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October Meeting

Human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing organized crime worldwide, just behind drug trafficking.  Arms and weapons trafficking follows.  Cedar Rapids lands right in the middle of a busy Midwest triangle. A recent study estimated 210 unique ads per month from one website (which has since been taken down) here in Cedar Rapids, […]

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Don’t Miss Our September Meeting

Do you know the signs of illegal activity on your property?  There’s nothing worse than finding out about it after receiving a nuisance notice from the City.  Learn to become proactive in spotting criminal activity on our properties before the City gets involved. Join us at noon on Thursday, September 13, as CRPD Detective Robert […]

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September Meeting

As landlords, we may have become all too familiar with illegal activity on our rental properties. But there’s nothing worse than finding out about it after receiving a nuisance notice from the City.  We need to learn to become proactive in spotting criminal activity on our properties before the City gets involved. Join us at […]

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August Meeting

Technology has certainly changed the way we are able to run our rental properties.  Many of you may remember when a couple of us drove to the court house every month to comb through all the Small Claims actions in Linn County just to pull out the recent evictions by hand.  We would print the […]

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July Meeting — Sign Up Today!

There are still a few hours left to sign up for our noon meeting this Thursday, July 12th. Attorney Jeffrey Taylor will cover many of the stickier aspects of Iowa Landlord Tenant Code, including proper serving of notices. Those of you who may have heard Jeff Taylor speak to us before know that you will […]

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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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