Link to Top

welcome to

Homeownership Opportunities Website Northwest

Home Buying Process Icon

Home Buying Process

HOWNW.com™ is a free consumer resource committed to offering information without obligation. Find resources for becoming a homeowner, applying for loans, working with a Realtor®, a real estate glossary, and more.

Learn More

Lending Program Search Icon

Lending Program Search

HOWNW.com™ was created to make buyers aware of home purchase programs. Many of these programs are available to individuals or households whose income is below a certain amount.

Learn More

Buyer Education Icon

Buyer Education

There are many types of homebuyer seminars. While they all serve various needs only those that meet the educational requirements, when homebuyer education is required to use a specific program, are listed on this site.

Learn More

Military Resources

Resources for the service members, veterans and their families

Learn More

Are you having problems paying your mortgage? Learn how to avoid foreclosure and keep your home. Also, warning signs of foreclosure rescue scams.

Learn More

Resources for improving credit, avoiding predatory lenders, and ensuring that your home is healthy and safe from hazardous materials and environmental concerns.

Learn More

90 percent of Oregonians surveyed said they feel it’s important to have services allowing them to age in place. Visit our Forever Home/Aging in Place page for financial, homeownership and renovation resources.

Learn More

Knowledge is said to open doors. This is literally true when it comes to buying a home. To become a first-time homebuyer, you need to know where and how to begin the homebuying process. The following questions and answers have been carefully selected to give you a foundation of basic knowledge.

Learn More

Recent News

Changes to the Portland Mortgage Credit Certificate Program

PROGRAM UPDATE: The price cap and income limits have changed for the Portland Mortgage Credit Certificate Program on HOWNW.com™. Check out the program details here: http://hownw.com/program/portland-mortgage-credit-certificate/

(more)

veteran

Military Foreclosure Protection Bill Passes

On March 21, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015,” which extends the one-year protection from foreclosure in the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act through 2017.   The legislation is expected to be signed by the President.  The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is intended to help those men […]

(more)

Age In Place

Did You Know…

Did you know you can find an Aging in Place Remodeling Checklist HERE?  Learn about shower size, ramp slope, faucet styles, doorway width, and more!

(more)

houses-green-energy-concept

New Down Payment Assistance Program Added for First-Time Homebuyers in Gresham

A new down payment assistance program for first-time homebuyers in Gresham has been added to the program listings on HOWNW.com™. Check out the details of the WELCOME HOME Gresham Program here: http://hownw.com/program/welcome-home-gresham/

(more)

Need help?

Contact a HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist for assistance now


Please select one or more counties to view HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialists in that area