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Retirement: cost of living, taxes, renting a home, housing, traffic.

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Old 06-16-2008, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by nancy thereader View Post
We hosted a dinner party last night; one couple that attended is looking at a 3bdrm home on 2 acres on the market for $29k, with annual taxes under $100. If they go into that home they will still have sufficient money for living expenses.

Did you mean to say that there are homes for $29,000? Property taxes of $100.00 a year ?
There are many people here on Long Island who pay that for six DAYS of taxes !!!!!
Yeah, I'm amazed too! Were is this place?
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:40 PM
Location: Forests of Maine
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Originally Posted by laysayfair View Post
Yeah, I'm amazed too! Were is this place?
I live in Argyle Maine, they are looking at Brownville Maine.

Mostly because housing there is a bit more upscale I guess.

Penobscot county is the highest property taxed county in the entire state of Maine.

Orneville Maine has lower priced homes, as far as I know most of Maine has fairly low price land and homes. Certainly most of Maine's property taxes are low as compared to other states where I have lived.

I have recently seen low priced homes in Greenbush, Milford, Mattamiscontis, Kingman, Prentis, and Greenfield. They are all small towns with very little city government on the public payroll.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:55 AM
Location: Bayside, NY
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We just returned from visiting Reno, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and El Paso in a search for the place we will retire to. After about two years of studying info on the inter net and reading what people in the City Data forums have to say we pared own our list to those 4 cities. On paper each one had the things that were on our priority list but upon visiting them we saw that what you read is not always what you get. for us it was an easy choice, the one and only city that we liked was Albuquerque and we will be moving there next ear after my wife retires.
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