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Laramie, Wyoming Real Estate: Fencing in the Snow - 04/13/11 12:08 PM
Years ago, a friend of my parents married a girl from the south. The kind of girl who'd never seen snow, a harsh winter, or frost in July. She was a constant source of entertainment with her good-natured fascination of all things Wyoming. One of the funniest things was when she finally demanded to know what was up with all the partial fences scattered across the praire by the roads.
She was of course referring to the ubiquitous snow fence! Indeed, they do look like unfinished fences built alongside roads all over the west. The purpose? To catch the windblown (15 comments)
I was startled by the oddest noise when I was walking across the parking lot this morning. At first, I thought I was just hearing things, but . . . after I assured myself the sound was, indeed, real - I looked up and was surprised to see a formation of geese honking away and flying north through the sky! Yes, north! I wonder if this means that spring IS actually here.... I hope so!
Laramie, Wyoming Real Estate: Don't Laugh...it's True! - 04/07/11 11:00 PM
One of the reasons I love first time buyers is that I remember ourselves and our first home hunting experience. Long story short, this is how we thought it worked: Find the house you want. Tell the bank how much you want to borrow. The bank gives you the loan. You buy the house. Don't laugh...it's true! I'd like to think that we were both reasonably intelligent people - having graduated from college and in the process of settling in to our new careers. But obviously, I was wrong! There are some things they just don't teach in school....LOL! Thank (10 comments)
Laramie, Wyoming Real Estate: Results for Assessed versus Actual Values - 04/05/11 11:02 PM
Most people like to do a bit of their own detective work when buying or selling a home. With all the internet resources we have at our fingertips, you'd be crazy not to! One of the most common sources of information people here come across is the Assessed Valuation of a property from the Albany County Assessor's office. While this is a great source for basic property data, like the probable age of the home or general square footage, it is not a reliable source for current market value.It is always difficult to convince people of this. In an effort to illustrate (6 comments)
Laramie, Wyoming Real Estate: Why Assessed Values Are Hard to Determine - 04/05/11 08:44 PM
Believe it or not, here in Laramie, Wyoming, there is very little relationship between current market value and assessed valuation. Assessed valuation is the value the county assigns to a property as a basis from which to calculate property taxes. Every now and then the county estimate is very close to the current market value, most of the time - it is not.Under Wyoming Statute 34-1-142, sales information is not Public Record and must be kept confidential. The county does recieve a statement of consideration for internal use with each property sale, but with an always changing market it is difficult (4 comments)
Laramie, Wyoming Real Estate: Property Taxes Explained - 04/04/11 11:47 PM
Today's topic, property taxes. Try to contain your excitement! It seems like property taxes are usually an after thought, a number thrown in with and added to the mortgage. However, next time you get your assessment notice for the upcoming year's taxes, you might want to pay it a little more thought. Here's how it works in Laramie:Fair Value X Level of Assessment = Assessed Valuation X Last Year's Mill Levy = Last Year's TaxDefinitions: Fair Value - An amount determined by the city to be the estimated fair market value of that property. It includes land and any improvements upon (0 comments)
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