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Old 10-31-2009, 05:01 AM
 
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I don't even know of one place in the country where you can buy a piece of land and actually really own it.

Every single place I've heard of has the local/state gov't as a Landlord, and you can only be the Lessee.


If you do not pay your rent amount (aka- property tax) every year, they will eventually "evict" you from the area.


Do you like the fact that you do not have a right to own certain property in the US?
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:08 AM
 
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That is a very interesting way of looking at things. I'll add (going from the Denmark thread) that how do you like to work so someone else can 'earn' your money..... TAXES.

But, that's the way it goes. I don't know of any place that a single person can own property and not pay taxes....this doesn't include places that it's communal property or some cultures where families own or rather claim the property.

But as far as evicting, I really haven't heard of that. I do know they can place a lien against your property so they will get paid when you sell it or when you die- one way or another.

Is there anywhere in the US that doesn't have property tax?
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:32 AM
 
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Is there anywhere in the US that doesn't have property tax?
All states have property taxes, although in some states, it's close to nothing. Louisiana has the lowest property taxes. The median property tax in Louisiana based on this chart from 2006 was $175/year. Amazingly cheap!

Property taxes: Where does your state rank? - MSN Money
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:17 AM
 
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Actually, the OP is right on. Allodial Titles have long since disappeared, giving way to government control and laws over lands that had previously no laws over them.

There is a huge difference between being the King of your own castle, and a tenant on the king' land, and even though you may own the property above it, you will never own the land under it.

I don't know if Nevada and Texas still grant titles in allodial ownership, but I know they used to.

Allodial title - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I don't have an interest in owning land. I think "ownership" of land is wrong. It was here before you were born, it will still be here when you're dead and buried. We can't really own something that's timeless.
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:25 AM
 
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I don't have an interest in owning land. I think "ownership" of land is wrong. It was here before you were born, it will still be here when you're dead and buried. We can't really own something that's timeless.
For everyone, including the government, or just you? I mean, if it was like the days of the nomads, I would agree with you. Everyone didn't own anything. But if power is given to a few to regulate and tax, then what makes a person think the power will not get tyranical?
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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You don't "own" anything. You merely "occupy" it while you do your time on planet Earth. If you are buried, you may "occupy" the plot for hundreds of years but eventually some future civilization is going to use it for something else most likely.
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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All states have property taxes, although in some states, it's close to nothing. Louisiana has the lowest property taxes. The median property tax in Louisiana based on this chart from 2006 was $175/year. Amazingly cheap!

Property taxes: Where does your state rank? - MSN Money
I remember when I lived in Dallas (Plano) taxes were rather high on property there. Of course not having to pay income tax made the pain easier to swallow.
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I don't even know of one place in the country where you can buy a piece of land and actually really own it.

Every single place I've heard of has the local/state gov't as a Landlord, and you can only be the Lessee.


If you do not pay your rent amount (aka- property tax) every year, they will eventually "evict" you from the area.


Do you like the fact that you do not have a right to own certain property in the US?
Could start your own religion and put a church on your lot and pay nothing! "The Church of The Man Gone A Dreamin"
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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I don't even know of one place in the country where you can buy a piece of land and actually really own it.

Every single place I've heard of has the local/state gov't as a Landlord, and you can only be the Lessee.


If you do not pay your rent amount (aka- property tax) every year, they will eventually "evict" you from the area.


Do you like the fact that you do not have a right to own certain property in the US?
As an AMERICAN, I pay to recieve the services, defence, roads, etc that I require. If I did not pay them I would be a Parasite no better than the illegal aliens everyone complains about
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