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I'm struck by the prevalence of post-industrial burgs in CT, and wonder if that is the confluence of a steadily shrinking tax base and fixed pension costs.All taxes are high by you. WI is probably a lot less than a Chicago suburb but still relatively high in my mind.
Edit: I just saw this article. Chicago suburbs dominate the highest property tax small/mid-sized cities. Milwaukee is #1 for highest large city.
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Its also a function of age. My parents are 63 and have seen 1000% equity gain on their house. The taxes dont bother them.Know you know this but it actually is. We just like to bitch about how much the privilege costs.
You could always move to some low tax shithole like Kansas or Mississippi.Its also a function of age. My parents are 63 and have seen 1000% equity gain on their house. The taxes dont bother them.
I'm 35 with a young kid and pay massive taxes for a failing school system, with only more taxes to look forward to.
I’m from San Jose, and lived in that area until I was 39. It’s a great place to be, but I most likely won’t be going back. Our house would easily be $2.5 million in Cupertino.Our displaced are coming for you. They will drive up your housing, raise your taxes, and eat all your organic produce...and let you know loudly.
I could. Instead I shall rage against the dying of the light.You could always move to some low tax shithole like Kansas or Mississippi.
Drawing on what I know of the horrible fiscal situation of the metros in Illinois, I would imagine that's pretty spot on.I'm struck by the prevalence of post-industrial burgs in CT, and wonder if that is the confluence of a steadily shrinking tax base and fixed pension costs.
Meanwhile I finally hit the point where I only have to mow once a week.Our yard guy was coming every week and it looked like the yard never grew in between. Being a cheap ass, I told him to do it every 2 weeks. Now with all of the spring rain we have had, my yard looks like an overgrown field so I had to tuck my tail and tell him to come every week again. Our cleaning + yard costs are 75% more at this house than last house.
After some mis-measuring on the first tech's part and a cold night in the house last night (it was down to 58º inside when I got up this morning. I loved it, my wife hated it...) our new furnace is up and running and the house has warmed up nicely. The guy should be done hooking up the new AC in the next hour or so as well. Though looking at the extended weather forecast, it will probably be a while before we need to bother using that.Yesterday evening I noticed the furnace not igniting so I had somebody out to look at it this morning. It appears that my 35-year-old furnace, which was already a bit too small for our house, is on its last legs. We had to have the pressure switch adjusted each winter over the past couple of years and then today the blower motor wasn't working properly and the gas valve is shot. He was able to get it fired up by literally pounding on the valve but I guess it's time to finally replace it all and do the AC unit (that was installed in 1981) at the same time. Oh well, they've had a good run! At least whatever we replace it with is bound to be much more efficient.
Probably tough when your house price is 10-25x the average selling price of your neighbors:As for housing prices, country star Allen Jackson had to take a $4M haircut on his house recently. He had another house he sold a few years ago he had to take a haircut on as well. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1710-Talbot-Trl-Franklin-TN-37069/60277464_zpid/