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The Importance of Down Payment Assistance Programs in a Pandemic

The Importance of Down Payment Assistance Programs in a Pandemic

Economists agree that the real estate business has recovered faster than expected during the pandemic. A continued lack of inventory, low mortgage rates, and pent-up demand are all contributing factors to a robust market. The good news for homebuyers is that down payment assistance is still available, with many program providers offering online and virtual […]

Are Down Payment Assistance Programs Gone?

Are Down Payment Assistance Programs Gone?

Homebuyers are wondering what COVID-19 will mean for their home financing plans. Will down payment assistance be available? Are low down payment loans still available? What about credit score and employment verification changes? The good news is that down payment assistance programs and low down payment loans are still widely available. However, the market is […]

What COVID-19 Means For First-time Homebuyers

What COVID-19 Means For First-time Homebuyers

There are many challenges as a result of COVID-19, but it doesn’t mean you have to put your homeownership dream on hold. This is a great opportunity to use online resources available to get prepared for the home buying process and connect to the right experts. We answer the most common questions from first-time homebuyers […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Down Payment Assistance Programs

The Impact of COVID-19 on Down Payment Assistance Programs

by Rob Chrane, CEO, Down Payment Resource We’re closely monitoring the impact of today’s unprecedented environment on Down Payment Assistance (DPA) programs and first-time homebuyers. Lenders are managing extreme refinance demand and volatility in the MBS market. Homeownership program providers are not only taking expected precautions, but also reacting to the same MBS volatility that […]

Down Payment Resource Presents Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award to Tonya Todd

Down Payment Resource Presents Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award to Tonya Todd

Tonya Todd honored for championing affordable housing programs Atlanta, GA, February 13, 2020 — Down Payment Resource (DPR) is proud to announce Tonya Todd, Housing Director for HilltopSecurities, as the 2019 recipient of the Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award. The award, named in memory of accomplished real estate veteran Beverly Faull, recognizes an individual who […]

Homeownership Program Index Report Debunks Top 5 Down Payment Myths

Homeownership Program Index Report Debunks Top 5 Down Payment Myths

Down Payment Resource, the nationwide database for homebuyer programs, released its Fourth Quarter 2019 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The latest HPI data debunks five common down payment myths that may be keeping buyers on the sidelines longer than necessary. Down Payment Resource (DPR) communicates with 1,165 program administrators to track and update the country’s wide […]

4 Ways Modern Agents Are Empowering New Homebuyers

4 Ways Modern Agents Are Empowering New Homebuyers

As we enter a new decade, owning a home may seem even more like a far-fetched goal. Buyers face an inventory shortage, especially for entry level homes; home prices and rents continue to rise, but not wages; and the entire home buying process is still very much a mystery to many renters. Affordability and saving […]

Down Payment Programs 101: The 3 Most Common Homebuyer Programs Explained

Down Payment Programs 101: The 3 Most Common Homebuyer Programs Explained

How do you go from dreaming of owning a home to holding your first set of keys? If you’re like most first-time buyers, the down payment is your biggest hurdle — but it may not need to be. There are more than 2,500 homebuyer programs available across the country. Let’s take a look at how […]

3 People You Need on Your Home Buying Team

3 People You Need on Your Home Buying Team

When it comes to home buying, you don’t have to go it alone. You need a team to succeed. Here are three key people you want on your side. Homeownership advisor A nonprofit homeownership advisor can serve as a home buying coach, helping you understand the best plan for your individual situation. They can guide […]

This Agent’s Advice to Every Homebuyer

This Agent’s Advice to Every Homebuyer

When Florida Realtor Jordan Feria was getting her real estate license she discovered a little known homebuyer hack. Now she’s sharing it with every first-time homebuyer — and her business is growing as a result. As a young mom and aspiring homebuyer herself, Jordan knew first hand the challenges of new homebuyers. It can be […]


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