I'm with Geyser on this one. I don't really understand the logic of thinking you are paying lower taxes when in fact you are paying more in terms of dollars. I own a 4000sqft home with a basement suite. 3 showers, 2 washing machines, 2 dishwashers and two families using up water on a metered rate. We're probably using more water than the average home in the lower mainland. According to some of the posted numbers, I pay about 50% less in real dollars for water/sewer. 1.5M home in vancouver is not worth 1.5M in langley and would not be taxed as such. I guess you can fool yourself into thinking you pay less taxes based on the rate, but in terms of dollars you are paying more.
Of course you are correct. A $1.5 million home in Langley
is a large, modern, well maintained home on acreage, versus an old house on a small lot in East Van. A $500K home in Langley
is likely to be a much, much nicer home than one of the same price in Vancouver. Apples & oranges. But tdma800 knows that and is just trolling.
In fond memory of Taipan, a model of modesty, decency, dignity and tolerance. Long may we all prosper from the tremendous legacy of worldly wisdom and specialized real estate knowledge which he left in the "Arguments" thread.