Calls pouring in

There are 22 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Jul 11, 2010, titled Calls pouring in. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Terry Karlavage, an employee at the 21st Century Appraisals call center in Middletown, answers questions from an Adams County property owner, who has recently received their reassessed property values, while his supervisor, Charlene Kechula, looks on.

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Hammer

York, PA

#1 Jul 11, 2010
wow talk about shafting the tax payer. why not just
shoot the tax payer. i guess my house will be appraised
at 456 Billion Dollars. my taxes will be 234 Million
dollars a month. i can pay it. i'll get a part time
job.
DARK STAR

Mount Wolf, PA

#2 Jul 11, 2010
How Is the D'Buma change working out for ya now ?
willy

Carlisle, PA

#3 Jul 11, 2010
DARK STAR wrote:
How Is the D'Buma change working out for ya now ?
It ain't Obama dumb ass!!!
Really

York, PA

#4 Jul 11, 2010
They haven't had a reassessment since 1990? Just think how low the assessed values were for 20 years. They were underassessed for about 15 yrs probably.
Had your woman

Ephrata, PA

#5 Jul 12, 2010
wah wah wah! If you don't like, then move!
Lord Humongous

United States

#6 Jul 12, 2010
REALITY CHECK: If your property hasn't been assessed in 20 years then yeah, you're going to be worth more now then 20 years ago. You think you can buy a new Honda Accord today for what you would have paid 20 years ago (1990)? Get a clue people!!!!

If anything, you've been undervalued for at least 10 years. Hahaha!! Also, I love how people in York think their taxes are so freakin high, hilarious!! My $230,000 house (appraised not long ago by my own hired appraiser for refinancing into lower interest rate) would go for $330,000 at least over here in Lancaster, and my co-workers typically pay $5-7,000.00 in taxes per year!!! I feel almost lucky to only have to pay about $3200.00 in Central York.

Get a grasp on reality, then maybe you'll find you don't really have anything to b*tch about. Then again, most Yorkers aren't happy unless they are b*tching about something.
whatever

United States

#7 Jul 12, 2010
At least Adams County got reassessed after the bubble burst...York got their's before. So cry to someone who cares...
Hugh Jass

Ephrata, PA

#8 Jul 12, 2010
Lord Humongous wrote:
....have anything to b*tch about. Then again, most Yorkers aren't happy unless they are b*tching about something.
Don't forget about the buffets. That makes most of them happy.
qqq

Roxbury, PA

#9 Jul 12, 2010
Lord Humongous wrote:
REALITY CHECK: If your property hasn't been assessed in 20 years then yeah, you're going to be worth more now then 20 years ago. You think you can buy a new Honda Accord today for what you would have paid 20 years ago (1990)? Get a clue people!!!!
If anything, you've been undervalued for at least 10 years. Hahaha!! Also, I love how people in York think their taxes are so freakin high, hilarious!! My $230,000 house (appraised not long ago by my own hired appraiser for refinancing into lower interest rate) would go for $330,000 at least over here in Lancaster, and my co-workers typically pay $5-7,000.00 in taxes per year!!! I feel almost lucky to only have to pay about $3200.00 in Central York.
Get a grasp on reality, then maybe you'll find you don't really have anything to b*tch about. Then again, most Yorkers aren't happy unless they are b*tching about something.
York is not in Adams County.
Mt Joy

Virginia Beach, VA

#10 Jul 12, 2010
From all indications and from talking with local people in Mt Joy township, the parties most negatively affected by this reassessment are those with nearly 10 acres of land that do not qualify for clean and green. For those that exceed 10 acres, the clean and green tax bill is quite reasonable. However, for those with 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 9.99 acres, the tax bill is absolutely horrendous and this represents a complete injustice to society.

A neighbor with 9 acres and a modest house has a tax bill that went from $7,000 to $15,000. I can't imagine how he will afford to pay that as he has been in retirement for 10+ years.

Century Appraisals: How can you justify the land values that you are placing on Adams County property? The values are simply dead wrong and are forcing people to appeal and may force them to leave the area forever. Please have some compassion and understanding and do the right thing by assessing property correctly.

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#11 Jul 12, 2010
Lord Humongous wrote:
REALITY CHECK: If your property hasn't been assessed in 20 years then yeah, you're going to be worth more now then 20 years ago. You think you can buy a new Honda Accord today for what you would have paid 20 years ago (1990)? Get a clue people!!!!
If anything, you've been undervalued for at least 10 years. Hahaha!! Also, I love how people in York think their taxes are so freakin high, hilarious!! My $230,000 house (appraised not long ago by my own hired appraiser for refinancing into lower interest rate) would go for $330,000 at least over here in Lancaster, and my co-workers typically pay $5-7,000.00 in taxes per year!!! I feel almost lucky to only have to pay about $3200.00 in Central York.
Get a grasp on reality, then maybe you'll find you don't really have anything to b*tch about. Then again, most Yorkers aren't happy unless they are b*tching about something.
you don't know your local geography!
VOA

Manchester, PA

#12 Jul 12, 2010
willy wrote:
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It ain't Obama dumb ass!!!
But Obama will help!


Seriously..this is a huge failure at the local government level; and frankly this isn't the first time ever in this country that this has ever happened. But, it's sad..those new assessment values need to be applied over the same length of time that it took them to re-assess.. Twenty Years.
Lord Humongous

United States

#13 Jul 12, 2010
Mt Joy wrote:
From all indications and from talking with local people in Mt Joy township, the parties most negatively affected by this reassessment are those with nearly 10 acres of land that do not qualify for clean and green. For those that exceed 10 acres, the clean and green tax bill is quite reasonable. However, for those with 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 9.99 acres, the tax bill is absolutely horrendous and this represents a complete injustice to society.
A neighbor with 9 acres and a modest house has a tax bill that went from $7,000 to $15,000. I can't imagine how he will afford to pay that as he has been in retirement for 10+ years.
Century Appraisals: How can you justify the land values that you are placing on Adams County property? The values are simply dead wrong and are forcing people to appeal and may force them to leave the area forever. Please have some compassion and understanding and do the right thing by assessing property correctly.
Your friend is only paying $7,000 on 9 acres of land??? H*ll, that is a freakin steal!!!

I know people in Lancaster with a $350,000.00 house on a 1/4 ACRE of land that pay that for taxes every year!!!! You heard me, they pay that for a nice house on a 0.25 ACRE piece of land!!!!

I'd say $15,000.00 is low.

If people don't like it here, move to Delaware!! I know of a couple who built a $750,000.00 house on 5 Acres of land, and only pay something like $500.00 a year in taxes. I almost fell off my chair when they told me that.

Again, it's all in where you are, school district, etc, etc. Try owning 9 acres up in Conneticut, etc. Now THAT is taxation.
Lord Humongous

United States

#14 Jul 12, 2010
Riese wrote:
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you don't know your local geography!
Did I SAY Adams County was in York or Lancaster? No. I was merely comparing taxes between certain parts of certain counties.

Typical Adams/York county mentality; "Why doesn't the world revolve around Meeeeee?"

Fugg you losers. Maybe if you hicks saved your money instead of blowing it at the titty bars, dirt race tracks, and beer distributors you'd actually have enough to pay for your taxes??

Also, you just know you're reading a YORK newspaper when they are talking about someone complaining about the value of their TRAILER on like 3 acres of land. LOL!!!! Probably up on blocks right along with the last 10 vehicles they ever owned which they mow around once a year.

All that's missing from this article is the trailer owner wondering how they are going to afford to feed their 30 cats and 2 horses.

YORK: You're either a toothless white-trash hick living in a trailer who likes crappy buffets, or a drug-dealing thug getting shot or stabbed at 1 AM in York City. Take your pick.
Citizen Kane

York, PA

#15 Jul 12, 2010
Hugh Jass wrote:
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Don't forget about the buffets. That makes most of them happy.
Thanks for a good laugh! So true and so sad....

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#16 Jul 12, 2010
Lord Humongous wrote:
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Did I SAY Adams County was in York or Lancaster? No. I was merely comparing taxes between certain parts of certain counties.
Typical Adams/York county mentality; "Why doesn't the world revolve around Meeeeee?"
Fugg you losers. Maybe if you hicks saved your money instead of blowing it at the titty bars, dirt race tracks, and beer distributors you'd actually have enough to pay for your taxes??
Also, you just know you're reading a YORK newspaper when they are talking about someone complaining about the value of their TRAILER on like 3 acres of land. LOL!!!! Probably up on blocks right along with the last 10 vehicles they ever owned which they mow around once a year.
All that's missing from this article is the trailer owner wondering how they are going to afford to feed their 30 cats and 2 horses.
YORK: You're either a toothless white-trash hick living in a trailer who likes crappy buffets, or a drug-dealing thug getting shot or stabbed at 1 AM in York City. Take your pick.
I really enjoyed the article posted last week about the deer that ran through someones front door. I send these links to my friends who live outside the area and they scream and laugh.

What is even worse than York/Adams county news is Ephrata... what a hoot their paper is!

Since: Oct 09

York, PA

#17 Jul 12, 2010
Lord Humongous wrote:
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Did I SAY Adams County was in York or Lancaster? No. I was merely comparing taxes between certain parts of certain counties.
Typical Adams/York county mentality; "Why doesn't the world revolve around Meeeeee?"
Fugg you losers. Maybe if you hicks saved your money instead of blowing it at the titty bars, dirt race tracks, and beer distributors you'd actually have enough to pay for your taxes??
Also, you just know you're reading a YORK newspaper when they are talking about someone complaining about the value of their TRAILER on like 3 acres of land. LOL!!!! Probably up on blocks right along with the last 10 vehicles they ever owned which they mow around once a year.
All that's missing from this article is the trailer owner wondering how they are going to afford to feed their 30 cats and 2 horses.
YORK: You're either a toothless white-trash hick living in a trailer who likes crappy buffets, or a drug-dealing thug getting shot or stabbed at 1 AM in York City. Take your pick.
Ok now Lord , that was rude and uncalled for .
You have good ideas but you lose me when you get all riled up and called people names .

And you know damn well those cars are going to be worth something someday .
Hah !
Stop hatin on us white people . lol
Mr Nasty

York, PA

#18 Jul 12, 2010
Once I saw the name Dickensheets I could not read on to see what the calls were about. Thanks YDR.
Buns Busted by 21 Century

Louisa, VA

#19 Jul 12, 2010
whatever wrote:
At least Adams County got reassessed after the bubble burst...York got their's before. So cry to someone who cares...
If you read the article closely you will see that Mr Barr said the assessments reflect 2005 values NOT Jan 1,2010.I think 2005 was at or near the height of the bubble.
Frank

Dover, PA

#20 Jul 12, 2010
Time to move, or buy a shotgun.

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