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Press Release – NID Public meeting For those who own or manage rentals within the jurisdiction of the City of Des Moines, heads up!
- WHAT: Two public meetings regarding rental code enforcement
- WHO: Community Development Department, Neighborhood Inspection Zoning Division (Open to Landlords, Property Managers & the Public)
- WHERE: City of Des Moines City Council Chambers, 400 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309
- WHEN: March 15, 2016 at 5:30 and 7:00 pm
For more information, contact Shekinah Young, Interim Chief Communications Officer for the City of Des Moines at (515) 283-4057.
For nearly three decades National Real Estate Investors Association (NREIA) has offered an opportunity for affiliated associations to compete for “Awards of Excellence” and well as “Honors of Merit”. All awards are presented at the Mid-Year Leadership Conference, in June of each year. Some previous venues for this conference were Seattle, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Minneapolis, in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, respectively, and we have had one or two representatives at each. While it is mandatory that at least one leader from each Chapter attend, we love it when other leaders participate. Interested? Let us know!
This year, our representatives were Andrew Lietzow, Exec Dir, and Leslie Couture, who joined IaREIA in 2015, as an administrative assistant.
On our first evening of our Fall Educational Conference 2014 in Council Bluffs, Senator Gronstal spent significant time with real estate investor leaders in Iowa. He fielded questions about, 1) legislative priorities2) term limits, and 3) a brief discussion of eFiling services for members a complaint filed about the “Unauthorized Practice of Law”.
Sen. Gronstal felt very relaxed with our group. He reminded us of the importance of building relationships with our Senators and Representatives, whether seasoned incumbents or brand new this next session.
The value of having contacts with a great deal of experience in public office was evident. He left with a reminder that our Senators and Representatives need to hear from us because we are their best industry contacts. We’re the most informed, continually sharping our skill set with education, and vigilant in building positive relationships which is beneficial for our industry constituents in Iowa and Nebraska, too!
Ever wished you could get your hands on the money you need to do any real estate deal you want? While his encore appearance has been postponed we hope to have Alan engage with our membership soon, via an online Training Session — a webinar.
“Could You Use An Unlimited Supply of Money to Do All The Deals You Can Find?” This will be his topic.
Check out our NEWLY MERGE Calendar for times and venues.
Our Thursday Lunch & Learn for Landlords event will be held at the Country Inn & Suites in Clive, and the evening meeting for REIA members and guests will also be held there. Please register as usual from our Calendar.
Check out this audio interview between Preston Daniels and Alan on April 2nd, to learn more about Alan and what we’ll be covering in a future event. Note: his appearance has been postponed, so ignore the dates being mentioned.
This is your chance to discover how to finance any real estate deal even if you have:
- No Money
- No Experience
- Big Debt
- And Bad Credit
At last, you can learn how to consistently obtain the cash you need to invest in profitable real estate deals. In fact, with this new, bottomless source of funds, you will:
- Never have to miss out on a great deal due to lack of cash again!
- Never have to place a limit on the amount of money you can earn as a real estate investor!
- Never have to wait for a bank loan again (or go through the time-consuming loan application process)!
- Never have to pay points to hard money lenders again!
- Always be able to deliver on all your short sales!
- Always have more than enough money chasing you to do any deal you want!
So what are you waiting for? You’ll find registration info here –> NEWLY MERGED Calendar of Events.
The meeting location for Thursday’s 7:30-9:00AM meeting has changed to room 401, near home plate.
We need your reservation – Today! Text “YES” and head count to 515-255-0675. We will register you. See you Thursday!
Speakers will be Kevin Hathaway (he’s back for an encore!) with the Polk County Attorney’s office. Kevin works the “Indictable Misdemeanor Docket”, which most of our members know is the area under which Criminal Mischief falls. Preston Daniels, current landlord and realtor, is a past mayor of the City of Des Moines and will talk more about our statewide task force on this issue.
This initiative is a direct response to new language in 562A.17.6. This may be the last meeting on this topic for the next five years, so … don’t miss this meeting if you want to be on top of this issue (which includes understanding the “Rules of Evidence”.