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Countdown to Iowa REI Expo 2017!

Our Iowa REI Expo 2017 is scheduled for October 26, 27, and 28.  The first two days are primarily for Landlords and Property Managers, while from Friday evening until Saturday at 6:00, we’re focused on the Real Estate Entrepreneurs.

We have two events this year which are free and open to the public — Mr. Landlord Jeffrey Taylor at 7:00PM on Thursday, and Brittney Calloway at 7:00PM on Friday.   All other events are included with your registration fee.  You can register for the event, and get full information at www.JumpStartRealEstate.com.

This event, from start to finish, is designed to give our attendees tremendous value in each and every session!  Check it out, get your questions answered, then — scoot on over to the link and get registered before the early bird discounts are gone!!!   By registering online, you can use coupon code <37 years> if registering for the full event, or <11years> when registering for Saturday only.

PUMPING PEDALS, PUSHING PAC

We need to replenish our Iowa Rental Property Owners Political Action Campaign fund – the IARPO-PAC.  The 1st Session of the 87th General Assembly was a productive one for our stakeholders; the occupancy bill was passed, bringing positive results to our over six years of advocacy.

For those who benefit from HF134 the impact will be exceptionally positive.  But we have a lot more work to do on other issues.   Here is a current listing.

RAGBRAI 2017 is just around the corner – from July 23-29, 2017 – and we’re going to use the world’s largest bike touring event to rebuild our PAC fund war chest.  We need riders to participate, to attract sponsors, and we need sponsors to make PAC fund donations.

Creative Real Estate Investing Class — Dec 10 — sold out!

We’ve been wanting to offer a high-quality, interactive class like this one — with a comprehensive student manual, PowerPoint(tm) and video, with 8-hrs of REALTOR(tm) and PHP CEU’s — for over a decade!

James Alan Smidt was our instructor.   This first offering was held at the IaREIA-ILA office, and intentionally kept small to ensure class participants would enjoy the benefits of personal interaction, and to make sure the course was a good fit for beginner to intermediate real estate investors.

While it was a tight fit in our small-ish conference room, and the first, icy snow fall of the season a bit distressing, the immediate feedback was very encouraging!

IaREIA School of Real Estate – Training on IC 562A, eFiling, Lease & Addenda

The IaREIA School of Real Estate is offering training for Landlords, Property Managers and Realtors on Sept 9, 2016 in both Marion and Clive, IA.

Christopher Warnock, Attorney from Iowa City kicks off the event from 9:00 – 12:00, at the Kirkwood Community College Training Center in Marion. We will be simulcasting this live event via interactive Video Conferencing at our home office in Clive (location subject to change as the room is nearing capacity).

Lunch will be on your own, from 12-1:30, followed by two classes taught by Andrew Lietzow, MBA, Exec Dir of IaREIA-ILA:
1) eFiling for Small Claims eviction actions – 1:30-2:30 (with Christopher Warnock)
2) IaREIA-ILA Lease and Addenda – 2:45-3:45

Registration is at www.IaCHP.org

Carbon Monoxide Detectors take Center Stage in SSB 3017

On Wednesday, February 10:

“The Senate State Government subcommittee meeting is set for an open meeting regarding SSB 3017, for 11:50 a.m. (scheduled for only 20 minutes), on Wednesday, February 10th in Room 206″.  — From Joe Kelly.

Here is a link to an interview conducted with Don Johnson, a native Iowan and the driving force behind this initiative.  (Note: Some browsers see the player below, and some do not.  If you don’t see the player, just clink the hypertext link).

 

This State Government committee is made up of Sen. Jeff Danielson, Chair (Black Hawk), Sen. Rick Bertrand (Woodbury), and Sen. Wally Horn (Linn) who serve on the subcommittee.   We believe it is very likely it will pass out of the subcommittee and that it is not necessary to stop what you are doing to attend the meeting, but do send your views to Joe (Joe@iamha.org) or Andrew (andrew.lietzow@gmail.com).

Your Lobbyists for the Association, both Joe Kelly and Andrew Lietzow, have registered “Undecided” on the bill and expect to be at the meeting.

Currently, I (Andrew) sought a change to the bill to allow landlords to make the  installation of detectors within 30 days of inspection, not the proposed 14.  Senator Danielson agreed (Committee Chairperson) and got that done.

We are seeking input from members for any other recommended amendments to the bill.  I do not believe it advisable for landlords to oppose passage of the bill, because of the negative press, although we certainly seek members to weigh in on the issue; particularly those with 100’s to 1,000’s of units where this change would be costly.