2020 Parade of Homes Entrants Announced

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020 in News

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 Iowa City Area Parade of Homes Houses   2020 Parade of Homes Dates and Times Saturday, Aug. 1: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2: Noon – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug....

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Top Design Trends For Your Home; And They’re on Our Parade

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in News

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 a whole new addition. Here are a few ideas being noticed across the country: Have fun with color. One the most popular areas to...

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NAHB Leaders Call on Treasury Secretary to Expand PPP Eligibility for Builders

Posted by on Jun 26, 2020 in News

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chairman Chuck Fowke and CEO Jerry Howard held a virtual discussion with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin today and urged the secretary to expand eligibility under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to allow more workers in the residential construction sector to access the loan program. Specifically, NAHB called on Secretary Mnuchin to provide a waiver from eligibility restrictions in the existing Small Business Administration...

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Builder Confidence Surges in June as Housing Rebound is Underway

Posted by on Jun 24, 2020 in News

In a sign that housing stands poised to lead a post-pandemic economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped 21 points to 58 in June, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Any reading above 50 indicates a positive market. “As the nation reopens, housing is well-positioned to lead the economy forward,” said NAHB Chairman Dean Mon. “Inventory is...

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Iowa City Launching New Land Management and Permitting Software

Posted by on Jun 16, 2020 in News

On June 23, the City of Iowa City will launch a new software platform aimed at improving customer service, transparency and innovation in land management, licensing and permitting. Called EnerGov, the software will replace the existing system that had been in place for nearly 30 years. The new platform will improve efficiency by increasing the types of permits people can apply for online. Staff will also be transitioning applications, fee payments, requests for inspections,...

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