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MLS# N5913004

Artfully designed, tastefully upgraded and versatile for both casual and formal living, this fabulous home is located in the beautiful gated community of Venetia. Crown molding throughout, decorative tray ceilings, unique architectural niches,...
Visit this property in VENICE: 4228 CORSO VENETIA BLVD, VENICE

MLS# U7819874

This is a good opportunity to own a pool home, corner lot 3/2/1 concrete block sitting on a fenced corner lot centrally located near 4th St N and close to Gandy Blvd. You’ll enjoy the private pool deck which features a in-ground HEATED pool....
Visit this property in ST PETERSBURG: 7400 BAY ST NE, ST PETERSBURG

MLS# A4186705

This property is fully fenced in with entry gate at the driveway. Enter the main house to find a wood burning fireplace adorning the brick wall in the living room. Upstairs you'll find the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms with bathroom, and family room with...
Visit this property in SARASOTA: 736 GANTT AVE, SARASOTA

MLS# T2883063

The kitchen features nice textured counter tops, a skylight, an inviting breakfast nook, and the room allows for lots of natural sunlight. The backyard feels like a private oasis with lush landscaping and has easy access to serene walking trails....
Visit this property in LITHIA: 6039 SANDHILL RIDGE DR, LITHIA


How Much are my Taxes?

As a rule of thumb, your tax is roughly 2% of your purchase price. If the purchase price of the property is $200K the tax is roughly $4K a year.

The actual calculation for yearly property tax is the assessed value of the property multiplied by the millage rate minus any homestead exemption. A "Mill Rate" is the amount of tax paid per dollar of the assessed property value. In the Tampa Bay area mill rates vary anywhere from 16 mills to 24 mills.

Your tax will be based on the assessed property value after you purchase the property.

What is Homestead Exemption?

Homestead exemption is a Florida constitutional benefit of up to a $50,000 to be deducted from the market value of a primary / permanent residence. Another great benefit of homestead exemption: after receiving the homestead exemption the first year, any annual increase in the assessed value is capped at the lower of 3% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), with certain exceptions. Find out more on your county's Appraiser site:

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