Like many others, we have fallen head over heels for Eleuthera. Some might say obsessed. Struggling with matters of the heart vs. head, I'm wondering if anyone can provide some data? If we decide to purchase, it would ideally be in five years, a modest house (700-900 sq ft, simple details) and hopefully with a view of water. I understand everything is on a case-by-case basis, but a general idea for the following would be helpful:
1. From what I've read, plan on about 18% above the purchase price of a home to cover taxes, surveys, legal fees, etc. True?
2. Is it possible to get round-about estimates for insurance, caretaker fees, electric, etc?
3. Generally, what do you pay in government fees such as property taxes, non-resident fees, etc?
4. What are other hidden costs?
Thank you for any help. I love this forum, both in pure entertainment, and occasionally for legit information.