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HBA Iowa News Oct 17th 2013

IBS Show – Iowa Information
We have a 30 room block at the Golden Nugget for the International Builders Show in Las Vegas next February.  Rooms are priced at $69 for the Carson Tower and $99 for the Rush Tower King.  We are planning an Iowa night party on Wednesday, February 5 at the Golden Nugget.  Details on the block code will be in next week’s newsletter.
Sponsors Needed for Iowa Night Party at IBS
Traditionally we have asked for sponsorships to subsidize the Iowa Night Party.  If your company would like to be one of those sponsors, please contact HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson.  We would like to raise at least $2k and the more we raise, the more we can party.  Thank you in advance!
Facebook – Okay, Five of you “Liked” it – let’s get a few more…

Okay, so we’re only a few years behind on this, but our Facebook page is up and running.  As soon as we get more people liking and following it we’ll start posting good stuff on there. We’re sure more of you use Facebook than that.  You may receive an email invitation, if we can figure it out.

HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson met with Iowa First District candidate Rod Blum last week to discuss our …
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Weekly Update: June 20, 2013

Letter Sent to Speaker Boehner This Week From Jim Tobin at NAHB
Dear Speaker Boehner:

On behalf of over 140,000 members of the National Association of Home Builders, I want to share with you some encouraging news on the health of the home building industry. Three recent metrics of the housing industry all point to an increase in builder confidence and home construction activity. However, while many headlines and television pundits claim that “housing is back,” it is important to reiterate that home builders still face challenges that could derail the fledgling recovery in housing.
Earlier this month, the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) rose to a total of 263 markets. In order to be listed, a metropolitan area must see an improvement for a minimum of six months in three critical areas: housing permits, home prices and employment. The most recent IMI, which began in 2011 with only 12 markets, represents over 70 percent of U.S. metropolitan statistical areas and includes metros in 49 states and the District of Columbia. This week, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), a measure of builder confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes, moved past 50 …
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