Governtments greedy hand

Real Estate Agent with Frank Rubi Real Estate

Property taxes, one of my pet peeves.  How often do you see some local politician or other groups trying to get voters to approve a tax increase.  It's only 3 mills, only going to raise your tax bill ten dollars a year.  Well for one thing have you ever seen a temporary tax?  You will pay this tax the rest of your life of you live there. 

Not only has home prices increased over the past ten years, so has the tax bill right along with the homes.  The local governments should be flush with cash.  No way they have spent everything they can get their hands on. Most of the government workers can retire at 55 years of age.  They are guaranteed a lifelong pension with annual cost of living increases.  Many of them also receive health insurance for the rest of their lives paid by guess who.  Since the average person lives into their eighty's now that thirty years of payments.  Add that up.

My point is that not only have houses become expensive, owning them has also.  Some people pay more in taxes per year than the home cost when it was new years ago.  Stand up people your right are slipping away and most of you don't have a clue.

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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I often wonder why schools are funded through property taxes. This creates a cycle of ignorance...those who live in a poor neighborhood...go to a poor school...get a poor education...and go no place. Those in a rich neighborhood go to good schools...get a good education...and go every place. Does not make a lot of sense.

Dec 29, 2007 04:38 AM #1
Leslie Bloss, Bellevue Real Estate Professional
Bellevue, WA

Hi John,

I would like a freeze on property taxes for people over 65 so they do not get taxed out of their homes.   If not a freeze, a significant break.

Dec 29, 2007 04:45 AM #2
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

In Maryland, the motto is "If you can dream it, we can tax it" - tongue in cheek, of course.  The good news is that we are free to leave and go elsewhere when we really have enough of this.  If tax-friendly jurisdictions attract more businesses and tax paying Americans, maybe the message will get through.

Dec 29, 2007 12:30 PM #3
John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana
I agree with all of you guys.  Time to rebel against more taxes period.
Dec 29, 2007 12:32 PM #4
Frank Ross
Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection of SW Utah - Saint George, UT

I heard about this awhile ago from a Saving America Rally.  Now that we own a few acres up in the moutains for a retreat getaway I think I will check into this. Have any of you heard about this? Google it and see what you think.

Allodial Title even if property is not paid in full! The highest form of ownership title! If you don't hold Allodial and Patent land Title on your property YOU DON'T OWN IT.

       As far as property taxes go. The county or state buys things, bridges, schools, whatever, and they they put up YOUR PROPERTY as colladerial. I have always thought this was wrong. So you buy a nice small home in Malibu and you want to leave it to your kids who grow up in that home, well, when you die the kids could not afford the taxes on the home so you are forced to sell it. No, I think it is wrong. It is just another way for the government to get their claws on us. We have come a long way from The Boston Tea Party. Now we are not organized nor do we have a spine. It is always we are too busy to be involved, we need the job to pay our bills, we can't get arrested for protesting, we have to vote between this bad guy and that bad guy. It is all a plan to keep us in our place and property taxes is just one way to hold us to the fire. Think about it.

        Another topic but the IRS and the income tax is not even legal, but let's see some one try and change that!?


Dec 29, 2007 11:18 PM #5
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
John, I agree fully on these tax issue. I never have voted for any increases because they never end. My suggestion to all is to buy investment property and expense everything legally. I will play by the rules just tell me what they are.
Dec 30, 2007 01:23 AM #6
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
John, I think we should do away with property taxes and increase the sales tax. Let's encourage thrift and building for a future, while discouraging spending. Besides, that way each person could "choose" how much they're taxed. Here in Florida we have certain exemptions which I'd recommend keeping if that happened: food, rentals of at least 7 months, medicine. 
Dec 30, 2007 01:45 AM #7
Mary Ellen Elmore
Nunnelly, TN

A good reason to support Ron Paul for the Presidency.

If we own it, why are we paying rent to the governemnt to use it?

Dec 30, 2007 08:15 PM #8
Hugh Krone
Weichert Referral Associates - Hamburg, NJ
Realtor, Sussex County NJ
Up by me in New jersey taxes are out of control. evev if you find something under 200,000 for a first time homebuyer (which is rare) the taxes are 4 or 5 thousand a year. Kick in homeowners and usually PMI and its almost impossible to start out at less then $2,000 a month.
Dec 31, 2007 12:12 AM #9
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