Down Payment Resource welcomes two new markets

We begin the New Year by bringing Down Payment Resource to two new markets. Down Payment Resource (DPR) is now available in the mid-Michigan market through the Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS® (GLAR) and DPR will soon be available in Corpus Christi, Texas through the Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® (CCAR).

GLARWith GLAR’s 100-year history of serving the real estate interests in its market, we are excited to work together to bring DPR to its 1,800 members. All assistance-eligible property listings will display the DPR logo, allowing Realtors to view and easily share the information with their clients and invite them to complete a short survey that will match them with available programs.  DPR will also appear on eligible listings on GLAR consumer home search website, glaronline.com, helping to provide even greater awareness about down payment assistance programs. More than 88 percent of listings in mid-Michigan are eligible for one or more down payment assistance programs.

Corpus ChristiCCAR will integrate Down Payment Resource into their Coastal Bend MLS property listing data informing eligible buyers about a wide variety of programs that can help them save on down payments and closing costs. Homebuyers will also be able to find down payment assistance eligible properties when searching via www.coastalbendlifestyle.com keep reading

Seeing things from a new perspective

Photo-8D55D1F5-6472-4EA8-9E17-883469AEE7F4-20131123-214414-2048Recently, I took some time off to see a place that feels completely untouched from the world – the Galapagos Islands. Here’s a picture of me doing yoga on the beach there…right alongside a sea lion! Now, that was out of my comfort zone, but thrilling at the same time. It’s so refreshing to disengage from routine and see things from a different perspective.

My experience in housing and launching Down Payment Resource has been an adventure as well. I could have never predicted the ups and downs in the market and all the ways technology has changed the way we buy a home. And, yet I’m right in the middle of it all today. It’s helpful to consider the home buying process from different perspectives – what do people want, need and expect? How can we surprise and delight potential homebuyers?

I’m thankful to be part of an innovative industry and work with an experienced team to serve our customers and homebuyers well. We hope what people learn through Down Payment Resource will change their perspective on the possibility of buying a home.

Wishing you a happy New Year!

Rob ChraneRob Chrane

President, Down Payment Resource keep reading