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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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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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Visit the HOWNW.com™ booth at the NAYA Homeownership Fair!

The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) will host its annual Homeownership Fair on Saturday, October 10, from 11am-4pm.  HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialists will staff the booth at this free event.  Come say hi! NAYA Family Center 5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR  97218

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Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) Info Available on HOWNW.com

The government’s HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program) information is available on the Avoiding Foreclosure page of HOWNW.com™. If you’re not behind on your mortgage payments but have been unable to get traditional refinancing because the value of your home has declined, you may be eligible to refinance through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). HARP […]

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New Program Added for Oregon Veterans

PROGRAM UPDATE: A new home loan has been added to the program listings on HOWNW.com™. Check out the details of the Oregon Veterans 97% LTV/CLTV Home Loan here: http://hownw.com/prog…/oregon-veterans-97-ltvcltv-home-loan/

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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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