hope that helps
The answer to your question depends on two things: 1) the price you pay for the house and 2) how many exemptions you qualify for. The best way to know what the taxes would be on a particular property is to let me know what house you have an interest in, and then I could give you a good idea of what the taxes would be. About your second concern, I know of a few people who will rent on short term. This is not an entirely uncommon situation, so we have had to find short term rentals for others who are waiting to close before they can move in. Hope this helps you out a bit.