How about including 90 days cash close to value?

Editor,

Al Williams’ idea about property taxes in his Nov. 18 letter to the editor sounds good on the surface but will never fly if only because real property values do rise over time. But how about this idea: change state law so that every county assessment is also an offer to buy with a cash close within 90 days.

I’m sure we’d see more realistic values, and we’d most likely accept their offer after what they did to us this past year.

Fred C. Smyth

Oak Harbor

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Seguine strong candidate for Appeals Court

Editor, I recently met Tom Seguine and had an in-depth conversation with… Continue reading

Letter: Accident reveals flaws in emergency services

Editor, I am the 80-year-old man who managed to survive a boat… Continue reading

Letter: Those who violate law, should face consequence

Editor, Your lead article, “Islanders join protest,” in the July 4 edition… Continue reading

Letter: It’s worth taking time to read the U.S. Constitution

Editor, It’s getting hard to ignore our national news and the extensively… Continue reading

Letter: Please accept apologies for President Donald Trump’s behavior

Editor, Dear Europe: Please accept my heartfelt apology as an American citizen… Continue reading

Letter: Immigrants are not the source of America’s woes

Editor, Three people in the United States have more combined wealth than… Continue reading

Letter: Before judging, walk a mile in their shoes first

Editor, It has come to my attention that there has been lots… Continue reading

Letter: Officers showed compassion

Editor, My wife passed away unexpectedly late in June. Deputy Sheriff Robert… Continue reading

Letter: Humbled to be grand marshal

Editor, I was deeply humbled to have been selected as this year’s… Continue reading

Most Read