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.