Industry News

Getting Started on the Build: The Basics of a Custom-Built Home
Buying a house is an exciting time—and also stressful. Building a house can be even more exciting—and certainly more stressful. But there is also a powerful sense of home when you move into a house built to your specifications—and, as a homeowner, it’s natural to be drawn to that. To ensure things are done properly so you’ll be truly happy takes time and effort, though.

There are many different ways to build a home—some much more complex than others. Here is a general overview of what you need to know before you make a decision.

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SBA and Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

Article from NAHB

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, has released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application.

The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the CARES Act. SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities.

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"NY Forward Reopening" Plan Guidlines
The Governor’s Office has yesterday evening published detailed interim guidance for construction as part of phase one of the “NY Forward” Reopening Plan.  You can view the guidelines and related documents at this link, including the summary guidelines and detailed guidelines. Click here for a sign created by NYSBA that can be used on residential sites.
Businesses will be required to affirm with the State their adherence to the guidelines and requirements through completion of an online form.
The State has also provided a safety plan template. This plan does not need to be submitted to for approval but must be retained on the premises of the business and made available to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) or local health or safety authorities in the event of an inspection.

2020 Residential Code of NYS - Discounted PDF
NYSBA has discounted purchasing for the 2020 Residential Code of NYS – (PDF format).  If members would like to purchase a discounted PDF copy of the new code book, the cost will be $62.00. Members must contact  Vicki Miller at izvyyre@alfon.pbz to arrange payment and delivery. Unfortunately due to the cost of shipping, they cannot provide this material in book form at a reduced price.

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