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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Introducing our Featured Speaker for May 17-19

For those unfamiliar with Bill Bronchick, take a look at   Here is an introductory Video Bill put together today to share a little bit more of what he’ll be presenting.

For those who attended the Two Rivers REIA event and registered for either our May 16-17 (primarily for the Iowa Lanldord Assn) or May 18-19 (for Real Estate Investors and Entrepreneurs) event, you’ll be receiving three e-books he has authored, at no charge.

William Bronchick, CEO of Legalwiz Publications, is a nationally-known attorney, author, entrepreneur and speaker. Mr. Bronchick has been practicing law and real estate since 1990, having been involved in over 600 transactions. He has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television talk shows including CNBC Power Lunch. He has been featured in Who’s Who in American Business, Money Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and the Denver Business Journal. William Bronchick has served as President of the Colorado Association of Real Estate Investors since 1996.

Our next meeting is at Ramada Tropics – April 18 – both Groups

Ramada Tropics will host Thursday’s Lunch & Learn – 11-1PM

Brad Smith, President of Preferred Pest Control will be our featured speaker.  Brad’s topic will be on that all time favorite, Bed

5000 Merle Hay Rd

5000 Merle Hay Rd

Bugs.  Rick Krause has agreed to provide a market update for the Central Iowa region, with a spotlight on apartment sales.

Save the dates of May 16 & 17 for our upcoming Spring Conference.   Kick-off is with the City of Des Moines Neighborhood Inspection/Housing Code Enforcement folks offering a 4-hour workshop, from 8:30 – 12:30 at the Police Academy.

Two Rivers REIA to meet at Ramada Tropics, also – 6-9PM

We’re still working to arrange for Bill Bronchick to present a preview of what he’ll be covering during the Spring Conference, May 16-17, primarily for ILA members, and May 18-19 for a combined event.

We’re in the final stages of arranging venue and presentations and should have more info by the next meeting.   It’s looking like we’re going to offer some truly outstanding learning opportunities.

HF 356 on Senate Debate Calendar Today – April 9th

HF356 will provide a longer opportunity to collect on Judgments for Rent

For those who have been awarded a judgment, usually in a small claims action, the

More balanced legislation helps Iowa attract more investment.

More balanced legislation helps Iowa attract more investment.

current law tilts entirely too heavily in favor of the resident who failed to pay the rent, and usually had to be evicted.   Current law allows 10 years to file but only 2 years to collect.

HF356 with amendments H-1191 and S-3123 will provide:

  • Five (5) years to file the action
  • Five (5) years to collect (unless the right for collection is sold.  Then, it is good for only two years, which is current law).


Iowa Senate Judiciary Sub-Committee votes 3-0 On HF 495

Equal Justice under the Law

Equal Justice under the Law

In a vote showing strong momentum for a more balanced Iowa Uniform Landlord Tenant Law, the Senate Judiciary Sub-Committee voted 3-0 today (April 1), to send the bill onto the full Senate Judiciary Committee  …  and we’re not foolin’!

To make it to floor debate this 2013 session, the full SJC must vote it out of committee by Friday, April 5th.

If you have not already, time to encourage your IA Senator to support the bill.