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Old 03-07-2016, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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My property taxes doubled with this years statement. Yes.....they doubled. County assessors have absolute power. They can willy nilly tax you whatever.

I am tired of getting screwed every time I turn around. That is why so many businesses are highly profitable. They pretty much charge whatever they want.
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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My property taxes doubled with this years statement. Yes.....they doubled.
In Denver?
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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My property taxes doubled with this years statement. Yes.....they doubled. County assessors have absolute power. They can willy nilly tax you whatever.

I am tired of getting screwed every time I turn around. That is why so many businesses are highly profitable. They pretty much charge whatever they want.
I know that this is a large percentage increase, but what was the actual monetary damage?

Did your taxes double from $300 to $600? That seems pretty doable.

Or did they double from $2,000 to $4,000? That is more of a hardship.

They could have doubled from $50,000 to $100,000, but if you can afford a $50,000 property tax bill, I have a feeling you can afford a $100,000 property tax bill.

By the way, with few exceptions, businesses cannot charge whatever they want, they charge only what the market will bear. Inelastic items are the exception. When things get too expensive, you must make the choice not to buy the item.
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:48 AM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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that old familiar feeling of wanting to just get away.

Someone on a movie i was watching was packing their bags in a hurry, about to take a trip, and it was enough for me to feel what someone in that situation usually feels -- that feeling of exhilaration and promise that comes before every trip.

I want it back -- but right now i have to think about the end game.

Coming back home from such an exhilarating adventure, this time, meant a lot of stress and dealing and uncertainty. I can't bear that again.

So instead of packing my bags for yet another adventure where palm trees are the tallest things in view, i have to stay put... for now...

Raising a Revolutionary: Staying in place
Huh?
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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Yes, that was David's point - hard to imagine that in 2007, they were closing schools, now they can't build them fast enough to keep up!
The growth in DPS enrollment is not spread evenly across the city. The southeast and Stapleton areas of Denver are seeing massive enrollment growth, but other areas are seeing declines.
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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Blown away Denver #1 in US News "survey."

Then I see Austin #2. That's ok, I guess. But better than... well I can think of several I'd put ahead of it.

Then I see some town in Arkansas #3. Really? They must have been 3rd highest bidder. Wasn't a survey, it was an auction! I think to myself.
You're hurting my e-feelings! I realize Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas are "off the map" for most people, but it is a really nice area with a booming economy, quick access to beautiful nature, and a young, hip culture. Lots of comparisons to an earlier-version of Austin are often made. The metro is a manageable 500k people but that is changing rapidly. The Ozarks and its streams and natural preserves are both in the metropolitan area and nearby. Commutes are a breeze and the schools are good.

Let's hope that ranking doesn't send us into decline!

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Old 03-07-2016, 10:54 AM
 
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Denver is ranked #1 US News best place to live in 2016 according to this link. What are your thoughts, and do you have a different opinion otherwise?

Best Places to Live | U.S. News Real Estate
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Technically....three house south of Denver. Went from ~$600 to over $1200.




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In Denver?
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:11 AM
 
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hehe STL 35k, love it. Great city very LOW COL!! One of the many reasons I moved back to STL after living in Colorado last year.
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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hehe STL 35k, love it. Great city very LOW COL!! One of the many reasons I moved back to STL after living in Colorado last year.
Been to the Lou. You get what you pay for.
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