[Homestead] A safe place, Storrs, Connecticut
lurine at softcom.net
Thu Sep 22 13:00:30 EDT 2005
Now, Gene, you can't "stumble" into a patch of California green <g> One has
to really be looking for it! That's why your tax dollars go to pay the big
bucks to the CAMP boys flying the helicopters and aiming guns at small
But, speaking of taxes, property to be exact, I know how California taxes
property but I wonder how other states determine property taxes. The reason
I ask is that we've been wandering around the net looking at various
properties and there really seems to be no consistancy or reason. For
example, there were two places in Washington in the same county, same asking
price, same age on the home and the taxes on one $685 and the taxes on the
other, over $2,000. The same with some properties in Maine, Arizona and NM.
Is it just the roll of the dice?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene GeRue" <genegerue at ruralize.com>
To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] A safe place, Storrs, Connecticut
>>I guess we've become a "weird" magnet. I just wish folks wouldn't
>>consider all those weird transplants to be Californians. And that
>>Southern CA wasn't how the whole state was judged.
> Count your blessings. Bad publicity helps to keep the traffic down to
> merely outrageous.
> I lived in the Bay Area for 25 years and never felt at home. There is no
> established culture. Still an experiment of transients searching for a
> Yes, California is many places. I like the areas well north of the Bay
> Area. Well, not where you might get shot if you stumble into a patch of
> marijuana. And not the taxes and all the rules deemed necessary to keep
> massive population under some semblance of control.
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