The "Certificate of Title" is issued 10 days after the auction. It's possible the new owner will rent to you but don't count on getting low rent, you will probably pay ABOVE market rents. The owner may simply want to "flip" the property and he/she may even offer you a few hundred dollars to vacate. If you don't move, he/she will probably immediately hire the sherrifs to remove you after the eviction is done--it's fairly quick in Tampa.... more
As the others have said, property taxes can vary greatly from one home to another in the same neighborhood, so it is a good idea to check out the Hillsborough tax website to see approximately what your taxes may be. Also it may seem like the taxes are high because there is a CDD fee in Carriage Pointe, which usually shows up in that tax figure. You may notice that tax figures look less on homes in communities without a CDD.
I have some listings in Carriage Pointe, contact me if you'd like to schedule a showing on some homes in that area.... more
This chap Paul has made my case when he states that as a rule of thumb use 2% for property tax estimates. Everywhere else in the the country the rule of thumb is .5% to 1% maximun. Also, he blantantly lies when he says that property taxes are falling, there are not falling if anything they have increased.