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Don’t Overlook This Work Perk: Employer-Sponsored Down Payment Assistance

Don’t Overlook This Work Perk: Employer-Sponsored Down Payment Assistance

By Liz Keuler, Editor – Readynest by MGIC When you last accepted a new job, you probably researched benefits – everyone wants to know about health insurance, vacation time, the 401k match and whether or not there’s free coffee. But did you ask about employer-sponsored down payment assistance? If it’s been a while since your […]

Do 21 Million Under 40 Renters Know Their Homeownership Potential?

Do 21 Million Under 40 Renters Know Their Homeownership Potential?

Saving for a down payment is a considerable barrier to homeownership. With rising home prices and interest rates and tight lending standards, the path to homeownership has become more challenging, especially for low-to-median-income borrowers and potential first-time homebuyers. Yet most potential homebuyers are largely unaware that there are low– and no–down payment assistance programs available […]

Olympic Hopeful is a Real Estate Hero With Down Payment Resource

Olympic Hopeful is a Real Estate Hero With Down Payment Resource

Amber Bennett is simultaneously pursuing two big goals – her dream to compete in the Olympics in beach volleyball and her real estate career. “Most athletes need to find a flexible job to earn a living while training. As a Realtor, I can have a career on my terms without giving up my Olympic dream,” […]

Programs That Can Help You With a Down Payment on a Home

Programs That Can Help You With a Down Payment on a Home

If you’re like most first-time homebuyers, the down payment is your biggest hurdle to getting into a home of your own. It makes sense — buying a home is likely the biggest purchase you’ve ever made and you don’t have the proceeds from a previous home sale to use for your down payment. Down payment […]

Down Payment Help for Our Community Heroes

Down Payment Help for Our Community Heroes

Nearly 13 percent of programs offer special incentives for law enforcement, first responders, educators and military The Down Payment Resource (DPR) Second Quarter 2018 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) shows that the number of total programs increased to 2,527, up 24 programs from the previous quarter. Eighty-six (86) percent of programs currently have funds available for eligible homebuyers, […]

5 Affordable Housing Principles for Every Real Estate Pro

5 Affordable Housing Principles for Every Real Estate Pro

Our company is celebrating 10 years in business this year. And yes, that means we launched a housing startup in the shadow of the housing crisis. We wanted to solve a long standing problem in real estate — helping homebuyers and professionals access hard-to-find information about homeownership programs. Milestones like this give you an opportunity […]

Should You Dip Into Retirement Savings For Your Down Payment?

Should You Dip Into Retirement Savings For Your Down Payment?

We know, saving for a down payment can be the most difficult part of home buying, especially for first-timers who don’t have the proceeds from a previous home sale to help with their down payment. You may already be saving for retirement through your 401K or IRA. If it’s your biggest source of savings, you […]

Buying a new home? Find out if it qualifies for down payment help.

Buying a new home? Find out if it qualifies for down payment help.

f you have your heart set on purchasing a new construction home you aren’t alone. With low inventory of existing homes for sale in many parts of the country, new construction demand is heating up. As you consider financing a new construction home, take time to look into state and local down payment assistance programs […]

6 Ways New Buyers Can Compete in a Tight Market

6 Ways New Buyers Can Compete in a Tight Market

When you’re the newbie buyer on the block, it can be tough out there. What can you do to be more competitive when you’re up against tight inventory for entry level homes and higher prices? Plus, if you’re currently renting, you don’t have equity from a home sale to help fund your down payment. We […]

10 Years of Opening New Doors to Homeownership

10 Years of Opening New Doors to Homeownership

It’s a perfect 10. During June Homeownership Month, we’re excited to celebrate our 10th year in business. Down Payment Resource is the first in the housing industry to aggregate and keep current information about homeownership programs nationwide. Today, we integrate data about program benefits and eligibility criteria with Multiple Listing Services, lenders and agents. Homebuyers consistently […]


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