Steve, I am a Fishhawk resident and Realtor. There are approximately 20 or so homes for rent in Fishhawk at any given time. The price range starts at about $1000 for 2 bedroom townhomes and goes up to about $3000 on the high side. All of our schools are "A" rated and there are lots of things always going on in the community. Pool, tennis courts, bike trails, lakes to fish in, free concerts in Park Square on Friday's during the summer, restaurants...and more. Let me know if you need any help!... more
contact the listing agents directly or find a "rental realtor" to assist you. Be careful to get a full credit report and background check on the owner and make sure it is the actual "owner" before giving any money.
If you don't have to commute to work, FishHawk may be a good choice and not a bad of value for the CDD+HOA fees paid. Just be sure to be well informed of the taxes and HOA fees you'll pay before writing an offer on any property. Also in this foreclosure market you have to be careful of HOAs that have non-paying homeowners since you will foot the bill for their fees (i.e. cable tv contracts, etc.). Some HOA boards are being advised to foreclose and take ownership of properties that have no equity. As a homeowner you will be financially liable for foolish board decisions. Larger HOAs like FishHawk are better managed but the smaller HOA Boards are more likely to fall prey to unscrupulous property managers and HOA attorneys who may only be looking out for their best interests! See www.ccfj.net for some of the horror stories about HOA mismanagement. You can find the CDD fees at the County Tax Collector's website under the Non-Advalorem taxes. www.HillsTax.org ... and one other important detail, the amount of property tax the current owner is paying has no bearing on the amount you will pay since we have a "save our homes" deduction that is lost when a home is sold. Your Realtor can approximate what your property taxes will be. Good luck!... more