Friday, August 24, 2007

Two Homes Someday?

Taxes in upstate New York are horrendous and show no sings of getting any better, which is why Tom and I have been toying with the idea of finding a seasonal residence for the winter months in another state while keeping the cabin up at Black Lake for the summer months. This is of course after the kids have graduated from college and are out on their own (we hope!). We would sell our current abode and live half the year at Black Lake and the other year somewhere south. I can’t see being able to afford the taxes here in another decade since they have doubled already since we moved here 13 years ago. Since I lived in Broward County for awhile many moons ago I suppose we would start there with a Broward county real estate agent. It's a nice area and the beach is never too far away.

One of the ways our town is trying to reign in taxes is by combining the two school campuses which are ten miles away from each other. They would close the Georgetown campus and build onto the existing high school which is two miles away from here. Needless to say this proposal has created quite a bit of divisiveness in our little town and lots of interesting board meetings. But the projections show this move would save the taxpayer up to a million dollars a year! It’s a no brainer from my standpoint!

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