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Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,387
Posted By jeffk
The 2018 tax rate in Alton was $13.99 and in...

The 2018 tax rate in Alton was $13.99 and in Gilford $17.04, a $3.05 difference, about 20%. So most of 2 times the tax cost is coming from a greater value of your "modest island camp", not...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,387
Posted By jeffk
You are making it too complicated. The base...

You are making it too complicated. The base standard deduction is adjusted yearly based on inflation. They announce the change every year. As far as I know, neither being blind or over 65 is indexed...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,387
Posted By jeffk
The evaluation for our house in Center Harbor...

The evaluation for our house in Center Harbor (non waterfront) dropped a little. But the spending jumped and our tax bill went up about 6%.

The "why" is much more complex. Perhaps labor costs...
Forum: Site Support Forum 11-12-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By jeffk
Before jumping in to that conversion, make sure...

Before jumping in to that conversion, make sure the computer has the hardware horsepower (memory, disk space, CPU) to handle Windows 10. Hardware also has a shelf life. Some old components just may...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,852
Posted By jeffk
Actually, the Mount is always kept in the water...

Actually, the Mount is always kept in the water at Center Harbor over the winter (unless extensive repair work might be required?).
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,520
Posted By jeffk
The assessment companies DO look at recent sales...

The assessment companies DO look at recent sales and take that into account. I would bet that in their "updating" your Island Camp might have been tweaked into an Island "Cottage" with full...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,520
Posted By jeffk
I'm a bit confused. Does your property assessment...

I'm a bit confused. Does your property assessment description include a building? It should. It should also include the type of use for the building. If it's a workshop without plumbing or heat, that...
Forum: Boating 10-14-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,544
Posted By jeffk
That's really funny. I am always amazed about how...

That's really funny. I am always amazed about how different people will interpret the same things completely differently.
Forum: Boating 10-14-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,544
Posted By jeffk
Valet ended yesterday so I'm all done. The...

Valet ended yesterday so I'm all done. The service department said that a lot of other lakes have gone very low and they are getting a lot of those boats, who service/store at the marina, earlier...
Forum: Boating 10-14-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,780
Posted By jeffk
If it is being "drawn down", it is mother nature...

If it is being "drawn down", it is mother nature (evaporation) that is doing it. Checking Bizer and the Lakeport dam site the lake height has been dropping at a "normal" RATE since the end of July....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-10-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By jeffk
Almost 30 years ago, I installed a...

Almost 30 years ago, I installed a heating/cooling system that was heat pump based. It was amazing, when it worked. It was heat and a/c but also hot water and in the summer, heated the pool as well....
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,067
Posted By jeffk
If someone finds a way to unify and simplify...

If someone finds a way to unify and simplify streaming, for example search across all MY stream sources for a movie or TV show, and provide a menu that allows you to scroll through all your sources...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,067
Posted By jeffk
When I originally got Metrocast I was planning to...

When I originally got Metrocast I was planning to get basic cable for the local channels and stream everything else. I have a ROKU box. I found a lot of the streaming stuff was old junk. Plus,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,067
Posted By jeffk
The quote I gave for Spectrum was off their...

The quote I gave for Spectrum was off their website and may be a "special" teaser rate for new subscribers. Your experience tells me I am being charged the "going rate" in the area for established...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,067
Posted By jeffk
Atlantic Broadband cost

I am an Atlantic Broadband customer and I have some questions about my billing. Before I call them, I wanted to see what others are seeing. I looked through some of the older threads and cannot see...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,520
Posted By jeffk
I agree that spending should always be monitored....

I agree that spending should always be monitored.

And believe me, I have major problems with the school system, not just here but across the nation. It has been polluted with school...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,520
Posted By jeffk
For all the griping, Moultonborough has close to...

For all the griping, Moultonborough has close to the lowest tax rate in the state.

It also faces a blessing/cost/temptation. There is a LOT of expensive lake front land in town. That means the...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 09-19-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,744
Posted By jeffk
I am pretty sure ours are gone. We had a visitor...

I am pretty sure ours are gone. We had a visitor pass through a couple days ago.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,214
Posted By jeffk
I would point out that, per Bizer, the lake is...

I would point out that, per Bizer, the lake is almost perfectly lined up with the "average" water height for this time of year. The dam bureau has done a good job keeping things at "normal" through...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-17-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By jeffk
When I try to use my dehumidifier during the...

When I try to use my dehumidifier during the cooler months, even now, it errors out and stops because it is too cold to run effectively. During the summer I use a condensate pump and pump it out to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,520
Posted By jeffk
It seems that land that is developed as a...

It seems that land that is developed as a commercial property is probably more valuable, to a point. But property tax is based on the estimated sales value of the property, not how successful the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-11-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,877
Posted By jeffk
I wonder when people have done cost comparisons...

I wonder when people have done cost comparisons if they have factored in the REQUIRED yearly service for oil systems. If you don't service oil systems, bad things happen. It is recommended to service...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 08-30-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,744
Posted By jeffk
Mine is still here. In fact, yesterday he was...

Mine is still here. In fact, yesterday he was upset that I let the feeder go almost dry. I filled it up and he was drinking before I got back inside the house.

This morning, two were squabbling...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,520
Posted By jeffk
It is more complex than just a physical...

It is more complex than just a physical reassessment. They are not only doing a reassessment of 20% of the properties but also a " Statistical Update of values".

Here is a link to the town's...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,520
Posted By jeffk
You have an interesting point of view. If...

You have an interesting point of view.

If your point is that an investment in property is not a good investment because of the costs involved, I would agree with you. If the point were to make...
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