Volunteer demonstrators and sponsors are being sought for Build My Future 2021, which is being held virtually Tuesday, April 27 via Zoom. Build My Future is a workforce-development initiative designed to introduce youth to construction and other skilled-trades careers. Members are invited to volunteer by providing an exciting demonstration, such as masonry, roofing or frame […]

Builders and Remodelers: Commit to saving your business money during 2021 by signing up for the Home Builders Association of Iowa (HBAI) Member Rebate Program. It’s free as an HBAI benefit, and your membership dues alone will be covered with minimal effort and some planning. Once enrolled, you’ll receive quarterly payouts. It’s easier than you might […]

Format offers something for everyone, including plenty of giveaways. The 2021 Iowa City Area HBA Home Show is online only and one week long! The exciting event, presented by Collins Community Credit Union and Lepic-Kroeger, REALTORS, happens Feb. 22 – 28 via a new interactive website, ichomeshow.com. The revised site is nearly done. On Sunday, […]

People are spending significantly more time at home as a result of COVID-19, which has led to shifts in habits and a renewed focus on how their homes live and breathe. With winter in full swing, healthy habits and homes will become increasingly important: Approximately 20% of the population suffers from seasonal depression. Here are […]

The January issue of our Builders News newsletter is now available at the link below. Meet the 2021 Board of  Directors, learn who was honored our November Annual Meeting, learn about  the upcoming Iowa City Area HBA Virtual Home Show and more. January 2021 Builders News  

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA has partnered with its media-company members to offer all association members diversified and broader marketing opportunities at discounted prices. Some offers are year-round, others for select dates. Plus, some agreements include deals for the HBA to promote The Home Show and Parade of Homes AND for members to advertise […]

Buying your first home can be both an exciting and daunting experience. There are many steps to take to ensure the transaction for one of the biggest purchases you’ll make goes smoothly. First-time home buyers sometimes make a few missteps, such as not checking your credit score or talking to only one mortgage lender. Below […]

Permit statistics for Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty and Johnson County through November 2020 are  now available. Click the here to view a PDF.

After spending more time at home this year, you may be one of the many home owners motivated to modernize your home and hire a remodeler. Depending on the scope of your project, you’ll likely be sharing your home with the remodelers’ crews for weeks or even months. It’s critical to find a reliable professional […]

With lumber prices experiencing extreme price volatility this year and harming housing affordability, a final determination of the first administrative review by the U.S. Commerce Department to reduce duties on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States by more than half is good news for American home builders and home buyers. “The Commerce Department’s action to […]