Last Week of National Homeownership Month! Use These Tips to Maintain Your Home

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in News

Your home may be the biggest investment you will ever make. Taking good care of it with regular maintenance is necessary to preserve its value and ensure it will provide a comfortable, safe shelter for you and your family for years to come.  Maintenance Inside the Home Air Filters Many types of heating and air conditioning systems contain filters to remove dirt and dust from the air. Check the instruction book or search online by model number: In many cases,...

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Greater Iowa City Area HBA Bestows Distinguished Leadership Award to John Balmer

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA has recognized John Balmer, CEO of PSC Distribution & Studio H2O, as its 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award winner. Balmer has a degree in business administration from the University of Iowa and been involved in the wholesale plumbing distribution business for 47 years. He joined the family business, started in 1951 as Plumbers Supply Company, alongside his brother and following in the footsteps of his parents and grandparents. Now called...

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Parade of Homes Builders Excellence Award Winners Announced

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA) has recognized five contractors with 2019 Greater Iowa City Area Parade of Homes Builders Excellence Awards. The awards are sponsored by Mills Custom Homes and presented at an HBA-members-only breakfast May 31 at The Celebration Farm in Iowa City. Eighteen new homes were entered in this year’s Parade of Homes. Members from other HBAs around Iowa judged the homes. Criteria included exterior, interior, livability and...

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June is National Homeownership Month: Take These Steps to Find and Purchase a Home

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in News

As the home building industry celebrates National Homeownership Month in June, new data from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reveal that starting in 2019, a majority of senior (56 percent) and millennial (50 percent) buyers have moved beyond planning to purchase a home to actually starting the search process. The NAHB Housing Trends Report reveals that millennials expect house hunting to become easier in the months ahead. The data dispel the misconception...

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