I would not estimate. Each town has a tax office and this is public record.
Here in New York, the taxes are broken down by town, county, and school district. Find out the current taxes with out any exemptions, such as a VA exemption, should be easy to get without guessing.
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I am a lender in Bakersfield. I have a few questions to better understand your dilemma and I'm curious why you haven't received the help you need yet.
From what I've read, the only thing I see that may become an obstacle is the fact that you already own a home. If you have equity in the home you currently own then it should not be a problem but if you do not have equity there may be an issue because you will have to be able to afford both your current house payment and the new house payment. If that is the reason you haven't got the help you need, I would suggest waiting to purchase until your current home is in escrow with a new buyer.
Also, condos can be tricky to get financed sometimes. There are some neighborhoods that have community pools. You could purchase a home that has many of the same amenities as a condo.
Feel free to call or email me to set up an appointment. The first step to buying is determining what you can qualify for and if there are programs out there that fit your needs.... more