April 2 Event Will Expose Area Students to Construction Field

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019 in News

A total of 159 students from 10 different junior highs or middle schools in three Eastern Iowa counties are signed up to attend the first annual Build My Future-ACE Career Day & Industry Showcase. The April 2 event is being held at Jones Hall on the Cedar Rapids Kirkwood Community College campus. Hosted by the ACE Sector Board, the event gives 7th- and 8th-grade students an opportunity to spend a day in the construction industry through an interactive showcase. Students...

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2019 Women’s Council Scholarship Applications Due April 19

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association Women’s Council awards scholarships to local students continuing their education to enter the skilled trades. High school, or first semester college, students are eligible to apply.   Application deadline is April 19, 2019. Click on the link below to download the application and feel free to forward to students you know that may qualify. Thank you for supporting our future workforce. 2019 Scholarship...

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Top Design Trends for 2019

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in News

At the beginning of each year, the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) recognizes dozens of new projects from this past year that showcased the best in home and community design, interior design and remodeling. Whether your looking for inspiration for your next home renovation or you’re ready to start browsing for a new home, here are a few of the top design trends you’ll see in 2019. Black window frames. Do you prefer a sleek and distinctive look for your home? Black...

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January New Home Sales Demonstrate Demand for Affordable Homes

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in News

Filed in Economics on March 14, 2019 • 1 Comment The government’s new home sales report for January indicates an increasing demand for homes sold in an affordable price range. In January 2019, 66% of new single-family home sales were priced between $200,000 and $400,000 vs. 22% of homes that were sold in the $400,000 to $750,000 range. This compares to 51% of homes sold in the $200,000 to $400,000 range in January 2018, and 29% that were sold in the $400,000 to...

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