/ Texas Fall/Winter thread! #8,311
- Dec 14, 2012
- Colorado County, Texas
- NH TL-100A with Bush Hog 5045 FEL, WR Long 3rd function, LS XR4155HC w/FEL, WR Long 3rd Function.
So far so good but the Texas way is weakening. Too many from the coasts are moving here and raising housing costs rapidly. They see these 2 story "houses" on a postage stamp for 350K-600K and think it's a bargin, so the builders keep building more and raising all the home values so everybody's property taxes sky rocket. I won't be able to afford to stay on my 1 acre past retirement in 5.5 years. It's already about $700 a month just for property taxes and it increases 10% a year (Homestead cap). My house has almost doubled in value in 17 years.If we could all think of our home states the way Texans do......
My state, Pennsylvania, no longer resembles its former self. PA was a very significant state in the formation of our union. So many significant people, inventions and events came from PA, yet there is no state pride so to speak of. We are mostly only led to believe we should be ashamed of what happened here.
We have lost so much in PA in the last 50 years......so many factories, cities, railroads laid to waste..... As a child, I remember so many things that are now just bulldozed over piles of rubble and weeds.
I keep asking myself why we can’t regain out pride, our strength, our industrial might. Our leadership has failed us.
Texas however, is one place where I think there’s a beacon of light. A place where people are somewhat United and have pride in who they are. They are not ashamed of themselves. I applaud you guys in Texas. Sounds like a great way and place to live.
That must be some fancy place you have for $700 a month in taxes. I was up near Wylie back in November looking at a telehandler. You can have that area for sure.It's already about $700 a month just for property taxes and it increases 10% a year (Homestead cap). My house has almost doubled in value in 17 years.
Then not to get in to politics, but that map is changing too as you can figure out why, and not for the better.
Not really. that's the rub! When I bought it back in 2004, the taxes were about 250-300 a month. Mortgage, taxes, utilities, I figured all my expenses and thought I would be in great shape for several decades even with normal tax/property value increases. Then the last several years the property taxable value has hit the 10% cap every year!That must be some fancy place you have for $700 a month in taxes. I was up near Wylie back in November looking at a telehandler. You can have that area for sure.