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Old 07-11-2015, 04:10 PM   #41
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Food isn't more, gas is about 20 cents more. Your home is the only thing that's substantially more. But I can sell my home right now and by multiple homes in another state. I'd rather have my home at 750,000 bucks than twice the home in Texas for 300,000 bucks. You move into rural Cali and the dirt is A LOT cheaper. I've lived in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida.

Another thing is my homes valued at 750,000 bucks I pay 3000 bucks a year in property tax. How much in other states would a 750,000 dollar home cost a year in property taxes?

If I wanted to live in your state I would move there, or any other state for that matter. There's a reason I don't. My quality of life would go down substantially. The weather is one of them. I know, Texas was the most miserable place I've ever lived in. If 60,000 per year was poor here than more then half would be poor here. That's just not the case.
Almost every person i have ever talked to ( a lot, you people move here in droves, literally) disagree with you. They say everything is cheaper here, especially taxes, permit fees, ect... other than Austin and a few urban places, this is the most expensive dirt in the state. Gods country.

That admiral retired here because his pension goes way further here.

I dont really care. Just an observation.
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Old 07-11-2015, 04:28 PM   #42
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Two people can live in different places with similar costs of living as measured by an economist, and have radically different personal opinions of their standard of living.
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Old 07-11-2015, 04:28 PM   #43
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Almost every person i have ever talked to ( a lot, you people move here in droves, literally) disagree with you. They say everything is cheaper here, especially taxes, permit fees, ect... other than Austin and a few urban places, this is the most expensive dirt in the state. Gods country.

That admiral retired here because his pension goes way further here.

I dont really care. Just an observation.
We pay 1% in property taxes and they can't go up anymore. It's called prop 13. Our sales tax is 8% our state taxes are not even a concern to me.

One deck I build pays the difference. I can make 30g on one deck. Last year I did three of those decks. You know the one I can't build in other states because of the weather. It would cost me more money to live in any state that snowed. The statistics are 27%. It costs 27% more to live in Cali than Texas.

Again I have to build one deck a year to get to work year round. I'd say that's a great tradeoff and investment.

Like I said I could make any state I want my home and may when I retire. But I certainly would lose money if I moved anywhere that had down time in the winter, with a decking business.
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I don't really care either, but Mike is way off base talking money to live.

$ 750,000 House, the same one you have posted before ? You could get into that place for $ 150,000 over here.

Don't even say the cost of " Living " is any place near the same.

But this is another " Mike Fight " so no need really to go on.

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I don't really care either, but Mike is way off base talking money to live.

$ 750,000 House, the same one you have posted before ? You could get into that place for $ 150,000 over here.

Don't even say the cost of " Living " is any place near the same.

But this is another " Mike Fight " so no need really to go on.

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I'll be laughing when I sell my home at retirement and move to your state a millionaire. Actually I'm laughing right now.
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I don't really care either, but Mike is way off base talking money to live.

$ 750,000 House, the same one you have posted before ? You could get into that place for $ 150,000 over here.

Don't even say the cost of " Living " is any place near the same.

But this is another " Mike Fight " so no need really to go on.

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But you made sure you got your say in a fight that's mine? Laughable. John if I wanted to live in okie I'd move there. It's no more your state than mine.
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1 % property tax on my home in the county, 8% sales. No income tax. No permits other than a 30 dollar septic permit when you build outside of town.
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We pay 1% in property taxes and they can't go up anymore. It's called prop 13. Our sales tax is 8% our state taxes are not even a concern to me.

One deck I build pays the difference. I can make 30g on one deck. Last year I did three of those decks. You know the one I can't build in other states because of the weather. It would cost me more money to live in any state that snowed. The statistics are 27%. It costs 27% more to live in Cali than Texas.

Again I have to build one deck a year to get to work year round. I'd say that's a great tradeoff and investment.

Like I said I could make any state I want my home and may when I retire. But I certainly would lose money if I moved anywhere that had down time in the winter, with a decking business.
We build decks year round. I build anything i sign year round.
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1 % property tax on my home in the county, 8% sales. No income tax. No permits other than a 30 dollar septic permit when you build outside of town.
Again I'd pay twice as much as I'm paying now to not deal with that humidity I used to deal with in San Antonio and Fort worth. And don't forget the sleet that was extremely miserable.
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Again I'd pay twice as much as I'm paying now to not deal with that humidity I used to deal with in San Antonio and Fort worth. And don't forget the sleet that was extremely miserable.
Gotta agree about the weather. We are setting up the foundation for my brothers new house right now.Roughed in the plumbing today. Was brutal for my truck ass. Started at 6 am 45 minutes from my house and it isnt even 100 degrees out this year yet. Thank god.
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On my team I am the finish carpenter guy so I was trying like hell to find a framer type who could actually keep things MOVING along. Didn't go well. Finding a framer in spring is damn near impossible.
put an add in anywhere looking for an old house framer, over 45-55 you'll be happy
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Yea Mike I've got a lead man I pay the same. But $300. a day is nothing compared to what he does. He keeps everything and everybody in shape like marching soldiers. Everybody likes and respects him and beleive me its his way or the highway. Fired my best cut man of 3 years for talking chit. Hurt but he runs the show. Hes now working my 2nd best and pushing him hard to be as good. Been with me 8 years and if he ever skies I'll fold. Cant let him know that though.
train another one and run 2 crews, no need to eat your employees poop
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put an add in anywhere looking for an old house framer, over 45-55 you'll be happy
Best 2 guys I have are my oldest 2 guys...other than me, I'm older...

They deliver the mail and don't need to be babysat.
I'm currently looking for more old farts for another crew.
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Best 2 guys I have are my oldest 2 guys...other than me, I'm older...

They deliver the mail and don't need to be babysat.
I'm currently looking for more old farts for another crew.
They don't spend their day texting, either.
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They don't spend their day texting, either.
Exactly.
They have a handle on their lives.
And, amazingly, they actually get to the job before it starts.
A maturity thing...
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They don't spend their day texting, either.
older guys don't have to worry about you 20 something needful little girls
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older guys don't have to worry about you 20 something needful little girls

OK.
Now, let's properly sum this up to differences in maintenance needs....

I'm in traffic...I forgot my phone and had to go back....I had a flat and no spare....my wife/gf needed whatever...I had to go pay my rent...

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Ha! My house in Vermont is worth about $150k now and taxes are over 5k.

Just in case any of you were planning on voting for Bernie...
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Ha! My house in Vermont is worth about $150k now and taxes are over 5k.

Just in case any of you were planning on voting for Bernie...
There's a law here that prevents them from raising your taxes as the value goes up. Even if you refi. It has to be from what you originally paid for it. It's prop 13.the politicians hate it in fact they took it to the supreme court and the taxpayers won.

We pay 1% of what we originally paid for the home.
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In a lot of towns, including my hometown, the property taxes are pretty high, 3% in some cases. In the county, 1%. The only taxes here are federal taxe, sales tax and property taxes.

Thats a pretty good proposition, but a not a good trade for state income tax in my opinion. Im sure id disagree if i was retired on low fixed income.

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