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June Meeting

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. Learn how other property managers and owners deal with ghost residents, messy and destructive renters, unruly children, lease breaks, late rents, and unauthorized animals. We will also […]

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It’s Not Too Late!

It’s not too late to sign up for our meeting this week.  The Linn County Health Department is a tremendous resource for landlords.   If you get your reservation in by Tuesday noon, we will still have room for you. Ruby Perin, Healthy Homes Branch of the Linn County Health Department, is an expert on […]

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Don’t Miss Our April Meeting

There is still time to sign up for our April meeting this Thursday evening, April 12th at the Longbranch. Register TODAY at the link below. First impressions are so important!  Hurry while there are still seats left for this fun program. Remember the old adage — “You never get a second chance to make a […]

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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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March Meeting

April is Fair Housing Month, but this year we are getting a jump on the celebration. Do you fully understand how to answer prospective renters’ questions abut bringing “companion animals” into your strictly NO PETS unit?  What if they have two? Or NINE? All of us need to have an educated understanding of all aspects […]

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Attention Marion Landlords

The Marion Police Department is inviting all landlords with rental property in Marion to attend their Crime Free Multi-Housing Training Seminar on Tuesday, March 6th, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at The Oaks Room in Lowe park, 4500 N. 10th Street, in Marion.  The registration fee is $25 per attendee and includes lunch. This […]

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Feb Meeting — Sign Up Today

It’s not too late!  There are still some spots left for our Thursday evening program, Top Ten Ways to Avoid Going To Court.   Join us Thursday, February 8, 7:00 P.M at the Longbranch, for our February program.  Experienced landlord and realtor Sheryl Jahnel will share secrets of successful landlords who avoid the frustrating and […]

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February Meeting

Get a large group of landlords together in meeting room and ask, “How many of you enjoy going to court?”  Not a single hand will go up.  Going to court, whether for evictions or money judgements is very, very stressful and unpleasant for all parties involved.   No matter how much money is owed, how […]

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January Meeting

It’s not too late!  There are still seats left for our January meeting, featuring Cedar Rapids Building Services staff discussing Landlord Business Training, Inspections, Complaints and Violations, Appeals, and especially the proposed fee increase, which will affect all of us in 2018. Kevin Ciabatti, Director of Building Services, John Riggs, Housing, Zoning and Nuisance Manager, […]

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January Meeting

By now, all Cedar Rapids landlords have received your letter regarding fee increases. Even though this is the first increase in eight years, many of us have questions.  Why is this necessary? Will services change? What exactly does Building Services do when they’re not inspecting my property? Kevin Ciabatti, Director of Building Services,  John Riggs, […]

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