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Old 12-29-2017, 12:16 AM   #81
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Only an appreciation of $122,426

It's still a good deal of increase.
Seeing that inflation isn't factored into capital gains tax or assessments, I'll stick with my numbers.

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Me thinks you missed his point.

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yes, its strange to hold onto an empty lot for 39 years. i'd hate to ask how much in taxes he's paid over the years.
Ive been looking to buy a empty lot near me for a year or more.
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A "trial" (cough) by a judge is nothing but a kangaroo court.

If you really wanted to present a case your lawyer should have instructed you to plead not guilty and enter a motion for a trial by jury. Unbelievable that he took your money to do nothing..smh.

There's ways to beat the sytem but ya gotta know THEIR rules first and how to play the game. And as I said... getting a lawyer is never a good move IMO.

I represented myself twice in the courts and won both times with a trial by jury. And they weren't simple traffic tickets. I was like Matlock on steroids. I did my homework beforehand though.
Depends on the judge I guess, I think they get a god complex. When we went to court over evicting a woman who refused to leave they just had all the court cases in one court room. When the landlords had a lawyer the judge was really nice and let the lawyer talk and pretty much ruled how ever the lawyer wanted. If you were a landlord representing yourself he wouldnt let you talk and treated you like sh!t.
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Both. There are 5 missionary names that own most of the place. Sometimes it's developed, homes, retail or condos. The home or condo sold and the land leased for 40 to 60 years. The lease is up and it goes back to the land owner.
WE have similar here. Large tracts of land owned by family trusts. Leased out to farmers, Boy/Girl Scouts for decades.

They sell off a piece at a time. Seems to me they do that just to keep up on taxes, but the total relative income from leasing stays about the same. I don't know, I'm not privy to how the insider game is played.
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Thanks for the comments.

County has the issue not a city.

The lot was developed as residential but has farming for zoning.

The lot is across the street from my home. I don't want to look at someones house across the street. When it came up for sale I put my money where my mouth was.

I am farming the lot, Christmas trees, poultry for eggs and meat, apples and bees for honey. I also store equipment and material there.

Taxes are $0.00 as farming.

How big is the lot?
Around here you need about 5 acres farmed, to qualify for farm assessment and the exemptions that go with it. Those exemptions would have exempted your issues since you are farming it with trees, poultry, etc.

However, if someone had 1 acre, they would be outta luck.
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check the dates on the google earth images. those images could be years old.
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Ive been looking to buy a empty lot near me for a year or more.


Depends on the judge I guess, I think they get a god complex. When we went to court over evicting a woman who refused to leave they just had all the court cases in one court room. When the landlords had a lawyer the judge was really nice and let the lawyer talk and pretty much ruled how ever the lawyer wanted. If you were a landlord representing yourself he wouldnt let you talk and treated you like sh!t.
That's because you didn't feed the system. Laws are written by lawyers to enrichen lawyers. The judge probably has drinks with them.
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I have 27 acres of remote off grid property, cabin, greenhouses etc. Here in CO I got locked into "ag status" which is open range with huge tax breaks. Ranchers can run thier cattle here. My kickback ? I'm currently paying 108 dollars in yearly property tax. It's gone up about 10 bucks in 12 years. Not too shabby. It's in a small subdivision of about 50 HO's in which we all have 20-100 acres. Anything goes as far as HOA rules except that no owner can subdivide his land. Nice. Ya still have to folllow county codes though.

2 years ago, a guy here built a strawbale home and plastered it, no permits. We're in the boonies. The county inspector showed up and red tagged him. They made him tear it down. The jackboot county d ick told the owner he spotted it on Google Earth. I guess these clowns have nothing better to do than to play Dectective (d ick) on their work computers.

Having a "deed" or "title" of your land/home is not true ownership. It's basically a lease contract where when you sign it, you agree to certain rules. The only true ownership is getting an Allodial Title aka Land Patent (which is still possible in some regions of the US).

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My guess is that software compares current and earlier images and flags any big change. Years ago here they payed private planes to take photos and nailed people for swimming pools and such, more taxes, mandatory pool cover, etc.

But I wouldn't rule out the government paying people so sift through it endlessly either. It would be a good jobs program for them.
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We get the occasional small drones flying around here. Not sure if it's just a hobby thing or gov agencies snooping around. The great thing is that they get shot down pretty quick. Who need clay pigeons? Although some of those suckers can go up pretty high. Welcome Orwellian times and more.
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You're probably going to get a drone tax soon.
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You're probably going to get a drone tax soon.
I wouldnt doubt it. I do know that there are (or already have) started passing laws where you can't shoot them down. For us living in the boonies we believe it's an invasion of our privacy aka trespassing. And out here, laws or no laws we do what needs to be done.
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Race drones can go 55+ mph, making them a challenging target.
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Has anyone invented a big net gun so you can catch the drone and hold it for ransom?
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Has anyone invented a big net gun so you can catch the drone and hold it for ransom?
Yes, but they are pricey. Screw em' ...blast them to bits. And claim it was an accident, you were duck hunting or clay shooting.
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Contact google and tell them you want your property blocked out.
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Contact google and tell them you want your property blocked out.
Is this an option? That'd be nice.

About 6 years ago (or so) I was p issed when they had the census workers GPS'ing all of the land out here. So not only were these census clowns invading property and residences but they got them to GPS address locations. Bastages, all of em.
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Has anyone invented a big net gun so you can catch the drone and hold it for ransom?
Check out the pheasant video


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Property tax is going up around here big time. Makes rentals not as attractive.... as I did up another one to rent out lol

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