Raising Taxes Hurts Tallahassee Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent with Joe Manausa Real Estate 8508880888

 

You will never find me writing or speaking as an expert in politics. As a matter of fact, I will go on record saying that I have a hard time paying attention to politics at any level, even though it has tremendous implications on the health and wealth of my family, my business, and my investments.

But I do know about real estate. I have never found anybody that studies the Tallahassee housing market any harder than I do. I am not the smartest guy in the world, but I have done my homework when it comes to the real estate market. So consider this my “up front disclosure” when I talk about politics, leadership, and the Tallahassee real estate market.

Tallahassee Lacks Leadership

If you have a solid job, you might not be feeling the pinch that many others have been working through over the past few years. I know that unemployment is up and many good, hard-working people have been “laid off.” I know this first hand because some of them are my friends, and some of them are my past employees.

With a real estate market that is down over 60% from just three years ago, there are a lot of people who have been left without work in the real estate, construction, mortgage, and related industries. I have seen some foolish comments along the lines of “so what, it doesn’t affect me;” but most people understand the impact that these lost jobs are having on our community.

Tallahassee City Commissioners Raise TaxesGil Ziffer seems to understand. Unfortunately, Mr. Ziffer was the only one on the City Commission trying to reduce taxes and help our community.If you read the Tallahassee Democrat article by Tamaryn Waters today, you will see that “only the new guy” gets it.

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Ginger Moore
Wilkinson & Associates Realty - Gastonia, NC

Hi Joe, Yes, we voters always want to know who has voted to raise our taxes.   Very nice blog, nice pictures. great info!  thanks for sharing!

Sep 23, 2009 11:40 PM #1
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Joe Manausa
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Thank you Ginger. I think we need to start getting the word out now, before it is too late.

Sep 23, 2009 11:41 PM #2
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Thanks Joe, very well timed with a debate over similar subjects with my youthful, energetic "nephew".  These types of "reality checks" will continue throughout all Florida municipalities I believe.

Sep 24, 2009 09:39 AM #3
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Joe Manausa
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Thanks Kevin, I suspect your nephew has not yet started to pull his unfair share of the load ....

Sep 24, 2009 11:58 PM #4
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Well put Joe, that's going to be reserved for another day of discussions.  Right now it's enjoyable without dismantling his enthusiasm. 

Sep 25, 2009 01:12 AM #5
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Joe Manausa
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Understood Kevin. It's funny as I get older as I watch young liberals evolve to conservatives as they realize some people just won't pull their own weight...

Sep 25, 2009 01:14 AM #6
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