Horizons Tour of Homes and Raise the Roof Meeting
A lunch meeting has been scheduled for next Tuesday, April 24, at noon at Giancarlo’s Restaurant to discuss the Horizons Tour of Homes and Raise the Roof. Horizons Committee members, Horizons Builders, Horizons Official Sponsors, Raise the Roof Donors, and any member interested in learning more about sponsoring the home show or participating in Raise the Roof are asked to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org right away if you plan on attending so we can have an accurate headcount for the restaurant.
2018 BNBA Golf Outing
Registration is now open for this year’s golf outing on June 6 at Glen Oak Golf Course. The golf outing is one of the most anticipated BNBA events of the year. So be sure to sign up and join your fellow members and guests for a relaxing and fun day of golf at Glen Oaks. Registration Form and Event Details Sponsorship opportunities are available but they’re going fast. Please contact Chuck Rizzo at email@example.com or 716-713-9364 to learn more.
BNBA Forum Newsletter – March 23
Check out the March 23 BNBA Forum Newsletter for news and information for the WNY home building industry. Click here.
HELOCS Deductible for Capital Improvements Per IRS
In a victory for NAHB remodelers, the IRS today issued a letter clarifying changes to home equity loans and lines of credit to confirm that households may take a tax deduction when these loans are used for home improvements. Click here for the full article.
Codes Committee Meeting on March 15
On March 15 the Codes Committee will be meeting for a presentation on various products that make it easier to comply with the new building codes. Product manufacturers will be on hand to talk about Egress Window Wells, Egress Windows, Window Operating Control Devices, Hunter Xci Continuous Insulation, Dupont Tyvek Window/Door Flashing, Floor/Ceiling Framing Components. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this meeting.
Meet the Builder on March 13
On March 13, the BNBA will be holding its first ever “Meet the Builder” event at Giancarlo’s Restaurant. This is a great opportunity for associate and institutional members to eat, drink and meet with builder members. We are expecting a full house with close to 100 attendees including the following builders: Alliance Homes Bielmeier Builders Essex Homes Forbes Capretto Homes Golden Homes Jurek Builders MJ Peterson Tucker Homes Regency Builders Sunset Custom Builders Tesmer Builders Please email your registration information to email@example.com ASAP if you are planning on attending.
Codes Group Meeting
A year has passed since adoption of the 2015 I.C.C. here in New York State. While many home builders and trade partners have handled the change with ease, much still needs to be learned. The BNBA Codes Group will hold a special two hour presentation featuring Joseph Hill, RA, Assistant Director for Code Administration, Division of Building Standards and Codes, on troublesome features of the Code. Planned topics will include plan requirements, framing issues and energy efficiency calculations. There will also be allotted time for you to ask your specific questions. Please respond to Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending. Dated: Wednesday October 25th Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am Where : Association Office, 2660 William Street, Cheektowaga, NY
Home Financing 101 for First-Time Home Buyers
As our nation’s housing and job markets continue to recover, many first-time home buyers are gearing up to become home owners. Yet, with stricter regulations put in place after the housing crash and the long list of paperwork that’s already required to buy a home, many prospective home buyers remain concerned about the home financing process. Advance preparation is key when getting ready to buy a home. You need to decide how much to spend on your home and which type of mortgage will work best for you, as well as understand the settlement process. Before you visit a sales office, model home or open house, you should take advantage of the many sources that can help you get prepared, and take some steps to ensure you’re in the best possible financial situation. Be Realistic About What You Can Afford Figure out what you can comfortably pay on a monthly basis. Write down all your monthly expenses including loan payments, utilities, insurance, credit cards and don’t forget food, clothing and entertainment expenditures. When determining the monthly payment you can afford, remember that in addition to the monthly principal and interest, you will also be paying into escrows for property taxes, […]
HOMEOWNERSHIP REMAINS A KEY PART OF THE AMERICAN DREAM
There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about Millennials delaying marriage, kids and homeownership. So it would be easy to think that perhaps the traditional American dream of owning home is slowly dying. In fact, the opposite is true: Research shows that homeownership remains a goal for the vast majority of American renters. A recent survey by Freddie Mac revealed that 91% of renters believe homeownership is something of which to be proud. And, younger renters are making plans to buy homes in the near future. In fact, nearly half of renters in the 25-to-34 age bracket – and nearly 60% of renters ages 35 to 44 – indicate that they plan to buy a home in the next three years. Benefits of Homeownership These would-be buyers recognize the many benefits to homeownership, including the fact that homeownership is a primary source of net worth for many Americans, and is an important step in accumulating personal financial assets over the long term. In fact, 90% of the survey respondents said that being able to pass their home on to their children is one of the top three benefits of homeownership. Although property values have declined in many markets, […]