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Professional Women in Building Week Profile: Builder Amy Pretorius, Elevation Home Builders

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in News

Amy Pretorius of Elevation Home Builders originally didn’t have her sights set on a career in building. She started college majoring in architecture, but quickly switched to nursing in which she earned her degree. While working weekends, she picked up remodeling projects during her free weekday time. The first was a 1940’s farmhouse she moved into a subdivision in East Iowa City. After that, she was working on the unique Peninsula neighborhood doing small jobs when she was...

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Professional Women in Building Week Q&A: Remodeler Katie Lammers, Lammers Construction Services

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in News

Sept. 16-20 is National Association of Home Builders Professional Women in Building Week. To help commemorate the designation, we did a brief Q&A with Greater Iowa City Area HBA member Katie Lammers, with remodeler Lammers Construction Services. Q: What shaped your career choice to go into home building? A: I got married to a home builder. I had no construction experience whatsoever until I met Dan. Q: What unique skills do you feel like women bring to building? A:  I...

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EPA Repeals Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019 in News

In a positive development to resolve years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends, the Environmental Protection Agency today rescinded the Obama-era “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. “NAHB commends the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for repealing the 2015 WOTUS rule that vastly expanded federal overreach over water and land use by regulating man-made ditches and isolated ponds on private property,” said NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde. “By repealing...

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September is Associate Appreciation Month

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019 in News

During September, The Greater Iowa City Area HBA has an opportunity to celebrate our invaluable Associate members for their contributions to the home building industry as the month is designated by NAHB as Associate Appreciation Month. These members are one of three types of membership categories, the other two being Builder and Affiliate (affiliate members may join if there’s already an existing company member in the builder or associate categories.) Associate...

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As Recession Fears Rise, Here’s the Lowdown for Real Estate

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in News

Excerpt from Realtor.com. Read the complete story. Will home prices and sales plummet in a recession? Aspiring buyers hoping that home prices will crash, like they did during the Great Recession, are likely in for a rude awakening. There simply aren’t enough homes being built to satisfy the hordes of buyers. And with more members of the giant millennial generation wanting single-family homes in which to raise their growing families, there isn’t likely to be a...

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