Money Matters: First-Time Home Buyer Basics

Posted by on Oct 28, 2021 in News

Congratulations. You’ve finally decided to buy a home to call your own. As one of the biggest purchases you’ll likely make in your lifetime, navigating the steps to finance your home can be a daunting experience. Like most big-ticket consumer purchases, knowledge is power. If you take the time to do your research and shop carefully, you will have a successful home-buying experience.   When it comes to home buying, you need to decide how much to spend and which type of...

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HBA Endorses Local Candidates

Posted by on Oct 27, 2021 in News

The following candidates are endorsed by The Greater Iowa City Area HBA Board of Directors and Legislative Committee. Their positions are favorable to the HBA agenda and the home-building industry. Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2! Click the city name to read questionnaires answered by candidates who completed them. Iowa City – Jason Glass Coralville – Laurie Goodrich and Meghann Foster (Mayor) North Liberty – Chris Hoffman (Mayor) Tiffin – Steve...

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IVHFH Hammers & Hardhats Online Auction Supports Women Build

Posted by on Oct 21, 2021 in News

Hammers & Hardhats has gone virtual! Join member Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity (IVHFH) and its Women Build Committee for an online auction fundraiser. Click here to participate, Oct. 21- 30, and spread the word. Proceeds benefit the Jane Hagedorn Women Build, located in Iowa City, and will fund a critical home repair for a North Liberty single mom. Jane is a Greater Iowa City Area HBA member retired from Bea Day Plumbers, which she founded. Visit IVHFH’s...

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Five Ways to Prepare Your Home Before a Freeze

Posted by on Oct 14, 2021 in News

Fall is in the air! The cooler weather conjures up images of fireplaces, holiday gatherings and hot chocolate. While it may be easy to prepare your lifestyle for the winter months, as a home owner it is important not to neglect essential prewinter home maintenance. To keep you and your home safe and ready for cold temperatures, consider taking the following steps. Protect outdoor pipes. Before cooler temperatures arrive, you must take steps to insulate your outdoor pipes to...

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Home Show Applications Being Accepted

Posted by on Oct 8, 2021 in News

Exhibitor applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Iowa City Area HBA Home Show, Iowa City’s largest show promoting new-home construction, remodeling and home improvement! Click here to complete a fillable app. The Home Show is put on by The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association and presented by Lepic-Kroeger, REALTORS® and CBI Bank & Trust.  With an in-person event Feb. 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center, plus...

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