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Long Realty offering down payment assistance tool

Down Payment Resource helps buyers tap government-funded programs

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An Arizona brokerage has rolled out a tool that will allow potential homebuyers to see when a listing is eligible for a down payment assistance program, and determine if they might qualify. Tucson, Ariz.-based Long Realty now offers Down Payment Resource, a tool that connects eligible homebuyers and eligible properties with government-funded programs for down payment assistance, affordable fixed-rate mortgages, mortgage credit certificates and rehab loans. The tool appears on and on Long Realty agents' websites. Down Payment Resource, developed by Atlanta-based Workforce Resource LLC, matches listings with the programs' criteria and highlights eligible properties with a button informing users that down payment assistance may be available. If users click the button, they're asked a few questions about their financial status and household and then informed whether or not they are eligible for any programs. In order to find out about the specific programs, users are asked...