Donate to the Vocational Training Council and Build Our Future

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020 in News

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.    Dear Iowa City Area HBA Members and Community Partners, On behalf of The Greater Iowa City Area...

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November Builders News Newsletter

Posted by on Oct 27, 2020 in News

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. November Builders News Newsletter  

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“Green” Mortgages Offer Energy-Efficiency Benefits

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020 in News

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 home energy costs can translate into higher utility bills. Freddie Mac recently reported...

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Single-Family Construction Continues Dramatic Climb

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020 in News

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 builders would begin if they kept this pace for the next 12 months. Within this overall number, single-family starts...

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Members: Do Business with Members Through Our New Coupon Booklet

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in News

The new 2021 coupon booklet is a fantastic way to publicize your business and gain work from other members. For just $25 per space, place a coupon in our 2021 Membership Directory and/or all 2021 new-member packets. You provide the info, we create the coupon.    Hurry! Deadline is Nov. 4   For just $25 per space, place a coupon in the 2021 Iowa City Area HBA Directory and/or All 2021 New-Member Packets HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Complete the form at the link...

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