Skip to comments.N.J.'s local tax bills keep spiraling upward
Posted on 10/21/2012 11:33:36 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen
Ted Marvel pays $4,900 in annual property taxes on his 1,000-square-foot home in the heart of Collingswood.
In fact, his monthly tax bill - $407 - is starting to rival what he pays in principal and interest on his mortgage. Said Marvel: "They're going to meet soon."
In the new millennium, New Jersey's property taxes, the highest in the nation, are exploring new heights.
"It's astronomical," said Marvel. "It's crazy." That, too, his Garden State neighbors affirm.
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Ours would be that way in California if it weren’t for prop 13.
I don’t hear them complaining. And they’ll still vote for Obama there.
1500 sq ft ranch, attached 2 car garage on state highway
20 by 40 shop, 2 sheds
6 years ago:
Central New Jersey, 1/2 acre, 3,000 sq foot home, blue ribbon schools. $15,000 year. State Tax. 1.5 hours to office
San Antonio Texas, gated community, 1/3 acre, 3,000 sq foot home, good schools, $5,000 year. No State Tax. 5 minutes to office.
The problem is liberals keep moving to places like Texas and forget why they move....
1/3 ac., 3300 sq ft + 1500 sq ft basement, $2800/yr $2100 of that goes to public schools and school bonds.
$25000/yr for private Catholic school education for two children because I wouldn't send my children to a GA public school on a dare.
I can attest to this. My wife and I live in Ocean county(that’s the Shore area) and we’re in the same boat. That’s Christie for you, the fat-ass, Lou Costello-look-a-like f’ing RINO!
Even though NJ has a higher population density than India, houses are about half the price of comparable houses in CA. But once you add in property taxes the financial cost of home ownership is about the same. One side effect of high taxes is most of my NJ neighbors are current or retired government workers, teachers, firemen, police, EMTs, city workers, and they heavily vote Democrat. When there's a fender bender about 10 government vehicles show up with sirens blaring. NJ is a police state, with the highest police density in America.
Just remember, none of us really own our homes. We rent them from the government. Just miss a tax payment and see who gets to keep the house.
I ran into that talking to a new mother in our Boy Scout troop. In the same paragraph, she said it was great to be able to afford a bigger home with lower overall taxes, but she wished they had more services from the cities and schools. The fact that the latter caused the prior didn’t occur to her.
One reason for our huge taxes is what we spend on developmentally disabled kids. In gloucester county, its over 100K per student per year. If a student attends from age 3 to 21, that’s over 1.8 miilion per student without taking interest into account. True cost is easily over 3 million per student by the time they are 21.
I recently spoke w a resident of our town who took a full time job at Bankbridge (school for developmentally disabled). They have near one on one student <-> teacher/administator ratio. This teacher said the staff at the school has worked with this one particular student for over 8 yrs and this student, just this past week for the first time ever, grabbed a stick. She was truly elated with this child’s progress.
while I think it’s sad that a child has this condition, it annoys me to spend that much on a student that won’t qualify for even the most remedial job and in turn average a little over over 10K per yr on the students that will actually comprise our future wokforce.
Yeah, but we have Camden, Trenton, Newark and Jersey City. Half the state is a high crime zone. Not to mention the city and state politicians! That makes 3/4 of the state a crime zone!
Yes we are renting our homes from the school board.
You are absolutely right this the highest cost forn education and property taxes
When driving in NJ never set a GPS to take the shortest route possible.
I suspect there is a correlation between the increases in taxes on the businesses and their relocation to more business friendly states. Without the taxes from the businesses the localities had to increase revenues somehow.