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Old 01-12-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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That's an easy one. Wasn't Buffalo's population about 550,000 around 1960? Now it's about 250,000.
If you're talking metro, it's about -400,000.
It actually peaked in 1950, but that still may not equate to half empty due to smaller family sizes and more 1 and/or 2 person households in regards to urban living as well. It would be interesting to see what the housing units were in the city through the years, but other factors have to be considered as well. From what I could find(2010), the city's housing vacancy rate was 15.7%.

Also, refugees have to be sponsored by a religious non profit like Catholic Charities and similar organizations. So, that is something to consider in regards to that aspect.

With this said, it is good to see housing unit growth in the Lancaster area.

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Old 01-12-2017, 03:39 PM
 
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It actually peaked in 1950, but that still may not equate to half empty due to smaller family sizes and more 1 and/or 2 person households in regards to urban living as well. It would be interesting to see what the housing units were in the city through the years, but other factors have to be considered as well. From what I could find(2010), the city's housing vacancy rate was 15.7%.

Also, refugees have to be sponsored by a religious non profit like Catholic Charities and similar organizations. So, that is something to consider in regards to that aspect.

With this said, it is good to see housing unit growth in the Lancaster area.
Yes, the 1950's Catholic family that had five kids in a 3-bedroom house no longer exists. At the very most, there are two kids in that house.

This Casey guy is pathological. Wonder if he lives in his mom's basement playing video games, and then a few times a day taking a break to post on the Buffalo page.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:53 PM
 
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Too funny
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:58 PM
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Agreed that 170 homes is not anything but a regular subdivision, but that is a good thing for Lancaster.

Assuming average value of 250k for a new house, probably more.

My question is this, what are the Taxes going to be on a 250k-300k house in Lancaster. My guess would be insane. Even with all the Star program BS, its still insane.

Also what services are folks getting from city of lancaster for their tax bill? New attractions? Public works projects? Anything but plowed streets and garbage pickup?

That is my thing with paying insane taxes, at least get something for them.
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:45 PM
 
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Agreed that 170 homes is not anything but a regular subdivision, but that is a good thing for Lancaster.

Assuming average value of 250k for a new house, probably more.

My question is this, what are the Taxes going to be on a 250k-300k house in Lancaster. My guess would be insane. Even with all the Star program BS, its still insane.

Also what services are folks getting from city of lancaster for their tax bill? New attractions? Public works projects? Anything but plowed streets and garbage pickup?

That is my thing with paying insane taxes, at least get something for them.
School taxes make up the biggest portion of property taxes. So, given requirements for teachers in regards to having a Master's degree, being unionized and with some being there for at least several years, that plays a big part in all of this.

BTW- Lancaster is a village and/or a town. So, you may or may not have another layer of some kind of service within the village.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:47 PM
 
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Agreed that 170 homes is not anything but a regular subdivision, but that is a good thing for Lancaster.

Assuming average value of 250k for a new house, probably more.

My question is this, what are the Taxes going to be on a 250k-300k house in Lancaster. My guess would be insane. Even with all the Star program BS, its still insane.

Also what services are folks getting from city of lancaster for their tax bill? New attractions? Public works projects? Anything but plowed streets and garbage pickup?

That is my thing with paying insane taxes, at least get something for them.
The average value for a new house is 280K
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:10 AM
 
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Agreed that 170 homes is not anything but a regular subdivision, but that is a good thing for Lancaster.

Assuming average value of 250k for a new house, probably more.

My question is this, what are the Taxes going to be on a 250k-300k house in Lancaster. My guess would be insane. Even with all the Star program BS, its still insane.

Also what services are folks getting from city of lancaster for their tax bill? New attractions? Public works projects? Anything but plowed streets and garbage pickup?

That is my thing with paying insane taxes, at least get something for them.

Your already paying $8,500 to $10,000 a year property taxes for $250,000 to $280,000 house
and they go up another $300 to $450 every year
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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Your already paying $8,500 to $10,000 a year property taxes for $250,000 to $280,000 house
and they go up another $300 to $450 every year
Your not paying it what does it matter
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:22 PM
 
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Your not paying it what does it matter


Just reading the growing mass number of people's Facebook, Twitter, Vine & Pinterest
Pages that have had it with Erie County & the local corrupt & failed government
and most are planning to leave WNY as soon as they can.
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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Yet, what does this have to do with the housing growth in the Lancaster area?
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