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June Meeting – Sign Up Today!

Sign up TODAY for our meeting this Thursday evening, 7:00 PM at the Longbranch.  Problem solving and discussion meetings are usually lively and well-attended.  Don’t miss out! Our June meeting, on Thursday evening June 14, will have something for everyone. Join us as at the Longbranch as we explore both common and uncommon landlord situations. […]

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May Meeting

Who has had experience with a renter who was or is a hoarder?  Do you evict them or help them?  Is there even a way to help them?  Our noon meeting at The Longbranch on Thursday, May 10th will feature Ruby Perin, Healthy Homes Branch of the Linn County Health Department.  Ruby is an expert […]

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April Meeting

Have you ever had a rental unit that you just can’t seem to get rented?  The inside looks great, the rent and deposit are competitive.  But remember that old adage  —  “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  What your property looks like from the moment prospective renters drive by, stop, […]

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March Meeting Sign up NOW

We still have some space left at our meeting this week!  Sign up today so you don’t miss this important information. All of us need to have an educated understanding of all aspects of Fair Housing laws.  Do you fully understand how to answer prospective renters’ questions abut bringing “companion animals” into your strictly NO […]

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DIY Repairs and Tricks of the Trade

Do I need a professional or can I fix it myself?  Running toilets, slow or plugged drains, drippy faucets, stuck garbage disposals, even a furnace or air conditioner not functioning, may be uncomplicated repairs you can perform yourself. Whether you can’t turn a screw or you are a jack-of-all-trades, you can learn from the pros […]

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October Meeting

Secure and Friendly Environments in Cedar Rapids, aka SAFE-CR, was established in 2013 as a way for our city to gain control of crime in neighborhoods and “nuisance” properties.  Now, after four full years, where do landlords stand in the fight against crime and those residents creating a bad environment for their peace loving neighbors? […]

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September Meeting

Most of you know the feeling when, after weeks of frustration, the Big Day rolls around.  Small Claims Court.  Your stomach is in knots, your renter has been living in your house or apartment free for six weeks or even longer.  Or maybe you are trying to evict for drugs or crime.  You are angry, […]

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2017 State Convention in Burlington

Please Join us! Thursday Oct. 19th and Friday, Oct. 20th has been set for the annual state convention. It will be held at the Comfort Suites in Burlington, IA. Be sure to mention Landlords of Iowa State Convention when reserving your rooms. The program will start Thursday afternoon with a board meeting and finish with a Friday evening social. Click […]

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Aug. 10th Meeting – 7:00 PM

Learn to E-File your Court Documents! Lynn Wilson will be presenting how to e-file your court documents such as FE&D and money judgments. Correction: This is an EVENING meeting, 7:00 PM, at the Longbranch. Sorry for any confusion! Feel free to bring a laptop or mobile device, and if you have a favorite online resource or […]

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August 10th Meeting

Learn to E-File your Court Documents! Lynn Wilson from the Linn County Clerk’s office  will be presenting how to e-file your court documents such as FE&D and money judgments. Correction: This is an EVENING meeting, 7:00 PM, at the Longbranch. Feel free to bring a laptop or mobile device, and if you have a favorite […]

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