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Vet finds no bargain in the Cape

April 26, 2013

To the editor: Having just moved here a year ago I wish I had of studied more about Cape Coral property taxes. My wife and I came here during an R&R while I was home from Ira....

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Apr-26-13 8:51 AM

I do not want to pay anymore taxes either, but 12 bucks a month to keep the Cape a "paradise" is worth it. My property value will stay strong and grow. What home buyer or current resident will want to stay or purchase in a blighted area? NONE! As the Councilman said, "for the cost of a large pizza you can still enjoy paradise." I agree.

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Apr-26-13 10:10 AM

First, "Thank you for your service to our coutry." If you had the funds for two homes, I have trouble feeling sorry for your plight. If you bought last year, you purchased at the bottom of the real estate market and bought for a song and a dance. Take another look at your tax bill. Only 1/3 of the total taxes are for Cape Coral. One Third. Don't let the door hit you in the assk on the way out.

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Apr-27-13 1:10 AM

I am glad that couple had the insight to see what is happening here. Scold him as you will you are going to see and feel the effects as Lee County and the other cities in the county take away the 27% of the population the city once had.

Let's see how those number effect the real 3 legged stool (construction), (Healthcare), and (Tourism).

The city made real strides in creating a 4th leg (manufacturing) NOT.

No biomedical, no computer hardware or software, no secondary educational facility, no tie to Major League Baseball spring training.

BUT WE GOT FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT with no place to use it, and no body to buy $25 million worth of it for even 25 cents on the dollar.

Hey let's put a tax on it and charge the residents who already paid for the bulk of it,

Prison would be too good for you folks!

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Apr-27-13 10:09 AM

Fort Myers has higher taxes than CC and is becoming the murder Capitol of SW Florida. I fail to see any logic in your letter.

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Apr-28-13 10:43 AM

Thank you for volunteering for service. It is nice to know my hard work and tax dollars that I help fund your job with has led to you being able to join us in SW Florida. We love our veterans here and clearly show it with memorials, fund raisers, organizations, and the generations of veterans of many wars that live here.

I have two in my family serving now multiple trips Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. Also proud to say they my family has roots in World War 2 and Vietnam. We love them dearly and are very proud of them.

Never once have I hear any living war veteran in my family pull the Vet card because things did not go there way.

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Apr-28-13 11:23 PM

Packer does that mean you have heard the dead ones in your family complain or as you say pull the vet card. YOU DUNCE!

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Apr-29-13 7:11 PM

Come on lightswitch you can do better than name calling.....

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May-07-13 11:34 AM

To reinforce what this post on no bargain in Cape on housing. Now that their is a potential of seven hundred jobs coming with the Hertz Car Rental Corporation.

What percentage of these 700 homes will be purchased in Cape Coral, Florida?

I do not think the percentage will be very significant at all.

First, location of facility is closest to North Naples, Bonita Springs, and Estero.

Second I think the real estate agents in those areas will certainly be pushing the following about Cape Coral, Florida.

1. The newly approved Utility Tax on electricity.

2. Commute time and tolls to use the bridges.

3.Probably the fire assessment which is charged in some of those areas. But will be used as a negative in settling in the Cape.

4. A. city unable to make ends meet even with higher taxes.

5. Utility system water/sewer with besides high user rates. The potential of buying in an area that will require installation assessments of $20,000 or more.

6. Higher real estate t

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