FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: October 7-13, 2018

Home fires: LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. U.S. fire departments respond to an average of one home fire every 86 seconds. Between 2011 and 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 358,500 home structure fires per year. These fires caused 12,300 civilian injuries, 2,510 civilian deaths, and $6.7 billion in direct damage.  Click here to…

Greater Cedar Rapids Parade of Homes!

Fall Parade of Homes The Fall Parade of Homes is an annual event the Greater Cedar Rapids Housing & Building Association organizes and produces to provide the public the opportunity to tour new and remodeled homes during the height of the buying, building and remodeling season. If you are looking for a new home or thinking about building or…

Do you own a home?

Homeowners’ Equity Reaches a New High Over the first quarter of 2018, the value of owners’ equity in real estate expended and hit a new high on a nominal and not seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Financial Accounts of the United States for the first quarter of 2018. This data is published by the…

Housing soars in January…….

  Housing starts soar in January, building permits hit 10 1/2 year high…. Construction on new homes in the U.S., known as housing starts, jumped almost 10% in January to an annual rate of 1.33 million. That’s the second highest level since the Great Recession and it easily exceeded the 1.24 million forecast of economists…