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This holiday season, over 100 REALTOR associations will be supporting the Salvation Army on Friday, December 1. Iowa REALTORS are teaming up with colleagues throughout the nation to ring the bell. Kettles in many areas across the country will be hosted by local REALTOR members and affiliates on this special Ring Day. This idea came from a REALTOR member in Fargo, N.D., who wanted to give real estate professionals an opportunity to support a cause familiar to them - housing. The Salvation Army was the perfect fit because it offers so many housing-related programs. This is IAR's sixth year participating in this great event joining over 26 other states ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.

Last year, more than 300 Iowa REALTORS representing all 17 local boards participated in this event and raised more than $30,000. Help us make a bigger impact this year! It promises to be an exciting and rewarding day! Contact your Local Board and your company to get a group of Realtor colleagues signed up for Iowa REALTOR RIng Day.

LinkCouncil Bluffs Area Affiliates and REALTORS

Click on the photo or the above links to register

After you create an individual account, you will be prompted to associate with a group. You need to say YES. The group code is SWIAR. You can then set up your own schedule and the Salvation Army will know that your are associated with the Southwest Iowa Association of REALTORS.

Missouri Valley and Glenwood area affiliates and agents please watch for information on how to register in your area. This will be coming from Peter Hoskin, the Salvation Army Service Extension Manager who manages those areas.

If you have any questions please contact the board office or you may call our Salvation Army contact person, Ramona D. Arthur at 402-898-5936.

























What a Fun Day- Thanks to Mindy Perdue and her Committee!
What a Fun Day- Thanks to Mindy Perdue and her Committee!




Mr and Mrs Andrew Woods
Mr and Mrs Andrew Woods
Playing Bags
Playing Bags

Terry Cooper and Cara Brunow
Terry Cooper and Cara Brunow
Sand Volley Ball
Gail Hunter and Erin Trescott
Gail Hunter and Erin Trescott
Nikki Johnson, Erin Trescott, and Leslie Wichman
Jeff and Gladys Danker
Jeff and Gladys Danker

Jennifer Coyle
Jennifer Coyle
Enjoying some pool time
Band - Damaged Jenny
Band - Damaged Jenny




Join Brokers in Des Moines, Iowa Wednesday, July 26th from 9am - 3pm for the 2017 Broker Summit! Come listen to two nationally acclaimed, featured speakers: Steve Murray, President of REALTrends, will speak on several engaging topics. An author of four books and almost 40 years in the real estate industry. He will speak on national and local trends for brokers. He will discuss different business models in residential real estate.




Registration is Now Open!




Look Here!Things to Do!

#1 Click on photo to REGISTER

#2 Book Your Hotel Room Early

#3 Add John Fogerty concert to your event planner




30th Annual REALTOR Golf Bash - 2017

Thanks to the golf bash committee, the sponsors, the players and to all who helped make the 30th Annual REALTOR Golf Bash a Great Success!

Proceeds from this event will go to the Phoenix House, Make-A-Wish and the Dream Playground Re-Imagined

Gold Sponsors*NP Dodge *The Seldin Company *CBSHOME Real Estate *Midwest Research & Settlement Services *Computer Systems, Inc. *Clear Title & Abstract *Midstates Bank

Prize Sponsors*2-10 Home Buyers Warranty *American National Bank *Black Hills Energy *Busey Home Mortgage *US Bank

Lunch Sponsors*ServiceOne *Stuart and Associates *Association Marketing Group

Flag Hole Sponsors*Accurate Lawn & Irrigation *Advanced Pest Management LLC *American Realty *Amerispec Home Inspection *Availa Bank *Behrens Appraisal Services, LLC *Gail Hunter - BHHS Ambassador *Bloom Works *BugZTermite and Pest Control *Bulldog Home Inspections *CB Chamber of Commerce *Centris Federal Credit Union *Dickinson & Clark *Dixie Quicks *Keith Jones - Edward Jones *First National Bank *Genie Pest Control *Glory Days *Key Real Estate *Petersen Law PLLC *SAC Federal Credit Union *United Country Loess Hills Realty & Auction *United Country Menke Auction & Realty

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Thanks to all who participated in the YPN Sponsored Speed Dating Your Lender Event

Photos of this event may be found under the "photo" tab










xpresskey-and-ibox-bt-le.jpgInformation regarding the Active Key and iBox Exchange
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Look Here!SW Iowa Assn. of REALTORS and Supra are hosting a Key & Keybox Exchange










Southwest Iowa Assn. of REALTORS YPN & CB Alumni Assn. Tailgate Event

Photos of this event may be found under the "photo" tab
Photos of this event may be found under the "photo" tab




You and your family are invited to join us for a FREE tailgate party with SWIAR YPN & Council Bluffs Community School Alumni Association at the Thomas Jefferson vs. Abraham Lincoln football game on Friday, September 9th, 2016. We will be tailgating near the softball fields from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. There will be music, games, raffles and free food!! If you are an alumni of Council Bluffs Schools, please let us know your school and graduating year. The Freshman Game starts at 4:30 pm and the Varsity Game starts at 7:00 p.m. ($6.00 admission fo Varsity Game)

For more information please contact: Mindy Perdue, YPN Chair at 712-388-2238 or Kristi Jerkovich, SWIAR Executive Officer at 712-323-3478










Exercise Your Right to VOTE!
Exercise Your Right to VOTE!




For More Bowling Photos, click on the photos tab then 2016 Thunderbowling for RPAC







2016 Legislative Bus-In Day

Talking Points

Home Savings Account

Inside the Senate
Inside the Senate

The IAR will support legislation that gives first-time homebuyers the opportunity to invest in their future. The bill creates a new State income tax exemption for qualified deposits to a First-time Homebuyer Savings Account. The assets of an account are to be used for the down payment and allowable closing costs associated with the purchase of a home. Withdrawals from the account are tax-free as long as the money is used for a down payment and closing costs for a single-family, owner-occupied home in Iowa. the legislation will allow a first-time homebuyer:

*Contribute up to $3,000 per year for 10 years

*Total Savings per individual is $30,000

*Deposit in local bank or credit union account

*Applied to the purchase of a property located anywhere in Iowa

*Associated costs include: down payment, loan costs, etc.

The Federal Tax Code "Coupling" Bill - HF 2092

Murals in the Capitol
Murals in the Capitol

The bill conforms Iowa's tax laws with changes to the federal Internal Revenue Code (IRC) made since January 1, 2015 - passed the House with bipartisan support and a vote of 82-14:

*Section 179 of the federal tax code offers tax deductions to individuals who invest in their own business by allowing them to deduct business expenditures from their income taxes.

*The legislation approves 'coupling' with the federal tax code provisions for Section 179 in order for Iowa small businesses to receive the same tax benefits. The state of Iowa has passed "coupling" for the past several years, and many Iowans have invested in their businesses this past year under the assumption that Iowa would continue to couple with the federal tax code.

*Allows homeowners to deduct qualifying mortgage insurance on their homes.

*Allows farmers to deduct new equipment on the farms.

*Allows small businesses and partnerships to deduct investments in their business.

*Allows teachers to deduct a portion of supplies in their classrooms that they pay for out of pocket.

*Allows parent and students to deduct a portion of college tuition and textbooks.

*For farmers and small business owners, the federal tax code allows a deduction of up to $500,000 from their income taxes for investments made in their business.

Carbon Monoxide Bill - SF 2219/HF 2310

The bill amends current law that requires smoke detectors in multiple-unit residential buildings and single-family dwellings to also require the installation of carbon monoxide alarms. The IAR is neutral on this legislation, and supportive that the language is drafted similar to smoke detectors.

The bill requires the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in multiple-unit residential buildings and single-family dwellings constructed on or after July 1, 2017, and that have a fuel-fired heater or appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage. Carbon monoxide alarms shall be installed within 15 feet of the entrance of each room lawfully used for sleeping purposes or in a location as specified by rule.

The state fire marshal shall adopt rules for the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in the same manner in existing multiple-unit residential buildings and single-family rental units that have a fuel-fired appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage is responsible for installing carbon monoxide alarms and shall certify such installation upon filing for a homestead credit. The bill takes effect July 1, 2017.

2016 Southwest Iowa Group
2016 Southwest Iowa Group
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