Entries by Laurie

Don’t Forget to File for Homestead Status for Your New Home

If you moved into a new primary residence home this year, don’t forget to complete your application for Homestead Classification at your county’s Assessor’s Office. Applications need to be received in person at the Assessor’s Office by December 15th if you owned and occupied your home by December 1st of the same year in order for your home to qualify as a homesteaded property and receive the lower property tax rate. Here is a link […]

Daylight Savings: Here’s the Scoop

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back! 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5th will mark the end of daylight savings time (DST) in the U.S. With the exception of Hawaii and Arizona (although Arizona’s Navajo Nation Community uses DST), all of the United States, along with most of North America, some of Easter Europe and scattered other countries around the world do or have used DST at some point. The History of Daylight Savings Time […]

Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

One of the most important things you can do as winter approaches is to perform fall home maintenance in preparation for the cold weather. Winter means cold and snow here in the Upper Midwest and getting your house ready for the winter season will help you have a warmer, safer, cozier and more energy efficient winter.