Originally Posted by Mighty Mike
As far as real estate taxes here in PA go, they are based on the school district you are in. There is a very wide discrepancy, and you could be 1/4 mile away from some one who pays much less/more than you. We have been told by our fearless leaders in the capital that tax relief is coming because the passed the almighty GAMBLING law. First we got slots, but taxes didn't really change. This year, the knuckleheads couldn't even get a budget passed, so now we are getting table games to supplement the budget, and I'm still waiting for my tax relief!!! One other thing that I know for sure- PA is one of only a handful of states that will not let you deduct your 401k savings from your yearly tax. Sort of like paying tax on it twice, if you work and retire here. Another thing you may want to consider is the roads (LOL) around here. We are not know for having the smoothest asphalt in the country, and sometimes with that big ole' 5er back there it can rattle your teeth! Good luck with your plans!!
Thanks for the info. For the past few weeks we have spent a lot of time checking out PA and we were told about the tax structure and how it was connected to the schools. Tonight if everything go's well we plan on putting a contract on a new house that is almost finished in Hanover which is the Penn Township. As far as the roads, I know what you mean, they are a little rough, but that's ok I drive Chevy's