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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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Did You Know…

Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level?  Find out how to test for Radon in your own home, or in a home you might purchase.  More information on Radon testing in the HOWNW.com™ Consumer Issues section HERE.

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HOWNW.com™ offers information on many resources for veterans of military service and their families?  From Military Homefront to the Wounded Warrior Project, find more details HERE.

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Did You Know…

Did you know there are nine Homebuyer Education programs listed on HOWNW.com™?  Demystify and gain confidence in the buying process through one of these classes!  See all nine programs HERE.

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

Hacienda CDC will host its 18th annual Latino Home Fair on Saturday, June 25, from 10am-3pm.  HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialists will staff the booth at this free event.  Come say hi! Madison High School 2735 NE 82nd Ave Portland, OR  97220  

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