Skip to content

Point Out these Down Payment Resource Opportunities to Your Clients

Down Payment Resource (DPR) has long appeared as a familiar green and blue icon at the top of listings in Matrix. Its dollar sign and checkmark indicate specific homebuyer assistance programs available for each property.

March 8, 2023

As a NorthstarMLS subscriber, you are probably very familiar with how DPR turns home searchers into homeowners. There are over 2,000 homebuyer assistance programs available across the country, but many consumers don’t know they exist, let alone where to find them.

DPR helps you connect your buyers with the down payment help they need. A NorthstarMLS core member service, the DPR icon flags MLS listings in Matrix that qualify for one or more homebuyer programs.

Scrolling for DPR
While DPR also integrates with Matrix client portal OneHome, it isn’t featured as prominently as it is in Matrix. Instead of being placed at the top of the listing, it appears much lower as a link in the “Links to More Information” section below the Tax Information section, where it may get missed by your buyers.

DPR in OneHome listing
While we are working with our vendors to make DPR easier to find in OneHome, encourage your buyers to look for this link and explore the assistance opportunities that exist.

A Variety of Valuable Programs
DPR works with Housing Finance Agencies, municipalities, nonprofits and other housing organizations across the country to help spread awareness of homebuyer programs and to keep program details current on the DPR platform.

Find these programs (and more) when using DPR:

Home loans: competitive interest rates, below-market interest rates, 100% financing, no mortgage insurance and more

Down payment and closing cost programs

Grants for down payments, which do not have to be repaid

Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCCs): up to $2,000 in annual tax credits that are good for the life of the loan

Creating First Time Buyers
DPR also provides opportunities to get in front of sidelined buyers and build your future business pipeline. Today’s consumers are online getting prepared for homeownership and researching their down payment options. Show them that you can help. Learn more from this upcoming FREE live webinar hosted by DPR:

Grow Your First-time Homebuyer Business
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm CDT


By Mandy Boldt

Related Insights

Stay up-to-date on the latest information from NorthstarMLS. From Subscriber Benefits to industry news, our articles have insights and analysis to help expand your real estate knowledge.

Coming Soon: Select the Desired City for Display in Your Listings with New Add/Edit Listing City Field

The NorthstarMLS team implemented a new radio button field called “Listing City” where subscribers can point vendors to either the…

FlexMLS and Paragon Connect Free Trial Available Through 2023

Limited time offer lets you try out your NorthstarMLS front end choices.

Collaborate with Clients Better than Ever with the OneHome Agent Portal

The new OneHome Agent Portal from CoreLogic® is now available to NorthstarMLS subscribers. The Agent Portal gives you your own…