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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.
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.
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.
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
The Homeownership Opportunities North West staff has been advised of the following changes to loan programs: The Homebuyer Opportunity Limited Tax Exemption has increased the maximum sales price to $375,000. The Portland Housing Bureau’s Mortgage Credit Certificate was temporarily on hold due to changes with the Tax Reform, but the program has been restored with no […]
According to the most recent NeighborWorks National Housing Survey, 74% of adults say they believe that the homebuying process is complicated- a number that has risen in the past few years. Luckily, Homebuyer education courses provide valuable information to clear up confusion for anyone preparing to buy a home. Among the topics covered are budgeting, […]
USDA Rural Development is conducting a review of all areas under its jurisdiction to identify areas that no longer qualify as rural for the Single-Family Housing Programs. The public shall have 90 days from December 1, 2017, to provide comments regarding the potential loss of eligibility for Rural Development Single Family Housing Programs. In our […]
In 2016 Bank of America’s inaugural Homebuyers Insights Report found that 75% of first-time buyers plan to bypass the traditional starter-home and instead put their funds toward a forever-home. The US Census Bureau confirms this trend reporting that Americans are moving at historically low rates compared with the mid 1980’s. As homebuyers become more comfortable […]
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