Fall Forum Newsletter
          


Horizons Tour of Homes Was a Success


With 23 homes in and 13 official sponsors being showcased in this years Tour of Homes it was amazing. Plus the efforts of the Home Builders and their dedication to the  Raising the Roof Campaign. 

Embracing the tradition of presenting fully decorated and landscaped "dream homes," this year's show also incorporated 21st technology enhancing the customer experience. Attendees were able to geo-locate each home, learn about design and decorating features and instantly connect via social media with builders, contractors and suppliers.
Featured builders included Alliance Homes, Bielmeier Builders, Brownstone Homes David Homes, Designer Homes of WNY, Essex Homes of W.N.Y., IQ Modular, Jurek Builders, Marrano Marc Equity, MJ Peterson/Tucker Homes, Natale Builders, Regency Builders and Sunset Builders.  

The BNBA raised $305,000 to benefit Roswell Park as part of the 2018 Horizons Tour Homes through their Raising the Roof campaign. Participating builders dedicated a portion of the sale of their Home Show house to benefit the comprehensive cancer hospital.   Builders that took part included Alliance Homes, Essex Homes, Marrano Marc Equity, MJ Peterson/Tucker Homes, Natale Builders and Regency Builders. These builders along with trade partners and home building professionals were committed to making a difference in the community through the Raise the Roof campaign.                                             
                                                       
                                 
                   
LEGISLATIVE CALL TO ACTION - Condo Tax

   This bill would result in significant tax increases for residents of newly constructed condos and co-ops and for rental properties which are converted to co-ops and condos.  
  The infrastructure in condo and co-op developments is generally privately owned.  The roads, sewers, water lines, sidewalks and other infrastructure are owned and maintained by the homeowners association.  Unlike other subdivision developments where such infrastructure is typically dedicated to the municipality which then assumes ownership and maintenance responsibilities, condo and co-op owners are charged monthly fees to cover any costs connected with maintenance and replacement of such infrastructure, so the municipality does not have any responsibility for such costs. To read more about this bill click here
  
On June 18th, Senator Betty Little's condo legislation (S.1191-B), was, 
surprisingly, passed to the Senate Finance Committee and seemed headed to the  floor for a vote. But, after a strong lobbying effort, which included NYSBA members  calling their state senators, and a much appreciated assist from Senator  George Amedore, the bill was tabled.

A big thank you goes out to our local BNBA members as well for their effort. 

The BNBA met with Senator Chris Jacobs and Senator Michael Ranzenhofer recently to educate them on the concerns of this bill and to move forward in improving it. 

If you would like to join our Government Affairs Committee, please 
contact Lew Dubuque

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Annual BNBA Outing

New this year - Pig Roast/Clam Bake

After the weather cleared from the rain, it turned out to be a nice afternoon. We had about 100 attendees out. Clams were great, the horseshoes dried out, and the pig roast was a big hit. Hope to see everyone again next year. 
  HBRMV Awards William Morehouse Scholarships
 
                 
In early May, the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Mohawk Valley and NYSBA's Research and Education Foundation awarded the William Morehouse Scholarship to three students entering the home building industry. Congratulations to Timothy Livingston and Matthew Parrella (pictured below with HBRMV President Linda Fake and NYSBA REF President Mark Barbato) as well as Gregory Pohorecki (not pictured). More information.....

   
    FALL GATHERING IN THE                           WORKS

Keep an eye open for our fall get together.
 Wine, Hors D'oeuvres, Friends, and Music. 
As soon as the details are clear, you will be the first to know. 

                                                       

NATIONAL NEWS

THE LATEST: HOUSING STATISTICS

NAHB produces in-depth economic analyses of the home building industry based on private and government data. Our economics group surveys builders, home buyers, and renters to gain insight into the issues and trends driving the industry. 

Look ahead with the Home Builders Forecasts by region and type.  
Explore Housing Starts or  Framing and Lumber Prices

Summary Building Permits for New Residential Single-Family Construction


June 2018 YTD
June 2017 YTD
Amherst
50
32
Buffalo
14
16
Cheektowaga
1
4
Clarence
78
55
Grand Island
16
13
Hamburg
74
53
Lancaster
39
28
Orchard Park
44
30
West Seneca
5
21
Total Units
321
252

2018 BNBA Leadership Team
President - Patrick Tesmer Secretary - James Marrano
President Elect -  David Capretto
Treasurer - Jeff Naab
Vice President Susan Ballard Presidential Appointee - Jerry Szymanski
Immediate Past President - James Maloney Executive Officer - Joseph Benedict