Tips to Prep Your Home for Spring Storms

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021 in News

After spending a significant amount of time at home during winter months, spring is a refreshing change of pace. But the change in seasons also ushers in changing weather patterns. Meteorological experts predict an active and early storm season this year. Storm activity can place your family and home at risk if you’re not prepared. There are several easy steps you can take to reduce the amount of damage to your home and keep your family safe before the next seasonal storm....

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Join the Earth Day Energy Blitz April 24

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in News

Sign up for the Energy Blitz has started! The event is a collaboration between the City of Iowa City and Johnson Clean Energy District to commemorate April’s Earth Day. Who:  Anyone is welcome to volunteer! You will need your own transportation. High School students are eligible to earn Silver Cord volunteer hours for participating. Everyone receives a reusable eco-friendly water bottle. What: LED lightbulbs and other energy efficiency supplies will be distributed on the...

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April Builders News

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021 in News

The April Builders News newsletter is now available. April is new homes month! Meet board member Jennie Wunderlich and read about the June Parade of Homes and Remodelers Parade, how the Home Show went and upcoming events. April Newsletter...

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HBA Members Half of New Iowa City Affordable Housing Committee

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021 in News

Fifty percent of the newly-formed 12-member City of Iowa City Affordable Housing Committee are Iowa City Area HBA members. They are: Jessica Andino, Andino Construction Simon Andrew, The Housing Fellowship Heath Brewer, Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Ellen McCabe, Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County Melissa Schooley, Great Western Bank Mark Signs, Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors Neighborhood & Development Services Director Tracy Hightshoe is the city-staff lead on the...

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An NAHB Designation Shows Expertise

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in News

In today’s changing housing market, potential home owners have more questions than ever. How do I know if my builder or remodeler is the best one for the job? How do I choose a home sales professional that I am confident has my best interests in mind? How can I modify my home so I can continue living here after I retire?   The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) offers comprehensive training programs to builders, remodelers and other industry specialists that lead...

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Meet Women’s Council Co-Chair Grace Mestad

Posted by on Mar 11, 2021 in News

Grace Mestad has been active in the Greater Iowa City Area HBA for one year and is the 2021 Women’s Council co-chair. Grace works at PSC Distribution/Studio H2O, joining the team in 2019 as director of marketing. Her responsibilities include skillfully creating social media, blog and e-marketing content. Grace also serves on The Iowa City Area HBA Home Show and Parade of Homes Committees. “I have truly enjoyed my first year with PSC/Studio H20, including learning about the...

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