Elevation Homes Builders Earns 2020 Parade of Homes People’s Choice Overall Award

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in News

Elevation Home Builders is the overall winner for the 53rd Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes People’s Choice Awards. It’s the second straight year the company earned the top spot. The winning house at 402 Windmill Place in Iowa City received the highest number of votes and averaged 4.9 stars out of five on the ParadeSmart App home-touring enthusiasts used to rate during the Aug. 1-9 scattered-site event. The home’s exterior will grace the cover of the 2021 Iowa City Area...

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State and Local Resources for Derecho Victims

Posted by on Aug 21, 2020 in News

State and local resources are now available to those who need financial assistance, housing or help clearing their property of debris from the catastrophic Aug. 10 derecho storm. Find more resources on  our Derecho Storm page. State of Iowa Department of Human Resources The Department of Human Resources has several programs available to those impacted by the storm, which can be found on their website. The Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program offers grants to...

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Surge in Home Construction, Lumber Prices

Posted by on Aug 21, 2020 in News

The following analysis was recently published in NAHB’s bi-weekly e-newsletter Eye On the Economy by Chief Economist Robert Dietz: Residential construction is leading the economy, as housing demand remains strong and supply is tight. Home builder confidence, as measured by the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), increased in August to a level of 78, which matches an all-time high in the 35-year history of the series. In particular, the August HMI surged on gains...

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PSC Distribution/Studio H20 Collecting Supplies for CR Storm Victims

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in News

PSC Distribution/Studio H2O is collecting donations for Cedar Rapids residents impacted by the derecho storm. The following items are being accepted: NON-PERISHABLES Gatorade/Bottled Water Bars of Soap Laundry Detergent Adult Diapers (All sizes-Men’s and Women’s) HUGE Need! Shampoo Tooth Paste & Tooth Brushes Deodorant Feminine Hygiene Products Paper Towels Cleaning Supplies Toilet Paper SCHOOL SUPPLIES  FOR CHILDREN Notebooks, Pencils, Crayons, Markers,...

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Five Things to do After You Purchase a New Home

Posted by on Aug 18, 2020 in News

If you’re a first-time home buyer who has just finished the closing process, you might be wondering what you should do as soon as you move-in. Maybe it’s unpacking or gathering new design ideas to make the home your own. Before settling in, there are a few tasks you should consider completing to help keep your home comfortable and family safe. To help you transition to the status of new home owner, consider adding the following items to your to-do list. Develop a Home...

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