Does Florida’s property tax law penalize Canadians?

property taxes in Florida

The answer to the question is a firm “NO” – although it seems on first glance as if the Canadian Homeowners are getting a “special property tax treatment”. Obviously, they are paying more than the average “Floridian”, right? Well, the fact is that all Foreign National homeowners and all US Snowbirds with a secondary home are treated alike in the Sunshine State – with no exception and no special treatment whatsoever. However, one group of homeowners is actually getting the “royal treatment”. There is a section in Florida’s tax law, which is […]

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Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club, Osprey FL

Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club is a lovely  established  waterfront neighborhood West of Trail (route 41) in Osprey, Sarasota County. The community is deed restricted but not gated.  Located along Little Sarasota Bay, it is truly a place to live if people cannot decide whether they want country living or waterfront living. Therefore, Southbay is ideal because homeowners can enjoy both worlds. What a deal! Almost 360 homes are in Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club. Some are located along the  Intracoastal Waterway. Some are surrounding the 7 acre marina, and many […]

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Siesta Key Beach, FL – one pearl out of a string of beautiful subtropical Barrier Islands in the Gulf of Mexico

Flock of Birds

Sunny beaches with crystal-white, powdery sand that stretch for miles and miles. You can stroll through shops with all sorts of fashion, beach accessories and souvenirs. You will find Restaurants where you can grab a quick breakfast or lunch in your flip-flops and sandy toes, or where you can relax in style over an extraordinary candlelight dinner while watching the sea birds go to rest. Originally, the place was named “Sarasota Key”. In the late 1920’s this 8-mile long, crescent-shaped Gulf Coast barrier island was renamed to “Siesta Key“. This […]

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