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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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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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Program Updates: Discontinued and Suspended Programs

Staff has been advised of the following changes to homebuying programs listed on HOWNW.com™: * The OrVet Down Payment Assistance Program (created by the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs to serve Oregon Veterans truly in need of down payment assistance to achieve homeownership) has been discontinued. * The WELCOME HOME Gresham Program (Gresham’s first-time homebuyer […]

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Veterans Day, 2016

To all the women and men who’ve served us, sacrificed for us, and did what your country requested of you, we wish you peace and offer you our sincerest appreciation this Veterans Day!

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Did You Know…

There are many upfront and ongoing costs involved when buying a home.  Thinking about becoming a first-time homebuyer?  HOWNW.com™ will give you a realistic view of these costs so you can make informed decisions.  See more HERE.

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You can find information on home inspections on HOWNW.com™?  Read about the ins-and-outs of home inspections and finding a qualified inspector HERE.

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Updates to the VA Special Housing Adaptation and Specially Adapted Housing Grants

Staff has been advised of the following changes to VA homebuying programs listed on HOWNW.com™: • The VA Special Home Adaptation Grant maximum grant amount changed to $15,462 for fiscal year 2017. The Temporary Residence Assistance (TRA) grant through that program changed to $6,059. http://hownw.com/progr…/va-special-housing-adaptation-grant/ • The VA Specially Adapted Housing Grant maximum grant amount […]

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