We’ve had some snow already, and cold, but it’s going to get worse in Iowa. Now is the time to prepare your home for the winter months with essential pre-winter maintenance. To keep you and your home safe and ready for cold temperatures, consider taking the following steps: Prepare outdoor pipes. Before the really cold […]

Members: Represent the home-building industry on a board or commission through the cities of Coralville and Iowa City or Johnson County. City of Coralville How to Apply: Click here for process/application. Board of Adjustment Approves or denies variances of the Coralville Zoning Regulations, hears appeals of people aggrieved or affected by decisions of the Zoning […]

November is Spike Appreciation Month, a chance to spotlight one of the most active and dedicated groups in The Greater Iowa City Area HBA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) membership – the recruiters. Created in 1953, NAHB’s Spike Club recognizes members’ outstanding efforts recruiting new members and retaining the members we already have. […]

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA presented its yearly awards during its virtual Annual Meeting Nov. 12. Awards recipients are:   2020 Builder of the Year:  McCreedy-Ruth Construction In recognition for outstanding and dedicated service to the building industry. McCreedy-Ruth Construction was founded in 1997 by Kevin McCreedy and Tim Ruth. Sam Jones became a […]

Members: grow your business and gain recognition by becoming a Greater Iowa City Area HBA sponsor! Available options are listed in our 2021 Sponsorships Guide   There are numerous opportunities across multiple events at various price points. Anyone who commits to sponsorships and/or ad space totaling $1,500 or more and pays in full by Jan. […]

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA’s Annual Meeting will be virtual this year. Join us! Thursday, Nov. 12 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Online RSVP by 5 p.m. on meeting day to Karyl at karyl@hbaofic.org to receive a calendar invite with the Zoom link. We’ll announce HBA annual award winners; acknowledge terrific Spikes; celebrate 2020 accomplishments; […]

Note: Plans are underway for Vocational Training Council (VTC) 2021 activities. These efforts are critical to developing our future workforce. Below is a letter from 2021 VTC Chair Adam Hahn, Watts Group appealing for member involvement through donations time, supplies and/or money. After reading the letter, click on this donation form link to support the VTC.  […]

The November issue of our Builders News newsletter is out. November is Spike Appreciation Month, and these recruiters are critical to our association’s growth. Also see photos from our October meeting, learn how you can vote Nov. 3, view the 2021 proposed slate of officers and more. Click the link below for the digital edition. […]

Homes this year have transformed into playgrounds, classrooms, home gyms and offices. As a home owner, to address those needs, you are likely increasing your energy usage. Energy or “green” mortgages can offer home owners and home buyers opportunities to purchase homes that use energy-efficient technologies through mortgages that permit higher debt-to-income ratio requirements. Higher […]

Single-family starts showed continued growth in September as overall housing production increased 1.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The September reading of 1.42 million starts is the number of housing units […]