Thursday, October 28, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
There was an article in The Gazette on the Landlord Licensing process in Cedar Rapids. The letter was published in the Thursday, October 21, 2010 edition of the paper.
Friday, October 15, 2010
The two major party candidates who hope to represent Iowa's second congressional district are squaring off over flood recovery plans for Cedar Rapids. ...
The Cedar Rapids City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved creation of a disaster recovery assistance program for renters. The program is called the ...
This message is for anyone who has or plans on participating in the “voluntary” commercial property buyout process.
At the 11th hour participants in this program were informed that to complete the buyout process they might be responsible for the costs of an Environmental II study and any resulting costs of cleanup of their property if contamination was found. Some people have agreed to this requirement while others have objected and not signed their agreements.
Status of the Issue
Currently the City and State are trying to come up with a plan to either reimburse those who have already paid for the testing or pay for the testing if it has not been done yet. The issue of who will pay for the cleanup has not been resolved but is also being addressed.
It is our position that the commercial property owner should not be responsible for either the testing or the cleanup. It will be nearly impossible to prove who is responsible for contamination on your property if it is found. The flood deposited lots of stuff from lots of different locations.
Our recommendation at this time is to NOT sign any buyout agreement that holds you responsible for Environmental II testing and any resulting cleanup if required. You can ask for an extension of your buyout agreement until this issue is resolved. Do NOT feel pressured to sign the agreement at this time! If you have already signed a buyout agreement rest assured that we will insist that any decisions made will be retroactive.
It's important to slow down, when one is dealing with contacts, including buyout agreements. It continues to be a challenging period for many small businesses and property owners impacted by the Flood of 2008, let alone the recession and challenges over the past two plus years.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
NEW LANDLORD LICENSE & REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
All Landlords must apply for a landlord license and re-register all of
their residential rental properties within the city limits by October
31st, 2010. All forms are found on this page. If you have any questions
feel free to give us a call at (319) 286-5197 or stop by our office.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Looking forward to my Rotary Club meeting at Noon, where Terry Branstad (pictured on right), the Republican candidate for Governor will be speaking as today's program. Branstad served four terms previously in the 1980s and 90s. His Lt. Governor selection is State Senator Kim Reynolds (pictured to his left), who previously was a county treasurer, so she brings a strong amount of local government experience to the ticket.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
It's Homecoming on Saturday night and the Hawkeyes look to take the Penn State series on the +1 side, as both teams open Big Ten play for 2010.
We invite you to contact us regarding your real estate needs this Autumn. You can visit our web site for more information.
Friday, October 1, 2010
What: Headed For Home Program
When: Saturday, November 20th
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Horizons headquarters - 819 5th Street SE, Cedar Rapids
Thursday November 18th by calling 319-398-3576.
This class qualifies as HUD approved Homebuyer Education
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As we head into the fourth quarter of 2010, we celebrate Homecoming at Washington High School tonight and the University of Iowa's Homecoming game is Saturday night with the Big Ten opener with Penn State. Autumn is truly upon us and Big Ten Conference football kicks off this weekend at five campuses.
We have properties for rent and for sale in Cedar Rapids-Marion area and would invite you to contact us, if you have any questions or needs in real estate, property management or just want to find out more about our services. You can reach us at Tommy Tucker Realty Co. at 319.365.6956.
Vote Early or On Tuesday, November 2Nd.