If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Detroit_News)   Detroit to lower property taxes, which will cause people to flock to live in the city   (detroitnews.com) divider line 128
    More: Unlikely, Detroit, Orr, property taxes, emergency managers  
•       •       •

3194 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Jun 2013 at 2:49 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



128 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-06-14 02:51:46 PM
Properties in Detroit are worth enough money to pay taxes on?
 
2013-06-14 02:53:20 PM
THOG MOVE INTO EMPTY CAVE, THOG NOT-

err,

If you don't ask permission then it's free.
 
2013-06-14 02:54:12 PM
Detroit is going to need bigger negative integers.
 
2013-06-14 02:54:22 PM

Ethertap: Properties in Detroit are worth enough money to pay taxes on?


Yes. And the city has literally millions in unpaid taxes.
 
2013-06-14 02:54:25 PM
Wasn't this the same city that were practically giving away houses to police stationed there but they still opted out?

I've read haunting articles about the rapid (and continuing) decline of this city and at some point it will only house people who can't afford to move out of it. That will be an ugly time for this place.

/I love Tampa
 
2013-06-14 02:54:29 PM
How is Detroit able to fill stadiums of four pro sports teams? Is there a magic fairy land of jobs in the suburbs?
 
2013-06-14 02:56:06 PM
Something about Michigan, not just Detroit, that seems to just make the govt make everything cost more. On top of no-fault auto insurance, our gas/property tax rates are stupid.

Was in Florida for a while and man was that awesome for the insurance/no state tax/gas tax rates, money seemed like it went so much farther.

Still, Michigan is an awesome state for what there is in terms of things to do. I've known a lot of stupid people, myself included, who've moved out and missed MI enough to come back and deal with the high taxes.
 
2013-06-14 02:57:38 PM

Ethertap: Properties in Detroit are worth enough money to pay taxes on?


A surprising amount of taxes, actually, for what you get in return.  My uncle rents properties, and appealed a number of assessments he got with his real estate appraiser sister.  They turned him down on all of them, which is why forgive me if I'm rolling my eyes pretty goddamn hard right now.

Mrbogey: Ethertap: Properties in Detroit are worth enough money to pay taxes on?

Yes. And the city has literally millions in unpaid taxes.


And they could go after the slumlords with more vigor (they = emergency manager), but ah, f--k it, let's sell off the DIA.
 
2013-06-14 02:57:53 PM

Ethertap: Properties in Detroit are worth enough money to pay taxes on?


Sure, the taxes are low, but when you add in the cost of a stamp and an envelope...
 
2013-06-14 02:57:55 PM

Decillion: How is Detroit able to fill stadiums of four pro sports teams? Is there a magic fairy land of jobs in the suburbs?


Doesn't hurt that Detroit is adjacent to one of top 3 richest counties in the nation ya know.
 
2013-06-14 02:59:02 PM

Decillion: How is Detroit able to fill stadiums of four pro sports teams? Is there a magic fairy land of jobs in the suburbs?


Compared to the city itself? Yes.

That said, my uncle works downtown and used to live downtown, too, until he realized he could live just north of the city and not have to drive for 20 minutes just to get to a decent grocery store. Property taxes aren't what's keeping people from living in Detroit.
 
2013-06-14 02:59:28 PM
What Detroit needs is a TV series that combines elements of The Wire with Robocop.
 
2013-06-14 03:00:12 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: And they could go after the slumlords with more vigor (they = emergency manager), but ah, f--k it, let's sell off the DIA.


PLEASE.  He was pointing out that the creditors might go after the art, not that HE wanted to.  It was a warning: fix the problem.
 
2013-06-14 03:01:16 PM
Privatize the city, like a sci-fi movie.
 
2013-06-14 03:02:32 PM

forteblast: Decillion: How is Detroit able to fill stadiums of four pro sports teams? Is there a magic fairy land of jobs in the suburbs?

Compared to the city itself? Yes.

That said, my uncle works downtown and used to live downtown, too, until he realized he could live just north of the city and not have to drive for 20 minutes just to get to a decent grocery store. Property taxes aren't what's keeping people from living in Detroit.


a Whole Foods just opened in Midtown
 
2013-06-14 03:04:05 PM

dumbobruni: forteblast: Decillion: How is Detroit able to fill stadiums of four pro sports teams? Is there a magic fairy land of jobs in the suburbs?

Compared to the city itself? Yes.

That said, my uncle works downtown and used to live downtown, too, until he realized he could live just north of the city and not have to drive for 20 minutes just to get to a decent grocery store. Property taxes aren't what's keeping people from living in Detroit.

a Whole Foods just opened in Midtown


Exception that proves the rule.

Meijer will open another soon, near Eight Mile I believe.  Another exception.
 
2013-06-14 03:05:59 PM
I read an article a few months ago of some people in the D not paying any tax, and no one came after them..

lower in hopes they pay something? lol
 
2013-06-14 03:08:13 PM
Sounds like the dickhead unelected Emergency Manager wants to cut revenue as an excuse to cut further services.
 
2013-06-14 03:08:39 PM
No, the democrat way is to tax people more and then use that tax money to make people want to live in Detroit.
 
2013-06-14 03:10:17 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: No, the democrat way is to tax people more and then use that tax money to make people want to live in Detroit.


Well with taxes in the city more than double the national average, it's obviously working.
 
2013-06-14 03:11:17 PM

dumbobruni: a Whole Foods just opened in Midtown


I said a decent grocery store. You know, the kind of place where you can buy food once or twice a week and not bankrupt yourself.

JohnAnnArbor: Meijer will open another soon, near Eight Mile I believe. Another exception.


Wouldn't have helped, he lived near the river. Speaking of which... you really miss Meijer when you leave Michigan.
 
2013-06-14 03:12:20 PM
Removing all the corrupt politicians from the city counsel and government leadership would have an even bigger impact. Making a huge personal property investment in an area with a corrupt, unstable government is just nuts.
 
2013-06-14 03:12:41 PM
THE CHINESE WILL BE RIGHT OVER.

/because we let them
 
2013-06-14 03:12:45 PM

RepoManTSM: Sounds like the dickhead unelected Emergency Manager wants to cut revenue as an excuse to cut further services.


That must be why he announced today he was stopping payment on Detroit debt payments and diverting that into city services.

/Reading is fundamental; it's all over the media.
 
2013-06-14 03:13:01 PM

JohnAnnArbor: dumbobruni: forteblast: Decillion: How is Detroit able to fill stadiums of four pro sports teams? Is there a magic fairy land of jobs in the suburbs?

Compared to the city itself? Yes.

That said, my uncle works downtown and used to live downtown, too, until he realized he could live just north of the city and not have to drive for 20 minutes just to get to a decent grocery store. Property taxes aren't what's keeping people from living in Detroit.

a Whole Foods just opened in Midtown

Exception that proves the rule.

Meijer will open another soon, near Eight Mile I believe.  Another exception.


but what about Honey Bee, Harbortown Market, and Eastern Market?
 
2013-06-14 03:13:07 PM
Lower taxes?

i761.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-14 03:13:23 PM
Detroit has a lot interesting stuff going on. Lots of young people are moving in because it's cheap.

Think of any formerly-rundown-now-gentrified neighborhood in your city - it's like that, in the early stages. But on a bigger scale.
 
2013-06-14 03:13:47 PM

rko281: Removing all the corrupt politicians from the city counsel and government leadership would have an even bigger impact. Making a huge personal property investment in an area with a corrupt, unstable government is just nuts.


No, we can't do that. Anyone not from Detroit is going to bring back slavery.
 
2013-06-14 03:14:24 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: No, the democrat way is to tax people more and then use that tax money to make people want to live in Detroit.


The Detroit way is to:
1) blame whitey.
2) ???
3) Profit! (and embezzle the shiat out of the money that the city actually does get, or hand it out to your cronies)

/don't know nothin bout no god damn krugerrands!
 
2013-06-14 03:15:42 PM

forteblast: dumbobruni: a Whole Foods just opened in Midtown

I said a decent grocery store. You know, the kind of place where you can buy food once or twice a week and not bankrupt yourself.

JohnAnnArbor: Meijer will open another soon, near Eight Mile I believe. Another exception.

Wouldn't have helped, he lived near the river. Speaking of which... you really miss Meijer when you leave Michigan.


Walmart not good enough for ya?

/jk lol
//I heart Meijer so much
///I'm leery of eminent domain (my grandma remembered when Poletown got destroyed for the freeway), but I would be okay with eminent domaining, say, the urban prairie next to Hamtramck so Meijer could build within the city proper and not on the Warren (I'm speculating) border.  But if that one does fine, who knows.
 
2013-06-14 03:15:43 PM
As soon as those taxes drop, I'm buying the old packard plant and building some fine automobiles!
 
2013-06-14 03:16:47 PM

MichiganFTL: rko281: Removing all the corrupt politicians from the city counsel and government leadership would have an even bigger impact. Making a huge personal property investment in an area with a corrupt, unstable government is just nuts.

No, we can't do that. Anyone not from Detroit is going to bring back slavery.


SHREK!

/treat me with respect. Cause I'm tired of that. Be respectful. You may not do that at home, but you gonna do it up in here.
 
2013-06-14 03:19:40 PM

legion_of_doo: The Detroit way is to:
1) blame whitey.


You sound white. And Republican.
 
2013-06-14 03:19:58 PM

jaytkay: Detroit has a lot interesting stuff going on. Lots of young people are moving in because it's cheap.

Think of any formerly-rundown-now-gentrified neighborhood in your city - it's like that, in the early stages. But on a bigger scale.


Despite the fact that a) my auto insurance would double overnight, b) I couldn't count on police response for anything, and c) lack of decent public transport (the buses are wretched and getting budgets slashed anyhow)... I'd move to Detroit in a heartbeat if it didn't mean an hour long commute to work and if I could find a decent neighborhood.  Hamtramck for sure.  There's awesome, awesome stuff going on there now and I only get to experience it vicariously through my friends.
 
2013-06-14 03:20:52 PM

tbhouston: I read an article a few months ago of some people in the D not paying any tax, and no one came after them..

lower in hopes they pay something? lol


Well you have to pay people to go after them. I wonder if there's a threshold where the govt simply says "not worth it"
 
2013-06-14 03:22:44 PM

dumbobruni: JohnAnnArbor: dumbobruni: forteblast: Decillion: How is Detroit able to fill stadiums of four pro sports teams? Is there a magic fairy land of jobs in the suburbs?

Compared to the city itself? Yes.

That said, my uncle works downtown and used to live downtown, too, until he realized he could live just north of the city and not have to drive for 20 minutes just to get to a decent grocery store. Property taxes aren't what's keeping people from living in Detroit.

a Whole Foods just opened in Midtown

Exception that proves the rule.

Meijer will open another soon, near Eight Mile I believe.  Another exception.

but what about Honey Bee, Harbortown Market, and Eastern Market?


I think Harbortown is where he ended up going, and Trader Joe's in Grosse Pointe on occasion. Both 15-20 minutes away.

Anyway...

www.necro-equine-sadism.com
 
2013-06-14 03:22:58 PM
Also, how unimaginative is your transportation department? The People Mover?
 
2013-06-14 03:24:41 PM
I have been looking for a job and received a call the other day that went like this:

Caller:  "Mr. Buttknuckle, we have several positions that you would be a great fit.  Are you willing to relocate?"

Me:  "Oh sure.  I have no dependents and am open to a new environment."

Caller: "Fantastic.  We have a terrific position available in Detroit."

Me: "No.  I meant I would relocate anywhere but Detroit."

Caller:  "Understood.  I figured."
 
2013-06-14 03:25:15 PM

thecpt: Also, how unimaginative is your transportation department? The People Mover?


That's "Coleman's Train" to you.

/sung to the tune of "Purple Rain."
 
2013-06-14 03:26:00 PM

thecpt: Also, how unimaginative is your transportation department? The People Mover?


I had a keychain for awhile that celebrated the first anniversary of the People Mover and said "THANKS FOR RIDING THE SKY!" on it.  Then it broke and I lost it.

When I was a little kid, riding that thing in circles was a crazy cheap way for my Dad to keep us entertained.  The only time it's ever actually been useful for me is going to Greektown to get food while working a convention at Cobo.  So, um, one weekend.  Took it from the Ren Cen to Greektown as well but at that point you might as well just walk it.
 
2013-06-14 03:26:10 PM
I'm starting to think Detroit needs city walls for protection, like in the old anarchic days of city-states. But. Like. The other way around.
 
2013-06-14 03:26:37 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Walmart not good enough for ya?


*cringe*

I like Publix though. Kind of reminds me of Busch's.
 
2013-06-14 03:27:59 PM
They don't have tax auctions in Detroit?
 
2013-06-14 03:28:22 PM

Buttknuckle: I have been looking for a job and received a call the other day that went like this:

Caller:  "Mr. Buttknuckle, we have several positions that you would be a great fit.  Are you willing to relocate?"

Me:  "Oh sure.  I have no dependents and am open to a new environment."

Caller: "Fantastic.  We have a terrific position available in Detroit."

Me: "No.  I meant I would relocate anywhere but Detroit."

Caller:  "Understood.  I figured."


Sounds like Compuware was calling.
 
2013-06-14 03:28:38 PM
Squatters don't pay taxes now, and are not going to start.
 
2013-06-14 03:29:10 PM

Gunny Walker: They don't have tax auctions in Detroit?


It's been difficult to arrange since the signs keep getting stolen to sell the wire for scrap metal.
 
2013-06-14 03:30:08 PM

Gunny Walker: They don't have tax auctions in Detroit?


They do, but it's very disorganized.  If they do figure out you're delinquent on taxes (a BIG if), you yourself can go to the auction, buy your property for less than the tax bill, then start over with a $0 property tax balance.  People have done that.
 
2013-06-14 03:32:57 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: thecpt: Also, how unimaginative is your transportation department? The People Mover?

I had a keychain for awhile that celebrated the first anniversary of the People Mover and said "THANKS FOR RIDING THE SKY!" on it.  Then it broke and I lost it.

When I was a little kid, riding that thing in circles was a crazy cheap way for my Dad to keep us entertained.  The only time it's ever actually been useful for me is going to Greektown to get food while working a convention at Cobo.  So, um, one weekend.  Took it from the Ren Cen to Greektown as well but at that point you might as well just walk it.


I mean thank gawd it was there. After stuffing myself with gyros, saganaki, and baclava how the hell was I going to waddle my suddenly top heavy self all the way to tiger stadium/comerica?
 
2013-06-14 03:36:30 PM

jaytkay: legion_of_doo: The Detroit way is to:
1) blame whitey.

You sound white. And Republican.


You sound like you've never been to Detroit.
 
2013-06-14 03:42:39 PM

JohnAnnArbor: Gunny Walker: They don't have tax auctions in Detroit?

They do, but it's very disorganized.  If they do figure out you're delinquent on taxes (a BIG if), you yourself can go to the auction, buy your property for less than the tax bill, then start over with a $0 property tax balance.  People have done that.


In TN, bidding starts at amount owed plus any other leins the county might have against it. If no one bids, the county buys the property by writing off the taxes. And you'd be stupid to buy your own at a tax auction, because you'd have fees, penalties, and maybe even a bidding war to jack the expense up. Regardless, people who don't pay taxes, lose it in three years. (I've seen leniency for bankruptcies, but the taxes still accrue.)
 
Displayed 50 of 128 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report