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The MReport (February 2, 2017): More Help Available for Homebuyers in 2016

Inman News (January 31, 2017): The ‘portal like’ consumer experience from Florida’s largest MLS; New listing site features unique predictive analytics tool that generates true cost of living

WFTS-TV, ABC affiliate in Tampa Bay (January 31, 2017): Real estate website aims to show you “true” cost of a home

Realtor.com (January 25, 2017): Buyers Alert: Should You Trade Future Home Equity for Down Payment Help?

NerdWallet (December 13, 2016): America’s Best Places for First-Time Homebuyers

Denver Business Journal (December 21, 2016): A Colorado city is among the 10 best in the nation for first-time homebuyers; here’s how 13 rank

Inman News (November 21, 2016): How affordable housing programs can help you list more homes

Baltimore Sun (October 15, 2016): Firm will invest in your new house and share in gains

U.S. News & World Report (October 14, 2016): How Homebuyers Can Receive Down Payment Assistance; Thousands of programs nationwide offer financial help to prospective buyers – and existing homeowners.

Realtor.com (September 28, 2016): 10 Priciest Metros Where Buyers Can Score the Most Down Payment Help

Realtor.com (September 26, 2016): How to Buy a Home Without a 20% Down Payment

Mic.com (September 22, 2016): Save for a home: Here’s how much money you need for a house — and how to budget.

Inman News (September 19, 2016): Can you explain down payments to clients?A comprehensive look at programs for buyers

The Denver Post (August 28, 2016): Down payment assistance is out there, but does it matter in Denver’s housing market?

Fox News (August 5, 2016): How Down Payment Assistance Can Help You Foot the Bill for a Home

The Housing Scene by Lew Sichelman (July 15, 2016): Tax Credit Certificates On the Rise

HousingWire (June 29, 2016):Home shoppers! Here are 6 tips to help save for your new home. Includes finding down payment programs and low-down payment loans.

RealtyBiz (June 17, 2016): DPR and eHome America Announce Expanded Partnership During National Homeownership Month

Marketwatch (June 12, 2016): How Americans are missing out on homebuying help; Down payment assistance programs can slash closing costs, but few buyers know about them.

Washington Post (June 11, 2016): A wealth of resources for first-time home buyers in the Washington area

Sun Sentinel (June 10, 2016): South Florida homebuyers benefiting from down payment assistance

Inman News (June 10, 2016): Down payment assistance saves more in most markets; RealtyTrac and Down Payment Resource analyze financial pros to buying with assistance

RISMedia (June 10, 2016): Down Payment Assistance Programs Save Qualifying Homebuyers More Than $17,000 on Average over Life of Loan

HousingWire (June 9, 2016): RealtyTrac: Down payment assistance saving homebuyers thousands; Homebuyers save average of $17,000

Yahoo! Finance (April 18, 2016): Now I Get It: Down Payments

Consumer Reports (March 2016 issue): How to Fund a Down Payment: Employ these strategies to obtain that all-important sum

Consumer Reports TV segment (March 3, 2016): ABC affiliates cover how to get a down payment with interest free loans and homebuyer counseling.

Inman News (February 29, 2016): How to give millennials the low-down on low down payments

Bankrate.com (February 9, 2016): Bankrate survey: Nearly half of renters are afraid they can’t buy; Down payment dilemma

Marketwatch (January 4, 2016): Why first-time homebuyers are staying on the sidelines; Down payments and education play a role

International Business Times (December 30, 2015): Millennials could jump into the housing market in 2016

Inman News (December 30, 2015): Why real estate isn’t a zero-sum game; Reduce competition by educating on-the-fence buyers about their home purchasing options

Expert Real Estate Tips with Ilyce Glink (October 28, 2015): Free Money to Help You Buy a Home; Ilyce Glink interviews Rob Chrane about down payment programs and how they can help homebuyers

Lifehacker (October 16, 2015): Down Payment Resource Finds Programs That Will Help You Buy a Home

Banker & Tradesman (October 14, 2015): Housing Scene: Quarterly Homeownership Program Index Debunks Five Down Payment Myths

Realty Biz News (October 14, 2015): Down Payment Resource debunks down payment myths and highlights the Q3 Homeownership Program Index

HousingWire (October 7, 2015): 5 common down payment misconceptions; What you don’t know could be holding you back

NewHomeSource.com (September 28, 2015): Debunking the down payment; New Home Source busts five common myths associated with down payments.

Scotsman Guide (September 23, 2015): Homebuying-assistance programs will proliferate with millennials, expert predicts. Q&A with Down Payment Resource CEO Rob Chrane.

Bankrate.com (September 14, 2015): 3 things you need to know before you get your 1st mortgage: Get preapproved, you don’t need 20% down and factor in your lifestyle.

The Street (August 25, 2015): Down Payment Assistance Programs For All Homebuyers; All across America, there are thousands of down payment assistance programs designed to help renters successfully transition into their own homes.

Brick Underground (August 19, 2015): Getting past the down payment problem–probably your biggest hurdle to buying an apartment

HousingWire (August 7, 2015): Rob Chrane’s column in HousingWire: 4 misconceptions buyers have about down payments, Do you need 20% down?

RealtyTrac Housing News Report (August 2015): Rob Chrane’s My Take column: Homebuyers’ Use of Down Payment Programs is Poised to Grow

Inman News (July 27, 2015): Down Payment Resource unveils ‘We turn home searchers into homeowners’ campaign; Realtors and lenders leverage company’s database of down payment assistance programs to match more borrowers to funding opportunities

Syndicated column, The Housing Scene by Lew Sichelman (July 17, 2015): Finding Help With the Down Payment; Homebuyers may be missing out on a wide range of programs that can help them afford their purchases — programs their agents either don’t know about or don’t want to bother with.

Inman News Tech Profile (July 8, 2015): Rob Chrane: ‘People, not technology, support my daily responsibilities’; Down Payment Resource president and CEO talks people power and tech

Saporta Report: Thought Leaders column (June 29, 2015): Why we should all care about housing affordability

RealtyTrac Report (June 23, 2015): 2015 Low Down Payment Buyer Affordability and Accessibility Analysis; 90 Percent of U.S. Markets Analyzed Still More Affordable than Historic Averages; Average Down Payment Program Benefit – $10,443

Inman News (June 10, 2015): 2 most harmful words in real estate; Finding housing that’s affordable for all buyers should be a priority

RealtyTrac Report (June 3, 2015): Q1 2015 U.S. Home Purchase Down Payment Report; Average Down Payment Drops to Three-Year Low of 14.8 Percent for U.S. Home Purchased in the First Quarter

Agent Magazine (May 25, 2015): Rob Chrane Viewpoints column; Thoughts on housing’s most pressing issues.

Inman News (May 20, 2015): Down payment assistance website offers gold mine for potential buyers; Down Payment Resource’s online database offers buyers — and real estate pros — thousands of different programs to help them buy a home

Inman News (May 18, 2015): Homes for heroes and how you can help; What you can do to help your local service members, teachers

Associated Press (April 16, 2015): Tips for parents considering helping their child buy a home

Washington Post (April 10, 2015): Lenders offer new options for first-time and credit-challenged homebuyers

Inman News (April 3, 2015): A tale of bond programs and Ben Affleck; Do down payment programs come with Hollywood endings?

San Antonio Express-News (February 20, 2015): Help available for a house down payment

Chicago Tribune (February 11, 2015): Mortgage assistance is available, but you’ll often have to ask for it

Scotsman Guide (February 4, 2015): Study: Down payment programs are underused

HousingWire (February 4, 2015): 87% of properties qualify for down payment assistance. The biggest obstacle for first-time homebuyers?

Credit Union Times (February 4, 2015): Down payment aid available everywhere: Report

National Real Estate Post (February 5, 2015): Awesome down payment assistance website helps you and your buyers find available programs

Realtor.com (February 4, 2015): Free Money: $12,000 for Down Payment, Why Aren’t You Applying?

The Home Story (February 4, 2015): 5 TIPS ON SAVING FOR A DOWN PAYMENT (BEYOND THE BANK OF MOM AND DAD)

Inman News Select (January 27, 2015): Don’t let down payment obstacles deter millennial buyers. Many wrongly believe all loans require hefty upfront cash, stringent qualifications.

huffington postHuffington Post blog (January 7, 2015): Resolve to Buy a Home With These 10 Must-Do Steps (Down Payment Resource listed as tip #6)

RealtyTrac Report (November 4, 2014): THE BIGGEST DRAG ON HOMEOWNERSHIP: DOWN PAYMENTS OR DEBT? (Report observation: Down payment assistance programs are a resource many buyers don’t utilize)

DS News (November 4, 2014): Report: Non-Mortgage Debt Dragging Homeownership Even With Lower Down Payment

“The narrative is that it’s too hard to get a loan today and when first-time buyers believe that, they won’t even begin their search. That hurts the overall housing market,” Rob Chrane of Down Payment Resource said. “Consumers for the most part have no idea that these programs exist, so they don’t think to ask for them. Whatever your situation is, whatever you have for a down payment, you could be in a much better situation if you find out you are eligible for one of these programs.”

Marketwatch (November 5, 2014): Saving for a down payment? It could take you to 2027.

Credit Union Times (November 4, 2014): Debt trumps down payments (RealtyTrac’s housing affordability analysis. DPR included.)


Bankrate.com and other publications
(November 10, 2014): First-timers must obey these seven commands.

Consider down-payment assistance. Many first-timers assume that programs offered by state and local housing authorities are only for low-income candidates, says Rob Chrane, head of Down Payment Resource. But numerous programs are available for middle-income buyers; some offer no-interest loans or grants.

Thought Leadership Perspective in FSO Knowledge Xchange (October 22, 2014): An overlooked gift from the CFPB (DPR CEO Rob Chrane authors thought leadership perspective on the HFA exemption)

Vendor Alley (October 17, 2014): Down Payment Resource launches in two new markets

I really think this is a great resource for agents and consumers. — Greg Robertson

Inman News (October 16, 2014): Got first-time buyers? More and more MLSs offer down payment assistance tool (Down Payment Resource now available through 20 MLSs and Realtor Associations, including the newest Realcomp and Central Virginia Regional MLS.)

American Banker (September 10, 2014): How Banks Can Help Young Homebuyers Manage Student Debt (Down Payment Resource cited as a solution for young buyers)

Washington Post (September 5, 2014): Need a hand to buy a home? A gift toward the down payment can help (Down Payment Resource highlighted as a tool to find help for your down payemnt)

New Home Source (September 2014): Down Payment Assistance Programs: How to Find Help to Buy a Home (DPR CEO Rob Chrane interviewed)

Lodi News-Sentinel (August 29, 2014): Down payment assistance available for home buyers (Column by the president of the Lodi Association of Realtors)

Inman News (July 16, 2014): Down Payment Resource partners with Cloud CMA, Cloud CMA property reports will summarize info about homeowner assistance programs

National Mortgage News (June 25, 2014): Mortgage Originators Can Rise to the Student-Debt Challenge. DPR cited as a solution to help more first-time homebuyers find available homeownership programs.

Idaho Business Review (June 19, 2014): New MLS program aims to help homebuyers (Intermountain MLS and Down Payment Resource partnership highlighted)

Idaho Statesman (June 19, 2014): New tool links Treasure Valley home buyers with housing-finance help (Intermountain MLS and Down Payment Resource partnership highlighted)

Sarasota Herald-Tribune (June 13, 2014): Expert touts mortgage down-payment help (Highlights down payment assistance options and how My Florida Regional MLS uses DPR to educate Realtors and homebuyers about available programs)

Inman News (June 13, 2014): 9 out of 10 homebuyer assistance programs have funding (Features the Down Payment Resource Homeownership Program Index)

Chicago Agent Magazine (June 2, 2104): The Short List: Russ Bergeron’s Best-Kept MRED Secrets For 2014 (Down Payment Resources makes industry leader Russ Bergeron’s top 5 list)

WILX-TV, NBC affiliate (April 24, 2014): Down Payment Assistance Now Easier for Homebuyers (Greater Lansing Association of Realtors hosted a Down Payment Resource open house weekend)

Lansing State Journal (April 25, 2014): Lansing Realtor group launches down payment assistance program for prospective buyers (Highlights Greater Lansing Association of Realtors and Down Payment Resource partnership)

Fox Business (April 16, 2014): How to find financial assistance for your down payment (Down Payment Resource president Rob Chrane quoted about the lack of awareness of programs and types available today)

Bankrate.com (April 10, 2014): Down Payment Assistance is Still Available (Down Payment Resource president Rob Chrane quoted about options available for consumers)

Inman News (March 20, 2014): Honolulu MLS is latest to show which properties may qualify for down payment assistance (HiCentral MLS and Down Payment Resource partnership highlighted)

Pacific Business News (March 20, 2014): Honolulu MLS adding new technology to help homebuyers looking for down payment assistance

The Washington Post, The Nation’s Housing column (February 15, 2014): Housing columnist Kenneth Harney highlights some ways younger buyers can bridge the gap with help on down payments and closing costs. Down Payment Resource is featured.

Albuquerque Business First (February 13, 2014): Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS partners with buyers’ assistance program. (Partnership with Down Payment Resource highlighted)

The Washington Post, The Nation’s Housing column (January 23, 2014): In the wake of new housing regulations, housing columnist Kenneth Harney highlights practical mortgage strategies for today’s buyers. Down Payment Resource featured.

Bankrate (November 12, 2013): Should homebuyers get FHA loans? (Down Payment Resource president Rob Chrane quoted about the opportunities homebuyers have through down payment assistance and homebuyer programs.)

Homebuyer column Peter G. Miller (November 11, 2013): First-time assistance (Down Payment Resource highlighted as a source for discovering programs that may be available in your area.)

Inman News (September 23, 2013): Two more MLSs sign up for Down Payment Resource. Tool will flag more than 70 percent of listings in both markets as eligible for assistance.

The Washington Post (August 29, 2013): For Washington area, real estate market turnaround is in full swing (Down Payment Resource president Rob Chrane quoted regarding the impact of mortgage regulations.)

MSN Real Estate (August 8, 2013): Your condo-buying cheat sheet: Priced out of a backyard? Here’s what you need to know before you buy a condo. (Down Payment Resource featured as a tool to help prospective buyers.)

Inman News feature (June 7, 2013): DownPaymentResource.com outgrowth of tool for MLSs

Fox 5 San Diego: (Feb. 26, 2013): New online tool helps buyers with down payment. View the Article.

San Diego Union Tribune (Feb. 20, 2013): How to get help with your down payment. View the Article.

Nevada TV and print coverage (June 2012): Features the launch of Down Payment Resource in Northern Nevada. View all articles and videos.

Business Insider (February 10, 2012): “Here’s Where You Can Look If You Need Help With A Down Payment On A New Home” View the Article.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s HomeFinder (February 5, 2012): “Make a thorough search for down payment help” View the Article.

FrogPond.com (October 2011): “Industry Visionary Profile: Rob Chrane” View the Article.

Equifax’s Finance Blog (October 7, 2011): “Home Buying: The Low Down on No Down Payment Mortgages” View the Article.

Chicago Agent Magazine (October 3, 2011): “MRED’s Down Payment Assistance Program Bridges Gap for Homebuyers” View the Article.

Arizona Daily Star (October 2, 2011): “Resource helps link buyers to homes” View the Article.

Inman News (September 30, 2011): “MRED to offer down payment assistance tool” View the Article.

Builder Magazine (September 20, 2011): “New Software Matches Down-Payment Assistance Programs with Properties, Buyers” View the Article.

Inman News (August 11, 2011): “5 tech tools give real estate agents an edge” View the Article.

Atlanta Journal Constitution (June 10, 2011): “Tough real estate market inspires creativity all around” View the Article.

Chicago Tribune (April 8, 2011): “Multiple listing service provider broadens its scope” View the Article.

Inman News (March 21, 2011): “Matching buyers with down-payment assistance Service identifies which programs a particular property qualifies for” View the Article.

Inman News (February 28, 2011): “MLS tool seeks down-payment assistance matches” View the Article.

Star Tribune, Twin Cities (February 18, 2011): “Free down payment cash?” View the Article.