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MACS to Florida Journey Journal
MACS Offline
#151 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
Serious as d*ck cancer.

Took a truckload of stuff to the donation center already, wife and I have been cleaning, dusting and I've got a few items on offer-up.

We're both anxious, and that's not me at all... but this is new territory and we're just going to do what we can day by day and hope for the best.
rfenst Online
#152 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 36,952
MACS wrote:
Met with my realtor today. Got my work cut out for me. Gonna start putting stuff on Offer Up and donating stuff.

LMK when you are coming to look here so that maybe we can if you have the time,
rfenst Online
#153 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 36,952
MACS wrote:
Serious as d*ck cancer.

Took a truckload of stuff to the donation center already, wife and I have been cleaning, dusting and I've got a few items on offer-up.

We're both anxious, and that's not me at all... but this is new territory and we're just going to do what we can day by day and hope for the best.

From everything I know, this is planned, being executed well and it will turn out for the best. Applause
MACS Offline
#154 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
Guy came to buy the patio heater and bought the table and chairs, too. Cha-ching.

Paid $10 extra because he needed me to drive it to his place in my truck. 7 miles away. :-)
corey sellers Offline
#155 Posted:
Joined: 08-21-2011
Posts: 9,196
Should have gotten $15 with gas prices like they are.
Haha

Shawn give me the short version I don't want to go back and read all this. We are you thinking about moving to in Florida .
MACS Offline
#156 Posted:
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corey sellers wrote:
Should have gotten $15 with gas prices like they are.
Haha

Shawn give me the short version I don't want to go back and read all this. We are you thinking about moving to in Florida .


To be closer to you, bruddah... LOL

Because CA sucks balls. It's run by a democrat supermajority that is corrupt as f--- and it's getting worse.
corey sellers Offline
#157 Posted:
Joined: 08-21-2011
Posts: 9,196
Thanks , That would be awesome bruddah. Maybe you can teach me how to spell. Haha

We both know there is no hope for that.
MACS Offline
#158 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
Jville area is where we're looking.

Doing some decluttering and deep cleaning so we can take pictures and list this beotch. If we do end up in Jville.. we'll just be a few hours away and the plan is to have 2 guest rooms.
8trackdisco Offline
#159 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,135
Mind............. blown.

More movement in the last three days than in the prior three years.

She must be going all Devo on your ashe.
MACS Offline
#160 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
Toldja, bruh... we had to have the discussions and I wanted full buy-in. She was on vacation with her brother and sister visiting their family... not the time to do all that.

Rest assured the conversation started on the ride home from the airport.
Whistlebritches Offline
#161 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 21,730
MACS wrote:
Toldja, bruh... we had to have the discussions and I wanted full buy-in. She was on vacation with her brother and sister visiting their family... not the time to do all that.

Rest assured the conversation started on the ride home from the airport.



I bet you made her cry and she called you an azzhole.............Next day she was speaking to you again,day after that she was onboard with one foot the other was clinging to the brow.Progress any way you look at it
MACS Offline
#162 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
Projecting? LOL

None of that happened.
frankj1 Offline
#163 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,378
my money is on whistleB
MACS Offline
#164 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
frankj1 wrote:
my money is on whistleB


I'll take your money...
HockeyDad Offline
#165 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
Posts: 43,883
I’m thinking MACS may beat me out of Cali.
rfenst Online
#166 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 36,952
HockeyDad wrote:
I’m thinking MACS may beat me out of Cali.

You don't seem to be doing too bad out there, but your time will come. Bide away.
If you ewnd-up in Florida again, we might get to herf again!
HockeyDad Offline
#167 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
Posts: 43,883
rfenst wrote:
You don't seem to be doing too bad out there, but your time will come. Bide away.
If you ewnd-up in Florida again, we might get to herf again!


We’re not hurting but if we move, the wife gets to retire. That is the driver.

First scouting trip I think will be in September. We got an Alaskan cruise to knock out first in July.
DrafterX Offline
#168 Posted:
Joined: 10-18-2005
Posts: 96,290
I haven't received my ticket yet... I better go check da mail... Think
delta1 Offline
#169 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 27,488
wishing MACS and the Mrs. the best on their journey to Florida and hope their stay is more fulfilling than their current condition...

just remember how often around here that when dumb stupid stuff happens, and is brought to our attention, our first reaction is..."uhhuh...Florida, whatchu spect?"
MACS Offline
#170 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
Sold my smoker with the DigiQ draft controls for $175 today. Donated another truckload of (90%) wife's clothing. A computer desk, and some decorative pictures and other hanging stuff she didn't want.

Little by little.

Al... you'll be welcome to visit anytime, bruddah. Just let me get settled in.
Palama Offline
#171 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 19,975
“Da Purge” is happening!
frankj1 Offline
#172 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,378
MACS wrote:
I'll take your money...

Israeli Shekel to US Dollar Exchange Rate is at a current level of 0.2955, down from 0.2984 the previous market day and down from 0.3065 one year ago.


I have no idea what that means, just seemed like something an azzhat like me should post.

Whistlebritches Offline
#173 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 21,730
MACS wrote:
Projecting? LOL

None of that happened.



SUUUUUUUUUUUURE!!!
MACS Offline
#174 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
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I'ma hafta stop by on my way through Texas just to slap you upside da head. LOL
BuckyB93 Offline
#175 Posted:
Joined: 07-16-2004
Posts: 12,603
Let Tank out of the car to $hit on his lawn.
frankj1 Offline
#176 Posted:
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Posts: 42,378
BuckyB93 wrote:
Let CROS out of the trunk to $hit on his lawn.


just...wow.
BuckyB93 Offline
#177 Posted:
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Well, there's that too.

With MACS selling and donating his extraneous stuff, CROS has not been on the list. I'm guessing it's one of his treasures that he's not willing to part with.
DrafterX Offline
#178 Posted:
Joined: 10-18-2005
Posts: 96,290
Poor, poor CROS... Sad
Whistlebritches Offline
#179 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 21,730
MACS wrote:
I'ma hafta stop by on my way through Texas just to slap you upside da head. LOL



Y'all are welcome anytime..........we have a guest room just waiting on ya.My head is up for the challenge,all hair removed just fo yo slapping enjoyment.
BuckyB93 Offline
#180 Posted:
Joined: 07-16-2004
Posts: 12,603
DrafterX wrote:
Poor, poor CROS... Sad


I know, right?

BBQ and smoker equipment went before CROS. The only logical conclusion is that CROS is worth more than that stuff.

He'll prolly just strap him to the top of the car for the trip in a doggie cage like Romney did with his doggie.

Poor CROS. Sad
BuckyB93 Offline
#181 Posted:
Joined: 07-16-2004
Posts: 12,603
Whistlebritches wrote:
Y'all are welcome anytime..........we have a guest room just waiting on ya. My head is up for the challenge,all hair removed just fo yo slapping enjoyment.


Got a room for CROS?
MACS Offline
#182 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
BuckyB93 wrote:
Got a room for CROS?


He stays in Drafter's "Gimp locker".
DrafterX Offline
#183 Posted:
Joined: 10-18-2005
Posts: 96,290
I didn't know I had a gimp locker..Think
Gene363 Offline
#184 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,491
DrafterX wrote:
I didn't know I had a gimp locker..Think



Some might say dungeon. OhMyGod
MACS Offline
#185 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
DrafterX wrote:
I didn't know I had a gimp locker..Think


Likely story... Speak to the hand
frankj1 Offline
#186 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,378
he means the sub basement
MACS Offline
#187 Posted:
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Took a truckload of stuff to the dump today. Old turkey fryer, some shelves in the garage, a bunch of crap that was on the side of the house... back yard is clean and clear, now. Garage is looking much better.

Time for some Rubio's fish tacos.

Fishing Thursday... photographer might be by Friday to take pictures inside and out and then we're gonna list it. The way Adora is trashing stuff... she's fully on board now... but she's gonna want new stuff. d'oh!

Still debating pro pack n ship or getting a pod. Think
Gene363 Offline
#188 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,491
MACS wrote:
Took a truckload of stuff to the dump today. Old turkey fryer, some shelves in the garage, a bunch of crap that was on the side of the house... back yard is clean and clear, now. Garage is looking much better.

Time for some Rubio's fish tacos.

Fishing Thursday... photographer might be by Friday to take pictures inside and out and then we're gonna list it. The way Adora is trashing stuff... she's fully on board now... but she's gonna want new, better stuff. d'oh!

Still debating pro pack n ship or getting a pod. Think


FIFY, it's up to you.
HockeyDad Offline
#189 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
Posts: 43,883
I could go for a Rubios fish taco right now. My closest Rubios died during Covid.
delta1 Offline
#190 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 27,488
Whistlebritches wrote:
Y'all are welcome anytime..........we have a guest room just waiting on ya.My head is up for the challenge,all hair removed just fo yo slapping enjoyment.




whistle loves to have his little bald head slapped...specially when it's up...
rfenst Online
#191 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 36,952
HockeyDad wrote:
I could go for a Rubios fish taco right now. My closest Rubios died during Covid.

Whose "fish taco" are you eating now?
8trackdisco Offline
#192 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,135
frankj1 wrote:
he means the sub basement


Only Navy guys have sub-basements.
MACS Offline
#193 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
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8trackdisco wrote:
Only Navy guys have sub-basements.


Not in CA they don't... no basements at all here. Earthquake would ruin your house real fast if any of it was underground.
CelticBomber Offline
#194 Posted:
Joined: 05-03-2012
Posts: 6,754
Four pages in this thread and I gotta ask... Has anyone asked Florida how it feels about Shawn moving there? He's to conservative for CA but is he hillbilly enough for Florida?Think
stinger88 Offline
#195 Posted:
Joined: 05-29-2012
Posts: 6,404
Guess I am a little late to this thread. Moved to the Navarre/Gulf Breeze area in 2017. (About 15 miles east of Pensacola). Very happy with where we have settled.

If you are interested in this area or you are eventually traveling through…shoot me a message.

We initially bought in Navarre and then bought a house on the water (Pensacola Bay). We put in a pool and an enclosure around it. With my covered area, I have my little outdoor “man cave”. TV, stereo, and cigars….heaven.

David
rfenst Online
#196 Posted:
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Booming real estate market could make Jacksonville flush with cash from property taxes


Florida Times-Union

The booming real estate market could generate a roughly $90 million surge in new property taxes for the city of Jacksonville, double the annual growth the city has experienced in recent years, according to preliminary figures.

City Council member Danny Becton, who is vice chairman of the council's Finance Committee, disclosed the scale of the expected jump in taxes when he argued unsuccessfully for a resolution urging Mayor Lenny Curry to use a lower property tax rate in crafting the 2022-23 budget.

The city has used the same property tax rate since 2013. Even if the tax rate doesn't change for next year's budget, many property-owners will see bigger jumps in what they owe compared to prior years because the taxable value of their homes and businesses is going up at a faster pace.

Becton said that will make it harder for residents and business-owners to keep up with other expenses hit hard by inflation.

"It's a domino effect that has to be addressed somewhere and as taxes go up, these costs are only going to get passed on to the consumer," he said.

City Council on Tuesday rejected Becton's resolution by a 16-3 vote against it. Rory Diamond and Al Ferraro joined Becton in calling on Curry to use the rollback tax rate that would drop the property tax rate.

The resolution would not have been binding on Curry, but Becton said it would send a policy signal to him on where the council stands.

Curry's administration told council members during committee meetings last week that Becton's resolution is premature since Curry still is working on his proposed budget that he will unveil in July.

"Quite frankly, you're urging us to do something that's unnecessary because as soon as we hand it (the budget) to you all, you can do as you will and we'll work with you on that process," Chief Administrative Officer Brian Hughes said.

Jacksonville's booming real estate market could generate a surge in new property taxes for the city of Jacksonville.

No change in city's tax rate since 2013
The city has had the same property tax rate of $11.44 per $1,000 of assessed taxable value for nine straight years. Curry has used that tax rate in every budget he's put forward since becoming mayor in 2015.

For the owner of a $150,000 home with a $50,000 homestead exemption, the current tax rate equates to a $1,144 bill for city taxes. That doesn't include other property taxes such as for schools.

While the city tax rate has stayed the same, the growth in the tax base has enabled the city to generate more property tax revenue each year without raising the rate..

Taxable value for property in Jacksonville — excluding the Beaches and Baldwin —totaled about $70.6 billion on June 1, 2021, which was an increase of 5.6% over the prior year.

The final tally in October 2021 put the taxable property value at $71.9 billion. The preliminary projection by the property appraiser's office for this year shows growth to just over $80 billion for an increase of 11.3%.

Becton said in the past, the city has collected about $40 million to $45 million more each year in property taxes, but that will rise to about $90 million for the 2022-23 budget based on the current tax rate and early projections for the size of the tax base.

The hot housing market has helped to propel the growth in the tax base as new construction comes online and existing homes are sold.

The median sales price for a single-family home in Duval County during January was $291,500, an increase of 24% compared with January 2021, according to a USA TODAY Network localized analysis generated with data from Realtor.com.

The Save Our Homes amendment in state law will shield homeowners with homestead exemptions from the full impact of the spike in market value when it comes time to pay property taxes, but the protection will be less than in past years.

Save Our Homes restricts the annual increase in assessed value for such homes to 3% or the annual inflation rate, whichever is less. Last year, the cap was 1.4% but with inflation zooming upward, the cap this year will be at 3%.

The cap means that even if the city keeps the same tax rate, homeowners covered by Save Our Homes won't see their property taxes rise by more than 3%, regardless of how the housing market has escalated home prices.

Non-homestead properties don't have that same protection so their owners will see the hot market having a bigger impact on the size of their tax bills.

The city has not calculated yet what the rollback rate will be for the coming year. The rollback rate is the property tax rate that collects the same amount of taxes as last year, excluding the value of new construction.

If the city had approved the rollback rate last year, it would have reduced the $11.44 per $1,000 of assessed taxable value down to $10.94 per $1,000, a cut of about 4 percent in the tax rate.
rfenst Online
#197 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 36,952
stinger88 wrote:
Guess I am a little late to this thread. Moved to the Navarre/Gulf Breeze area in 2017. (About 15 miles east of Pensacola). Very happy with where we have settled.

If you are interested in this area or you are eventually traveling through…shoot me a message.

We initially bought in Navarre and then bought a house on the water (Pensacola Bay). We put in a pool and an enclosure around it. With my covered area, I have my little outdoor “man cave”. TV, stereo, and cigars….heaven.

David


I have the same set-up in Orlando and love it too!
If you are ever going to be in the area and want to herf, LMK.
HockeyDad Offline
#198 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
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The pool enclosure also helps keep the alligators out of the pool otherwise you’ll be chasing them off every morning.

That’s what I tell people in California who ask about Florida’s alligators, snakes, and bugs.
rfenst Online
#199 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
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HockeyDad wrote:
The pool enclosure also helps keep the alligators out of the pool otherwise you’ll be chasing them off every morning.

That’s what I tell people in California who ask about Florida’s alligators, snakes, and bugs.

By keeping up on maintenance and cleaning, it easily adds over 1,200 sq. ft. of " indoor" living space to my home.

Ironically, the douche-bag screen repair guy is supposed to come out today to replace three more panels. In the long-run, we should re-screen the whole thing, but we could be out of here fast (or not), so I cannot make a decision if it is best to do yet.
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#200 Posted:
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My father in law is in Orlando and he has the same giant screened in back yard too. It's awesome. Keeps the bugs and critters out and he's got a whole setup out there TV, wired speakers everywhere, large BBQ, pool with jacuzzi. Every time we visit that's where we spend most of the day.

He's at war with the local squirrel population though. They like to chew their way in to get at his garden. Everyone's been yelling at him for years to grow different things but, he's stuck in his ways.
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