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Old 12-25-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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I am going to be on limited budget and i am looking to find cheapest area in terms of total costs. I have been looking in north Port due to nice homes $60,000. Are there any other areas of the state where i can get such a price?
I also see homes listed $70,000 that hame $2000 taxes. I thought taxes equal about 1.5% of value and if these homes assessed on former value will it be reassessed to lower price reflecting prices now? also i understand homesteading the property will lower my taxes even more ,but will i also have cap on increases of 3 % as well.
Also can you tell me what is included in taxes?(water,sewage,garbage,fire?
Also what area have loweerr home owners insurance/
thank you.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Maybe you ought to rent, that way you can live where you want to. Buying a place on the cheap usually isn't worth it, but if you bound and determined I'd look into some poverty ridden, rural county in North Florida. South Florida has these too, but you'll probably pay more for home owners insurance. There seems to be plenty of housing developments that have gone bust and have property for pretty cheap, but they come with their own set of problems.
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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As the poster Vaughnwilliams said you should probably rent because starting out in Florida is expensive,garbage and fire are usualy separate,I pay $350.If you get city services water & sewer they can be expensive.I have always preferred well & septic,have been in this area 20 years.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I'd imagine the inland North Florida counties (more or less the ones that border Alabama or Georgia) and the Lake Okeechobee area counties might be cheaper, with the exception of maybe Palm Beach.
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