Originally Posted by Rodneykrantz
Property Taxes in South Carolina is a joke
If you live in a home that is valued at $175,000
You pay $1383.00 in taxes per year
If this is your second home you pay $5531.00 per year
If you make it a office or commercial it is $9241.00 per year
A motorhome counts as a second home so a RV valued at $175,000 you will pay
$5531.00 in taxes This is one reason that I have not got my diesel yet.
How can they charge you more for a rental home or a second home?
Maryland property tax is higher. We didn't see any decline in property tax when the Iraq war caused a major recession here. We lost close to a third of our homes value but didn't get a reduction in property taxes.
Our roads and bridges are crumbling. The state smells (literally) like burned rubber. You won't notice it after a few days.
A 2 mile ride in an ambulance if nearly $500. The indigents on motorcycles with traumatic brain damage require 2 years and more of care often costing from $2 to $7 MILLION dollars which the taxpayers pay for through their group insurance rates. At least their brain injuries are reduced by 40% due to the requirement to wear REAL crash helmets. Most group insurance stops at $2 Million and so Maryland Hospitals will bankrupt families at a high rate (the ACA has stopped some of this).
Maryland is very high overall in tax, but:
Diesel here is 20 to 35 cents cheaper per gallon than in PA and many of the states between here and Iowa. MD does not tax RVs other than registration and sales tax (6%). Most of MD will not allow you to park your RV at home. Neither does West Virginia.
Many counties in Virginia charge property tax on RVs. The ones I checked on would cost me more than $5500 a year (Prince William apparently does not) in personal property tax.
Forty seven percent of the people living in Maryland want to get the Hell out of it. Stupid gun laws, cost of living, a general attitude of "entitlement," Urban culture (a non sequitur), and crime are the reasons with Crime being no. 1 on the list.
The shoppin here is disgusting as well. If you shop for quality, fashion, variety, or value, you won't find it here. We shop mostly in PA (no tax on clothes) and DE (no sales or income taxes).
Maryland does have several very large parking lots. They are labeled Interstates 95, 295, 495, 695 etc. Otherwise parking for a couple of hours in Baltimore could cost up to $25.