Buy a Home After the Honeymoon


Our goal at downpayment.gift is simple: to make it buying a home easier and more affordable than ever.

With our focused platform, you are given the ability to empower your friends and family to contribute funds for your down payment before purchasing a new home. We’ve built the tools you need to create your registry campaign, share your story, and connect with a helpful mortgage loan officer or broker at the right time for you.

Founded in 2017 by a veteran of the mortgage industry, downpayment.gift is available in the United States and testing with partners within select markets. Please contact us in the chat bubble if you have any questions or to request service partnership in your area.

Loren Winzeler, Founder & CEO

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Loren is the co-founder of downpayment.gift, the downpayment registry software that helps mortgage loan officers close more purchase loans while providing them a unique service. Loren was a Loan Officer and Branch Manager from Oct 2008 through 2017. He loves the marketing and deal marketing of mortgage origination so today he’s focused on using technology to make the process easier for loan officers and borrowers. He holds a BS Engineering from University of Illinois in Computer Science.

Jared White, CTO

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Jared is a software architect & developer who has a proven track record of producing and stewarding well-crafted online applications. His passion for designing delightful experiences on the web hearkens back to his first forays into web content authoring and programming in the mid 90s. Since then, he has had the privilege of working with an array of startups and small businesses to drive projects from inception to public launch and beyond. When he’s not wrangling pixels at downpayment.gift, he’s exploring the streets of Portland, Oregon and the greater Pacific Northwest.