Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-21-2014, 07:24 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
cekkk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Murrieta
Posts: 2,421
Texas has really nice homes for 3 or 400k, much more than we'd need as empty nesters, but the taxes there are outrageous IMHO.
__________________

cekkk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 07:46 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
Taxes are about the same no matter where you live in the USA. Naturally higher in places like NYC or Chicago etc. My property taxes are high, but we have no state income tax and our sales tax rate is 6.25 percent up to 8.25 according to what people vote in.
Some states have low property taxes...but have high sales taxes and state and city income taxes. It all balances out though.
__________________

__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2014, 07:27 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
cekkk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Murrieta
Posts: 2,421
Quote:
Originally Posted by Texashighsheriff View Post
Taxes are about the same no matter where you live in the USA. Naturally higher in places like NYC or Chicago etc. My property taxes are high, but we have no state income tax and our sales tax rate is 6.25 percent up to 8.25 according to what people vote in.
Some states have low property taxes...but have high sales taxes and state and city income taxes. It all balances out though.
You may be right when it comes to the total tax burden, but I was looking at it from a retiree's standpoint. I should have mentioned that. As our income is lower than when working and we've already bought more stuff than we know what to do with, real estate taxes are THE major consideration for many of us. Not all, but certainly me and DW.

"Worst States for Property Taxes

"The Tax Foundation found that homeowners in these states paid the most in property taxes compared to home value. The percentages represent the percentage of home value that homeowners pay in property taxes.

"New Jersey - 1.89%
New Hampshire - 1.86%
Texas - 1.81%
Wisconsin - 1.76%
Nebraska - 1.70%
Illinois - 1.73%
Connecticut - 1.63%
Michigan - 1.62%
Vermont - 1.59%
North Dakota - 1.42%"

We looked into Texas because a good friend wanted us to go there. I was initially attracted by homes priced at half of what we're used to, but soon scared off by those tax numbers. Besides, being from D.C. most of our lives we'd lose a lot of friends if we got that near the Cowboys!
__________________
'11 Eagle 320RLDS
'02 F350 PSD Dually 4WD
DW's Ride, '13 Expedition
cekkk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2014, 07:37 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
Being over 65 we get a lot of deductions as well as home stead exemption. Our school taxes are frozen when we reach 65 and school taxes are about 90 percent of the tax bill. My propery taxes went from $7800 yearly to about $4000 with all the deductions and now I don't have to worry about anymore increase in the school tax no matter what my home is worth. And no state income tax.
__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2014, 07:52 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
cekkk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Murrieta
Posts: 2,421
Better! But we're spoiled here. Actual value, $245k, 2013 taxes $1289.20.
cekkk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2014, 08:03 PM   #16
Moderator Emeritus
 
Rustic Eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,370
You guys are making me look bad, I told the OP that there would be increased TV responses in the "Towing and Tow Vehicle" forum.

"Taxes" beats "Bush Guard" reply posts!

Well, the OP is participating, so I guess all is well.

__________________

2016 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4.10
2018 Jay Flight 24RBS
2005 Jayco Eagle 278FBS (retired)
1999 Jayco Eagle 246FB (retired)
Reese HP Dual Cam (integrated sway control)
Rustic Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2014, 08:06 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
Quote:
Originally Posted by cekkk View Post
Better! But we're spoiled here. Actual value, $245k, 2013 taxes $1289.20.
By a little....protested value $580, ACV. $980.... Have to fight the system
__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2014, 08:09 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Ustabslim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Spicewood, Texas
Posts: 918
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustic Eagle View Post
You guys are making me look bad, I told the OP that there would be increased TV responses in the "Towing and Tow Vehicle" forum.

"Taxes" beats "Bush Guard" reply posts!

Well, the OP is participating, so I guess all is well.

Forum is kinda like sitting around the fire....chit chatting.
__________________
2015 338RETS Eagle Premier gloss sides., king.
2012 Ram 3500, crew cab 4x4 duelly Deleted
16k miles, 530HP, 1000 +torque.
Ustabslim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2014, 08:18 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Kamloops
Posts: 333
Hello
Finally got ahold of a friend who deal with truck parts. Brought a Rancher Grille Guard , Looks just like the Ranch Hand .
Getting him to ship it to the Body shop today. This may be done by the end of the week
annie oakly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2014, 08:22 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Kamloops
Posts: 333
Try buying a house in Vancouver, You have to work at least 3 jobs or have the bank of Mom and Dad
__________________

annie oakly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.