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Old 06-04-2014, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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plus there are no property tax exemptions for service connected veterans anywhere in NY and in New England, I love the area, and I am from there originally,....but I wont see my money pour down the drain there in my retirement years, when there are so many other parts of the USA have much lower utility costs, no taxes on personal property, lower property taxes, and exemptions for veterans.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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the property tax exemptions for veterans who are service connected in the state of New York are skimpy and would barely even make a mere dent in their property tax costs. I think Maine or New Hampshire has one that only gives an exemption up to $7,000 of the assessed value.... which is ridiculously skimpy and miniscule as well. states like Texas Florida and Arkansas give a hundred percent full property tax exemption for a service-connected veterans. so do a couple other states. South Dakota gives a property tax exemption break for up to $100,000 of the homes assessed value which is also pretty generous.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Maine has the highest excise taxes in the USA....for cars, along with highest heating costs. Cause all the homes are oil heat. Though there are a few counties in Maine near the NH border, or up in Northern Maine that have low property taxes.

Agree with you that the cheaper tax areas are mid and northern Maine and away from the coast. Have been looking at properties with a realtor and this is where I have been looking. And property tax wise they are considerably cheaper than NH or VT.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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yes I looked at houses in north and south carolina. The reason why I considered vermont was because they have some of the best ski resorts in the north east and six flags in lake george ny is 30 minutes away. I dont want to just randomly move just to pay less tax. I am not that cheap.I want something reasonable with ski resorts and a water park near by.

I will look into those tax relief programs sounds like I would be paying less taxes in VT than NY and a better more fun place to live.
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:34 PM
 
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The winters are pretty brutal up in New England as well,..I was up in Littleton NH a time ago,....footage after footage of snow...and cold as hell. Cute area though. Talking serious snow footage, long winters,... winter and mud season. For me, just not sure if I would like to spend retirement years in that kind of environment. I also understand that heating with wood and with wood pellets can add up pretty fast and be pretty costly as well, but the idea of living up in VT or up in Maine, can be pretty magical I guess, until the snow falls and the bills start rolling in, from all directions. My eclectic bills when I lived up in Littleton were jaw dropping as well. I would have to consider Maine, near the NH border myself if I were to ever go back to that region of the USA.

[LEFT]Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Paris town: 1.2% ($951)[/LEFT]



[LEFT]Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Bethel town: 1.0% ($1,089[/LEFT]



[LEFT]Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Lovell town: 1.1% ($1,118)[/LEFT]



[LEFT]Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Casco town: 1.3% ($1,377)[/LEFT]

These are some pretty small towns though, in western Maine...

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Old 06-05-2014, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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14 years ago my LI taxes were 1/4 of what they are today. Starrider434 -- can you get current taxes on those properties?
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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city data only shows the avg tax rates for 2000...don't know why they are not updated only way is to ask a realtor to research particular property. I think I am more afraid of the high electric bills and high heating costs even in these lower taxes towns in Maine. I am considering NW Arkansas as well though....
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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solar panels would take care of electricity cost
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:49 AM
 
Location: USA
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When setting a tax rate, I bet city fathers (or mothers) give little consideration to citizens on a tight budget.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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solar panels would take care of electricity cost
If taxes are a potential burden, how is that individual going to pay for solar panels? Even with tax credits, etc, there is still a sizable outlay.
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