HBA NEWS

As part of NAHB’s Professional Women in Building Week (and Associate Member Appreciation Month) we’re spotlighting  Lisa Mills, marketing representative for member cleaning company SERVPRO. Before joining SERVPRO in April 2019, Lisa was a real estate broker in California (she still holds her license). She relocated to Iowa to be close to her daughter whom […]

As part of The Greater Iowa City Area HBA Strategic Planning session held this past winter, overarching committees have been formed for Events, Business, Education and Legislation. Committees needing new members are: EVENTS The Events Committee will put on The Home Show, The Parade of Homes, Monthly General Membership Meetings, The Nail Drivers Open, The Annual […]

Career paths and plans have changed for many Americans in 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic has led to significant job losses across multiple industries nationwide. However, the latest data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows residential construction hiring was up more than 300,000 in the last two months.  In the […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a resounding effect on the way people live — not only in how they interact with those around them, but potentially in how they view their homes as well. More time at home may be changing the way individuals think about how tangible elements such as increasing their capacity to […]

Elevation Home Builders is the overall winner for the 53rd Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes People’s Choice Awards. It’s the second straight year the company earned the top spot. The winning house at 402 Windmill Place in Iowa City received the highest number of votes and averaged 4.9 stars out of five on […]

State and local resources are now available to those who need financial assistance, housing or help clearing their property of debris from the catastrophic Aug. 10 derecho storm. Find more resources on  our Derecho Storm page. State of Iowa Department of Human Resources The Department of Human Resources has several programs available to those impacted […]

The following analysis was recently published in NAHB’s bi-weekly e-newsletter Eye On the Economy by Chief Economist Robert Dietz: Residential construction is leading the economy, as housing demand remains strong and supply is tight. Home builder confidence, as measured by the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), increased in August to a level of 78, which matches an […]

PSC Distribution/Studio H2O is collecting donations for Cedar Rapids residents impacted by the derecho storm. The following items are being accepted: NON-PERISHABLES Gatorade/Bottled Water Bars of Soap Laundry Detergent Adult Diapers (All sizes-Men’s and Women’s) HUGE Need! Shampoo Tooth Paste & Tooth Brushes Deodorant Feminine Hygiene Products Paper Towels Cleaning Supplies Toilet Paper SCHOOL SUPPLIES  […]

If you’re a first-time home buyer who has just finished the closing process, you might be wondering what you should do as soon as you move-in. Maybe it’s unpacking or gathering new design ideas to make the home your own. Before settling in, there are a few tasks you should consider completing to help keep […]

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 […]