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Jeff Watson, Lobbyist at the National Level (for NREIA) Interview

On October 8th, 2014, Andrew Lietzow, Exec Dir of IaREIA & Iowa Landlord Association obtained an update from our lobbyist who represents members of National REIA, at the Federal Level. He reports on work undertaken helping Landlords and Real Estate Entrepreneurs keep legislation fair and balanced, and to “do no more harm” to our rental and investor businesses in America.

Included in the message were comments about our need to engage with elected (Federal) representatives on such subjects as:

Landlords, RE Investors Uniting for Success in Council Bluffs/Omaha District

(Quick link to more info on this event at www.IaREIA2014.com) The population of Council Bluffs, Iowa was 62,230 at the 2010 census.  Omaha, though

Landlords Halloween Tales of Horror event is at 12:30 on Friday.

Landlords Halloween Tales of Horror event is at 12:30 on Friday.

10 years younger, boasts a significantly larger population of 803,120.  The two combined form the 60th largest Metro area in the US, with a population of 865,350 residents.

There has been no affiliate of National REIA in that area for the years since Two Rivers REIA started operations in 2006.  That’s about to change, and to kick-off our efforts to begin an affiliate of NREIA in Council Bluffs, IaREIA

Dan Firestone & CIC – Background checks worth the money?

Dan FirestoneIn this interview, conducted July 29, 2014, Andrew Lietzow with IaREIA-ILA interviews Dan Firestone.

Topics discussed:

  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act and and the simple steps property managers can take to eliminate any concerns about compliance with the administrative requirements
  • How landlords can establish tenant screening and applicant scoring procedures that are objective and non-discriminatory.   This helps ensure that any Fair Housing Advocate concerns about disparate impact and potential discrimination claims should not be an issue.

IaREIA Receives 2014 “Government Affairs” Award from National REIA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 21, 2014.  Des Moines, Iowa.

The Iowa Real Estate Investors Association (IaREIA) received recognition for outstanding work in Government Affairs during the National REIA 2014 Mid-Year Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado on June 21, 2014.Plaque

The award is an Honor of Merit Award in the category for Government Affairs.  Awards are presented for three group sizes — Small, Medium, and Large — in seven categories:

  • Government Affairs
  • Community Service
  • Membership Development
  • Print Communications
  • Electronic Communications
  • Convention & Vendor Trade Show
  • Education

IaREIA was the Medium Group Winner for 2014.  (Click “Read More” for additional information). 

Thursday’s Lunch & Learn – Paul Nolte – At a NEW meeting location!

Our next Central Iowa District meeting will be held at:

Fred Maytag II – BSA Mid-Iowa Council … 6123 Scout Trail … Des Moines, IA 50321

Our new meeting location for June - Dec, 2014.

Our new meeting location for June – Dec, 2014.

(Note: All registrations take place at www.IaREIA.org for a whole host of good reasons.  Hope this is not too confusing.  Your login name is your email address.  Guests can print one “free guest pass” for their first meeting.  Then, members and guests alike will pay a fee for the luncheon).

Our topic is an Insurance update from Paul Nolte, our featured speaker.   Paul has been an Independent agent since 1992 and actively involved with rental property management since 1992, as well.  (That’s 22 years!)  He’s been a member for 25 years and is an IaREIA-ILA Vendor Partner.

Goodhue-Nolte Insurance represents several companies which allows them to shop the market for their customers, many of whom are real estate investors from all over the State of Iowa.   You’ve seen him at our trade shows, now you can learn more about what they do to help our members.  They will help you purchase the coverage you want, yet will also insure you know the details of the coverage that you need.

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