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eugene property tax rates

what are property tax rates in eugene
  • October 17 2013 - Eugene
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I would also suggest basing your search on your property needs and wants, whether it is in Eugene OR or any city or town and then look at the actual taxes for the property. Taxes are an expense of home ownership (and some would say an indirect expense in renting as well) but you don't feel your taxes every day of your life. The right home is the first priority. You may also find that home prices go up and down based on the tax rates. A town with a lower tax rate often has more demand for the exact reason you are asking the question and therefore the home prices tend to be higher. This isn't always exactly proportionate either. If you have 2 identical houses and the town line sits between them and House #1 has a mortgage payment (without taxes in the payment) of $1200/month and the taxes are $2400/yr ($200/month) the total payment is $1400/month. House #2 has a higher tax rate (let's say $800/yr higher) so the house has a little less appeal which equates to a lower price and therefore an $1100/month mortgage payment. Now you add in the $3200/yr in taxes ($267/month) and you have a total payment of $1367/month. In this example you would be paying $33/month ($396/yr) less for the same house and effectively the same location.As a final thought from me on this subject, you may also find that the lower tax rate may mean less public services. This may mean that you take your trash to the dump instead of getting curbside pick up, or there may be no sidewalks for your children to ride their bikes on, or the sidewalks don't get plowed in the winter or the fire dept. is all volunteer, which may result in a higher insurance premium.I think it is more important to find the right house first, then the right community and then look at the total expense instead of shopping by tax rate.
  • October 21 2013
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Hi Brian,
Here is a link to the Oregon Department of Revenue. This will explain the tax rates. Also in general the assessed value which is what your property taxes are calculated off of is what the city or county consider to be the lowest value that your home would sell for. So if you bought a home and the assessed value is higher than what you paid, you may want to talk to an attorney about disputing the assessed value to get your taxes lowered.

http://www.oregon.gov/dor/PTD/Pages/property.aspx#Tax_Rates

Good Luck
Sean
  • October 17 2013
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Here is the link to Lane County Assessment and Taxation website:

http://www.rlid.org/custom/lc/at/

Best Regards,

Suzy & JD Morris
  • October 17 2013
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