Wednesday, September 23, 2009

County Property Taxes Second Highest In US

Top 10 Counties Are ALL IN New York State

Monroe County taxpayers have a median tax bill equal to 2.85% of the median home value in the county

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SCATS ~~ With high taxes, high unemployment, falling population numbers & lowered wages, what impact has all this had on property values in Greece?
 

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and within Monroe County, guess what Town pays the most! I think if you checked it would be Greece.

Anonymous said...

When you put all of those troubles into one sentence it really adds up. How depressing. But even Obama mentioned how economically depressed upstate is. Too bad he didn't head over this way to see the worst of the worst.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how to figure the discrepancy between the basic house values in Rochester area(all I know) and those how to sell your home , remodel shows on TV. Those are usually similar to our colonials or ranches or capes but what would cost here 100K would cost 400k is these cities. These programs are in Georgia California and Texas.
People that have relocated to Michigan from here said that to get the same type of house there would cost 2 to 3 times as much. But the taxes on similar houses would be the same. So a 3 bedroom colonial in Greece about 10 years old could cost 180K and in Michigan 300K but the total taxes would be $7000 for each. Could that account for our high place on this list because our homes are so low in value?

Anonymous said...

With every school budget increase approved by the voters in Monroe County the politicians have no reason to believe the public is concerned about taxes.
The public looks at state-aid as free money. Stimulus money as free money.
WE are the problem IF there is a problem.

SCATS said...

To 11:36AM ~~ Yes, our housing costs are among the "cheapest" in the country. It's sort of like the "which came first, the chicken or the egg?" type questions, isn't it? Is it because of high taxes? Or because of low real estate prices? My question about home prices is a different issue in that I'm asking what recent impact (let's say 5 yrs.) have all these other negative news items have had on Greece real estate prices. I know no one likes answering this question. It seems to get swept under the rug.

Anonymous said...

11:52 Just my opinion rom reading the Sat Newspaper it would seem the house prices are stable to a little increase in just the last 6 months from 3 years ago. For a while houses were sitting unsold for 6 months to a year but in my observation moving faster now. Some areas are lower than others that have spiked. For example the dewey stone houses seem to be selling for the 80's and the dewey latta area also seems higher than it used to be. Around 110K to 115K. Black Walnut and its side streets seem to be lower meaning they used to be in a different category than these others and there isn't as much of a difference. But that is not a scientific sampling. Sometimes houses sit because people are not willing to sell for less than they bought for . Or an upside down mortgage.
Maybe some real estate people could let us know what the buyers are looking for and whether Greece is desirable for families.

SCATS said...

To 12:51PM ~~ One thing that tends to skew recent figures is that the rush is on for people who want to take advantage of the $8000 tax credit before it expires. It has caused a sudden boom, not just locally.

Anonymous said...

1:08 You're right. That would account for the selling boom in those 2 areas since they are "starter homes" historically. Smart.
I thought it was just becoming some new trendy area. So back to normal after October.

Anonymous said...

Of course none of these problems fall on jack auberger's shoulders.

he is the knight in shining armor

Anonymous said...

Looks like Augberger is doing his part to keep taxes down. Can we be sure Maloney will try as hard? Don't bet on it!

Anonymous said...

Taxes even higher than reported. Most are in the 4% of full value range. Those with special income discounts lower the overall averages.

Anonymous said...

He keeps taxes down by raising the assessments on homes and adding high fees on everything else. Technically he can say he is not raising taxes, but in reality we are getting soaked.

They put this lie out every election year, so the dummies who read it in the paper think he is doing a wonderful job. It's amazing to me how people can be scammed so easily.

SCATS said...

To 10:02AM ~~ He also reduces/cuts services but doesn't tell you about it! You know, little things like dredging, tree trimming, Youth Services and so on and so on ...