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Check out the list of our board of directors! These behind-the-scenes volunteers provide financial support, connect IVHFH with strategic partners, recruit volunteers, and provide governance for the affiliate. To all the past and present members of the IVHFH board of directors, thank you for your service to our mission!
💚 Andrew Ballard, Studio Combine
💙Tara Minetos, UsBank
💚Tessa Wade, Hills Bank
💙Abby Brown, Leff Law Firm
💚 Karyl Bohnsack, The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association
💙Richard Carlson, Thomson Reuters
💚William Easton, Easton Design
💙Joe Hughes, SouthGate Companies Navigate Homes
💚Dave Moore, Big Grove Brewery
💙Ryan Murphy, West Bank Strong
💚Max Parsons, Workspace Inc.
💙Nancy Steyers, Blank & McCune, The Real Estate Company
💚Horaleo Ukpan, Procterand Gamble
💙Mackenzie Beck, Aegon
We’re proud to work with this talented team! Congratulations Navigate Homes! Your Kona Circle parade home is a stunner!!
Today and Tomorrow - final days of the Greater Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes. Soak up the sunshine when you visit Navigate Homes this weekend!

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The Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes is taking place June 4th – 12th! 🎉 We’re excited to represent this GORGEOUS home, built by Navigate Homes, in this year’s Parade. 🏡 Come join us in person at 1269 Kona Circle in Coralville - we hope to see you there! 😄
Did you get a chance to see this beautiful bar backsplash in person at the Greater Cedar Rapids HBA Parade of Homes from Navigate Homes? You have another opportunity this upcoming weekend if you missed out on seeing some fantastic homes with Randy's products.

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The Greater Cedar Rapids Spring Parade of Homes begins today at noon! Be sure to check out these builder's homes to see some amazing Randy's products! @skogmanhomes Navigate Homes @iriehomes

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Our team is excited to have a listing featured in Cedar Rapid’s upcoming Parade of Homes! 🎉 Come see us and this gorgeous 5-bedroom, built by Navigate Homes, May 14-22.🏡

See more information here:
Our members are well represented in 2022!
Oak Tree Homes CBI Bank & Trust McCreedy-Ruth Construction Navigate Homes Pugh Hagan Prahm PLC Great Western Bank PSC Distribution Sobaski Abbey Carpet & Floor RSM US
Shoutout to our 2021 BBQ Bash "Seriosuly Smokin'" sponsors Relion Insurance Solutions, Navigate Homes, Sanctuary Community Church, Great Western Bank, Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C., Adamantine Spine Moving, Mims Financial Services, LLC, Blank & McCune, The Real Estate Company, Mark & Lesley Pries, Thad Abrams, Tim & Anna Conroy, Nick & Laura Bergus, Carl & Julie Schweser, Phil O'Brien, Jeffery Ford & Lynette Marshall, and anonymous donors! We are thankful for your continued support of Shelter House. We couldn't do our work without you!
🏡 MEET THE BUILDER - Navigate Homes 🏡

Navigate Homes is known for building communities, one project at a time.

They are a trusted, high-quality builder offering a wide range of price points. Navigate emphasizes green-building techniques and energy efficiency.

Navigate will be building in new neighborhoods this year, including Kona Circle in the woods of Eagle Bend, off Camp Cardinal Blvd. in Coralville, Ushers Ridge along the river in Cedar Rapids and in Cardinal Pointe West part 3.

The Parade continues this weekend. Don't miss this home and many others.
It’s almost time for one of our favorite events of the year—the Parade of Homes! The 2021 Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes June 12th and ends June 20th. We’re proud to be a presenting sponsor of this event and to represent 3 homes in this year’s parade:

🏠 701 Leslie Lane, Tiffin by Advantage
🏠 182 Kenneth Drive, Iowa City by Advantage
🏠 1237 Ava Circle, Iowa City by Navigate Homes

We hope to see you there! Visit the Parade of Homes website for more details: Stay tuned for more info about our Parade bike ride! 🚲

The Bails Team - Urban Acres Real Estate The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association
There are only a few hours left to view Parade Homes.

The parade ends at 5 pm today, so don't miss out. This gorgeous home by Navigate Homes is a must-see.
Want to see the inside of beautiful homes like this one? You still can! The Parade of Homes is only halfway over. Stop out to see the work of local builders and chat with an Urban agent at these homes:

🏡 17 Pond Ridge Cir, Coralville - Grand Rail Development (pictured)
🏡 586 Prairie Dr, Tiffin - Advantage
🏡 607 Leslie Ln, Tiffin - Advantage
🏡 4877 Preston Ln, Iowa City - Navigate Homes
🏡 338 Sierra Trace, Coralville - Grand Rail Development
🏡 321 Sierra Trace, Coralville - Buhmeyer Construction
🏡 1385 Ava Cir, Iowa City - Navigate Homes

View the parade schedule here:

We build high-quality signature homes, giving customers access to the largest selection of premier lots in Iowa City and Coralville.

Operating as usual

Photos from Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity's post 06/27/2022

“The entire team at Navigate Homes has expansive knowledge and resources when it comes to building homes. Serving on the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors gives us the opportunity to give back to our community and support those in need – something we are humbled and honored to do.”
– Joe Hughes

If you're not familiar with this amazing organization, we recommend visiting to learn more. We also hope you'll consider making a financial donation or signing up for a future volunteer opportunity.


We have lost an amazing business woman, builder, wife, and mother. Rarely is a person so inspiring that her competitors choose to honor her in a publication like Ovation (2019). But Amy was that person who lit up the room (with her designs and personality), befriended competitors, and wasn't afraid to speak the truth. Our thoughts are with her personal and work families during this tragic time.

Photos from Navigate Homes's post 05/20/2022

What are your weekend plans?

If you're in the market to buy a new home (or even if you're not), The Bails Team - Urban Acres Real Estate would love to show you our 2022 Parade Home.


Learn more about Parade of Homes Cedar Rapids >>

Learn more about our Parade Home, 5625 Seminole Valley Trail NE in Cedar Rapids >>

Learn more about Urban Acres + The Bails Team - Urban Acres Real Estate >>

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When I stop by one of our new homes on Friday afternoon and our team has knocked it out of the ballpark…


Iowa City has ranked second nationally on's Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers in 2021 list.

This is a pic of one of our townhome buildings. We love all of our first time homebuyers, many who are Millennials. Here is a CBJ Article:

Sandwiched between Bloomington, Illinois (No. 1) and Kalamazoo, Michigan (No. 3), Iowa City was singled out as a top choice for millennial buyers "looking for affordable homes in places with plenty of good jobs and ample things to do."

"Smaller, less-hyped cities could offer more options for first-time buyers, especially as more people can work from home or only go into the office a couple of times a week," the website wrote.

The website looked at nearly 800 cities, all with at least 50,000 residents. It took into account six factors, including home prices compared with local incomes; the percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds living in these places; the number of homes for sale; job opportunities; distance to work; and amenities such as bars and restaurants. To achieve geographic diversification, the list was limited to one city per state.

"For a first-time home buyer in this generation, the issue of affordability is front and center, and that’s especially true for many millennials who moved to big cities to start and build their careers," says George Ratiu, senior economist at, in a release. "Between student debt, slow-growing wages, and fast-growing home prices, when the pandemic hit they were still in these large cities but no closer to being able to afford a home."

Four out of five of the top-ranked cities were in the Midwest and all of the top 10 markets had median home prices below the national median price of $370,000.

Price is one of the most important factors in choosing a home, according to, but as a group, millennials haven’t exactly been able to bank much cash over the past decade or so. The pandemic-fueled recession is the second economic crisis many in this age group have lived through, and crippling student loan debt hasn't helped matters. According to a recent survey, 44% of potential first-time home buyers say they haven’t saved enough for a down payment.

"Millennials' experience with recessions has taught them that economic success isn't guaranteed and sometimes living below your means makes sense," says Ali Wolf, chief economist at housing research firm Zonda.

Millennials are also flocking to youthful markets. Nine of the top 10 cities on the list are home to at least one four-year college or university.


Hidden Pantry!

We love building cool features for our clients, like this hidden pantry!


At Navigate Homes, we do the builders tour in style.


The Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes starts Saturday. Here’s a sneak peek of one of our two homes. 

WATCH: A New York Friend Says This "Travel Iowa" Video Is "Fantastic!" | 1040 WHO 06/19/2019

WATCH: A New York Friend Says This "Travel Iowa" Video Is "Fantastic!" | 1040 WHO

Trying to fool New Yorkers into buying real estate in Iowa. Kind of cheesy, but kind of funny. It's true, you can get very modern houses close to microbreweries and parks in Iowa for less than millions of dollars!

WATCH: A New York Friend Says This "Travel Iowa" Video Is "Fantastic!" | 1040 WHO JEFF says: A friend in New York sent this video to my wife and says it is "fantastic." Travel Iowa sets up a fake real estate office in New York and New Yorkers are stunned to learn how inexpensive (and hip!) Iowa has become.

Navigate Homes updated their address. 10/25/2018

Navigate Homes updated their address.

Navigate Homes updated their address.

Timeline Photos 01/19/2018

Congratulations Urban Acres on your Grand Opening!!!

1371 Ava Circle Iowa City, IA 52246 | Real Estate Tour 09/30/2017

1371 Ava Circle Iowa City, IA 52246 | Real Estate Tour

We delivered our first custom home in Cardinal Pointe West and it is pretty sweet! Congratulations to the Hansen family. Welcome to the neighborhood!

1371 Ava Circle Iowa City, IA 52246 | Real Estate Tour Have you been searching the Internet for that perfect home? This interactive presentation has been made available by the listing agent to help you get a feel for this property and help you determine if this home could be the one!

931 Camp Cardinal Rd Iowa City, IA 52246 | Real Estate Tour 06/02/2017

931 Camp Cardinal Rd Iowa City, IA 52246 | Real Estate Tour

Let the Parade of Homes begin! If large windows with tons of natural light looking out over a big yard and lots of open space disgust you, then this house is completely disgusting!

931 Camp Cardinal Rd Iowa City, IA 52246 | Real Estate Tour Have you been searching the Internet for that perfect home? This interactive presentation has been made available by the listing agent to help you get a feel for this property and help you determine if this home could be the one!

Timeline Photos 06/02/2017

Navigate Homes takes home the builders excellence trophy for this year's parade of homes!

Photos from Navigate Homes's post 05/05/2017

How would you describe this house?
We think it's beautiful. We just finished construction and it's already been sold. Here are pictures and a virtual tour:

Timeline Photos 02/23/2017

Congratulations Jason for winning our grand prize giveaway from the 2017 Home Show. It was fun meeting everyone that came to our booth. Cheers!

Navigate Homes updated their phone number. 02/20/2017

Navigate Homes updated their phone number.

Navigate Homes updated their phone number.

Timeline Photos 02/11/2017

Our very own Joe Hughes and Urban Acres Real Estate's Mike Bails are having a blast at the The Greater Iowa City Home Builders Association Home Show at the Marriott tonight!

Timeline Photos 02/10/2017

Will you be at the The Greater Iowa City Home Builders Association Home Show this weekend?

Stop by and see us!

Navigate Homes added a button to help you learn more about them. 02/09/2017

Navigate Homes added a button to help you learn more about them.

Navigate Homes added a button to help you learn more about them.

Timeline Photos 02/09/2017

Thank you Corridor Business Journal for this nice feature!

SouthGate Companies is launching a new home building brand, Navigate Homes.

Read more in today's Business Daily:

Photos from Navigate Homes's post 02/07/2017

Navigate Homes offers a personalized, full-service building experience with a trusted partner. Thank you for welcoming us into your home.

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Hidden Pantry!



733 Mormon Trek Blvd
Iowa City, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

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