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NAHB housing affordability

Housing recession deepening, NAHB chief economist says

Rising mortgage rates, high inflation, low existing inventory and elevated home prices caused housing affordability to fall to its lowest point since the Great...
Robert Dietz Iowa City HBA

Iowa City HBA to host housing expert Robert Dietz

The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA) will host Robert Dietz, chief economist and senior vice president for economics and housing policy...
Building materials

NAHB: Building material prices may have peaked

In just the past year, prices for materials used in residential construction have climbed nearly 20%. But that was also a period of intense...
Cedar Rapids neighborhood median square footage

Median square footage of new homes inches down in first quarter of 2022

An expected impact of the COVID-19 virus crisis is a need for more residential space, as people use homes for more purposes including work. ...
Construction job openings

Builder confidence plunges on rising interest rates, growing affordability woes

In a sign that the housing market is now slowing, builder confidence took a steep drop in May as growing affordability challenges in the...
NAHB housing affordability

Iowa housing agencies encourage Fair Housing Month support

The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) are encouraging Iowans to pledge their support to fair housing in Iowa...
NAR 2022 member profile

Survey: Millennial home buyers want larger homes

As the home building industry celebrates New Homes Month in April, new research shows that new buyers have an increased desire for bigger homes...

Residential building worker wages continue to rise

Compared to a year ago, average hourly earnings for residential building workers continue to rise, as the construction labor market remains tight, the National...

Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Build My Future set for April 5

An estimated 220 students from 12 different junior highs or middle schools in seven Eastern Iowa counties are expected to attend the third annual...

Supply chain issues slow residential construction permits in January

Over the first month of 2022, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 83,404, according to the National Association of...

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