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Old 07-29-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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I don't get how poor people live on Long Island. You'd think prices would be out of reach for them so they'd all have gotten out and headed for North Carolina or Florida by now. I don't get it. It is super expensive to live here, yet they don't leave. Why?
I have always wondered that too. Maybe they have Section 8 or something.
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:48 PM
Status: "Chance of snow this weekend..." (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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[quote=rh71;20227579]Rationalizing because we are getting something for living here. Is this not obvious? Those who don't are perfectly free to leave, yet just make posts like the above and say this and that sucks as if the same things are available everywhere else. WE WOULD BE THERE TOO IF THAT WERE TRUE. It wouldn't be so populated here if that were true.
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Boy did you misread my post, this is a simple response to the op who asked "Anyone explain how a ranch on a small lot can have absurd taxes I am all ears." I made no derogetory remarks about the area , I do think NY especially LI is strangling the average person with tax's and from what you read on this board so do many. You have to rationalize spending 12K even 8K a year for what schools, convienience, location??? Something justifys paying it and each person makes the choice that it is worth it for them.
You may also find that if you look past the traffic on the LIE much of what people feel adds to the quality of life is available elsewhere probally for less but in these times job security will drive that decision.
Well let me go back to reading the post on a tree house that doesn't meet the visual appeal of the poster...
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Out in the stix
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Taxes are just plain retarded on long island. If you make your house nice then you have to pay more. It makes no sense. You don't get more services if you pay more taxes. Case in point. My parents neighbor pays well over what my parents pay yet the county doesn't plow his driveway when it snows. They don't plow his side of the street any better then they to my parents. The garbage men don't go into his house to collect his garbage. So why exactly should he pay more ? You should pay taxes based on property size and that's it. You should be able to add, change, or do whatever you want and the taxes should stay the same. Everyone in an area should pay about the same taxes only dictated by property size. I could go on and on but you get the point. The government gives it to us in the butt and we have no choice but to take it. Pisses me off to no end. I've seen lots of house I can afford yet can't buy it because the taxes are just plain dumb. And the government wonders why people cheat their taxes or don't declare extensions.
Another thing I don't understand, hey I improve my property so that gives the govt the right to reach into my pocket more. ....put a deck off my kitchen ,oh we will tax you more for that, put this or that, oh more taxes, it is absurd, when I toured that house and the tax bill was over $1k a month I thought to myself we have to be crazy to move back to L.I. For that, then once there every other town buerocrat is looking to reach into your pocket for something. CT is getting worse but nowhere near L.I., and I know it's part of the 5 boroughs but come on what's up with the toll $$ for the throgs neck bridge, really???
long island was a great place to grow up, beaches are great, proximity to city, good restaurants, etc, but come on over $1000 a month for taxes on just a "regular house" is unjustified....what do you get??? Trash pick up and streets being plowed?? I guess a big chunk of it goes to schools??? I know I know police/emt's/fire depts that come quickly, I lived-in Florida and here too they respond just as quickly.

Long Island is just way overpriced for what you get.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Rationalizing because we are getting something for living here. Is this not obvious? Those who don't are perfectly free to leave, yet just make posts like the above and say this and that sucks as if the same things are available everywhere else. WE WOULD BE THERE TOO IF THAT WERE TRUE. It wouldn't be so populated here if that were true.
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Boy did you misread my post, this is a simple response to the op who asked "Anyone explain how a ranch on a small lot can have absurd taxes I am all ears." I made no derogetory remarks about the area , I do think NY especially LI is strangling the average person with tax's and from what you read on this board so do many. You have to rationalize spending 12K even 8K a year for what schools, convienience, location??? Something justifys paying it and each person makes the choice that it is worth it for them.
You may also find that if you look past the traffic on the LIE much of what people feel adds to the quality of life is available elsewhere probally for less but in these times job security will drive that decision.
Well let me go back to reading the post on a tree house that doesn't meet the visual appeal of the poster...
FYI the part about people making "posts like the above" was referring to the guy 2 posts up from mine, not yours.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Suffolk
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Define "decent".

East Northport for instance has a decent number of homes with taxes around $7K or less...
I'm paying just $7000 in Huntington, older home, nice quiet neighborhood, nice mix of young families up to retired seniors!
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Out in the stix
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I'm paying just $7000 in Huntington, older home, nice quiet neighborhood, nice mix of young families up to retired seniors!
Just $7000? That's the problem when $7k in taxes sounds like a bargain.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:01 PM
Status: "Chance of snow this weekend..." (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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FYI the part about people making "posts like the above" was referring to the guy 2 posts up from mine, not yours.
I stand corrected....
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