Real Estate Strategies Summit
Four days of INTENSIVE real estate education and networking
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Color You Inspired…
What’s more motivating than 15 of the most successful investors and entrepreneurs in the United States presenting their best strategies for building wealth and earning cash in today’s market for 4 solid days?
Easy…having 750 like-minded success-seekers to share the experience with!
And that’s just what you’ll get at the 2016 National Real Estate Strategies Summit—the Nation’s largest conference for real estate investors, landlords, rehabbers, wholesalers, note buyers, and the folks who support them!
Color You Ready…
- Are you really ready to grab the reins of your own financial future, and take an active role in your own wealth?
- Are you ready to step up and take your real estate business to the next level?
- Are you ready to stop playing games and devote some real time and energy to making that happen?
Then you’re ready for the Summit—it’s a gift of time, focus, and growth you give yourself.
Color You Informed…
There’s nowhere else in the country, and no other time of the year, where you can absorb the best strategies from the top minds in real estate.
There’s no place like the Summit to explore new ideas in:
- Multiple asset classes, including residential, commercial, and notes
- Every way to finance a deal from conventional to owner to private financing
- Negotiation and marketing ideas that put you ahead in the “hot” market
- Best ways to make money in the current economy—wholesaling, renting, rehabbing, and more
Attendees, experts, and real estate association leaders all agree: the National Real Estate Strategies Summit by OREIA is the most informative, up-to-the-minute, success-building, and downright FUN real estate conference in the country.
Color You Convinced—
Join Us November 3rd-6th in Cincinnati
For the Real Estate Event of the Year!
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Legislation Matters: Sexual Orientation May Become a Protected Class in Ohio
If a proposed house bill passes, sexual orientation may join military status and ancestry as a protected class in Ohio. Read all about it here.
FINALLY, Seller Financing Could Get Easier...
Since 2014, OREIA has been working with the Seller Finance Coalition to support an amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act that would make it easier for Ohioans to legally offer seller financing to home owners. That bill has finally been introduced, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET IT PASSED. Read all about it here.
"Point of Sale" Inspections are
Unconstitutional in Ohio
OREIA continues to work on behalf of the rights of all Ohio property owners, and today is proud to announce a major step toward ending unconstitutional inspections for all Ohioans.
1851 Center for Constitutional Law, in partnership with OREIA, moved in Federal Court to enjoin Ohio cities from enforcing "pre-sale" and "point of sale" inspections. Read all about it here: https://oreia.com/Page.aspx?ID=Legislative-Updates.
Support OREIA's ongoing legislative, legal, and educational activities by joining HERE
Ohio continues to push fair housing changes, nuisance property bills, and now, smoke detector bills. Read all about them HERE.
Watch the Webinar About
the Federal Court Decisions
Regarding Mandatory Inspections
(and what our next step are)
Here's the link you've been waiting for:
Federal Court Agrees:
Mandatory Rental Inspections
In a precedent-setting win for personal freedom and for landlords, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has found mandatory rental inspections unconstitutional under the 4th amendment.
In Baker v. the City of Portsmouth, the court ruled that:
"the Court finds that the Portsmouth [Ohio Rental Dwelling Code] violates the Fourth Amendment insofar as it authorizes warrantless administrative inspections. It is undisputed that the RDC affords no warrant procedure or other mechanism for precompliance review. As in the above cases, the owners and/or tenants of rental properties in Portsmouth are thus faced with the choice of consenting to the warrantless inspection or facing criminal charges, a result the Supreme Court has expressly disavowed under the Fourth Amendment"
The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law (www.OhioConstitution.org, an OREIA-supported public interest law firm), filed the case on behalf of several Portsmouth landlords who claimed that their constitutional rights, and those of their tenants, were being violated by "mandatory rental inspections" forced upon owners and occupants of rentals by the city.
The court also ruled that the City of Portsmouth is not entitled to sovereign immunity against restitution in this case--in other words, that landlords who paid the fees for these unconstitutional inspections are entitled to seek, and get, refunds for what they paid.
This decision is an extraordinary win for Ohio landlords, and, OREIA hopes, the beginning of the end of intrusive, unjust, and unconstitutional rental inspections throughout United States.
Read the entire ruling here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/283272619/035-Order-on-MSJ#scribd
OREIA will keep members and member associations informed as more information about this case become available.
New "Meth Lab Remediation Bill"
is Unfair, Could Cost You BIG
Senate Bill 113, the "Meth Lab Remediation Bill", puts the cost of remediating meth labs squarely on the backs of landlords--who are VICTIMS, not PERPETRATORS. Click HERE to find out how to stop this bill--5 minutes of your time could stop this costly and unfair legislation!
Update on the "Helen Gryboski
Fairness in Fair Housing Act"
The 2015 Ohio Legislature is in full swing now, and with it, The Helen Grybosky Fairness and Fair Housing Act is back on the table as Senate Bill 134.
OREIA members from across the state join Sen. Seitz in supporting legislation that maintains prosecution of legitimate discrimination claims but also protects property owners from paying outrageous fines and expensive attorney fees in cases that are blatantly unfair.
No American should be denied housing because of his or her membership in a protected class. At the same time, the fair housing system must be fair to all, including those who expend enormous amounts of time, energy, and money providing the housing. Under current Ohio law, the system is unfair. That’s why OREIA supports SB 134; it is a law that brings some sanity back to Ohio’s fair housing system.
You can read a summary of the bill and track changes here: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA131-SB-134
Opponents of this bill, which brings Ohio law closer to Federal fair housing law and removes some of the incentives for Fair Housing Organizations to "bounty hunt", have flooded the press with incorrect propaganda about what the law actually does. To join other Ohio Housing Providers in support of SB 134, get a free account by registering on this site, and we'll let you know who to contact in support and when.
OREIA's New Legislative Director
Suggests 2015 Priorities for
Associations, Investors in Ohio
In late October, Dan Acton, a member of Butler County Investment Property Owner's Association (IPOA) and experienced real estate investor, was hired on as OREIA's new legislative director. Dan continues to work with OREIA's lobbyist, Governmental Policy Group, and to set and work on legislative goals for OREIA and its local associations.
The 2015 plan for OREIA's legislative activities includes: (continue reading here: //oreia.com/Page.aspx?ID=Legislative-Updates)
OREIA & Seller Finance Coalition SFC Unite To Change Dodd-Frank Eddie Speed Vena Jones-Cox Matt Keelen from Vena Jones-Cox on Vimeo.