Meetings and Events
7:00 P.M. See you then!
Come at 6:30 P.M. to
network & see vendor tables for raffle ticket
P.M. to network & see vejjj
Tax Assessment Protests
Attorney James E. Tuneberg
Are you over assessed and paying too much in property tax?
Join us as Attorney Jim Tuneberg from Guyer & Enichen, leading local
experts, discusses the process of when and how to file property tax protests
to lower your property tax assessments, and save you money!
Letter from the President
Now that primary elections are over and the immediate threat of Home Rule is behind us we
can now get back to doing what we do best! Educating Landlords! Before we do I think it’s
important for us to know that one of the talking points proponents used to justify bringing
Home Rule back is blight. The unsavory look of many neighborhoods in the City of Rockford,
whether it be boarded up and vacant homes, long grass, weeds, broken windows, peeling paint,
sagging porches, trash, or whatever else contributes to blight. It is extremely important that we
realize how this affects property values, and whether deserved or not, how landlords are
perceived. Because most of us are looking at our property values as our retirement plan it is
incumbent on us all to put as much time and effort possible into improving the condition of our
rentals. Picking up trash is one of the easiest things to do and can give the biggest returns. Keep
your yards mowed and weeds pulled around the buildings and fence lines. Cut dead limbs or
trees down. Remember, you can get good tenants in any neighborhood, but first impressions
can make or break you. It can help keep failing neighborhoods from failing faster and in some
cases can reverse the trend. It certainly can’t hurt how landlords are viewed. Please do your
part in helping shape a better image of neighborhoods and Landlords alike.
Last month our March meeting topic was “Taxes”. If you didn’t get a chance to attend, our
original Speaker had a family medical emergency and cancelled at the last minute. We were
lucky enough to have fellow member Kelli Peterson present at the meeting. Kelli is a CFP, CPA,
and MPA with Savant Capital Management. She was kind enough to step in and lead what was
a very informative discussion and dialog between herself and the membership in attendance. I
would like to give a big “Thank You” to Kelli for bailing us out. She did a fabulous job and she
was very knowledgeable. I would also like to let all members know about our annual May
banquet. This years’ banquet will be May 15 th 2018 at Midway village from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Members and one guest will get in free if you register by May 8 th . Nonmembers are welcome
with a $15 fee. Food will be again provided by Famous Dave’s and will be all you can eat. Any
Vendors interested in purchasing a table at this years’ banquet can call Muffy at 815-988- 2755.
Follow the link below to register.
Register for May 15th 2018 Banquet
Our April 17 th 2018 meeting topic will be “Tax Assessment Protests” The speaker will be local
Attorney James E. Tuneberg from Guyer and Enichen one of the leading local experts on tax
assessment protests. We would’ve like to have this meeting scheduled closer to when Tax
assessments come out in early august but because protests are due 30 after and before our
September meeting our April meeting was our only option. Please join us for what will be
another great and informative meeting!
Thanks, and hope to see you all there!
Karl Fauerbach, RAA President