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Old 07-12-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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Should I stay in Central, Delaware or go to Florida.

Delaware has no sales tax.
Vehicle registration just went up $40 a year.
Auto Insurance on 2 2006 vehicles is $500 a year and I have 2 violations.
Property Taxes in our neighborhood for homes ranging from 300,000- 450,000 are 1,400-2,100 a year.
I pay 1,500 for my taxes on my home worth 390,000
and my home owners through allstate is under $500 for the year.
Weather in Summer is Hot and humid 98+ with about 90%humidity. In Winter we occasionally get snow.

Thanks

I need some type of comparison:
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Mesa
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FL state sales tax 6%, many counties add an extra .5% to 1%, average most counties is 7%.

My renters & auto insurance is approx $1700/year. I drive a 99 Ford Taurus, 49/Female and NO violations. And live in a low crime area with 24/7 gate w/ attendant.

Property tax on $390K in Hillsborough County (Tampa) with homestead exemption would be approx $7600 to $8900 depending on where in the county the house was.

Summer temps normally in the mid 90's and humidity averages in the 80's. Winters are much nicer, temps 65-75 and humidity levels much lower (these are generalizations). Worst months are June, July, Aug and Sept. Rest of year is nice (IMO). Personally, I think New Orleans & Baton Rouge is MUCH worse in the summer than Tampa. No snow. Just snowbirds.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Should I stay in Central, Delaware or go to Florida.

Delaware has no sales tax.
Vehicle registration just went up $40 a year.
Auto Insurance on 2 2006 vehicles is $500 a year and I have 2 violations.
Property Taxes in our neighborhood for homes ranging from 300,000- 450,000 are 1,400-2,100 a year.
I pay 1,500 for my taxes on my home worth 390,000
and my home owners through allstate is under $500 for the year.
Weather in Summer is Hot and humid 98+ with about 90%humidity. In Winter we occasionally get snow.

Thanks

I need some type of comparison:
Florida has no state income tax; Hillsbourough County has 7% Sales Tax; Tampa has no City Income Tax

Vihicle Registration for my 2004 4 Runner with USF special Tag is $70.00

Auto insurance is full coverage with MetLife on the 4Runner for $852/yr

Property Taxes on my 312k home is $1700(bought hosue in 2000 for 103k)

Homeowners through Citizens(older home, only one who would cover me) is $2200/yr

Weather is perfect October to May; Hot and Humid in the 90's June-Sept. with afternoon thunderstorms, and threats of hurricanes.
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:40 PM
 
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Florida has no state income tax; Hillsbourough County has 7% Sales Tax; Tampa has no City Income Tax

Vihicle Registration for my 2004 4 Runner with USF special Tag is $70.00

Auto insurance is full coverage with MetLife on the 4Runner for $852/yr

Property Taxes on my 312k home is $1700(bought hosue in 2000 for 103k)

Homeowners through Citizens(older home, only one who would cover me) is $2200/yr

Weather is perfect October to May; Hot and Humid in the 90's June-Sept. with afternoon thunderstorms, and threats of hurricanes.
What is the city you live in.
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:47 PM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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What is the city you live in.
Tampa.(hence the name 'tampaguy03'...lol)
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Mesa
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Property Taxes on my 312k home is $1700(bought hosue in 2000 for 103k)

tampaguy's property taxes are lower than the taxes I quoted as he's grandfathered in at a taxable base of $103K with a 3% maximum home value increase annnually due to the Save Our Homes law. Taxes I quoted were calculated from the Hillsborough Tax Appraiser website calculator and would be for a home purchased today at the same price as you gave for your home in Delaware.
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Old 07-28-2007, 01:13 PM
 
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Financially, you are better off in Delaware, then!

But Tampa has no snow.....
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:01 AM
 
Location: West Bradenton FL
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Originally Posted by autorail1 View Post
Should I stay in Central, Delaware or go to Florida.

Delaware has no sales tax.
Vehicle registration just went up $40 a year.
Auto Insurance on 2 2006 vehicles is $500 a year and I have 2 violations.
Property Taxes in our neighborhood for homes ranging from 300,000- 450,000 are 1,400-2,100 a year.
I pay 1,500 for my taxes on my home worth 390,000
and my home owners through allstate is under $500 for the year.
Weather in Summer is Hot and humid 98+ with about 90%humidity. In Winter we occasionally get snow.

Thanks

I need some type of comparison:

I was a previous Newark Resident and as soon as i got my first bill out here in Florida, i saw the difference. First of all, the heat and humidity is way more intense out here than Delaware. Thats a guarantee. However, winters are real comfortable with temps averaging in the Low to mid 70's all year around. Taxes, energy bills, water and insurance is much higher. Expect to pay a average of 100 dollars a month for water (some months being more and some being less). Expect light bills of over 200 dollars in a typical 1500 sq ft house during the summer having the AC at 78 degrees. Trust me, you'll want to have that AC at around 70-72, considering you are not adapted to the extreme heat and humidity out here which feels like HELL constantly so as a result will cost you anywhere between 200-400 dollars a month in a apartment or small home. Its ever more with bigger homes (I knew someone who had a light bill of 1000 in a 2000 sq foot house during the summer. She thought it was the house that had some kind of problems so she moved and she continued to have light bills of over 600 dollars so she finally figure that it was normal for the state of Florida) The winter is a different story though. You open the windows and turn your AC off for the whole month will lower your bill to about 120 dollars. Just giving ya a piece of Florida. Keep in mine that nothing is cheap out here n DE is nothing compared to FL. Hope you have a nice experience here and stay safe with the Hurricanes
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:04 AM
 
Location: West Bradenton FL
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Financially, you are better off in Delaware, then!

But Tampa has no snow.....
Hellz yeah
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:13 AM
 
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Should I stay in Central, Delaware or go to Florida.

Delaware has no sales tax.
Vehicle registration just went up $40 a year.
Auto Insurance on 2 2006 vehicles is $500 a year and I have 2 violations.
Property Taxes in our neighborhood for homes ranging from 300,000- 450,000 are 1,400-2,100 a year.
I pay 1,500 for my taxes on my home worth 390,000
and my home owners through allstate is under $500 for the year.
Weather in Summer is Hot and humid 98+ with about 90%humidity. In Winter we occasionally get snow.

Thanks

I need some type of comparison:
Just making broad comparisons, i'd say it's certainly cheaper in Delaware. Your taxes on a comparable home down here would be at least triple what your paying. Your insurance would be at least 6 or 7 times what your paying now.
As for Hot, you don't know hot till you move here
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