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    Were they Toyotas? My toyotas and Hondas have usually been much better than other cars.

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    I got my property tax bill. Up about $2000/33%. I didn't even know they could do that...
    Maybe this will goose me into finally moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I got my property tax bill. Up about $2000/33%. I didn't even know they could do that...
    Maybe this will goose me into finally moving.
    Up 33%????

    Can you look into what happened--maybe it is a mistake by them??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I got my property tax bill. Up about $2000/33%. I didn't even know they could do that...
    Maybe this will goose me into finally moving.

    Yes, “they” can do that and we have had that happen here in Democratically controlled St. Louis.
    It has to do with re=assessments and catch-ups to market rise. I guess, at least that is what they tell us here, but I am vague about the details.

    Don’t ya love it when our overlords determine you gotta pay for living in that great climate and having that great King Co. Library system?

    Me, I just crawl to tiny, rural Flyover country where the hipsters and cool people don’t invade and drive up our property prices. We are simple folks in Hermann and don’t expect much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Were they Toyotas? My toyotas and Hondas have usually been much better than other cars.
    No, the first one was a Ford sedan. I say it was luxurious because it was my first car with power windows, electric seat adjustment, plush seats. It was LUXE and was circa 1995.

    The one the immediately followed it was the same thing but the Mercury version and was a station wagon which was perfect for our 4 bulldogs. With their short legs they could still see out the windows. The bulldogs have a hard time getting a good view in our current SUV. But the SUV is better for hauling floral arrangements.

    Neither of our used cars made it to 100,000 miles tho. But since we didnít drive many miles at the time, they lasted many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Up 33%????

    Can you look into what happened--maybe it is a mistake by them??
    They thoughtfully included an explanatory flyer explaining the catch-ups for school funding, a couple of bonds (not library bonds), and something else I don't remember. They also included information on relief for low-income seniors; they've raised the cap to qualify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    They thoughtfully included an explanatory flyer explaining the catch-ups for school funding, a couple of bonds (not library bonds), and something else I don't remember. They also included information on relief for low-income seniors; they've raised the cap to qualify.
    Shouldn’t it make you proud and happy to contribute to those worthy causes?

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    IL, those little Mercury wagons were the bomb--weren't they the same as Escorts?

    We drive our cars to up over 200,000 miles so maybe that is part of it.

    Jane, I googled Seattle tax and saw the part about the catch up things and the senior tax exemption and was going to ask if you qualified for that as I think it is income based? That would be cool, if you could get an exemption.

    I would also be looking at other places to live, like you said. I like the idea of a mobile home in a cool park like what you showed us. If I were not married to Paul Bunyan/Pa Wilder and did not have two giant dogs, I'd be in a little park somewhere with palm trees, a swimming pool, and potluck suppers for snowbirds.

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    Funny you should mention the small Ford & Co. station wagon. That is what we decided on when our revious station wagon, a big one, expired. That small station wagon was the ONLY thing we could agree on. So we went to the dealer ready to order a brand new one and found they weren’t making them any more. Rats.

    Resigned by then to not getting anything I remotely like, I just let DH pick the vehicle, and he chose a generic boring Mercury SUV. I don’t much like it, but now that I have a fun 2 seater roadster, I can put up with the SUV. By then, the only smallish station wagons were Siberia and Volkswagens and a couple other foreign makers.

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    I don't mind paying taxes so much, but I mind being blindsided by such a high increase with about a month to scare up the cash.

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