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Congratulations to Officer Ashley and your family! Ashley is a Police Officer in GA, and just joined the First Time Buyers club, with the assistance of the Officer Next Door Program. Thank you for all you do each day, to protect and serve your community! 

Here is Officer Ashley's review:

Dream Team! 

Officer Next Door Realtor: Tommy Cangelosi
Officer Next Door Loan Officer: Brian Cohrt

"Brian was such a huge help to us! He definitely kept it clear from day one. Brian and his team were there through the whole process for any questions day or night. I really lucked out with a dream team for the biggest day of my life!
Officer Ashley
Valdosta, GA
Officer Next Door Review 8/23/2021

It  was our please to serve you.  Thank you so much for sharing this sweet video!  It brought tears to our eyes and really is the reason we do what we do. :)

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Posted by Teacher Staff on August 23rd, 2021 4:10 PM

Congratulations to the Trambadia Family, on your beautiful new home in Massachusetts!  Thank you for the 5-star review!  We were excited to be part of your journey!

Chandandi is a 6th grade math teacher in the Needham area, and took advantage of the Teacher Next Door grants and benefits.  Here is what they had to say about their experience with the program.

Highly Recommend!
All services in one place!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Jesse Mason
Teacher Next Door Loan Office: James Ward

"We met James and the entire team through the Teacher Next Door Program. TND helped us in every stage of home buying process from obtaining pre-approval, assigning realtor, lawyer assistance, home inspection/appraisal, TND credits (financial support with closing which comes from the program to buyers), and competitive interest rate during closing. TND is a complete package for someone like us - first time home buyers where you get all services in one place. We’ve worked with Jesse (realtor) who is very knowledgeable, patient, and provided expert opinion in every step of the process. We learned a lot about the house itself from Jesse - structure, foundation, and tips on how to maintain a house. 

After speaking with TND team, we knew we are in great hands and someone we can trust with big decisions. We highly recommend TND program to buy a house. The team goes above and beyond to meet buyers needs and always eager to answer any questions along the way. It was a true pleasure working with the entire team!”

Mit Trambadia 
Needham, MA

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Posted by Teacher Staff on August 11th, 2021 11:29 AM

Congratulations new home owners and welcome to the First Time Home Buyers Club!  We hope you and your families enjoy your new homes!

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Posted by Teacher Staff on August 2nd, 2021 4:34 PM

Tonight we finally got to unlock the door to our new home. We’re so grateful to all of you—especially Skye for showing up at every turn.

I know you all put up with a lot of worry and questions from me. Remember, for many this is a new language. I’m grateful to each of you for answering my questions and guiding the way. (Especially over text, Kendall!)

We will love this home deeply and will send photos once it’s decorated.

Here is what I wrote on Facebook tonight...

Today, we closed on our first home. We had a picnic dinner on our living room. Then David went to middle school orientation(yikes!) for O. The girls and I took Steel on a 2 min walk to the park next to our home. We’ve been there 100s of times. But tonight, as I watched the girls play with friends, the Sandias turn pink, and the sunset, it felt different. It felt like home. Our home...

Thank you for the kind words and congratulations on your new home! Shout out to TND Realtor Skye White and TND Loan Officer / Program Specialists Kendall Grady! 

David and Jamie Martinez Solis
Albuquerque, NM

Congratulations on your new home!

For info on GRANTSdown payment assistance and other benefits for first time home buyers visit https://www.teachernextdoor.us/First-Time-Home-Buyer-Program.


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Posted by Teacher Staff on February 27th, 2019 2:22 PM

Congratulations to new first time home buyer Ashley Fair!  We wish you many happy memories in your lovely new home.   Special thanks to TND Program Specialists Maria Hickman for helping make dreams come true.

For info on GRANTS, down payment assistance and other benefits for first time home buyers visit https://www.teachernextdoor.us/First-Time-Home-Buyer-Program.


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Posted by Teacher Staff on February 21st, 2019 1:29 PM

Teacher Next Door's 
First Time Home Buyers Program allows buyers the unique opportunity to combine GRANTS and down payment assistance with the other programs we have available, including Fannie Mae's HomeReady, Freddie Mac's HomePossible and HomeOne programs.  Down payment assistance programs may include state specific programs such as Arizona Home in Five, Georgia Dream, Florida First and others or may include national programs such as Chenoa and Unison, depending on which has the greater benefit.  To be eligible, you must be a teacher or school employee, nurse or healthcare worker, law enforcement, firefighter or government employees.  For more information CLICK HERE.     

Posted by Teacher Staff on November 13th, 2018 4:05 PM

Click the links below for information on First Time Buyers Programs:

Teachers - First Time Home Buyers Program

Nurses - First Time Home Buyers Program

Law Enforcement - First Time Home Buyers Program

Firefighter / EMT - First Time Home Buyers Program

Government Employees - First Time Home Buyers Program


Posted by Teacher Staff on October 12th, 2018 1:45 PM

If you are a first time home buyer, Teacher Next Door can help!  Even though you are not required to be a first time buyer, Teacher Next Door has special grants, down payment assistance and other programs designed to help first time buyers achieve their dream of home ownership.  

For most first time buyers, the biggest challenge is coming up with the down payment.  Teacher Next Door is the largest national home buying program in the U.S.  Not only can they help you solve the down payment issue and save you money, they will guide you through the entire home buying process.

When you complete the secure online pre-application, you will be contacted by a Program Specialists to discuss the program and go over the options available, including any grants and down payment assistance you may be eligible for.  You personal financial info is not collected on the TND pre-app.

To get more information, visit www.TeacherNextDoor.us


Teacher Next Door Reviews

Posted by Teacher Staff on September 29th, 2018 6:25 PM

Congratulations to Roger Matthis of Riverdale, GA on your new home!  We would like to thank Teacher Next Door Preferred Realtor® Denise Martin for helping Mr. Matthis find the perfect home and for the countless hours she has dedicated to helping Teachers, nurses and other public service professionals in the Snellville, Riverdale and Greater Atlanta area.  Thank you as well to Jose Palmer, TND Loan Officer, for your excellent service, hard work and dedication to helping others!
Posted by Teacher Staff on September 29th, 2018 11:54 AM
If you are a nurse or other medical professional, including office staff, and have not owned a home in the past three years, you are eligible to participate in Teacher Next Door's First Time Buyer Program.

Here's what you can expect as a first time buyer:

  • NO application fees.
  • Easy application process and up-front pre-approval.
  • Lowest down payment options available for first time home buyers.
  • Work with a Loan Officer who specializes in first time home buyers.
  • Work directly with a Teacher Next Door Agent Partner in your community who's received special training.
  • Eligible to receive Teacher Next Door closing cost grants.
For more information on the First Time Home Buyers Program for Nurses, please visit www.teachernextdoor.us/First-Time-Home-Buyer-Program-Nurses-and-Medical-Professionals
Posted by Teacher Staff on February 3rd, 2017 6:24 PM


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