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 employee orientation, you might want to check. You might be surprised – we were! keep reading

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 to help eligible borrowers secure an affordable down payment.

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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,” said Bennett.

A real estate law class at Tulane sparked her interested in real estate. Now, just four years after graduating, she’s reaching her peers in their mid- to late-20s with information about homeownership she knows they want. keep reading