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J Keen, Home Buyer in 34949

What is the property tax rate in Cape Coral vs. Lehigh Acres for a lot and house of the approximate same size??

Asked by J Keen, 34949 Wed Jun 2, 2010

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Two properties at the same market value may have different assessed values; the assessed value is what the property taxes are based on. IF the assessed values are the same for both properties AND the homestead status was the same for both properties, AND if all else was the same - then the Cape Coral home would more than likely have a higher property tax than that of the one in Lehigh Acres. Why? The property within the city limits of Cape Coral will have county and city taxes, the Lehigh property will only have county taxes being that Lehigh Acres is unincorporated.

With this said, please check the current property taxes on the Lee County Property Appraiser's web site at:
Web Reference: http://www.leepa.org
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 2, 2010
Hi Florida home buyer,

You may shop both markets and the entire FL Gulfcoast MLS and have the tax information for each property at your finger tips by going to http://www.swfloridahomebuyer.listingbook.com. Your login and criteria selected will allow the system to send you matching properties and updates daily.
The tax basis is higher in the Cape than in Lehigh. Similar properties generally sell about $15,000.00 higher in Cape Coral. A new central water plant in NW Cape will continue to keep improving values and eventually water and sewers will be assessed to all areas of the Cape.
Sewers assessments will be coming to Lehigh as well and the concentrated areas will be close to Lee Blvd.
Property values have a lot to do with assessed values and vice versa.
As your buyers agent I can assist you in finding the best value for your particular needs. Helping you with knowing the expenses in making a home purchase are a part of my job. My fees are paid for by the seller or sellers bank. Happy to help you when you're ready.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2010" by Gulfshore Life Magazine
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 3, 2010
Marge is correct. http://www.leepa.org will provide you with a tax estimate. If the property still has an assessment balance, that balance can be added to the tax bill and paid over time. That would make for a higher tax bill. If you work with a Realtor they can look everything up on any property you find of interest. I would also recommend checking with the local police or sheriffs office to compare crime rates between Lehigh and Cape Coral.

Best of luck,

Nancy Doyle
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 2, 2010
the best way to check is to on http://www.leepa.org for that information since it varies property to property not just Lehigh to cape coral. Look up particular addresses, then check estimate taxes. You will get the mileage rate for each proprtyy.
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