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A way to permanent residence in USA for people who are told there are no way.

Old Sep 23rd 2020, 6:54 pm
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in CT I pay more than that every month and have to pay $10 a week to have my trash collected and taken to the transfer station (else I would have to take my own there, and still need a $20 a year sticker to access it).

You're lucky! There is no trash pick up in my CT town (other than hiring a private haulier, of course) and the car sticker for DIY transfer station visits is $95 per annum!
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Old Sep 23rd 2020, 7:31 pm
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Oh wow you were right “down the hill from me” I was up the hill from Southfields station in slightly bigger detached house by Wimbledon common. We could hear the crowd on center court from the garden...
I was slightly further out than you, in SW20, about 2 miles from the AETC. I was just up from Raynes Park station, on Lambton Rd, when I was a student, about a quarter mile from James Hunt, and then later I bought "on the other side of the tracks" in the Apostles just before the price of property in the area exploded.
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Old Sep 23rd 2020, 7:37 pm
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Even then you can’t compare apples to apples.. in CT and I believe most if not all of the US public school funding comes from local tax’s, you have to look at all taxes combined, saying you have low property tax is pointless if you have high sales tax or income tax etc.

that said they may be some corner cases e.g. if you retire and don’t need good schools and have minimal income where you can actually live somewhere virtually tax free and subsidized by others. Even the services provided for by the local tax authorities vary, in NYC I paid $400 a year in property tax thanks to a 25 year 421a and had my garbage collected, out in CT I pay more than that every month and have to pay $10 a week to have my trash collected and taken to the transfer station (else I would have to take my own there, and still need a $20 a year sticker to access it).
The whole point of buying a home is that you are mortgage free at some stage in life. If you end up paying the huge amounts people are paying right now, it's like a 2nd mortgage. Many people also don't have kids, so worthless to them if schools are funded. At least with higher taxes on alcohol and products, you have a choice and don't have to drink alcohol for example. Unfortunately pensioner poverty is becoming a huge problem in most countries.
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Old Sep 23rd 2020, 7:46 pm
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..... Unfortunately pensioner poverty is becoming a huge problem in most countries.
On some level I think there is a deliberate plan across the industrialized world to make owning "family homes" in cities expensive, thereby forcing pensioners into smaller homes or flats, leaving the "family homes" availble for families where there is little or no room to build more housing.
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Old Sep 23rd 2020, 8:26 pm
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You're lucky! There is no trash pick up in my CT town (other than hiring a private haulier, of course) and the car sticker for DIY transfer station visits is $95 per annum!
it is a private hauler here .. there are 5 different competing companies.... they give you 2 big wheelie bins (1 for recycle) and come on Monday AM. Wow $95, I was annoyed at $20 for the sticker... and they charge you $6 a load, unless you only have recycling, but it also includes the beach parking.... at my lake house (also in CT) the transfer station sticker is free... and no fees for regular trash.. but they charge you $40 for access to the town beach... the lake house is in a less commutable community with worse schools and is the retirement home plan for right now if we stay in CT, personally (aside from money) I don’t know why everyone does not head to Maui when they retire...

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... personally (aside from money) I don’t know why everyone does not head to Maui when they retire...
Aside from money (which is perhaps one of the most significant reasons), I'm sure that proximity to good healthcare and family / friend support are two of the next biggest reasons.

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well if everyone went you friends would also be there.... I like it for the easy access back to NZ, but Europe would then be a double hop. SF would be ideal as it has non stops to Asia, NZ, UK, EU and East coast... but similarly expensive to the East coast.

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Which employment agency did you use?
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