AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape
TITLE: So incredibly boring to everyone but me
DATE: 11/19/2007 09:41:00 PM
I lamented passing on my little house to a new owner. My house. My first house that I loved so very much even though it looked much like a booger someone else would just wipe on their jeans.
Once it was sold, it was a relief to not have 2 mortgages, to say the least. Knowing that we sold it to a developer that would soon want to tear it down and build a McMansion wasn't a relief, but it was reality. Bringing us back to the booger reference.
Today, the reassessed property taxes were announced. Guy and I just looked up the new taxes for our house and what used to be my house. Once again, I was so proud of my little booger house. And so glad that I don't have to pay the new taxes.
The land alone is now valued at just less than what I paid for the house. The taxes will be doubling. We will not be paying them. Yay. We sold at just the right time too, because city council is poised to put the kabash on McMansions going up after teardowns. Leaving the new owner of my little booger in a precarious situation if he doesn't build soon.
Our house? Went up a mere $6,000. Hee hee. We find ourselves on the right side of a climbing neighborhood whose value has not yet caught up in the grand scheme of things. I'm pleased as punch.
Bonus. This house doesn't look like a booger. Anymore.
Labels: Renovations, Things I Should Keep to Myself
DATE:Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 12:53:00 PM EST
Rock on! It's so nice when things work out.
DATE:Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 2:56:00 PM EST
That is why I'm glad I live in nowhereville Ohio. Home prices are very low here so property taxes are low too. I guess it all evens out because getting a job making more than 45,000 a year here is not easy to do.
DATE:Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 3:20:00 PM EST
You are closer than you think...I can drive 15 minutes and be in either Kentucky or West Virginia. I live in the very southern tip of Ohio.
We have thought about moving a few times in our life because of the job situation here but my husband has never been unemployed and I work part time. We can make it on what we make, we just never get ahead but both of our families are here so here we will stay.
DATE:Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 6:35:00 PM EST
But for the record, I loved that little house too. Especially the BATHROOM, which was miles long and easily the coolest room in the house (skylight anyone?). Except perhaps the kitchen. Because it had acres of room and you made yummy things in it.
Of course, compared to your new house pictures, it does not compare. But it was a lovely little first house, wasn't it?
DATE:Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 3:35:00 AM EST
Thats AWESOME!! Its great how things work isnt it.