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Old 08-24-2007, 09:24 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Yes, Counselor, we do! Same block as a matter of fact.

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Again, I only play a lawyer on TV , but this is my understanding of the joint tenancy thing:

If you live in the same house with joint tenancy, you have to share homestead.

If the house is in joint tenancy and only ONE person lives in the county, the homestead still has to be shared/partial.

If the house is in joint tenancy and you can show that the two people live in two different houses IN THE SAME COUNTY, then each person can claim full homestead (one on one house and one on the other).

I think it all boils down to the definition of primary residence.

My brother recently bought a home and my parents were going to be on the house as well in joint tenancy but when they looked into the homestead issue, my brother could only get partial homestead because my parents do not own a primary home in the same county (they live in a different county).

So maybe you and your mother live in the same county HIF? If not, then you blow my theory completely .
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:32 AM
 
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This is recreational land; old logging trails (sometimes impassable), no electrical service, mostly used for hunting and camping.
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Jax
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Yes, Counselor, we do! Same block as a matter of fact.
No charge .
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Jax
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I got my tax bill for some vacant land my wife and I had hoped to retire to. The property value rose from $15199.00 last year to $196000.00 this year. The taxes rose from $243.36 last year to $2823.99 this year!!! Talk about a paradigm shift without a clutch.
But what did you pay for the land? Did you buy it fairly recently?

This is my thought:

The $15199 value might have been the value for the previous owner. So, the first year you might have been taxed on the previous owner's value. Once the county reassesses the property (which they do after a sale), they look at what you paid for the land as starting point, so that may explain the big run up in value/taxes.

Since it is bare land, you have no homestead until you build, so the assessment has no cap.

Also, if it's recreational land, can you even build there anyway?
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Old 08-24-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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I got my tax bill for some vacant land my wife and I had hoped to retire to. The property value rose from $15199.00 last year to $196000.00 this year. The taxes rose from $243.36 last year to $2823.99 this year!!! Talk about a paradigm shift without a clutch.
You may want to dump it. Some of that vacant property can become a real money pit. I had a couple of acres I paid $21,000 for that due to some surrounding development jumped to a $220,000 assessment. I dumped it off to a developer for $139,000 quick before it became a real negative. Glad I did, I doubt you could get $90,000 for it now if I could ever even find a buyer. You have to be real careful with land, that sucking sound you hear may be your money leaving.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Jax
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Cool Just got my bill today

Just got my proposed tax bill today:

Market Value: Up (by about $32k)

Taxable Value: Up, only a little

Proposed Taxes: Down (maybe by as much as $199)


So either way, I'll pay a little less in taxes this year, but my city is also looking to impose a garbage fee on us for the first time, so you know they're going to slurp my $199 right back up again .
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:46 PM
 
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This is recreational land; old logging trails (sometimes impassable), no electrical service, mostly used for hunting and camping.
Throw 2 cows on it I think its the minimum to be considered a farm

Still works in miami, cows next to shopping centers, taxes few hundred dollars.

...or throw two fake cows they will never know the difference.
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:18 PM
 
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Throw 2 cows on it I think its the minimum to be considered a farm

Still works in miami, cows next to shopping centers, taxes few hundred dollars.

...or throw two fake cows they will never know the difference.
Not quite that easy.
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:29 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Duval tax bill-

market value up 13k
taxable value up 4k
taxes down $134
private school tuition for 2 kids $$$
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: NW Orlando
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It looks like mine will go down around $100 if they don't have a budget change.
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