The Iowa Association of REALTORS is working with other entities such as the National Association of REALTORS and local partners to communicate important updates regarding the COVID-19 ( coronavirus) and its impact on the real estate industry. We wish everyone the best and hope you and your family are healthy in this challenging time. Visit https://www.iowarealtors.com/news/coronavirus
Why is NAR issuing this guidance? In response to the growing concerns about COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, NAR is providing this guidance to help REALTORS® respond to the coronavirus’s potential impact on the real estate industry. As of March 4, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Level 3 Travel Warnings for all of China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran, and a Level 2 Travel Warning for Japan. However, the situation is rapidly evolving. Be sure to refer to the CDC’s website for up-to-date information about travel warnings (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html), as well as information about the coronavirus’s current impact in the United States (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html). Daily updates about the coronavirus are also available from the World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019). What is Coronavirus? The CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus outbreak. While the outbreak started in Wuhan, [...]
Owning a home just got easier thanks to this law in Iowa supporting first time home buyers. 🏠 First Time Home Buyers Savings Account
Did you know that the National Association of REALTORS® has a resource designed to help you, the REALTOR®, figure out your personal finances. If you plan up front, you’ll reap the rewards down the road. You can visit the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness for help with setting goals, figuring out costs, managing cash, and calculating expenses. https://www.financialwellness.realtor/?cid=FIN-WEL-217
The Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) partnered with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to provide relief for flood stricken areas of Iowa. NAR’s REALTOR Relief Foundation has awarded IAR a grant of $250,000. IAR is contributing an additional $25,000 to bring the total to $275,000. This grant can help individuals affected by the Iowa flood with mortgage payment assistance or rental cost due to displacement for up to $1,000. For more information or to apply for assistance, visit www.iowarealtors.com/news/flood-relief
Join us for the 2018 Iowa Association of REALTORS® Annual Convention. This year it will be held in Ames, Iowa. Please visit www.iowarealtors.com for more information and to register.
The Fremont-Page Council of the West Central Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® recently donated to several community organizations. Shenandoah REALTORS® presented checks to the Shenandoah Education Foundation, the Shenandoah Food Pantry, the Shenandoah Historical Society, the Shenandoah Fire Department and the Shenandoah Ambulance Service. Pictured are: REALTOR® Shawn Munsinger, REALTOR® Janell McIntyre, Corby Fichter of the Shenandoah Education Foundation, Jeanine Liljedahl of the Shenandoah Food Pantry, Kevin Livengood, Sally Brownlee, Jane Connell, Lillian Irvin and REALTOR® Joan Schebaum of the Shenandoah Historical Society, Ty Davidson of the Shenandoah Ambulance Service and Ron Biggers of the Shenandoah Fire Department. Clarinda REALTORS® chose to give their share to the Midwest Dive Team, the Clarinda Community Food Pantry, the CRHC Ambulance Service, the Lied Public Library and the Clarinda Fire Department. Pictured from these organizations are: Jerry Lager, Bruce Gruber, Tony Card, Carrie Ross and Katie Shelton representing the CRCH Ambulance Service, Andrew [...]
The West Central Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® recently donated $1000 to the United Charitable Association. This organization was established to offer help to the homeless and to victims of domestic abuse within a 100-mile radius of Creston. Pictured is REALTOR® Shellie Adams and Pastor Delores Dench.
A donation of $700 was made to the Atlantic Fire Department by the West Central Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® and the REALTOR® Foundation of Iowa. The fire department was chosen as the recipient because it serves the entire community. It will be used for some new equipment and programs. Pictured presenting and accepting the donation are (from left to right): Julie Smith, Gary Steffens, Atlantic Fire Chief Mark McNees, Debbie Waterbury, Melissa Ihnen, Peggy Larsen and Tracy Paulsen.
Members of the West Central Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® (which includes Denison Realty, McCord Real Estate, Neppl Real Estate and A-1 Real Estate) recently donated $700 to the Denison Volunteer Firefighters Assn. This donation is a joint effort between the local council and the REALTOR® Foundation of Iowa. Every year, the Iowa REALTOR® Foundation contributes thousands of dollars to affordable housing programs, scholarships for bright, young Iowans, and promotes other programs across the state that keep Iowa an attractive place to live. President John Granzen and firefighters Jared Kropf and Tim Zenk accept the donation from Tracy Brus and Rita Schechinger of Denison Realty.