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As home owners in the Iowa City area grapple with how to recover from the Aug. 10 powerful derecho that served up near 100-mile-per-hour winds and wreaked havoc upon trees and homes, The Greater Iowa City HBA encourages residents to consider the following before hiring businesses to aid with clean up and repairs. How to […]

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA has recognized four building contractors with 2020 Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes Builders Excellence Awards. The awards are sponsored by Sobaski Abbey Carpet & Floor and were presented Aug. 1. Winners are: $200,000 – $350,000 Category: Watts Group; 701 Brook Ridge, North Liberty Pictured, left to right: […]

Of the 11 percent of American adults considering a future home purchase in the second quarter of 2020, about half (49 percent) are not simply planning it, they are actively engaged in the process to find a home. That is a significantly higher share than the comparable figure a year ago (41 percent), which suggests […]

Check out the August/September issue of our Builders News newsletter!  See a list of Parade of Homes’ houses plus app and virtual tour information. Also, view fun photos from our annual golf  tournament,  read an Upcycle Competition recap, learn what our Vocational Training Council has been doing to engage youth in the skilled trades and […]

A summer tradition continues in the annual Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes! The scattered-site showcase, presented by Hills Bank and Urban Acres Real Estate and put on by The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA), is Aug. 1-9 in seven different cities. The event is a terrific opportunity for anyone looking […]

Announcing the winners of our Upcycle Competition, held June 15-26. Top vote getters and their prizes, courtesy of Locals Love Us – ICR and Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity (IVHFH) ReStore, are: 1st Place: Mike, Iowa City/Lawn Mower Lamp – $50 Gift Certificate to IVHFH ReStore, $50 to Herteen & Stocker Jewelers and $25 to Every Bloomin’ […]

Home owners considering planning to stay in their home should know about remodeling projects that increase the home’s usefulness and make it better to live in. Housing market data reveals that small, smart remodels reward home owners with better return on investment and can help update and customize a home. A recent National Association of […]

Check out the July issue of our Builders News newsletter!  Learn about the August Parade of Homes’ new Poker Run, app and virtual tour. Also, check out the amazing winning entries from our Lego Parade  of Homes, this year’s scholarship winners, national awards our association recently received and more.  Click the link below for the […]

Create Your Dreams! Get inspired by touring beautiful new homes during the 53rd Annual Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes and 23rd Remodelers Parade, during August this year. Houses to appear on parade, put on by The Greater Iowa City Area HBA have been announced. Click the link below to view the listing.  2020 […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a renewed sense of home and community for many. After months of sequestration within your home, however, you might also be in need of some fresh scenery—both outside and inside your residence. Design trends provide alluring sources of inspiration for updates, whether it’s a simple splash of color or creating […]

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