Home ownership is GREAT

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    I don't get it why people hate door to door salesmen, sometimes they really make my day.

    I had cable companies in an all out war with each other for my business.

    I started with a $145 bill, and now I pay $75 a month and after the 2-year promotion is over, I'll make them War it out again.

    Yesterday, I was steaming clams for the family outside and a guy approached me. He offered me garbage pick-up for $21 a month, and 2 free months. I was paying $31. Hopped right on it. I'll be glad to answer the old company when they knock on my door!~ :D
     
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    I'm supposed to be paying the county $4/month for garbage pick up. I've been here 18 months and have yet to see a bill.
     
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    That's a nice deal. May or may not want to be an honest dude and let them know though, lol.
     
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    If they decide to bill me, $72 won't hurt much, besides, I already pay $189/year in property taxes.

    yup $189. How's THAT make you feel?
     
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    Makes me feel like you either live in an actual garbage can - thus the "steal" on garbage pick-up...............

    or, could offer expla. to your low taxes and hook a brother up.
     
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    Hmm I pay 2400 in property tax.
    Have to educte everyone elses children I suppose.
     
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    You probably will get a retroactive bill when their computer catches up with you.
     
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    It's funny how slow their dumbasses can be sometimes.

    I got a ticket from 2007's bill in the mail about 6 months ago. I fired it in guilty in 2007 right when I got it.

    They shouldn't be able to just "hit" people with a bill that LATE and then tell my ass that I have "x-days" to pay the dumb fucking thing. Give me a fucking break, (or a slight fracture to the knee-cap with some blue balls.)
     
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    I live in Alabama. The base sales tax rate is 9% and local governments can charge another 0.5 or 1%. Alabama gets most of it's revenue for that.
    Last year, my taxes were almost $600. This year I qualify for a homestead exemption and the mill rate dropped a bit in my county, so I lucked out.
    There is 1,600 square feet under roof plus another 500 ft/sq of deck that wraps around 3 sides with a gazebo off one corner. It sits on 3.5 acres.
    The house sold for $210K in '06 and I bought it in a cash deal from Fannie Mae last February for less than half of that.

    Where do you live?
     
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    I live in Latham, NY.

    I sit on 1/3 of an Acre, and my house (inside) is 1, 800 sq. feet of living space upstairs, and I think roughly 800 down.

    My taxes are $3200 a year on property.
     

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