On Thursday we went to the county tax office to protest our tax increase since it has increased so much the last 2 years.
We were not able to get it down that much due to the fact that homes in the area same age as ours sold for so much money. Why is everything based on what someone else did?
People are wanting land and it’s getting harder to come by because the subdivisions are taking it all up. They do not even mind the age of the homes because they want the land so badly.
Our daughter and her husband just bought a house on 4 acres so they can have their own mini farm. They want to raise their children in the country instead of being in a subdivision. They already had dogs but have now added 3 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats- and 11- chickens.
There are more goats coming in a few weeks one which will be mine but I will keep it with theirs since they are herd animals. When I have my own herd they can come here.
In Manvel, the land values increased more than any other city in the county. An acre in the right area such as ours is worth $56,000 per acre. It has increased $22,000.00 an acre in the last 2 years. This is all great and good until it’s time to pay those taxes.
We have to have a riding lawn mower because we mow 2 acres you do not do this kind of yard with a push mower. Our current cub cadet riding mower is working fine is just takes a long time to get it all mowed.
Thursday we bought a 54″ Cub Cadet zero turn lawn mower to make mowing 2 acres easier. This mower is very fast there were no lines in the yard or the pasture. The pasture now looks like a golf course lol it’s amazing. We love this new mower it cuts down our mowing time to 1/3 of what it was taking.
Controlling a zero turn is interesting, to say the least, you have two handles instead of a steering wheel. I caught on pretty quick and was making those donut type turns in no time.
The moral of this story is when you go to the tax office and you can not get your taxes lowered do not get depressed. Instead, go out and buy a new zero turn lawnmower to make yourself feel better. After all, it’s about saving you some time and someone’s going to get your money anyway.