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.
What is HOWNW.com?
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.
Who can become a HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist?
A current Realtor® member of the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® (PMAR) in good standing.
Who can take the PMAR HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist Class?
Anyone! See specifics and benefits below*:
PMAR Realtor® Member
PMAR Affiliate Member
Non-PMAR Member Realtors®
Q: When is the next class being offered?
A: Our tentative HCS class dates for 2021 are April 29, 2021 and October 21, 2021.
Registration opens approximately 30 days prior to the course.
For more information, email Director of Realtor® Advocacy, Michele Gila.