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MLS# D5919922

Under Construction - Brand new 3 bedroom 2 bath 3 car garage pool home with features that include a great room split bedroom floor plan, Large open kitchen with granite, an Island and stainless appliances. The master bedroom has sliders to the...
Visit this property in NORTH PORT: 3072 LANDRUM ST, NORTH PORT

MLS# N5914038

Cherry wood & large tile floors greet you into the open floor plan leading straight thru to the enormous pool/lanai area perfect for entertaining from the living & family room with a double fireplace. What a pleasure to serve from your new solid...
Visit this property in VENICE: 5023 SOUTHERN PINE CIR, VENICE

MLS# D5919902

Great for family or entertaining. The master bedroom has a built in vanity/desk and a large walk in closet. The back yard is fenced with mature landscaping, storage shed and screened porch with a beautiful private view. All of this and no HOA.
Visit this property in SARASOTA: 2934 VALLEY FORGE ST, SARASOTA

MLS# T2899755

Lovely condo in Safety Harbor. A lovely second-floor two-bedroom two-bathroom condo in the well-maintained Cypress Trace North in Safety Harbor with beautiful pond view. Great location. This unit has vaulted ceilings, eat-in kitchen, fireplace,...
Visit this property in SAFETY HARBOR: 1819 LAKE CYPRESS DR #903, SAFETY HARBOR


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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