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HOWNW.com Certified Specialist

Q: What is the PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist class?

A:    The PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist class was developed to enable PMAR Realtors® to address the buyer’s concerns about homeownership affordability by knowing and understanding a broad range of financing mechanisms that may be able to assist the buyer. It was designed to provide practical, hands-on information to Realtors® about programs, products and eligibility standards that may help financially challenged or first-time homebuyers.

During the PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist class, real experiences and class discussions illustrate proactive solutions that will enable participants to learn more about available financial resources that are most suitable for those who are first-time homebuyers or who may marginally qualify for conventional products to purchase a home within the Portland metropolitan region. Participants may also learn about Fair Housing laws and receive practical tips for compliance.

Information about becoming a PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist.

Q: What is HOWNW.com™?

A: HOWNW.com™ is a public service homeownership website for consumers. HOWNW.com™ walks consumers through the home buying process and includes features such as loan programs, homeownership ABCs, avoiding foreclosure & rescue scams, homebuyer education/counseling, military financial/renovation/homeownership resources and multi-lingual website translations.

Q: Who can become a HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist?

A: A current Realtor® member of the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® (PMAR) in good standing.

Q: Who can take the PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist Class?

A: Anyone!  See specifics and benefits below*:

PMAR Realtor® Member

  • Take this class for just $99.00
  • Attain a two-year PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certification as a HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist
  • Receive five (5) Oregon continuing education credit hours

PMAR Affiliate Member

  • Take this class for just $99.00
  • Attain a two-year PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certification

Non-PMAR Member Realtors®

  • Take this class for just $149.00
  • Receive five (5) Oregon continuing education credit hours

General Public

  • Audit this class for just $149.00

*Priority seating given to PMAR Realtor® members.

 

Q: When is the next class being offered?

A: April 27th, 2017 – Registration to open early April.

For more information, contact PMAR Governmental Affairs Specialist Daryl Winand at dwinand@pmar.org or 503-459-2162 or PMAR Governmental Affairs Assistant Brittany Powell Parich at bpowellparich@pmar.org or 503-459-2169.