Unfortunately, taxes don't always reflect the property to taxes same across the town or village. It depends on when the last time the property was assessed, or updated, or had a tax grievance. Also, there could be tax reductions particular to each resident differently, such as Veterans, Senior Citizens, etc...
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Yes. The seller can refuse to take an offer with an FHA loan. One of the major reasons is that the requirements for the condition of the home is a lot tougher and the loan could possibly not go forward. The seller would be forced to take care of certain aspects of the inspection report whereas with a conventional loan the seller could either decline to fix or negotiate.... more
If you are interested in purchasing the rental, consider acquiring estimates from local licensed contractors and then make a determination--as for which is cheaper, much will depend on the property's exact location, size, extensive/cosmetic repairs, etc.... more