Tommy Branch

Tommy Branch, a former resident of Austin, Texas, recently accessed the REI Down Payment Assistance program to help him move into a new house in Owen Park, a neighborhood in Tulsa’s historic district. Moving from a one-bedroom apartment to a 1,065 square-foot house was a journey he knew he could not undertake alone. After going through the process of searching for a house, working with lender Drew Dossey from The Lending Partners in Tulsa, and receiving support from REI Down Payment Assistance, Tommy praised his lender for being so helpful and making the process extremely easy, and said he would recommend the program without hesitation.

One of the best benefits of Tommy’s move is that his new house payment is less than the rent for his apartment. He loves his new neighborhood and its proximity to downtown Tulsa. Although he is responsible for more upkeep and maintenance as a homeowner than he would be as an apartment renter, his experience has been great.

Tommy said, “Taking care of something that belongs to you can be more satisfying than cleaning up an apartment!”

For more information about the REI Down Payment Assistance program, call 800-658-2823.