As for when we will get utilities - it could be as long as 10 years or more depending on what exact area you are in. Even at that I have heard people complain about the city water!
Taxes? Coming from New Jersey the taxes are a pittance! We pay twice as much for half the house and property...
Although everyone's interpretation of what is reasonable for taxes, Florida has no state income tax, so more of the burden for running government falls into the property tax bucket.
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It really depends on how well the well equipment is maintained. The equipment should be serviced often to avoid discoloration of any tubs, toilette's, etc. There are many companies in Cape Coral that will maintain these for you, I use a company called Waterman 911 and they do a great job on my personal well equipment.
Certain areas in the North Cape are slotted to begin the utility expansion project (City sewer and water). Although a price has not been determined for the assessments, they were around $17,000 last time they were doing the expansion project, so this is something to keep in mind also when buying a home in the North Cape. They also do not have an exact start up date of the project, however it is slated to start next year in 2013.
I believe taxes are reasonable, but of course you are the only person that can determine what is reasonable for you as we all have our difference of opinion. As far as the neighborhood goes, check out area crime rates, you can find these by google searching it or go to http://www.sheriffleefl.org and searching on their crime map they provide on their website.
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As others have said a good water treatment system will ensure water qualiIty. Eventually city utilities will come in along with the assessments. I would be happy to help you find a home anywhere in this area.
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A good water system will take care of any discoloration, odor, and taste issues of well water.
With any installation of city water and city sewer comes assessments and hook-up costs.
You could focus your search on the areas that already have water and sewer installed with many being free of assessments. These areas tend to be fully established closer to shopping, schools, restaurants,
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