Friday, January 25, 2019

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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When Do Tax Bills Come Out In Collier County:
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Tax notices are mailed on the last working day of October. Taxes become due and payable November Property Taxes are payable in November with a 4% discount. December a 3%discount. January a 2% discount. February a 1% discount. The gross amount is due in March. Property Taxes become delinquent in April.

Ad Valorem is a Latin phrase meaning “According to the worth”. In Collier County, Florida, Ad Valorem or “real” taxes on “real” things “according to their worth” includes taxes on REAL ESTATE and taxes on a business’s Tangible Personal Property.
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How much you’ll be paying in taxesis, it’s $12.00 per $1,000 in Florida. Is this true for all of Florida or just certain parts? Also how much is it per $1,000 in Naples?
let’s look at how real estate taxes are calculated.
Taxable value x tax rate = annual real estate taxes.
Every year all the county appraisers throughout the state of Florida reassess properties as of January 1st, based upon market activity in the preceding calendar year.  The reassessment gives us what is termed market assessed value.  The market assessed value can be reduced by the Save Our Homes exemption (homesteaded properties can only increase a maximum of 3% of the previous year’s assessed value) and the homestead exemption.  The resulting figure is called taxable assessed value.
There is no overall Florida real estate tax rate.  Each county determines their tax rate based upon what is budgeted to run the county and/or city governments, schools, fire districts, etc.  Within each county there are what is called Millage Areas or tax rate areas.  In Collier County the Naples area there are over 280 such areas.  The range of tax rates runs from a low of $10.8694 per $1,000 up to a maximum of $16.1439 per $1,000.  The average for the Naples area is $12.48626 per $1,000 and median is $12.4374.
Generally, we use the formula of 80% of the purchase price x 1.25% or 1% of the purchase price.  For example, a purchase price of $200,000 would yield $2,000 per year for real estate taxes annually.
Due to how the assessed value works, it becomes very important for you as potential purchaser of real estate to work with a real estate professional that can use available information to inform you of what real estate taxes could be on a property given the existing tax rate as well as determining what the appropriate taxable assessed value for the proposed purchase.
Please be aware that the tax rates and method of estimating real estate taxes will be significantly different if you are considering purchasing in Florida markets.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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Naples again included among 

'America's 100 Best Places to Retire'

Stacey Henson, The News-Press
Naples has made the list of "America's 100 Best Places to Retire" — for the fifth time.
For the first year, Cape Coral has joined the list too.
They are among 18 Florida communities, including Punta Gorda, to get a mention in the just released 2018 edition of the popular guidebook “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire.” 
The book is available at and Amazon. According to a news release, the editors of Where to Retire magazine ranked 800 U.S. towns after 11 months of research and 670 interviews of retirees.
The final selection represents 35 states. The chosen communities vary in size, climate, amenities and lifestyle, and each falls into one of 10 categories that focus on defining feature, such as beaches, mountains, low costs, four seasons and appealing downtowns.

"It looks like y'all are doing many good things," said Annette Fuller, editor of Where to Retire magazine and the book. 
Fuller said Cape Coral's Southwest 47th Terrace amenities and its proposed Village Square development helped vault the city into the listing, ranking it among the "Best Main Street Towns." The proximity to Sanibel and Pine Island also helped, she said.
She acknowledged that Naples might typify the "main street towns" designation a little better.
"It's clearly the Fifth Avenue area," Fuller said, that put Naples in the Best Downtown category. "We've seen so many pictures of that. Every retiree who was interviewed talked about it."
Fifth Avenue South is Naples' Main Street, exuding small-town friendliness with historical landmarks amid sophisticated boutiques, neighborhood shops and colorful buildings.
Cape Coral, Dade City, Naples and St. Augustine were chosen among the "Best Main Street Towns," along with Annapolis and Frederick in Maryland; Charleston and Greenville in South Carolina; Glenwood Springs, Colorado; and Lexington, Kentucky.
"Naples was just absolutely almost a no-brainer," Fuller said.
Punta Gorda ranked among the "Best Small Towns."
Other Florida communities in the top 100 list for retirees were Amelia Island, Boynton Beach, Destin, Dunedin, Jacksonville, Leesburg, Melbourne, Northern Palm Beach County, Ocala, Orlando, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota and Winter Haven.
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