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That sucks, that's money I could be managing if she could dump the place. I've never been to DCL, but she want me to use the house sometime. Since my main thing is swimming, doesn't appear like I would want to swim the lake?
True, but at least by going the charity/private route, you're dealing with people who are interested (and perhaps have vested interests) in the subject matter.
They have owned the place for a long time, they live in VA and also have a home in Palm Beach. Her husband was from that area and he liked going up there, in fact he used to have a plane and they would fly up there, but he crashed the plane going up there once and they were lucky to have survived the crash. He kept 2 Harleys up there and he would ride when someone else could ride with him. Several years ago when they closed the house up for the season, the wife left in one car and the husband was to follow in another car later. He decided to take a ride on the Harley by hisself, something he never did - ride alone. Some kid in a pick up crossed over the line on a curve up in PA has killed the husband, he was a good buddy of mine.
She doesn't really enjoy it up there w/o him, so they listed the place when he died. They have dropped the price $150k from the original listing price.
I thought I read somewhere that Garrett Co was exempt from the flush tax.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MDTerp84 17 months ago
That's a said story. Sorry to hear. I have my house on the market and its not a high priced home and I've lowered my price like $70k. Maybe another realtor with a more realistic price? You can PM me if yoy want to share any details and I can give you my opinion of the property, price, and her current agent.
Also, the lake thing isn't as bad as this thread seems to make it sound. It's more of a brewing problem that will become a real problem that will be hard to reverse. I, and my family, spend all summer in the lake and its not really noticeable other than in the shallow coves. The thing is that lakefront property owners get raped on property taxes but its county money.
This post was edited by MDTerp84 17 months ago
Its on my most recent tax bill.
I'll get you the info and looking forward to what you think, thx
That flush tax is BS.
Mines listed through my buddy in VA at no charge. If you have a buyer, we can work something out.
Haven't been in the market but seems like things take about 6-9 months to move up there. If it's been on the market for several years sound like she has it way overpriced. Who does she have it listed with?
What, a man-made lake is in poor health?
What's out of line is that they charge non residents (i.e. second home owners) significantly more than if you live there year round.
You pay more in property tax because you do not list your Garrett County property as your primary residence.
From your tax bill:
Only the owner's principal residence is eligible for the Homestead Tax Credit, the Homeowners' Tax Credit, and local income tax offset credits.
That's not just Garrett County. Plus values have declined.
Maaaan, I saw Congo was up in here and thought we were posseing up to save the lake from a shark infestation. This isn't nearly as fun.
My understanding is that the taxes (local taxes offset) is where Garrett County sticks it to non residents.
I basically have 4 lines on my tax bill.
It's a house and a guest house
I stand corrected regarding the flush tax - I will say that the Bay Restoration Fee has doubled to $60 per year for those in the Chesapeake Watershed, Garrett County and certain parts of the Eastern Shore did not get the tax increase
Nice house but houses not on the lake (or at least have lake access) are a tough sale. And looks like there's not much view of lake during summer when there are leaves on the tree. Regardless nice house and seems reasonably price.
Commons sense solution to one of the problems.
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