Get Inspired During the 2021 Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes June 12-20

Posted by on May 28, 2021 in News

The 54th annual Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes, presented by Hills Bank and Urban Acres Real Estate and put on by The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA), is June 12-20 at scattered sites in four different cities and virtually. The event, which spotlights 21 homes, is a chance to gather ideas and inspiration for an upcoming home project; learn about the latest techniques and trends in homebuilding and renovation; or simply be wowed by...

Read More »

Simple Ways to Brighten Up Your Home’s Exterior

Posted by on May 27, 2021 in News

With longer and warmer days ahead, now is the perfect time to brighten up your home’s exterior. Keeping your lawn trim and yard tidy is a good start, but there are other opportunities to boost your home’s curb appeal. For example, adding new exterior lighting options or putting a fresh coat of paint on your front door are easy, low-cost ways to update your home’s appearance. Here are other ideas to give your home a fresh new look. Upgrade Your Front Door A new door can make...

Read More »

Builders & Remodelers: Join the Conversation for a Greener Iowa City

Posted by on May 26, 2021 in News

Greater Iowa City Area HBA builders and remodelers are invited to give their input for the City of Iowa City’s efforts to be greener and reduce its environmental footprint. Join in Tuesday, June 8 from 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., prior to the Remodelers Council June Board Meeting, virtually or in person at the Iowa City Area HBA Conference Room (11 S. Gilbert, Iowa City) to provide perspective from both the home owner and builder/remodeler during a conversation with Cause...

Read More »

Learn the Dos and Don’ts of Owning a Historic Home in Iowa City on May 26 Zoom Event

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in News

Owning a home in one of Iowa City eight historic districts means understanding the ins and outs of the 107-page Iowa City Historic Preservation Handbook. Join us for a cliff notes version from the city’s Jessica Bristow. You’ll learn about the: Purpose and Benefits of Historic Districts Location of Historic & Conservation Districts in Iowa City General Requirements and Process for Making Changes to the Exterior of Homes in Iowa City’s Historic/Conservation Districts If...

Read More »

Kids: Enter the Iowa City Area HBA Lego Parade of Homes May 17 – 31

Posted by on May 12, 2021 in News

The Iowa City Area HBA Lego Parade of Homes is back by popular demand, sponsored by Great Western Bank. Kids aged 17 and younger are invited to summon their inner builder for a chance to win prizes, courtesy of Locals Love Us – ICR. Contest dates are May 17 – 31, with category winners announced June 11. The Lego parade tour goes live June 12 at, the first day of the Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes. The public may vote on...

Read More »