Oregon’s Property Tax Exemption for Veteran’s


Home owner’s property tax contributes to a significant part of our expenses.  Whether it’s included in our mortgage or paid separately, the lower the better! Property taxes can impact a purchaser’s ability to qualify for a loan. If you are a Disabled Veteran or Surviving Spouse you may be entitled to exempt $19,001 or $22,802 of your homestead property’s assessed value from property taxes.

Before you can obtain veteran benefits, you need to first understand what benefits are available to you and your family.  In Oregon you can meet with a Veteran Service Officer (VSO’s) who will work with and for you to identify the benefits that you may be eligible for and assist you in filing federal claims. VSO’s are accredited by the federal VA and certified by the state. They are available in most counties to assist you at no cost.

Are you or someone you know considering Buying or Selling Real Estate? Let me work for you and provide a positive experience.  Referrals are also appreciated.

Victoria Marchese |victoria@victoriamarchese.com | 503.780.1937 | Website

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The Peeps have arrived at Meadows Group!


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Iron Mountain Secure Shredding will be at both Meadows Group offices on Thursday April 10th to pick up boxes for off-site shredding.  Boxes need to be taped shut and clearly marked “shred”.  Remember, any unwanted or outdated documents that contain personal information should be shredded, including: credit card applications, insurance paperwork, health forms and financial statements. Boxes can be dropped off at either location beginning Monday April 7th.

Contact your local Meadows Group Broker or office for more information. shredded paper

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Save Money for your Down Payment with the Oregon IDA Initiative


Portland Housing Center’s matched savings program is one of the many programs available to Oregon residents looking to purchase a home.  Through the Oregon IDA Initiative, a participant who qualifies and is accepted into Portland Housing Center’s matched savings program typically will save $2000 of their own money and gets a $6000 match.  Managed by Neighborhood Partnerships this program invests in the personal and financial growth of individuals to build strong communities throughout Oregon.

If you are considering buying a home in the next year or two, you may want to consider the Oregon IDA Initiative as a way to help you achieve your goal.   Contact me today and I will get you in touch with my resource at the Portland Housing Center to get you started on your path to Home Ownership.

If you or someone you know is thinking about buying or selling Real Estate, please give me a call.  I look forward to assisting you and providing a positive experience with your home buying or selling.

Victoria Marchese |victoria@victoriamarchese.com | 503.780.1937 | Website

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