REIA-NCI (Real Estate Investors' Association-North Central Indiana) www.reia-nci.org gears its education and community building efforts toward real estate investors in St. Joseph County, Indiana. 

Real estate investors are in it to make a profit as well as to improve their communities. However, there are some not so obvious dangers in the business that could make you lose money if not lose your entire business.

Lead based paint is one of them. This month, we have two professionals that walk us through the hazards of lead based paint and how to avoid them and correct them when they are present.

Whitney Griffin with the St. Joseph County Health Department http://www.sjchd.org/ will discuss the hazards of lead based paint, its effects on humans, especially young children and what can be done to re-mediate it when it is present. 

Charles McMannis with the South Bend Housing Authority http://www.hasbonline.com/ will discuss the subject from the Housing Authority and Section 8's perspective relative to landlords. He will also have some information on grants that may be available for re-mediating contaminated properties.

Radon is another issue that can be a trap for real estate investors. A representative from Aardvark Pest Control, Inc. http://www.aardvarkinspect.com/ will also be present to discuss the dangers of Radon and how to re-mediate them.

The meeting is free and open to the public and will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at The Sanctuary at St. Paul's, 3602 S. Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46614 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST.

Non-members can attend one meeting for free and if they choose to remain a non-member, they can attend additional meetings for $10.00 at the door. An annual membership to the REIA is $50.00.

Please call 574-742-2456 with any questions or visit our website at: http://www.reia-nci.org