As Recession Fears Rise, Here’s the Lowdown for Real Estate

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in News

Excerpt from Realtor.com. Read the complete story. Will home prices and sales plummet in a recession? Aspiring buyers hoping that home prices will crash, like they did during the Great Recession, are likely in for a rude awakening. There simply aren’t enough homes being built to satisfy the hordes of buyers. And with more members of the giant millennial generation wanting single-family homes in which to raise their growing families, there isn’t likely to be a...

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Commission to discuss Johnson County Unified Development Ordinance Draft Sept. 9; Public Input Welcome

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in News

The Johnson County Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss the final draft of the Johnson County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) at its next meeting and potentially make a recommendation regarding adoption to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. The public is welcome to attend the hearing, which takes place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the second-floor boardroom of the Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City). Routine...

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How to Find a Contractor Right for You

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in News

Substantial improvements to your home can increase the value of your property and improve your comfort level at home. Once you’ve decided on a home renovation project, the first step is to hire a qualified contractor. Research and preparation are key to finding the best contractor to get the job done. To help find a contractor who is right for you and steer clear of illegitimate partnerships, consider the following tips: Recommendations and Research Check out our members...

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Member Cullen Klebe, 19, Attends White House Workforce Ceremony

Posted by on Aug 1, 2019 in News

Greater Iowa City Area HBA member Cullen Klebe, 19, attended a White House event July 25 commemorating the first anniversary of President Donald J. Trump’s executive order that established the National Council for the American Worker. Cullen, who is a Kirkwood Community College Construction Management student and works for Riverside’s McCreedy-Ruth Construction, was one of four young construction-trade workers in attendance with National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)...

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Members: Be on the Membership 360 Drive Team and Help Us Grow

Posted by on Aug 1, 2019 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA has been selected to participate in NAHB’s Membership 360 Campaign, a pilot initiative to help HBAs take their membership to the next level,  during the fall drive. It’s very exciting!  We are one of only a few associations chosen nationwide. And, we need your help. Teams: We’re looking for teams of five, on captain and four team members.  Want to be involved but don’t have a team yet? That’s OK. We’ll find...

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