RE: [LandCafe] Re: Calculating the value of residential properties, separate from land parcels
- Walt wrote:
Hmmmm. I can think of other sorts of cases. My wife's family has an old
farm house in southern Arkansas, in the middle of nowhere that's nearly
useless down there, but would make a nice house on Cape Cod if the moving
costs weren't made prohibitive by the fact that it'd have to be sawn in
half. Generally, I'd think the decision to move a house would generally be
a matter of comparing the cost of moving it with the cost of constructing
something similar in the other place.
Ed Dodson here:
To some potential buyer the farm house is more of a collectible than a
dwelling. There are cases where such homes are deconstructed, each piece
identified and reassembled in some distant location. The ultimate value of
the property when finished in the new location may be less than the full
cost of the land plus the costs associated with moving the building. The
number of variables is too great to generalize. Another reason for moving a
dwelling from one site to another would be condemnation under eminent domain
(e.g., to make way for a new highway).
- --- In LandCafe@yahoogroups.com, "John" <burns-john@...>
> Henry George was adamant that full Land Value Tax,I don't recall him saying that, and it certainly isn't
> the Single Tax, would mean all would gain, no losers.
true. Many people will lose, especially in the
transition period. That is why we must design the
transition to be as painless as possible for the great
majority of landowners: those who own only the land
under their dwellings. And that is why restoring the
equal individual right to liberty through a universal
individual exemption (or, second best, a CD) is crucial
to our success. This is something Henry George either
did not understand or did not give enough weight to, or
the exemption would have been a central feature of his
Single Tax advocacy.
> All boats rise on the same rising tide.Er, those who can't be bothered swimming or walking are
drowned by a rising tide.
> * Will the corporations still be loyal to the US?Is a tapeworm loyal to its host?
> * Will they do everything to get the LVTYes. And that will include assassination. Let's not
> implementing government out?
kid ourselves on that score. This is serious business,
and the vital interests of some very powerful and
deeply evil people are at stake.
-- Roy Langston