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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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New Maximum Sales Price for Limited Tax Exemption Program

PROGRAM UPDATE: Staff has been advised of the following change to a homebuying program listed on HOWNW.com™: • For the Limited Tax Exemption Program, the maximum sales price increased from $291,000 to $310,000 in 2016. See program details: http://hownw.com/program/limited-tax-exemption/

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New Down Payment Assistance Program Added for Oregon Veterans

PROGRAM UPDATE: A new down payment assistance program has been added to the program listings on HOWNW.com™. Check out the details of the OrVet Down Payment Assistance Program here: http://hownw.com/pro…/orvet-down-payment-assistance-program/

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Veterans Day, 2016

This Veterans Day, HOWNW.com™ honors our veterans and active duty service members.  Visit our Military Resources page for more information.

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Visit the HOWNW.com™ Booth at the AAAH Homeownership Fair!

The African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH) will host its annual Homeownership Fair on Saturday, October 24, from 10am-3pm.  HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialists will staff the booth at this free event.  Come say hi! Legacy Emanuel Hospital Atrium 501 N Graham St, Portland, OR  97227

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