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Old 03-31-2008, 05:55 PM
 
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I live in Penn Forest Streams off of 903.Yes the signs are there for paintball but we have not been bothered at all by them. I also have a 3 bedroom home for sale. Its for sale so we can go back to Nh/Maine where we moved from. Its up for sale due to illness. Our taxes are a little over $300 for the Penn Forest tax in May and about $1800 or a little more for school taxes in august.Good luck where ever you move.If you want to take a look at home (just a look ,) go to www.housejockey.com/2885.Have (broken link) a good day.
OK , I see why the site wont work. After the /2885 there is ( .Have" ) sticking to the link. It is throwing it off.
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: new jersey, pine barrens
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I also looked at Penn Forest STreams but don't know about the taxes
at least the homes are on an acre...it's a community with privacy
not sure how far it is from the real world...
there's bear creek something across the street too

trying to find something not far from this area
but with places for my teens to go to work/school
hospitals not far
and grocery stores close
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Collegeville PA & Towamensing Trails
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Dogghosts - I pay only 1600 a year for school and county taxes in Townmensing Trails. My house sits on .50 acres and is 1900 sq feet (including the unfinished basement). So you'd probably need to be sitting on 5+ acres and 3000 sq ft house in order to be paying 4000+ in this area.
I bought my 3 bed/2 bath house in TT in August 2008, same 1/2 acre lot as you. Attached single garage converted to living space. Don't know the square footage, but I'd say @ 1800-1900. My combined township/county/schools tax is $3100, which is about what the previous owner paid. So, I don't think you'd need to be in the 3000 sq ft range on 5 acres to hit $4k.

OF course, maybe you're under-assessed. Have you asked the tax man about that? ;-)
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Albrightsville PA
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I bought my 3 bed/2 bath house in TT in August 2008, same 1/2 acre lot as you. Attached single garage converted to living space. Don't know the square footage, but I'd say @ 1800-1900. My combined township/county/schools tax is $3100, which is about what the previous owner paid. So, I don't think you'd need to be in the 3000 sq ft range on 5 acres to hit $4k.

OF course, maybe you're under-assessed. Have you asked the tax man about that? ;-)
I was just re-assessed in 2007 and my taxes went up about $500 a year when they did that. This year i paid $1700 in school and $300 in county. For a total of about $2000. Not sure why it varies so much from person to person....

Of course that was with a discount of about $300 i believe due to the homestead relief (casino profits reduce school tax). if you do not qualify for that, or have not filled out the paper work then you will not receive the discount.
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