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OneKey MLS names Down Payment Resource partners as designated provider of down payment assistance tools

ATLANTA, Ga. -- OneKey® MLS, the largest multiple listing service (MLS) in New York, today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, to indicate MLS residential listings that may be eligible for down payment assistance and other homebuyer affordability programs.

OneKey MLS has 45,000 MLS subscribers and specializes in listing residential and commercial real estate in nine New York counties covering Long Island, the Hudson Valley and all five NYC boroughs. In addition to providing home directories to its subscribers, OneKey MLS enables consumers to search home listings on a public-facing search site.

"Many prospective buyers do not realize the wealth of down payment assistance programs available to them, even at the state and regional levels," said OneKey MLS CEO Jim Speer. "Thanks to our partnership with DPR, our subscribers can swiftly connect borrowers with the homebuyer education and assistance programs they need to achieve their financial dreams."

DPR's toolset is the latest of many time-saving resources that OneKey MLS offers consumers and subscribers. Through its new partnership with DPR, OneKey MLS will now flag listings eligible for homebuyer assistance programs on both its public- and subscriber-facing search pages. Down Payment Resource has already identified 54 programs available in OneKey MLS' area coverage for which 62% of its residential listing inventory is potentially eligible.

"Home prices across the United States have soared in the past year. New York state is no different, with low inventory driving the state's median home price up by 19.4% in 2021," said DPR CEO Rob Chrane. "Now, New Yorkers that are hoping to buy a home can count on OneKey MLS and its Realtor subscribers for homebuyer affordability guidance they may have never encountered otherwise."

About Down Payment Resource:

Down Payment Resource (DPR) is a nationwide database of down payment assistance and affordable lending programs. The company tracks funding status, eligibility rules, benefits and more for approximately 2,200 programs in 11 categories. Its award winning technology helps the housing industry connect more homebuyers to the down payment help they need. DPR has been recognized by Inman News as "Most Innovative New Technology" and the HousingWire Tech100(tm). DPR is licensed to Multiple Listing Services, Realtor Associations, lenders and housing counselors across the country. DPR's subscription based service, Down Payment Connect, helps agents and loan officers match buyers to available programs. For more information, please visit https://downpaymentresource.com/ and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource.

About OneKey® MLS:

OneKey MLS, made possible by the merger of MLSLI and Hudson Gateway MLS, is one of the nation's leading Multiple Listing Services, serving over 45,000 REALTOR® subscribers and 4,300 participating offices throughout Long Island, Manhattan, and the Hudson Valley. OneKey MLS is dedicated to providing more comprehensive coverage, up-to-date statistics, and the best real estate tools and resources.

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The Gathering of Queens, Sponsored by M&T Bank, to Convene in Miami on June 11

MIAMI, Fla. -- Bringing programming and education on the importance of diverse representation in commercial real estate and other industries to Florida, "The Gathering of Queens" will commence in Miami on June 11, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today. Following on the heels of successful events in Atlanta, Phoenix, and Houston, the women's economic empowerment event is sponsored by M&T Bank, a top-20 full-service U.S.-based commercial bank with a long history of community-focused banking.

In addition, American Landmark, one of the fastest-growing multifamily owner-operators in the United States, serves as the program sponsor for the gathering. The Millionaire Mastermind Academy and American Landmark partnered to create the Millionaire Mastermind Real Estate Accelerator Program to spark greater diversity in real estate and entrepreneurship for minority women in the Florida region and begin accepting applications for the fall 2022 program.

"Florida's commercial real estate sector is uniquely positioned for incredible growth. The time is now to move the needle on diversity in our industry. We know that greater diversity results in improved outcomes, not just for those companies in the commercial real estate industry, but for those Florida communities in which we live and work" said Melissa Govette, Senior Vice President of M&T Bank. "We welcome the Gathering of Queens with open arms and look forward to sharing our perspective on the power of inclusion."

With a focus on advancing diversity in the commercial real estate space, speakers for the Miami "Gathering of Queens" include:
* Dr. Velma Trayham, CEO of Thinkzilla Consulting Group and founder of the Millionaire Mastermind Academy
* Melissa Govette, Senior Vice President at M&T Bank
* Rachel Palmer, Chief Administrative Officer at American Landmark Apartments
* Kiana Dancie, comedian and entrepreneur as seen on BET, MTV, and Netflix
* MJ Paschall, Senior Vice President of AKA Hotels + Residences
* Amber Kellogg, Chief Strategy Officer at ThinkZilla Consulting Group and women's rights advocate
* Katrice Thompson, CEO, and co-founder of Glam Scrubwear

"As we continue to build economic impact, we are thrilled to expand this program to the amazing state of Florida and to invite this diverse group of speakers and a passionate audience to join us in sparking economic mobility," said Millionaire Mastermind Academy founder and Thinkzilla Consulting CEO Dr. Velma Trayham.

The Gathering of Queens will occur at 11:30 a.m. at the Hotel AKA Brickell at 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami. Registration is now open at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gathering-of-queens-miami-tickets-335547330097. Seating is limited.

The Millionaire Mastermind Academy creates programs to help Minority women out of poverty; 21.4 Million are living in poverty, all looking for upward mobility and access to entrepreneurial training, mentorship, and access to capital. The organization welcomes corporate sponsors seeking to support community engagement programs, economic empowerment, and minority business development. Supporters can make an impact through annual corporate giving, sponsorships, or monthly reoccurring donations. This leading nonprofit organization has mentored more than 8,000 women, helping them take their businesses to the next level.

About Millionaire Mastermind Academy:

The Millionaire Mastermind Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that addresses the barriers to economic mobility for women who have been systemically and historically underserved and excluded. Together, we aim to remove systemic barriers to accessing affordable capital, provide access to mentorship, and facilitate college-level business training for small businesses led by minority women. For more information, visit millionairemastermindacademy.org.

About M&T Bank:

Great companies have an enduring sense of purpose. We're driven to help, encourage and enable our customers and communities to thrive. Founded in 1856, we care deeply about those we serve. By asset size, we are the 11th largest bank in the US based on assets of approximately $200 billion, spanning 12 states with a long history of community-focused banking. For more information visit https://www3.mtb.com/business

About American Landmark Apartments:

American Landmark Apartments is one of the fastest-growing multifamily owner-operators in the United States and ranks No. 33 on the National Multifamily Housing Council list of the top apartment owners in the country with approximately 34,000 apartment units in its portfolio. Based in Tampa, Florida, American Landmark specializes in the acquisition and management of value-added multifamily properties located in high-growth markets throughout the Sunbelt, including Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. American Landmark is committed to delivering great service and outstanding living environments to residents and delivering consistent, attractive risk-adjusted returns to investors and partners. For more information, please visit https://www.alapts.com/

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realMLS enhances listing service with Down Payment Resource to help subscribers connect consumers with homebuyer assistance programs

ATLANTA, Ga. -- realMLS, serving 11,000 members in Northeast Florida, today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to enhance its platform with DPR's suite of real estate agent tools that help MLS customers connect homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs.

realMLS is a multiple listing service (MLS) which provides advanced tools and reliable listing data to their MLS members serving Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns County, Florida. According to DPR analysis, 44 homebuyer assistance programs are available for up to 63% of realMLS listings, including 35 down payment assistance programs, six affordable first mortgage programs, two mortgage credit certificates (MCCs) and one other program.

As a subscriber benefit, realMLS has integrated DPR with its listing data so properties that qualify for one or more homebuyer assistance programs will be searchable and flagged with the DPR icon. Additionally, realMLS subscribers will receive Down Payment Connect, a unique lead generation landing page that allows visitors to search for homeownership programs and Realtors to collect prospect contact information. Subscribers will also be given access to DPR's library of marketing resources, which includes graphics, social media images and customizable flyers.

"The median home price in realMLS' coverage area has spiked 25.5% over the last year, increasing the cost of a 3% down payment by tens of thousands of dollars for most homes," said DPR CEO Rob Chrane. "DPR tools equip realMLS subscribers to sustainably grow their business by helping families overcome one of the most frequently cited barriers to homeownership: the cost of a down payment."

"realMLS is focused on providing technology such as DPR which empowers our members to best serve consumers," said realMLS CEO Nicole Jensen. "DPR gives our subscribers an edge by making them the source on homebuyer opportunities to proactively address the homebuyer affordability challenges facing people living and working in our communities."

About Down Payment Resource:

Down Payment Resource (DPR) is a nationwide database of down payment assistance and affordable lending programs. The company tracks funding status, eligibility rules, benefits and more for approximately 2,200 programs in 11 categories. Its award winning technology helps the housing industry connect more homebuyers to the down payment help they need. DPR has been recognized by Inman News as "Most Innovative New Technology" and the HousingWire Tech100(tm). DPR is licensed to Multiple Listing Services, Realtor Associations, lenders and housing counselors across the country. DPR's subscription based service, Down Payment Connect, helps agents and loan officers match buyers to available programs. For more information, please visit https://downpaymentresource.com/ and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource.

About realMLS:

realMLS (a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEFAR) is a Multiple Listing Service for over 11,000 members in Northeast Florida focused on promoting a healthy marketplace, for members and their clients, by providing innovative tools and comprehensive listing data. realMLS partners with exceptional service providers to give members an array of choices to fit their business model. Members have access to statistical data products that are customizable, along with extensive property record data through their integration with Metro Market Trends, Inc., which provides detailed and accurate property information to its customers in Florida and Alabama. To learn more about realMLS go to https://www.realmls.com/.

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Guarantee Real Estate Offers Home Sellers New Ways to Sell with QuickBuy, an Immediate Offer for Your Home

FRESNO, Calif. -- Guarantee Real Estate, the Central Valley's leading real estate brokerage, is proud to offer home sellers new ways to sell their properties with the opportunity to request an immediate cash offer before they list. By partnering with QuickBuy, sellers will enjoy the certainty and the conveniences of an immediate offer while benefiting from the expertise and guidance of Guarantee's expert agents.

"Guarantee Real Estate agents are excited to present QuickBuy to everyone who might benefit from an alternative home sale solution. Whether they need speed, safety, certainty, or convenience, we have an option for sellers," said Desrie van Putten, President of Guarantee Real Estate. "We have always focused on the needs of our clients, so adding an instant home sale option is another way to give our clients more choices and more control over their home sale."

Sellers utilizing QuickBuy can review an offer within 24-48 hours. They have the option to accept immediately, lock-in the offer for up to 150 days while continuing to market the home or forgo the offer and move forward with a traditional sale.

With real estate pricing algorithms, home value guesstimates and promises of cash offers crowding the internet, homeowners depend on Guarantee agents' guidance, advocacy, and superior market knowledge for their real estate transactions. By partnering with QuickBuy, which is a no-cost service, agents can properly determine a home's true market value - expertise homeowners can't get online.

"The QuickBuy process relies on in-depth market research to establish the most accurate home valuation, and as a result it both educates sellers and offers them more solutions to sell their home," continued Van Putten. "This relationship will permit Guarantee Real Estate the ability to stay at the forefront of the real estate industry by providing new and innovative services."

Sellers accepting immediate offers often want to make a cash offer on their next home, eliminate market uncertainty, bypass the need to prepare their home for market, or to better manage their closing timeline. By combining instant offers with Guarantee's vast market experience, the agency can now offer the best of everything in real estate today.

"Thousands of home sellers across the country have sold their homes though QuickBuy since it launched in 2012 and it remains the only instant-buy program serving all 50 states," said Daniel B. Amdur, President and CEO of Moving Station, the parent company for QuickBuy. "Our company is highly innovative and we focus on creating products that can elevate the agent-client relationship. We maintain excellent partnerships with thousands of brokers nationwide and could not ask for a better and more respected partner than Guarantee Real Estate to launch QuickBuy in their local marketplace."

To learn more about Guarantee Real Estate, go here: https://www.guarantee.com/

About Guarantee Real Estate:

A fixture in the Valley for more than 100 years, Guarantee Real Estate first began as a building and loan company in 1919 and has represented more homebuyers and sellers than any real estate firm in the greater Fresno area.

About Moving Station:

Moving Station, LLC has provided innovative real estate and relocation services nationwide since 1995. In 2012, Moving Station developed the first national iBuying solution, and today, QuickBuy remains the only instant-offer solution serving all 50 states. Learn more at https://quickbuy.com/.

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Down Payment Resource teams up with Realtor.com to Help Home Shoppers Find Homebuyer Assistance Programs

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Realtor.com® has deployed DPR's search tool that helps home shoppers find homebuyer assistance programs.

DPR maintains a comprehensive catalog of all of the homebuyer assistance programs available in the United States, including down payment and closing cost programs, Mortgage Credit Certificates and affordable first mortgages. According to DPR's Q1 2022 Homeownership Program Index (HPI), there are 2,238 homebuyer assistance programs, with at least one available in each of the United States' 3,143 counties.

Realtor.com® has deployed DPR's search tool on https://www.realtor.com/foreveryone/ to support its Closing the Gap initiative, which is aimed at increasing the homeownership rate of underserved and underrepresented communities.

The search tool can be embedded in an organization's website and enables homeshoppers to search for homebuyer assistance programs by entering property, household and relevant eligibility information.

"Record-high home prices and record-low housing inventory are making it very challenging for people, especially underserved and underrepresented communities, to become homeowners - further exacerbating the homeownership gap," said DPR CEO Rob Chrane. "The good news is that there are thousands of homebuyer assistance programs available to help with down payment and closing costs, including many designed to support people of color becoming homeowners."

"Giving home shoppers the ability to find down payment assistance programs directly on Realtor.com is another step forward in our Close the Gap initiative," said Mickey Neuberger, chief marketing officer for Realtor.com. "This program brings together many different parts of our business in a focused effort to increase the home ownership rate for underserved and underrepresented groups. Systemic discrimination in real estate has held people back for far too long, it's time for us to all work together to make a change."

"We commend Realtor.com for its generous gift and pledge to match donations made to the Homeownership Council of America's (HCA) Equity Down Payment Assistance Fund, which supports homebuyers of color and low to moderate income homebuyers," continued Chrane. "Now home shoppers who may be eligible for those funds will be able to discover them with the help of Down Payment Resource."

About Down Payment Resource:

Down Payment Resource (DPR) is a nationwide database of down payment assistance and affordable lending programs. The company tracks funding status, eligibility rules, benefits and more for approximately 2,200 programs in 11 categories. Its award winning technology helps the housing industry connect more homebuyers to the down payment help they need. DPR has been recognized by Inman News as "Most Innovative New Technology" and the HousingWire Tech100(tm). DPR is licensed to Multiple Listing Services, Realtor Associations, lenders and housing counselors across the country. DPR's subscription-based service, Down Payment Connect, helps agents and loan officers match buyers to available programs. For more information, please visit https://downpaymentresource.com/ and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource.

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Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Book About Wealth Creation For Women Through Real Estate Investing By Tamar Hermes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "The Millionairess Mentality: A Professional Woman's Guide to Building Wealth Through Real Estate" (ISBN: 978-1956955286), a real estate investment book for women written by Tamar Hermes.

Tamar Hermes is a professional real estate investor, financial coach and the founder of Wealth Building Concierge, a company dedicated to helping professional women grow their wealth. In the same spirit, "The Millionairess Mentality" teaches fundamental investing concepts and strategies in a way that speaks to the concerns of professional women, addressing obstacles such as negative past experiences, lack of confidence and fears of taking on risk or debt.

Drawing on lessons learned from real estate investing courses, group coaching sessions and one-on-one mentorship, Hermes' book distills years of wisdom into an easy-to-follow guidebook for real estate investing that anyone can use. As a result of its helpful guidance, the book has received early acclaim from many high-profile investors and real estate professionals.

"'The Millionairess Mentality' demystifies real estate investing for women everywhere," said Liz Faircloth, co-founder of The DeRosa Group and The Real Estate InvestHER podcast and community. Avery Carl, CEO and founder of The Short-Term Shop, said. "Tamar Hermes walks the walk while blazing a path for other women."

"Tamar is phenomenal at explaining real estate investing in a way that's actually fun and accessible," said publisher Anna David. "She has always been dedicated to giving women the tools they need to become financially independent, and this book is the culmination of all that work."

As Hermes explains in her book, 90 percent of millionaires are made through real estate, but only 25 percent of real estate investors are women. With "The Millionairess Mentality," Hermes hopes to change that statistic and help more professional women get on the path to financial freedom.

"The Millionairess Mentality" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

About Legacy Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Legacy Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment and entrepreneurial worlds, as well as sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more.

Related link: https://www.legacylaunchpadpub.com/

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Chicago-based Swift Homes Achieves 500 5-Star Reviews

CHICAGO, Ill. -- A professional home buying company that helps homeowners across the United States sell their properties quickly for top cash value, Swift Homes is proud to have surpassed 500 5-star reviews from highly satisfied sellers.

"Swift Homes' mission is to help homeowners achieve the best possible outcome when selling their home, and we are thrilled that the service we provide to sellers is reflected in our 5-star reviews," said Zach Fertig, President of Swift Homes.

Supported by a multi-billion-dollar private equity fund, the business has sent out over a million reliable and competitive cash offers to prospective sellers from California to Maine. The time-tested Swift Homes process benefits not only homeowners, but also local families that are able to rent the properties purchased.

From the very beginning, the skilled and knowledgeable team at Swift Homes has been fully committed to assisting clients looking to sell their single-family houses due to a variety of life circumstances. One of the many reasons why sellers are so satisfied with the company is that Swift Homes masterfully guides them and keeps the process as straightforward, efficient, and hassle-free as possible.

The Swift Homes representatives have more than 20 years of combined industry experience, which enables them to provide a client experience and level of service that other companies cannot match.

Starting the Swift Homes process is as simple as answering a few questions about the property for sale. Typically, within 2 business days the company's team will furnish a proposal with their dependable top cash offer included. If the seller decides to accept the offer and sign the contract, Swift Homes has a 3rd party inspect the house first hand. As soon as the inspection is finished and the title has cleared, the company can complete the transaction and provide sellers with their funds.

"Sellers greatly appreciate the fact that Swift Homes keeps control of the process in their hands, and never pressures them to move forward on anything they are not fully comfortable with," added Fertig. "They are also grateful for the fact that they can sell their properties in as-is condition rather than needing to make extensive repairs or modifications." While Swift Homes will request a repair credit if the 3rd party inspection finds any excessive damage or other issues that must be fixed, homeowners can always opt out of the deal at that point or choose to handle these necessary repairs themselves.

With Swift Homes, homeowners also have the ability to set a closing date that works well for their particular situation and then change that closing date if need be. While closing time can vary from transaction to transaction, the process is usually complete within a few weeks to a few months. To help sellers get the most value out of the deal as possible, Swift Homes does not charge any fees for their services, and even handles customary closing costs (Title Search, Notary Fees, Recording Fees, and Deed Preparation/Attorney Fees).

About Swift Homes

Now operating in over 100 major real estate markets that encompass thousands of towns and cities throughout the country, Swift Homes has industry-leading programs that have helped improve the lives of countless homeowners and local families alike. Sellers approved by the rental fund can also choose to rent their properties back after the sales have closed. While Swift Homes primarily facilitates the purchase of single-family properties, they do consider multi-family properties as well as condos and commercial properties. The company also works with investment properties (even those with existing tenants), as well as realtors.

Swift Homes can be reached by calling (877) 861-2466. For more information visit https://www.selltoswift.com/ or email hello@SelltoSwift.com.

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World Yacht Group Unveils Project Artemis – A Green-built and Environmentally Friendly Yacht That Has It All

MIAMI, Fla. -- World Yacht Group, a global yachting firm dedicated to charters, sales, management and new yacht constructions, announces its most recent and best new construction yacht to date - Project Artemis. This eco-friendly, green-built yacht is 150-foot of pure elegance and promises to impress.

Project Artemis, combines a modern and sleek design with a straight bow - a semi-explorer concept. It features a hybrid propulsion system that allows a max range of 5,000 nautical miles. And, while only using the generators as the power source and with a 330kwh battery bank, it can navigate for 3.5h at 7kn (range of 24nm) in full electric mode, creating zero emissions. Its top speed is 16kn.

Designed by renowned naval architects, Karatas Yacht Design, in Istanbul, Turkey and built by Arkin Pruva Yachts in Antalya, Turkey, Project Artemis is the culmination of years of feedback provided by buyers and charter clients.

"It's something special," Joan Plana Palao, co-founder and CEO, World Yacht Group, says. "The number of features for its size is quite amazing. It's innovative perfection."

Some key features include: six double staterooms including two full beam masters, massive deck areas, a 360-foot walk around bridge deck, hydraulic balcony on main salon, beach club lounge, dedicated gym room, full size pool on the main deck, oversize Jacuzzi on the sun deck and much more.

The A/V systems, designed by LA-based, No-Static Pro Audio, are state-of the-art and include a retractable TV on the sundeck for open air cinema nights. And, the interior concept is designed by Istanbul-based CA Architects and Buju Design.

Project Artemis boasts interior light tones and natural materials such as oak wood, marble, timber and bronze and hand-selected furniture from top designers such as Natuzzi, B&B, Minoti, Casamilano and others. Buyers can choose different furniture and make other changes if necessary.

And while many other yachts are running at more than a two-year build time, Project Artemis is completing its build at 20-22 months. The total price is 17,200,000 Euros (approximately $18.9 million US).

For more information and full specs, visit: https://worldyachtgroup.com/yachts-for-sale/project-artemis/

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Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with KBME on Marketing Campaign

HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with KBME Sports talk 790AM on a marketing campaign in Houston, Texas to help build awareness of Swift Homes' benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

"Our partnership with KBME is important because of the scope and scale they provide," a Swift Homes senior executive said. "As the leader in sports programming throughout Houston and Southern Texas, their relationship with their audience allows Swift Homes to effectively communicate to prospective home sellers - educating audiences across the country about simplifying their home selling process."

Swift Homes is a technology company specializing in fast and easy home sales without the seller needing to list their property with a realtor. Their innovative platform provides home sellers with a fast cash offer and closing as quickly as thirty days. Additionally, with Swift Homes, sellers pay no traditional broker fees and make no repairs. Swift Homes stands out among its competitors because it operates across the United States, so sellers aren't limited to specific geographies.

In addition, Swift Homes provides special seller-friendly offerings such as allowing sellers to remain in their homes with a rent back program. Even more, Swift Homes will make a purchase even if the home being sold is an investment home with tenants.

The marketing campaign began in February 2022 exclusively to sports fans across the Houston area.

About Swift Homes

Swift Homes is the pre-eminent buyer of homes within the real estate tech space. Their technology has revolutionized and simplified the way a home is sold by streamlining the process and removing unnecessary fees and time that come from listing a home with a broker. With over 20,000 offers made, Swift Homes is one of the largest technology-based home buyers in the country, and their team has over 20 years of experience purchasing homes. In short, if sellers need to sell fast or for any reason, they can sell to Swift Homes in a few easy steps. Learn more: https://www.selltoswift.com/

About KBME Sports Talk 790AM

KBME Sports Talk 790AM carries leading sports content including live broadcasts of the NBA's Houston Rockets, MLB's Houston Astros and Texas Longhorns. Visit https://sportstalk790.iheart.com for more company information.

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Spokane Association of REALTORS® rolls out Down Payment Resource to help subscribers connect homebuyers with down payment assistance

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Association of REALTORS® (SAR) today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to provide its 2,500 MLS subscribers with access to DPR's toolset that helps real estate agents connect clients with programs that can help save on down payments and closing costs.

SAR is a Spokane County, Washington-based organization that operates a multiple listing service (MLS) on behalf of its Realtor subscribers. Through its partnership with DPR, SAR will flag eligible listings with a DPR icon, making it easy for MLS subscribers to find and share available homebuyer assistance programs with their clients. According to DPR analysis, up to 70% of SAR listings may be eligible for one or more forms of homebuyer assistance, including down payment assistance programs, grants, affordable first mortgages and more.

SAR MLS subscribers will also receive access to other DPR tools, including Down Payment Connect, a personalized lead generation landing page where borrowers can search for homeownership assistance programs in their market, and marketing resources that help generate borrower excitement in the homebuying process.

"The median sale price of a home in Spokane soared 22.5% over the last year, which is pushing many otherwise qualified, entry-level homebuyers out of the market simply because they cannot save for down payment and closing costs at the same pace as appreciation," said DPR CEO Rob Chrane. "DPR helps SAR MLS subscribers strengthen the health of their community by providing families the lift they need to get into a home of their own."

"Spokane has become a hot market, so more buyers are looking for valuable information that will help them save on their home loan and down payment," said 2022 SAR President Eric Etzel. "We are proud to provide DPR tools to our MLS subscribers so they can help families access the down payment help they need to start building wealth as homeowners."

About Down Payment Resource:

Down Payment Resource (DPR) is a nationwide database of down payment assistance and affordable lending programs. The company tracks funding status, eligibility rules, benefits and more for approximately 2,000 programs in 11 categories. Its award winning technology helps the housing industry connect more homebuyers to the down payment help they need. DPR has been recognized by Inman News as "Most Innovative New Technology" and the HousingWire Tech100™. DPR is licensed to Multiple Listing Services, Realtor Associations, lenders and housing counselors across the country. DPR's subscription based service, Down Payment Connect, helps agents and loan officers match buyers to available programs. For more information, please visit https://downpaymentresource.com/ and on Twitter at @DwnPmtResource.

About Spokane Association of REALTORS® (SAR):

The Spokane Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1911 as the voice for real estate in Spokane County, Washington. Today, the association has more than 2,500 broker and affiliate members. It wholly owns and operates a multiple listing service on behalf of its members.

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