Single-Family Home Size Continues to Trend Higher

Posted by on Jan 18, 2022 in News

COVID-19 has impacted the way many home owners utilize their space. With more time spent at home, there is an increased preference among home owners to have more space to accommodate a range of activities from teleworking to managing hybrid school schedules. Recent housing data has confirmed this continuing trend. According to data from the U.S. Census and a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) analysis, the median single-family square floor area increased to 2,337...

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Preparing to Buy a Home in 2022

Posted by on Jan 10, 2022 in News

Congratulations, you’ve decided to buy a home this year. Homeownership has many rewards including building up equity and having a place to call your own. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a trade-up buyer, the sooner you start preparing, the better. By following these simple tips, you’ll feel confident and ready to get out there and find the perfect home for you this year. Determine Your Home Search Criteria In a hot housing market, you may not get all the home features...

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New Year’s Resolutions to Refresh Your Home

Posted by on Jan 3, 2022 in News

The beginning of a new year offers a fresh start and a chance to usher in a positive change. New year’s resolutions are usually associated with personal goals, such as losing weight or saving money. This year instead — or perhaps in addition — you can resolve to take steps to refresh your home. A completed home improvement project, even a small one, can make a big difference in the comfort and enjoyment of your space year-round. For example, you can resolve to:  Let More...

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Working in Tandem with NAHB, Lawmakers Send a Strong Message to Commerce Secretary on Lumber Duties

Posted by on Dec 28, 2021 in News

At the behest of NAHB, 84 members of Congress this week sent a joint letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo expressing urgent concern regarding the Commerce Department’s recent decision to double tariffs on softwood lumber products from Canada. The letter also calls on the United States to resume talks with Canada to negotiate a new softwood lumber trade agreement. NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke applauded the bipartisan group of lawmakers for “taking a stand for housing and...

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Iowa City Area HBA Members Help Provide Affordable Homes to the Community

Posted by on Dec 7, 2021 in News

Homeownership. A goal to which many aspire, but often cannot attain. That’s why Greater Iowa City Area HBA members AM Management and Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity (IVHFH) are partnering to provide 10 homes for IVHFH families on Indigo Court in Southeast Iowa City. Five will be in place this year, and another five in 2022 with a November completion date. Another Iowa City Area HBA member, the Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County, provided down-payment funding assistance...

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