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Old 06-13-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Central FL
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Well the news out of Tallahassee is not looking up for us homeowners. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Rich Crotty is in favor of the current plan. Well you know what that means!

Orlando took in an extra 113 million in ADDITIONAL revenue because of skyrocket property values. Even that wasn't enough - they raised the millage rate too...I guess all those extra millions in property value increases alone wasn't enough. Due to the raise in the millage rate my property tax went up 600.00 in one year!

The Sentinel has a link to a calculator so you could see what your new taxes would be based on the current 'suggested' plan. Mine would go down a whole whopping $300.00 a year. Big Deal...keep it!

It looks as if Tallahassee is impotent in the face of these modern day bandits. I'm sorry, I usually don't rant like this, but I'm really *@#*@$*&*%.
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:59 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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The entire time I lived in Florida, politicians always looked out for themselves. Yeah, they had campaign promises, but they banked on their constituents passing through.

You know how Tip O'Neill said all politics is local? Not in Florida. There is no local.
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:26 PM
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Location: WPB
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Well the news out of Tallahassee is not looking up for us homeowners. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Rich Crotty is in favor of the current plan. Well you know what that means!

Orlando took in an extra 113 million in ADDITIONAL revenue because of skyrocket property values. Even that wasn't enough - they raised the millage rate too...I guess all those extra millions in property value increases alone wasn't enough. Due to the raise in the millage rate my property tax went up 600.00 in one year!

The Sentinel has a link to a calculator so you could see what your new taxes would be based on the current 'suggested' plan. Mine would go down a whole whopping $300.00 a year. Big Deal...keep it!

It looks as if Tallahassee is impotent in the face of these modern day bandits. I'm sorry, I usually don't rant like this, but I'm really *@#*@$*&*%.

I looked all over their site and can not find that darn calculator, can you or someone please post the link.

thank you
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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OK so what are we going to do about this? I for one may have to vote with my feet.
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:30 PM
 
Location: ga
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Default the calculator

https://extra.orlandosentinel.com/se...pTaxOnline.asp
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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It's only for Orange, Volusia, and Seminole counties....
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:56 PM
 
Location: PSL FL
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Have they made any decisions about S. Florida? I tested the calculator for a 230,000 house in mutliple counties and the tax was around 3K. Why are taxes in our area 5-6K? I don't get it...I would figure Orlando would be MUCH higher than Port St. Lucie....
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:59 PM
 
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VOTE THEM OUT! All of them. It is about time that the sheeple become people and rejoin the gang....We the People. Personally, whoever is in office I am voting for the other guy. That applies to the dog catcher on up. Well maybe not the dog catcher.

VOTE THEM ALL OUT!
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Central FL
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Have they made any decisions about S. Florida? I tested the calculator for a 230,000 house in mutliple counties and the tax was around 3K. Why are taxes in our area 5-6K? I don't get it...I would figure Orlando would be MUCH higher than Port St. Lucie....
Taxes on 230,000 assessed value in Orlando (St. John's Water Management District) would be around 4347.00 without homestead - with homestead they would be around 3942.00. This is based on the current millage rate of 1.89.

The problem is they constantly raise our assessed value. Our value has gone up over 100K since the first of this year - even though prices have dropped. And I don't care what any report says - I see the prices dropping in my neighborhood now. A 4500 square foot home that sold for 550K last year is for sale this year for 438K...but I guarantee you their assessed value is higher than that.
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:51 PM
 
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Default big home big tax

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Taxes on 230,000 assessed value in Orlando (St. John's Water Management District) would be around 4347.00 without homestead - with homestead they would be around 3942.00. This is based on the current millage rate of 1.89.

The problem is they constantly raise our assessed value. Our value has gone up over 100K since the first of this year - even though prices have dropped. And I don't care what any report says - I see the prices dropping in my neighborhood now. A 4500 square foot home that sold for 550K last year is for sale this year for 438K...but I guarantee you their assessed value is higher than that.
Why does anyone need such a big home. If you can afford a 500K home, you can most likely afford the taxes.
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