5 MYTHS ABOUT DOWN PAYMENTS

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Lori Powers of Academy Mortgage Corporation

Spring is here — and with it comes the most popular time of year to shop for a home. Many people have mistaken ideas about down payments that keep them from becoming homeowners.

Here are five down payment myths and why they’re false:

MYTH 1: I must pay a 20% down payment.

Not true. The typical down payment today is between 5% and 10%, according to SmartAsset.

MYTH 2: My down payment has to be all my own money.

Not true. Borrowers have several options for saving for a home, including gifts from family, such as wedding gifts; grants from nonprofit agencies or public institutions; state down payment assistance programs; and employer assistance.… Read the rest

We invite you to join the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament.

We invite you to join the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Your participation and support allows the Chamber to offer a greater number of quality programs, special events, and raise important Workforce Scholarship funds designed to address the region’s shortage of skilled trade workers.

3rd Annual Golf Outing held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Golfer Registration Form – Register HERE

$165 ~ Single Player – before June 11         $660 ~ 4 Player Team – Before June 11

$175 ~ Single Player – After June 11             $700 ~ 4 Player – After June 11

Team General Registration begins at 11:30 AM – Teams will play 18-holes in a four-person scramble with a Shotgun start.  … Read the rest