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Old 06-02-2018, 11:52 PM
 
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It's just sad that so many local people leave because they can't afford to live in Charlotte because so many people with larger salaries have priced them out.
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Old 06-03-2018, 12:10 AM
 
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It's just sad that so many local people leave because they can't afford to live in Charlotte because so many people with larger salaries have priced them out.
A lot of the people from Charlotte are moving west of Charlotte.
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Old 06-03-2018, 05:46 AM
 
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It's just sad that so many local people leave because they can't afford to live in Charlotte because so many people with larger salaries have priced them out.
It's just "happy" that twice as many people are moving to Charlotte than are moving out. Charlotte's loss could be Indiana or Iowa's gain. Look at the bright side.
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:02 AM
 
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Hopefully help will come to the elderly such as the freezing of property tax on the homes they have lived in for years.
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:57 AM
 
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It's just "happy" that twice as many people are moving to Charlotte than are moving out. Charlotte's loss could be Indiana or Iowa's gain. Look at the bright side.
And I don’t expect everyone will consider this an issue. “Don’t worry be happy”
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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Hopefully help will come to the elderly such as the freezing of property tax on the homes they have lived in for years.
Once a person comes of retirement age, property tax on their home can be reduced significantly if they are withing the income parameters. I don't believe that any municipality stops property tax on the home of the elderly just because they reach a certain age. I would love to see my property tax cease to exist some day, but I'm pretty sure that won't happen here or any other habitable place.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:53 AM
 
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I meant a freeze on increase, not an elimination, of property tax. Yes there is a program for reduction of property tax at retirement age but might not necessarily offset a large increase in tax amount to retiree.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:48 AM
 
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I meant a freeze on increase, not an elimination, of property tax. Yes there is a program for reduction of property tax at retirement age but might not necessarily offset a large increase in tax amount to retiree.
I agree. I have lived in countries that tax the hell out of their citizens, but when they reach retirement age, they are really treated well. For example, major transportation discounts or free, big tax shelters, and even retirement homes that reflect the high taxes they've paid in previous years. We need to take care of old people that have contributed all their lives. Charlotte seems to be status quo with other places sharing similar demographics. I don't believe that this our tax situation on the elderly would be a factor that would force them out of Charlotte. The OP is aware of expenses in other states. I have had a residence here 10 years. Many things are cheaper here than many other states, i.e., car insurance, house insurance, water and garbage bills, electric bills, property taxes, and most other such expenses. People being priced out of Charlotte (as the OP mentions) is sort of a nebulous comment. These same people would likely be priced out of any place they live.
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Old 06-03-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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I am for gentrification of neighborhoods, but not to the point of pricing hard-working people out of affordable housing. Most of my single friends are having a hard time making ends meet with the "out of this world" rent.
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:32 PM
 
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I am for gentrification of neighborhoods, but not to the point of pricing hard-working people out of affordable housing. Most of my single friends are having a hard time making ends meet with the "out of this world" rent.
Have them check out other cities. Maybe their opinion will change. We might be lots higher than we have been historically, now have just caught up with the rest of the country. The same unfortunately applies to restaurant bills. One can always downsize or downgrade.
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