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You and "YOUR" Property Tax Bill - The Cost Of Education -Who Should Pay - 02/25/10 03:47 PM
In My post You and "YOUR" Property Tax Bill - Assessment Appeal Causes Inequities In Taxation Pam McInnes of Waterloo asked I've also always wondered why, just because you own a home, you have to pay for the school system - pick public, separate, or french immersion, but whether you have children or not you pay into it because you are a homeowner?
I agree school support should not come from property taxes. We need to educate our young people today so they will be productive contributing members of society tomorrow. We also need to present an equality in the education (8 comments)
This is one colunm that you need to read In his column "Am I Wrong" in the Uxbridge Cosmos, February 18th, Roger Varley asks the question "Would it surprise you to know that Uxbridge Council has Abrogated your right to free speech as Guaranteed under the charter of Rights and Freedom" and then goes on to say ".... Council is also considering denying you the right of freedom of Assembly also guaranteed under the charter" (8 comments)
In my last post You and "YOUR" Property Tax Bill - Assessment Appeal Causes Inequities In Taxation I spoke of an inequity that was caused by an appeal. This post is about some inequities caused by the process. Looking at two hypothetical almost identical homes built by the same builder at the same time one in an urban setting the other in a rural setting. Both homes are 3000 sq ft, 4 bedroom bungalows. They both have a family room, fire place and double car garage. The only real difference is one (11 comments)
You and "YOUR" Property Tax Bill - Assessment Appeal Causes Inequities In Taxation - 02/21/10 03:02 PM
You and "YOUR" Property Tax Bill - Assessment Appeal Causes Inequities Taxation An earlier post on assessment, You and "YOUR" Property Tax Bill - Environmental Impacts On Property Assessments, discussed a successful appeal that reduced a properties assessment by 50%.. I applaud Paul Thompson for sticking to his guns and being successful in reducing his assessment based on an environmental issue under the current system (I would have done the same thing). His success however points out a very big issue that I have with our current system of assessment. The inequity in the resulting taxes paid based on that (5 comments)
You and "YOUR" Property Tax Bill - One Man's Opinion On The Assessment Process - 02/18/10 09:39 PM
In his post How Property Assessment in Ontario is Calculated Ty Lacroix from London Ontario provided a pretty good window into assessment here in Ontario from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation's (MPAC) point of view. One needs to look beyond what they provide for a true understanding of the flawes in our assessment process. Understanding Mass Market Analysis as practiced by MPAC for Assessment Purposes After the initial inspection by MPAC (during which some subjective opinion is applied) all you need is a course in mathematics. Assessments in Ontario are calculated using regressional analysis to determine values for various (5 comments)
If the same conditions exist elsewhere or for another property adjacent to this one it should be the same percentage. Years ago when the corner super mailbox first arrived on the scene there was an appeal that was successful and gained a reduction based on the detrimental affects the mailbox had on (4 comments)
Municipalities considering wind farms have something else to consider now when reaching their decision. How much will it impact their assessment base. With one successful appeal on the records it will not be to hard for others in a similar situation to successfully get their assessments reduced. Any thing that affects the value of your property should also affect the assessment of your property. In light of this landmark case it is possible that MPAC (The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) will reduce the value of other properties that are similarly affected but don't count (2 comments)
There are certainly some great family happenings here on Family Day
Via Kathy Clulow ASP® SRES® (RE/MAX Scugog Realty Ltd Brokerage): Family Day in Uxbridge. Uxbridge has several FREE activiteis for you to participate in on family day this year. February 15th, 2010 Goodwood Community Centre skating and snowman contest (judged at 4pm) Uxbridge Arena Free Skating 12pm to 2 pm Uxbridge Kinsmenn Club - Elgin Pond Family Skate Day 12pm to 5 pm - free hot dogs drinks and music (donations accepted to go to the Uxbridge Youth Centre) Uxbridge Legion Snow Sculpture Contest (rear parking lot) 10am Uxbridge (2 comments)
Events - Georgina Ontario - SNO*FEST - 02/10/10 02:19 PM
Georgina SNO*FEST View Georgina SNO*FEST in a larger map Via Kathy Clulow ASP® SRES® (RE/MAX Scugog Realty Ltd Brokerage): SNO*FEST Georginais offering some FREE EVENTSto help you enjoy this upcoming Family Day Weekend. Saturday February 13th, 2010 ... 10am to 3pm De La Salle Park FREE admission, sleigh rides, snowmobile rides, face painting, snowshoeing, dog sled rides, special exhibits, kids games, and prizes. While lake drive will be closed from DeLaSalle Blvd to Brule Lnwy during this event you may want to drive east along Lake drive and view the Ice Fishing Activities out on the frozen lake. Continue on to the (0 comments)
On occasion I wonder just how much effect if any the US economy has on us here in Ontario. There are many posts about how bad some areas are suffering with foreclosures but there are other indicators that show the pain may not be over for some time to come. Here is what Gary White of Grand Rapids Michigan has to say.
Via Gary White~ Grand Rapids Real Estate, FlexIt Realty, a call or click away! (Flexit Realty~Serving West Michigan): We may not notice the changes in peoples budgets because we are worrying more about our own. I have been (5 comments)
The web site for this home is now up and can be seen here. SORRY IT'S SOLD
Via Kathy Clulow ASP® SRES® (RE/MAX Scugog Realty Ltd Brokerage): 84 Ewen Drive - Uxbridge Real Estate - Homes For Sale
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