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

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

The Agent/Buyer Conversation You Should Be Having

We love hearing success stories from agents, lenders and homebuyers. Here’s how one Florida agent and broker is using Down Payment Resource to help his buyers and train his team of agents.

“I don’t know why every agent isn’t using Down Resource,” wondered Peter Rivera, Re/Max broker owner and 2017 president of the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte Association of Realtors.

Rivera realized the power of Down Payment Resource (DPR) after working with a recent first-time homebuyer. His buyer, a single mom making a good income, simply didn’t have the savings for the down payment. She planned to put her home buying dream on hold and continue to save. However, she was concerned that the longer she waited increasing home prices would make it more difficult to buy. keep reading