iHomefinder integrates Down Payment Resource on IDX websites

iHomfinder1iHomefinder has now enabled Down Payment Resource (DPR) on all IDX search websites across our shared customer markets, allowing consumers to identify, search and explore the many homebuyer assistance options available throughout the country during their home search.

iHomefinder joins WolfNet and Union Street Media as the latest IDX provider to integrate DPR.  While making down payment assistance program information available to homebuyers is one obvious benefit, iHomefinder Realtor and broker customers also benefit from the automatic, no-cost addition of a new lead-generation tool on their websites.

On average, about 70 percent of active, residential listings in any given market are eligible for one or more homebuyer assistance programs. Now that iHomefinder has integrated DPR into its customers’ sites, those programs are visible and available to consumers during their home search process. Approximately 5 percent of consumers who click DPR on a Realtor or broker’s IDX website will submit their contact information to learn more about their homeownership opportunities. DPR leads and consumer contact information go directly to the website owner along with program results and detailed information on next steps.

Our thanks to iHomefinder for partnering with us on behalf of our shared MLS and real estate customers. iHomefinder customers can learn more about how DPR now looks and works on their website in this short video. keep reading

Live webinar: Understanding the Growing Military Housing Opportunity

180x150-WebinarAre you serving those who serve our country? You may be surprised to know how many homebuyer programs exist for our veterans and active duty service men and women.  Join us for a live webinar that will explore the vast and growing military housing opportunity. (Hint: it’s much broader than you may think!) We will interview the PenFed Foundation’s Dan Schenk about the Dream Makers Grant, available nationwide, and how to better serve veteran and military clients.

The webinar will be held Wednesday, September 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific). Register today – seating is limited.


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MSN Real Estate highlights Down Payment Resource

In a recent piece about buying condos, MSN Real Estate highlights Down Payment Resource as a tool for buyers to discover homebuyer programs.  Here’s an excerpt from the piece:

Looking for down payment assistance?
There are many ways for first-time buyers to find money to help with their down payment. One smart way is to turn to nonprofit housing counselors approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development who can find this money for you and make sure you’re mortgage-ready.

But there are also a number of free online tools that offer help. Here, it’s best to tread carefully, lest your information be shared or your identity stolen by scam artists.

At least one, Downpaymentresource.com, says it does not sell information about its visitors to third parties. You can print out the information on programs and leave no footprint, unless you decide to email the results to yourself, in which case you opt in to its newsletter.

Read the full story with even more about Down Payment Resource at MSN Real Estate. keep reading