First Time Home Buyer Property Tax Abatement Program in Portland

What Is Property Tax Abatement in Portland?

NOTE:  The information is current as of the time of publication. Programs may change and are not guaranteed by EBA Portland, LLC. We’re just blogging about it and it may be a dated article — sorry!

Property tax abatements are like “freezes” of property taxes for a designated time.  Property tax abatements are designed to assist first time home buyers in Portland by abating taxes for a period of time.

Are There Any Tax Abatement Programs Currently in Portland?

Yes.  But with all things there are considerations that need to be met by the first time home buyer in Portland.

How Does the Property in Portland Qualify?

  • The property must meet the definitions of the Limited Tax Exemption (LTE) Program
  • Properties in Portland meeting the Limited Tax Exemption tax abatement in Portland must be new construction in Portland and be in the Homebuyer Opportunity Area.
  • The property must be located within a Homebuyer Opportunity Area. To see if a specific property is located within this area go to enter the address and click on the “Development” tab for confirmation the property is eligible under “Home Buyer Opportunity Area” (toward the bottom of the page).
  • The proposed home must be a single-family home or condominium.
  • The maximum sales price (or appraised value if an owner/builder) may be no greater than $275,000 (2010 limit adjusted annually).
  • The home must be sold to an eligible homebuyer.

Who is an Eligible Homebuyer in Portland?

  • The total annual income of all owner occupants, which means they are on title to the home and also live there, may not exceed $72,000 (adjusted annually). This limit is adjusted upward for households of five or more people.
  • The homebuyer or any eligible subsequent homebuyer must apply and occupy the home throughout the exemption period.

Click here to go to LTE Homebuyer page

Are there Disqualifications to the Program?

  • If construction is not completed within two years from the date of the ADE approval
  • If the property is converted to a rental
  • If the property is sold to an ineligible homebuyer
  • If the homebuyer or subsequent homebuyers fail to apply or qualify for the program
  • If the sales price exceeds $275,000
  • If the homebuyer fails to occupy the property throughout the exemption period

First Time Home Buyer Need to Knows?

There are application fees of $150 to the Portland Development Commission and $450 to Multnomah County within 90 days of purchase.  PDC does adjust fees and requirements and are subject to change.

For ten years the Portland home buyers meeting the guidelines will not pay full property taxes on the assessed improvement value of the new construction.

First Time Home Buyers can take advantage of this great property tax abatement in Portland.

Home Buyer Opportunity Map – First Time Home Buyers – Tax Abatement in Portland

First Time Home Buyer Opportunity Map 2012 City of Portland

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