Coffee 1-28-11

Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:17 pm

009to090 wrote:I told ya you shoulda stopped by to check out our location. 3100SF house, 2500sf shop, 7 acres, $680 a yr property taxes


What is your "compound" assessed at? I did some research on NC property taxes...it seems that it can vary considerably from one county to another. Do you pay school taxes as well?
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:13 pm

Rob R. wrote:What is your "compound" assessed at? I did some research on NC property taxes...it seems that it can vary considerably from one county to another. Do you pay school taxes as well?

Rob, $485k, as of this month. The $680 includes the School taxes. There is also a $100 a yr "garbage" tax. State run garbage xfer stations in every town.

Smitty, you still have your CDL? They always need truck drivers for the logging trucks down here... :idea:
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: CoalWrangler On: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:40 am

To make matters worse here in our great commonwealth, my town, thinking we're just west of Smitty, has decided to increase our property taxes 8.25% this year :mad: Not sure what we're getting for this but the town board of selectmen assure me it's worth it :blah: Staying for a while longer though - two in college and one more headed that way in a couple of years. Can't beat the educational opportunities here, just a wee bit expensive.... Take care, CW
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:42 pm

009to090 wrote: Smitty, you still have your CDL? They always need truck drivers for the logging trucks down here... :idea:

Yeah I still have it. Believe me - if it were up to me, I'd have been gone years ago. The wife has been at her job over 20 years & wouldn't leave if the world collapsed around it. Nobody would buy this house either - it's not suitable to the types of people in this state. They'd have nightmares about it. Back when we bought it houses were selling in 2 days max on the market. People were fighting over houses, & they ended up selling HIGHER than the asking price! :shock: It was insane. Didn't think we'd ever find anything back then. This house had been on the market for 6 months, and there was nobody fighting us for it - it was between us & the sellers. Right where I wanted to be. We got a killer deal as far as MA goes .... but compared to the averages of the country, we got porked even still. If nobody wanted it then, in the height of the housing market, certainly nobody would want it now. Don't think my parents will ever get out of here either - that plan got shot to *censored* last year with dads eye issues. They say they're going looking this summer, but I'm not holding my breath. At least if they buy something down south I'll have a temporary escape.

Everyone I know wants out of here, but everyone is trapped with their own issues. Kids, money problems, health problems, relatives, job prospects ... :sick: We're all mice on the metal wheel of MA ...

At least I got 1.5% knocked off the interest on my mortgage .... but 6 years of surcharges on my insurance plus the $210 fine ..... I think it's a wash. :mad:

Oh ,,, and now the state charges you $25 if you want to contest it .... :wtf:
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:05 am

Its all about separating you from more of your money Bub. I feel your pain of trying to move but I am. Come hell or high water I will be gone from NE this summer. The cesspool of Boston and NY just keeps rippling out. If it reaches to Chattanooga we are doomed.

Kevin
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:16 am

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but them ripples have already hit Chattanooga. :(
KLook wrote:Its all about separating you from more of your money Bub. I feel your pain of trying to move but I am. Come hell or high water I will be gone from NE this summer. The cesspool of Boston and NY just keeps rippling out. If it reaches to Chattanooga we are doomed.

Kevin
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:54 am

Smitty.... I'd contest the ticket. If it's going to be that costly, for a lousy $25 you might beat it. Here's what a friend of mine did: He contested. When you contest the officer issuing the ticket must come to court. The day of the court hearing he called the court about half an hour before the trial. He asked for a postponement. They didn't even ask a reason & granted it. 6 or 8 months later came the next court date. A half hour before the trial he phoned & asked for (another) postponement saying he had the flu. 6 or 8 months later he went to court. The officer didn't show up.... case dismissed. Even if the cop did come it's now been so darn long that he can't remember. If it's been years & years since your last ticket you can plea that your record shows you are not a speeder. Then you claim traffic was such that you were mistaken as a speeder. Unless the cop can absolutely recall, you are cleared.
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: jkabdoors On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:02 am

Smart very Smart
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:07 am

Not yet Fred, but they are talking about the northern effect now down there. Pretty bad when people outside looking in can see it and give it a name. I am on the other extreme so I can see it also. I have a different name however. ;)

Kevin
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:25 am

KLook wrote:Its all about separating you from more of your money Bub. I feel your pain of trying to move but I am. Come hell or high water I will be gone from NE this summer. The cesspool of Boston and NY just keeps rippling out. If it reaches to Chattanooga we are doomed.

Kevin


I hate to tell you they already have. The New Yorkers have discovered the Smokey Mountains and are coming. I was raised there on a dirt road that faded off into the valley mist every morning. By the time I left there in the mid 1990's much of the area from Knoxville to Mount LaConte had been turned into a Neon Beacon for Yankees from New York. The natives just fade further back into the hills, that is; those that don't make a living catering to the hoards of Northerners that come down there. There are still places to live, but; like elsewhere that is beautiful and serene, those places are being invaded.
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:46 am

Cape cod is the same way...
When the 'rents built their house here in the '70's...
The plumber told them they were his last customer...
He was moving to Maine...
Too damm many people in town...
Year round population less thhan 750 at the time...
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:06 am

I wish you guys would differentiate NYC from NYS. :( Year round population in Freetown is 700. For the record, we got no more room for anybody else unless SMITTY talks the wife into buying some of this lower acreage. ;)
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:23 am

freetown fred wrote:I wish you guys would differentiate NYC from NYS. :( Year round population in Freetown is 700. For the record, we got no more room for anybody else unless SMITTY talks the wife into buying some of this lower acreage. ;)


You are pretty sensitive for somebody that came from Pennsylvania. You should know that as far as the rest of the Universe goes; when somebody mentions, "New York," they mean the City.
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:27 am

I know what you mean Fred, my township has a little over 38 people per sq. mile, that's plenty enough cause then come summer & all the come-uppers are here in their campers & cottages & it gets down right disgusting with all those ignorant trash spreading yuppies.
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:56 am

freetown fred wrote:I wish you guys would differentiate NYC from NYS. :( Year round population in Freetown is 700. For the record, we got no more room for anybody else unless SMITTY talks the wife into buying some of this lower acreage. ;)


I could say the same thing about "Upstate NY"...apparently that starts about 5 hours South of me. Now I just tell people I live 45 minutes South of Montreal. :roll:

My town has about 2000 people in it...but thankfully most of them live in a different part of town. Here is a picture looking West from the end of my driveway.

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