Rising Lumber Prices Threaten Housing Affordability

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in News

Despite the toll the pandemic has taken on many industries, housing has been a bright spot for the U.S. economy, particularly for single-family home construction. New single-family home sales, a measure of U.S. home building, increased 13.9 percent in July representing a 13-year high. However, lumber prices have also reached record highs, jeopardizing housing affordability across the country. Without federal government intervention, the nation’s economic recovery is at risk...

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Iowa City Area HBA Backs Barry Bedford for Coralville City Council

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA Legislative Committee announces that it recommends Barry Bedford for the open Coralville City Council position. The special election is Tuesday, Sept. 29. Bedford was Coralville police chief from 1988 to 2017 and had served on the police force since 1973. The committee sent home-building industry related questions to each candidate. Read replies received by clicking the candidate’s names below. Barry Bedford Nick Buell Hai Huynh Heather...

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Membership Drive is Sept. 24-25! Recruit and Win!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in News

Recruit During Our Fall Membership Drive! Sign Up to Win: First 10 members who sign up to participate in the call drive will get their names on the Wheel of Names to win a fabulous prize!  Karyl will spin the wheel Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 4:00pm live on Zoom so sign up TODAY by emailing her at karyl@hbaofic.org. Commitment: Two hours calling potential members and sharing what you love about your HBA/HBAI/NAHB membership. Call over your morning coffee, during lunch or on your...

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Professional Women in Building Spotlight: Lisa Mills

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in News

As part of NAHB’s Professional Women in Building Week (and Associate Member Appreciation Month) we’re spotlighting  Lisa Mills, marketing representative for member cleaning company SERVPRO. Before joining SERVPRO in April 2019, Lisa was a real estate broker in California (she still holds her license). She relocated to Iowa to be close to her daughter whom is completing her PhD at the University of Iowa. “SERVPRO has been a member of the HBA since 2010, and...

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HBA Committee Members Wanted

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in News

As part of The Greater Iowa City Area HBA Strategic Planning session held this past winter, overarching committees have been formed for Events, Business, Education and Legislation. Committees needing new members are: EVENTS The Events Committee will put on The Home Show, The Parade of Homes, Monthly General Membership Meetings, The Nail Drivers Open, The Annual Meeting, The Holiday Party and The Women’s Council Quarterly Socials. The Home Show and Parade of Homes will...

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