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Veteran’s Day

    As we approach Veteran’s Day on November 11th the Homeownership Opportunities Website Northwest (HOWNW.com) would like to take a moment to honor our service members- the ordinary men and women who have done the extraordinary so that we may all enjoy the freedoms we have today. To all of those who have served, in […]

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The Oregon department of Veteran’s Affairs has lent approximately $8 billion in low-interest home loans to more than 334,000 veterans since 1945. Oregon is one of only five states that offers a veteran home loan program. This Oregon benefit is separate and distinct from the federal VA Home Loan Guaranty. You can find more information about this […]

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Program Update: Portland Housing Bureau Home Repair Loan

Staff has been advised of the following changes to homebuying programs listed on HOWNW.com™: • The maximum annual household income allowed for the Portland Housing Bureau Home Repair Loan has increased from 80% of Portland’s Area Median Income (AMI 2017) to 120%.  See details HERE.

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The maximum loan limit for VA loans has increased? The standard maximum VA loan guarantee is now set at $424,100, and may be higher in more expensive counties. For an updated chart of loan limits, click HERE.

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HOWNW.com™ offers information on shopping interest rates?  You can read about “locking” a current interest rate and what “points” are, then you’ll feel better informed before discussing interest rates with your lender.  Find more information HERE.

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90 percent of Oregonians surveyed said they feel it’s important to have services allowing them to age in place? Find valuable information on everything from understanding self-neglect by older adults to various home-repairing and home-updating resources on HOWNW.com™ HERE.

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Program Update: Discontinued Program

Staff has been advised of the following change to a homebuying program listed on HOWNW.com™: • The Oregon Veterans 97% LTV/CLTV Home Loan Program has been eliminated. Find other homebuying programs on HOWNW.com™ HERE.

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Memorial Day 2017

This Memorial Day the Homeownership Opportunities Website Northwest (www.HOWNW.com) honors all the men and woman who lost their lives while serving our great country.

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You may want to get pre-approved for a loan before you begin house shopping? It can be helpful to speak with a lender and obtain an unofficial estimate of what you can afford. Find out more about the pre-approval process on HOWNW.com™ HERE, and happy house hunting!

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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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