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Old 02-04-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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Based on taxes, home prices, etc.?

Cities are: Apex, North Raleigh, and Wake Forest
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:30 PM
 
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of those three? The order would go; North Raleigh, Apex, Wake Forrest.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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Cool. Perfect. Thank you.
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:30 PM
 
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Based on taxes, home prices, etc.?

Cities are: Apex, North Raleigh, and Wake Forest
Here is a good source for Tax Rate and fee info for Wake county and area municipalities:

http://www.wakegov.com/NR/rdonlyres/AC8EA9E6-C572-4C65-8B15-8AC9CAB2D1B0/0/TaxRates2007.pdf (broken link)

Main Website: WakeGOV.com - Tax and Property Information
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:51 PM
 
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of those three? The order would go; North Raleigh, Apex, Wake Forrest.
You may want to explain why you chose to rank these cities in that order. All 3 are within 20 or 30 miles of each other, so there will be no noticeable difference in prices for goods and services. A gallon of gas, or a loaf of Wonderbread, or a trip to an average dry cleaners will probably cost the same amount.

According to the tax rates posted by NRG, Apex is actually the cheapest, followed by North Raleigh. Wake Forest has the highest taxes. The difference in taxes on a $300K house in Apex compared to Wake Forest would be about $35-$40/month. . . cheaper.

The only thing left is house prices. I think that it would be very difficult to compare apples to apples here. But I tend to agree that, in general, the same house on the same size lot would be cheapest in Wake Forest, then Apex, and finally North Raleigh.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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I was going by house prices....becasue that would be the one with the largest impact and the biggest difference. Taxes may be a little different; but not by as much as home prices.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:00 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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North Raleigh isn't its own city.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:04 PM
 
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North Raleigh isn't its own city.
I think for N. Raleigh I meant the area, since North Raleigh is Raleigh in general, just Northern part of it.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:51 AM
 
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I can't speak for these three place in particular but in general, you have to look at all factors. While a house may cost less in one area, you may be paying more for trash and sewer services. Or, the home and taxes are more and your utilities are less since they aren't through a third party. Plus, commute factor adds expense. IMOP, when all factors are evaluated there is little difference in actual costs. It just depends on where you want to put your money.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Water is high in Wake Forest (town limits).
WF is merging its water system with Raleigh, but rates are still high. Water is paid to City of Raleigh.

Electricity is paid to Wake Forest power (city limits).

It also includes at $15.00 garbage fee, which seriously ticks me off.. why do we pay CITY taxes and still have to pay for garbage? It may have changed, but when we lived in the City of Raleigh we didn't pay garbage b/c it was part of our TAXES..

WF also has been putting a useage fee on the utility bills. Something like 10%. The rationale being the rates themselves haven't increased, and its easier to pose a useage fee that can be easily taken away (still waiting).
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