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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.

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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.

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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.

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Military Resources

Resources for the service members, veterans and their families

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Recent News

Visit the HOWNW.com™ booth at the Latino Home Fair!

This free event is on Saturday, June 20, from 10am-3pm.  HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialists will staff the booth and show off the newly redesigned HOWNW.com™ site.  Come say hi! David Douglas High School 1001 SE 135th Ave. Portland, OR 97233

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Updates to Three Homebuying Programs for Veterans

PROGRAM UPDATES: Staff has been advised of the following change to homebuying programs for veterans listed on HOWNW.com™: • For the Active Duty/Veteran Construction Loan, Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are considered to be active duty members and veterans, once discharged. For program details: http://hownw.com/prog…/active-dutyveteran-construction-loan/ • For […]

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HOWNW.com™ Is Translatable into More Than 30 Languages

HOWNW.com™ uses Google’s powerful language translation tool to provide you with the ability to translate any page of HOWNW.com™ into your preferred language. To translate a page, simply select your desired language from the drop-down menu in the footer. Your page will then be translated to your selected language.

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Age In Place

Large Majority of Oregonians Hope to Age at Home with Caregivers

A recent AARP study found that 90 percent of Oregonians surveyed said they feel it’s important to have services allowing them to age in place.

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