects are thrust upon the homeowner, however. Major home repairs like fixing a foundation, redoing a roof, or replacing an entire HVAC system can be bank-breakers. Here’s how to ensure your next major project doesn’t hurt you too badly — physically, emotionally, and financially.

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2019 New York State Builders Association Research and Education William Morehouse Scholarship Application
Know a high school or college student studying residential construction? They may qualify to apply for the William Morehouse Scholarship, a matching funds scholarship facilitated by NYSBA's Research and Education Foundation and NYSBA's 14 local affiliates. 2019 applications are now being accepted and must be received at NYSBA REF by March 1, 2019! Please click here for more information.

President's Message - February 2019
It is with great pride that I assume the role of President of the Hudson Valley Builders and Remodelers Association for the next two years. We have come far – with strong leadership and dedicated, persistent talent. We are a strong and growing Association but we still have much to do. I welcome the challenge. Home construction has not yet been recognized by the general population with the import we know it deserves. It’s time to take the Association to the next level. 

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Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home
Homeowners often choose flooring based on the assumption that it’ll look good with their decor, or because they’ve always admired the way tile or hardwood flooring looks in the home of a friend or family member. While it’s true that tile can give your home a bright and stylish look, and hardwood offers a rich, distinguished feel, they may not be the right fit for your house due to a number of factors that people often overlook. There’s more to it than making a selection because it’s the best-looking product. You need to consider things like durability, installation and cost to avoid investing in something that’s not well-suited to your lifestyle or home environment.

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