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City dwellers move into rural areas, complain taxes too high

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Luxury development may argue property taxes too high

SLC: Hey, if they want to build their sprawling luxury developments in remote areas of West Virginia and destroy small farms and quaint byways, they should be taxed approperiately - like hell. According to the article, land generally sells $3-4,000/acre, but for the Walnut Springs developments, its gone anywhere from $10-100,000/acre. And local neighbors that own farms, etc., can't afford to be taxed on property that is $30-40,000/acre, leading to more foreclosures and more development for out-of-staters.

"Monroe County is largely made up of generations-old small farms. Recently, out-of-state developers have bought land and marketed lots to city dwellers from Washington, D.C., Baltimore and elsewhere."

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"Luxury development may argue property taxes too high

By Tara Tuckwiller

Charleston Gazette

January 21, 2007"

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Luxury development may argue property taxes too high

SLC: Hey, if they want to build their sprawling luxury developments in remote areas of West Virginia and destroy small farms and quaint byways, they should be taxed approperiately - like hell. According to the article, land generally sells $3-4,000/acre, but for the Walnut Springs developments, its gone anywhere from $10-100,000/acre. And local neighbors that own farms, etc., can't afford to be taxed on property that is $30-40,000/acre, leading to more foreclosures and more development for out-of-staters.

"Monroe County is largely made up of generations-old small farms. Recently, out-of-state developers have bought land and marketed lots to city dwellers from Washington, D.C., Baltimore and elsewhere."

:cry:

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"Luxury development may argue property taxes too high

By Tara Tuckwiller

Charleston Gazette

January 21, 2007"

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Since these developers and urban yuppies are so well off and want to trample on relatively unscathed natural areas the least the state of West Virginia can do is to tax the hell out of them. It only seems right.

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