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Old 07-15-2007, 04:56 PM
 
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Sooner of later (hopefully sooner), I will be leaving Florida for obvious reasons. Making a long story short Im working and paying my ass off for HUMIDITY because of the storms, hurricanes, tornados fueled by heat & humidity, higher insurance if avalible at all, and of course outragously higher taxes with insultingly low wages. I need a change in states, and I am asking if a handyman (who was honest & reliable) could make say $25 to $30 per hr (self employed) around the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City area? Is homeowners insurance reasonable and easy to get? Do property taxes double after you buy a house (like they do in Florida), or do they re-access taxes every so many years? I always like to look before I leap, and I do know that I will automatically have more energy when I escape from the swamp better known as the right to bend over state. Your help will be greatly appreciated
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:56 PM
 
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I dont' know what to tell you- we are also trying to relocate from southern florida. I couldn't be more sick of Miami. We are also looking at the garderville area- its seems nice.

hell anything would be better than s. florida right?
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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Here are some web sites that give you tax info fo every state.

Individual Income Tax Rates-2007 (http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/ind_inc.html - broken link)

Taxes by State

How tax-friendly is your state? - Apr. 12, 2006
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Old 07-21-2007, 07:37 AM
 
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Default Great Info!!!!!!

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Here are some web sites that give you tax info fo every state.

Individual Income Tax Rates-2007 (http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/ind_inc.html - broken link)

Taxes by State

How tax-friendly is your state? - Apr. 12, 2006
Thank you so much Norm for this info. Nevada is cheaper than Florida as a state. Now I want to talk about city & county. I purchased a new home in S Cal for 56K back in 1976 (great investment) in a respectable neighborhood within 2 miles of the ocean. The taxes were $850 per year.

In 1994 I purchased an old fixerupper in West Palm Beach, Fl for 40 k. on a dirt road with sulphur tasting well water in a run down neighborhood with a crack house just down the street. My taxes were $1200 per year.(after homeowners exemption it was approx $900 per year. What the hell am I paying for??

During the mid 70s Calif had alot of programs-free college was one of them along with many others, and Florida doesnt seem to offer squat

One of my main concerns moving to the Reno area is the subject of good paying jobs. Now I am in Marion County Florida, stuck here because of a elderly mother to look after with crappy paying construction jobs for $8 to $11 bucks an hour with a team of cops that patrol for unlicensed contractors in reverse sting operations busting unlicensed workers before any crime is commited other than not having a contrs license.

I am a competent handyman and Ive been self employed since 1970. I have been licensed and unlicensed, and I can honestly tell you that just because a contractor is licensed doesnt mean you will not get burned. It just seems that Florida is so (little worker guy unfriendly), and want to keep us DOWN!!! Is the Reno - Sparks area that way too??
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:38 AM
 
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You may not get $25-$30 an hour handyman wages, more like $10-$18--unless you are skilled in rounding up jobs, doing plumbing/electrical/snowcoating, or become licensed as contractor.
There will be competition not just from the professionals/experienced/established, but also from the unemployed good 'ol boys who want to give it a try, and also from the increasing numbers of illegals.
Not sure what the wages are for maintenance in large apt. complexes in Reno, or for maintenance in the large casinos. If you have experience with large machines, prospects are better. And I have seen occasional ads for the mechanically skilled repairperson/maintenance worker in factory/processing plants.
Basically you are moving from one right to work state to another.
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:51 PM
 
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Smile Nothin to loose-I bet on Nevada

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You may not get $25-$30 an hour handyman wages, more like $10-$18--unless you are skilled in rounding up jobs, doing plumbing/electrical/snowcoating, or become licensed as contractor.
There will be competition not just from the professionals/experienced/established, but also from the unemployed good 'ol boys who want to give it a try, and also from the increasing numbers of illegals.
Not sure what the wages are for maintenance in large apt. complexes in Reno, or for maintenance in the large casinos. If you have experience with large machines, prospects are better. And I have seen occasional ads for the mechanically skilled repairperson/maintenance worker in factory/processing plants.
Basically you are moving from one right to work state to another.
Thank you nvtashac for you response. I am sure that the customers I get in Nevada will appreciate my diversity in being able to start a job and FINISH a job - working straight on through without working every other day or week doing just a couple of hours here and there. Not to mention the fact that I am sure that i will gain alot more ambition when I get out of this damp state of Florida. The people in Ocala are so damn cheap (alot of rich farmers who know about the overabundance of skilled construction labor in the area))I know that all I could do is just exist and never get ahead. Its a bad feeling of being trapped. I really dont feel that I have much to loose by moving to Nevada.
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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I recently had a 40X44 foot metal building erected in northern Nevada, they started it June 2006 I received the occupancy certificate May of 2007. The workers here only work a few hours a day from what I understand due to the heat. The building material cost me $11,500 the labor cost was over $30,000 they only small number of workers on the project. I do know the workers did not get rich the construction owner did.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:33 PM
 
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Smile Siestas are nice

That sounds about right except in Ocala Florida they keep on working straight through without stopping in the afternoon because of the heat paying around $8 to $10 per hr. Alms for the poor, Alms for the poor
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