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Good gawd with those gas prices you would have to ride a bike!
It definitely helps with the motivation part! I figure if I could ride the bike for 1/2 of my trips it cuts down the cost to 2 bucks a gallon. New york taxes the H#!! out of gas as well.
 

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It definitely helps with the motivation part! I figure if I could ride the bike for 1/2 of my trips it cuts down the cost to 2 bucks a gallon. New york taxes the H#!! out of gas as well.
Yea I know, my father-in-law lives down south of you in the Catskills, Wallkill to be exact. Gas and cigerattes and property tax and school tax and and and and and it never ends up there:D
 

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Yea I know, my father-in-law lives down south of you in the Catskills, Wallkill to be exact. Gas and cigerattes and property tax and school tax and and and and and it never ends up there:D
I live a little further south in NJ and was wondering where in the whole country would be the least taxed area/state/town? Most of the real estate taxes go to fund schools and the rest to fund police and other services. Is there any place where there are no schools? I don't think I can afford to live in my own house with no mortgage from social security and other investment income when the time comes.
 

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I'm not sure the exact answer to your question, but a lot of people live in small RV's, conversion vans, or trailers, and rent when they are inclined to or living somewhere they are making enough money. Maybe having some kind of RV could be a backup for if you get swindled out of your home by "property taxes". If you have to keep paying a tax on something you've paid for in full, it's not really your property, right? (sad)

Maybe you can live in an "unincorporated" rural area. Some places will even give you free land if you can bring a business to their town (some places in Colorado are like that, quiet little towns).
 

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I live a little further south in NJ and was wondering where in the whole country would be the least taxed area/state/town? Most of the real estate taxes go to fund schools and the rest to fund police and other services. Is there any place where there are no schools? I don't think I can afford to live in my own house with no mortgage from social security and other investment income when the time comes.
I think Va.now has as many NY as NY does.I have meet so many people moving to this aera to get away front he taxes of NY. I have 3 neighbors all from NY here specifically to live in their retirement years!
 

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Cleaned up the other thread and moved these here so other don't have to weed though off topic conversations to get back on track :)
 

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Sounds like where I need to retire to someday although I don't see that word as being part of my vocabulary in the foreseeable future....if at all! That and I don't think I could get my spousal unit to approve of cold winters anymore :)
 

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I think Va.now has as many NY as NY does.I have meet so many people moving to this aera to get away front he taxes of NY. I have 3 neighbors all from NY here specifically to live in their retirement years!
I'll bet a lot of them are from western new york, not only to avoid taxes, but the weather is tougher to tolerate as you get older. although last year was unbelieveably mild. (global Warming would actually help buffalo!)

one other item that always kills me is the 9/10 of a cent they add on the end. that might have meade sense 30 years ago when gas was 19 cents a gallon but now that it is over4 bucks can we please get rid of that stupid 9/10's? who are they trying to fool with that?
 

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Delaware is fairly cheap I have a beach home there its worth more than my home in Pa and the taxes for the year are $750 school, state and town taxes. Taxes in Pa are $4000
 

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Delaware is fairly cheap I have a beach home there its worth more than my home in Pa and the taxes for the year are $750 school, state and town taxes. Taxes in Pa are $4000
Anywhere near Rehoboth ?
 

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Yes I am about 45 minutes above Rehoboth small fishing village called Bowers Beach.
 

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Yes I am about 45 minutes above Rehoboth small fishing village called Bowers Beach.
I smell a DFH trip in my future :)
 

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Been in MD for 15 months, spent my whole life in NYC/NJ.

In 2006, bought a 1300 square foot townhouse, $6k in property taxes.

Last May, bought a 2100 square foot house pay $2200 a year on .20 acre.

We talk about going back to NJ all of the time if we can, but honestly, how the heck can we afford to move back there? My in-laws have a neighbor selling a ranch, just under 1000 square feet on 0.09 acres, $339,900! And that's a "good" deal!

Jon, is that your flathead Indian?
 

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Sold 984 sq ft condo in SoCal for $267k before moving to Australia. For $100k less, I got twice the square footage, on about 1/4 acre, when I returned and settled in Utah. Taxes are under a grand, easily.
 

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Any time you want to fish let me know.

A picture of the wife and I on the bay.
Oh we can do some time on the bay now!
 

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