D took the draft plans in to the assessor to see what our grandiose ideas might cost us in property taxes. He estimated an additional $3,300 on top of what we’re paying now. That pushes us far too close to $10,000 for comfort.
But New York State has this STAR program that adjusts that down by about $1,100. Maybe this will be doable. But maybe we’ll have to move anyway, just because of the fookin taxes.
Oh, and did I mention that construction costs are still going up?