House prices should be realistic
Why do sellers and banks bother publishing short sale homes at prices that they will not and never had any intention of excepting? This makes no sense to me at all. It's just a waste of everybody's time.
Wouldn't it make sense to have the home appraised at today's market value and if someone offers to buy it at that price, sell it? If it doesn't sell, lower the price.
It seems we taxpayers bailed out the banks but allow the banks to continue to play games with these properties. Please stop advertising low prices that are not realistic. Start selling these homes and pay us back.
Mike Morelli, Port Richey
Scandals reveal need for oversight | April 23 letter
Recycling policy needs adjustment
The letter about all the blunders that the county departments have had in the past years missed one — waste management.
We residents of Spring Hill continue to pay a mandatory fee for trash pickups each quarter; the fee is twice what it is in the other zip codes and the rest of the country gets to choose whether they want their trash picked up or not. Who is responsible, and why isn't the rest of the county mandatory and forced to pay a quarterly fee to Waste Management?
Now that some people in county government decide to have recycling once every two weeks, are they still going to charge the same fee? A recent letter writer suggested once-a-week trash and once-a-week recycling. That sounds great too, but are they going to charge the same fee? It seems to me that if they cut back on the services, then they should cut back on our fees.
Stop this mandatory trash pickup in Spring Hill only. Pick up trash and recycling once a week. Let the residents have a say in what company they want. Set the fees the same for the whole county.
Great solution, don't you think?
Gary Mercer, Spring Hill