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Old 08-14-2006, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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My family and I are a few short months away from moving to NC from NJ (where I have been all of my life). We just can't afford the taxes anymore on our home. We figure even if taxes go up in NC in ten years, we will have saved about 75K not paying in NJ. I too am concerned about schools. I have 2 daughters 13 and 16. It's scary for them as well. My husband says it's a no-brainer to move, so we will just bite the bullet and hope everything falls into place.
What makes you think taxes wont go up for ten years. If you have lived here in NC your whole life, even just the past 5-10 years, theres been tremendous growth. Growth brings taxes ofcourse. When you have as much as we are having, get ready...thats all I can tell you. You will be on the Alabama forums in a couple of years, repeating the same reasons for leaving NC.
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Old 08-14-2006, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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I am not trying to scare anyone, but dagonnit, yall are outpricing and out taxing me!! Where am I supposed to live?
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Old 08-14-2006, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I lost 2 sisters, my daughter started speaking with a southern accent (that sounds pedy I know; but it actually bothered me becasue it sounded like she wasn't my daughter! My wife and I both still have the great lakes accent), and I had a new son. It was right after he was born that I started wanting to move back. I DIDN'T want him to have a southern accent (nothing against it, it would just be weird to have a family member of mine speaking like that), but more importantly; we wanted him to grow up around family. If we were to stay here, he wouldn't know ANY family other than myself, my wife, and hsi two older siblimgs. For a while, my thought process was "everyone else is moving here, it must be worth it". For them, it very well could be. But I eventually realized after a long time; that it just wasn't for our family.
My Sister lives in Los Angeles and was contemplating moving to the town where my Mom lives in Western NC. I also lived there for 5 years. Its a small town where the economy has been ravaged by the loss of textile jobs. The only young people who stay there after high school are those who do not go to college. If they get an education, they end up moving to the Piedmont area to find work.
So, the issue I felt like my sister needed to face was this. Our mom is 84, and will not live forever. Her girls are 12 and 13. I asked her if she was prepared to move there and have her girls them marry local boys, and end up staying there the rest of her life to be near the girls?
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:23 PM
 
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Let me quess, you have been here all of your life and have a slight attitude about people moving in???
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Old 08-14-2006, 01:42 PM
 
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What makes you think taxes wont go up for ten years. If you have lived here in NC your whole life, even just the past 5-10 years, theres been tremendous growth. Growth brings taxes ofcourse. When you have as much as we are having, get ready...thats all I can tell you. You will be on the Alabama forums in a couple of years, repeating the same reasons for leaving NC.
I can't see how anyone would think that taxes wouldn't go up. That's the nature of the beast. However, there will always be a gap of taxes between NC and any other state someone is moving from. For example, I'm currently paying over 9k in taxes here in NY and my taxes will probably be anywhere between 2-3k. In 10 years, NC taxes could (and probably would) go up to 7k or so, but in NY, the taxes will also go and that 9k could be roughly 12-13k. So the way I see it, there will always be a gap, unless of course the area you moved from starts taking a nosedive in the quality and starts becoming an unpleasant area to live. I think everyone moving to NC (including myself) is realistic about how inexpensive the taxes are right now, but also how it can potentially increase in years to come. Just my opinon.
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Old 08-14-2006, 01:46 PM
 
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If only.... many people REALLY do think that NC will stay productive and affordable forever. They think that because everyone who is moving there is doing so to "escape" the high taxes and other expenses of where they live now; that the taxes and cost of living won't go up here. I agree with NC native; in another decade or two it will be people leaving NC and looking for more affordable areas in Kentucky, Alabama or who knows where else!
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Old 08-14-2006, 01:57 PM
 
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If only.... many people REALLY do think that NC will stay productive and affordable forever. They think that because everyone who is moving there is doing so to "escape" the high taxes and other expenses of where they live now; that the taxes and cost of living won't go up here. I agree with NC native; in another decade or two it will be people leaving NC and looking for more affordable areas in Kentucky, Alabama or who knows where else!
well if u believe that MANY people REALLY think that NC will stay productive and affordable, then perhaps people are naive to think that. But NC is just another state that experiences its share of growth, perhaps not as rapid as others, but it does exist. I for one do believe that taxes will escalate, especially to compensate for the growth that is happening. But because our family know this will eventually happen, we would be better prepared for it when it does.
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Old 08-14-2006, 01:59 PM
Status: "Life is a hard teacher gives the test 1st" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Default I am officially nervous!

Well we are less than 10 days from making the one way trip down to Waxhaw from Boston. The nervous energy is starting to seep in as the date draws closer. All I am thinking is that WOW, it's all going to happen. A year ago we set out to make this move and now 12 months after that, we're doing it.

I won't talk about how much process has been as I don't want jinx it (it's gone very well- *so far*).

There's a lot do...hmm, I'm headed out to Starbucks for a mild coffee with a red eye ...may be that will calm me down!
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Old 08-14-2006, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Good Luck with everything Miker2069, And welcome to our State where the taxes will rise
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Old 08-14-2006, 02:06 PM
Status: "Life is a hard teacher gives the test 1st" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Good Luck with everything Miker2069, And welcome to our State where the taxes will rise
Thanks, taxes are needed to keep adding on to Panther stadium!
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