Advertise Through our Members-Only Partnership Deals

Posted by on Dec 30, 2020 in News

The Greater Iowa City Area HBA has partnered with its media-company members to offer all association members diversified and broader marketing opportunities at discounted prices. Some offers are year-round, others for select dates. Plus, some agreements include deals for the HBA to promote The Home Show and Parade of Homes AND for members to advertise around those events. These bargains make it easier for member businesses to afford top-notch advertising and also promote...

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Avoid These First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Posted by on Dec 17, 2020 in News

Buying your first home can be both an exciting and daunting experience. There are many steps to take to ensure the transaction for one of the biggest purchases you’ll make goes smoothly. First-time home buyers sometimes make a few missteps, such as not checking your credit score or talking to only one mortgage lender. Below is a brief guide to helping you avoid mistakes while buying your first home. Not Checking Your Credit Score Lining up your finances is key before moving...

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Tips for Hiring a Reputable Remodeler

Posted by on Dec 10, 2020 in News

After spending more time at home this year, you may be one of the many home owners motivated to modernize your home and hire a remodeler. Depending on the scope of your project, you’ll likely be sharing your home with the remodelers’ crews for weeks or even months. It’s critical to find a reliable professional to oversee your remodel from start to finish. With so many options, where do you begin your search for a professional? The best place to start is by utilizing a...

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Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20 Percent to 9 Percent

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in News

With lumber prices experiencing extreme price volatility this year and harming housing affordability, a final determination of the first administrative review by the U.S. Commerce Department to reduce duties on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States by more than half is good news for American home builders and home buyers. “The Commerce Department’s action to reduce duties from more than 20 percent to 9 percent on softwood lumber shipments from Canada...

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