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Did You Know…

HOWNW.com™ offers a wealth of information on shopping for a home?  What features should you consider important to you?  How should you keep track of the homes you visit?  Find more HERE.

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Program Updates: USDA Section 502 Direct Loans and WELCOME HOME Gresham

Staff has been advised of the following changes to homebuying programs listed on HOWNW.com™: • The loan limits for the USDA Section 502 Direct Loans increased to $326,600 for Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties.  See details HERE. • The WELCOME HOME Gresham program, which was previously suspended due to lack of funding, has been reinstated.  […]

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Take Action! Tell Your Legislator to Support the Oregon First-Time Homebuyers Savings Program

Solving the Down Payment Problem Oregon is facing an affordable housing crisis. The housing market is suffering because homes are so expensive and it takes too long for young people and renters to save enough money for a down payment on a home. High rents, student loan payments and wages that don’t keep up with […]

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Did You Know…

We’re entering home-buying season?  If you’re planning on joining the house hunt, arm yourself with knowledge before you begin!  Many of our community partners offer homebuyer education classes, and they’re all listed HERE.

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Updates for Clackamas Homebuyer Assistance Program and Oregon Veterans Home Loan

Staff has been advised of the following changes to homebuying programs listed on HOWNW.com™: • The Clackamas Homebuyer Assistance Program maximum sales price increased to $307,000.  More info HERE. • The Oregon Veterans Home Loan maximum loan amount increased to $424,100.  More info HERE.

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Did You Know…

Mold in the home can be a potential hazard?  Our wet climate keeps our landscape green, but we also must be vigilant in looking for signs of mold growth indoors.  Find information about mold in the home and how to get rid of it HERE.

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Scam Alert: Call Before You Wire Funds

In a common scam, an email account is hacked (it could be broker’s, escrow’s, or consumer’s email).  The hacker monitors the account, waiting for the time when the consumer must wire funds.  Broker, escrow, and consumer have no knowledge they are being monitored.  The hacker, impersonating broker or escrow, instructs the consumer to wire funds […]

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Did You Know…

HOWNW.com™ offers wide-ranging information on the home buying process?  Are you house shopping?  Read how location and condition could affect your decision to buy and your resale value HERE.

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Update to the Limited Tax Exemption Program

Staff has been advised of the following change to a homebuying program listed on HOWNW.com™: * Portland’s Limited Tax Exemption program’s maximum sales price increased to $350k. See program details HERE.

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Did You Know…

That you can comparison shop for lenders when buying a home?  Find out about interest rates and payments as well as comparing loan plans on HOWNW.com™.

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