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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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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

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Today as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we are reminded of the importance of giving back to our communities and to those in need. The King Holiday and Service Act was passed by Congress in 1994, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. ReFit (Remodeling For […]

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Program Update

PROGRAM UPDATE: The VA Specially Adapted Housing Grant has increased to $85,645 for 2019 along with the Temporary Residence Adaptation grant increasing to $37,597. VA Specially Adapted Housing Grant

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Program Update

PROGRAM UPDATE:  For 2019 the maximum amount for the VA Special Housing Adaptation Grant has increased to $17,130 with the Temporary Residence Assistance grant increasing to $6,713. VA Special Housing Adaptation Grant

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At 17%, Washington County has the highest population of foreign-born residents in the Portland metro area. Nearly one in four households in Washington County speak a language other than English at home. The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University estimates in their 2018 State of the Nation’s Housing that foreign-born households currently make […]

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