Category: elderly housing

Mayor, there must be a mistake in my tax bill! Part 2, the expenditure side

31 October, 2012 (09:49) | capital expenditures, democracy, elderly housing, Housing, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Referendums, Saco, Tax credits | 1 comment

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   Yesterday’s post, using a factual and incurious article in the Saco Sun-Chronicle (October 3, 2012), brought us citizen Mary Pelkey of Saco, Maine, who decided to raise a ruckus about Saco’s recent property tax increase, the largely inevitable consequence of both macroeconomic forces (cutbacks in […]

Mayor, there must be a mistake in my tax bill! Part 1, the revenue side

30 October, 2012 (12:02) | capital expenditures, democracy, elderly housing, Housing, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Referendums, Saco, Tax credits |

By:David A. Smith   You and your friends are dining out; it’s a large gathering, convivial, people you know and like and with whom you have much in common and many stories to tell.  You’re hungry at the beginning, so everyone agrees to share several of the special appetizers.  The wine flows; the courses come.  […]

Faith, home, and elderly charity

14 May, 2012 (11:23) | Apartments, Charities, China, Demand, Demographics, Economics, elderly housing, faith-based organizations, Global news, Housing, Production, Tenure |

By:David A. Smith   As China ages at warp speed, old notions of intergenerational family structure are giving way to economic pragmatism, and as shown in a recent article from the Economist (April 21, 2012), that is creating intriguing business opportunities that might just change the political ecosystem:   Social problem or housing opportunity?   […]