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Old 05-01-2013, 12:01 AM
 
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So is it worth the move to VA?
I just renewed my tags in MD and paid $128 for 2 yrs.
Now I would pay $42 for registration +$16 for safety inspection (if they find nothing wrong) + $60 for car property tax/yr.
Based on just this i would say the math doesn't add up to move. Now please tell me I'm missing something or don't have the full picture. Are rents cheaper? I know gas is (but that may be a thing of the past with their new gas law). Are groceries? Insurance (car or otherwise) anuthing? Vicnice where in VA do you live? How is it?
3.2% Maryland county income tax. If you make 100K/200K that's $3200/6400 bucks a year, give me car tax any day of the week and I will pay that instead of county tax which goes to things like the failed metro center in MoCo.

VA > MD when it comes to taxes, you will pay higher rents. Each persons situation is different, but I would absolutely say VA is worth investigating.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:05 AM
 
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So you pay more in taxes in MD, and more in mortgage in VA.

A 1950s vintage SFH sort of near (~1 mile) the Metro in Rockville will run you $400k or so. In Vienna VA good luck getting it for under $500k. RichMo isn't one of the W's but it is pretty close; Madison is typically the 3rd-5th best HS in Fairfax.
Good point, all things have to be considered, but I would rather pay more in mortgage than in tax. I can dump the mortgage by selling the house, I can only dump the tax by reducing my income.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:25 AM
 
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If the sub-divisions are HOA the County has no control over the developer putting in either sidewalks or lighting (unless the codes mandate it, which many don't in single family developments.

I can take you to $1M+ house developments over here which don't have them either. The idea behind no sidewalks is that the lack of them keeps out random "lookers" (read that to mean potential burglars casing the area). The lack of lighting adds to the rural "ambience". Of course everyone has motion triggered floodlights set to register a small cat.

If you look your tax rate isn't really out of line for most of the rural areas of MD. Calvert's would be up there too if it didn't have Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant and its multi-million dollar tax payment every year.
I have a hard time believing that no sidewalks and poorly lit areas are a deterrent for crime. Subdivisions in the area I used to live had streetlights and sidewalks everywhere and crime in these areas was incredibly low. My point being that Md as a whole is a rip off when it comes to value compared to many other states that have corrupt govts and incredibly high taxes. I live right down the street from the Delaware line. These are all county roads which get maintained 10-fold better than our Md county roads. Delaware actual uses salt when it snows and they mow. Md is a rip off. Just my .02.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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I have a hard time believing that no sidewalks and poorly lit areas are a deterrent for crime. Subdivisions in the area I used to live had streetlights and sidewalks everywhere and crime in these areas was incredibly low. My point being that Md as a whole is a rip off when it comes to value compared to many other states that have corrupt govts and incredibly high taxes. I live right down the street from the Delaware line. These are all county roads which get maintained 10-fold better than our Md county roads. Delaware actual uses salt when it snows and they mow. Md is a rip off. Just my .02.
Why would anyone live so close to a state line and live in the perceived worse state? If DE is so much better wtf did you choose MD? Just curious.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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Why would anyone live so close to a state line and live in the perceived worse state? If DE is so much better wtf did you choose MD? Just curious.
Ive been in MD for nearly 10 years. When I first moved here my research was limited due to time constraints (admittedly my fault). In those 10 years MD has gotten worse with their taxing of nearly everything but the air we breathe. Hind sight being 20 20 I would have picked Delaware anyday due to this. Since I am in MD Im allowed to complain just like everyone else on this forum about the expense.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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So you pay more in taxes in MD, and more in mortgage in VA.

A 1950s vintage SFH sort of near (~1 mile) the Metro in Rockville will run you $400k or so. In Vienna VA good luck getting it for under $500k. RichMo isn't one of the W's but it is pretty close; Madison is typically the 3rd-5th best HS in Fairfax.
Try getting your higher taxes back when you sell the house in Maryland.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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Ive been in MD for nearly 10 years. When I first moved here my research was limited due to time constraints (admittedly my fault). In those 10 years MD has gotten worse with their taxing of nearly everything but the air we breathe. Hind sight being 20 20 I would have picked Delaware anyday due to this. Since I am in MD Im allowed to complain just like everyone else on this forum about the expense.
Nothing wrong with that (I'm stuck here too) I just scratch my head when I see all these people who live so close to to pa or de they could throw a rock into it but yet they chose md. All I can imagine is that (like you said) at the time it must've been better then now.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:40 PM
 
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Nothing wrong with that (I'm stuck here too) I just scratch my head when I see all these people who live so close to to pa or de they could throw a rock into it but yet they chose md. All I can imagine is that (like you said) at the time it must've been better then now.
Some of us have roots in the state that date back over 200 years. Packing up and heading over the border isn't something to be taken lightly. I would rather stay and try to fight to keep some sanity in my state's government. A losing battle to be sure, but I am hoping there is some value in fighting the good fight.
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