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March 18, 2018 - Lakeland, FL  Florida high school math teacher and first time home buyer, Wanda Miller, is the latest recipient of the Teacher Next Door housing grant.  On Friday, Wanda and her family closed on their new home in Lakeland and received over $5,000 in home buyer assistance through the Teacher Next Door Program.    

 

Often, saving for a down payment is the biggest challenge facing first time home buyers.  Teacher Next Door is the largest National Home Buying Program in the U.S. Through this nationwide program, teachers may receive grants, downpayment assistance and other benefits to help them achieve the dream of home ownership.  While many program participants are first time home buyers, this is not a prerequisite to participate.

The Teacher Next Door Program is not just for classroom teachers.  All school employees, including support staff and administration are eligible for the program and receive the same benefits, with the exception of HUD's GoodNeighbor Next Door program, which has additional limitations.

Other public servants, such as nurses, law enforcement and firefighters, are included as well.  For a complete list, CLICK HERE.

For additional detail, you may visit the official website, at www.teachernextdoor.us.

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Posted by Teacher Staff on March 18th, 2019 4:39 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

According to a recent Forbes Magazine article, "Why Home Ownership Matters'" The average U.S. homeowner's new worth is an astounding $190,000.00 higher than the average renter.  While local markets vary, the national median home price continues to climb each year, even during recessions.

In addition to building equity and in turn, net worth, there are many other benefits to owning your own home.  Such as:

Tax benefits - mortgage interest and property tax are allowed IRS deductions.

Stabilizing your housing payment - While rent may increase every year, your fixed mortgage housing payment remains the same.  In fact, since most people's income tends to increase, your housing payment may soon be a lower percentage of your monthly budget.    

Greater privacy - Most people enjoy greater privacy when owning a home.

Pride of home ownership - Nothing compares to owning a home and being part of a local community.

One of the biggest challenges facing teachers and other school employees is coming up with a down payment.  Teacher Next Door helps alleviate this problem by offering GRANTS, down payment assistance and other programs.  Current grant amounts are up to $6,000.00 and down payment assistance can be as much as $10,681.00

There has never been a better time in history to purchase a home.  If you would like information on these various programs, click on the appropriate link below.

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Posted by Teacher Staff on February 11th, 2019 4:14 PM

Congratulations Kaleb and Becca George of Yuba City, CA on your beautiful new home! Thank you TND Realtor, Robert Walsh and TND Loan Officer, Rahmun Aung Khin and team for doing a great job and for giving back to your communities! For info on TND Grants, visit www.TeacherNextDoor.us.

Teacher Next Door currently has grants available up to $6,000.00 and down payment payment assistance up to $10,681.00.  This program is not just for first time buyers.  However, if you are a first time buyer, you may also qualify for the Teacher Next Door First Time Buyers Program.  

The Teacher Next Door Program is available in all 50 states.  To be eligible, you must be a teacher, nurse / healthcare professional, law enforcement, firefighter, EMT or government employee.  All support staff in these public service professions are also eligible.

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Posted by Teacher Staff on February 5th, 2019 9:48 AM


Congratulations Vickie Whitecotton on your beautiful new home!  Vickie is an ER Nurse in downtown Orlando.  We wish you many happy new memories.  Thanks to Nurse Next Door Super-Realtor Javin Lopez for your help and contributions to the community.  Thanks, NND Loan Officer, Mike Jones for your excellent service! 

Nurse Next Door currently has down payment assistance available up to $10,681.00.  In addition, there are home buying GRANTS available up to $4,170.00. (More in some areas.)  All healthcare employees are eligible.

Other benefits include: special home loans for nurses and healthcare employeesno application fees, free buyer representation, free appraisal and discounted title fees.  To apply, CLICK HERE




Posted by Teacher Staff on January 18th, 2019 11:44 AM


Teacher Next Door currently has down payment assistance available up to $10,681.00.  In addition, there are home buying GRANTS available up to $4,170.00. (More in some areas.)  The program is NOT limited to only classroom teachers.  All school and district employees, including, administrators and support staff are eligible.

Other benefits include: special home loans for teachers, no application fees, free buyer representation, free appraisal and discounted title fees.  To apply, CLICK HERE

We would like to congratulate Amy and Justin of St. Pete, FL! (pictured above) They closed on their new home just in time to celebrate the holidays in their new home.  Here's what they had to say about Teacher Next Door.

REVIEW:

"The Teacher Next Door program has helped us tremendously at getting us into a new home that fits for our family. As a blended family of five kids - Sheff helped us to get the mortgage loan and understand the mortgage process. He had weekly updates and very easily answered our questions. Now that we were pre-qualified, we then next turned to Cheri to help us find a house that fit our needs. She was very prompt via text messaging and emailing for questions about houses.She was also very flexible to fit our schedule at looking at houses for us to see. After we found our house, Cheri and Sheff did everything in a exceptional manner and very prompt at getting the paperwork processes through the lender. Also, April and Caress contributed to helping us with paperwork and questions needed for this to happen. At the end of the day, we are in a new home that meets our needs and looking forward to raising our family in our home.

The Teacher Next Door Program has met our exceptions!"

Thank you to all,  

Amy and Justin

If you are considering purchasing a new home in 2019, this is a great opportunity!  For more information and to apply, visit www.TeacherNextDoor.us, or  CLICK HERE

Teacher Next Door also has extended benefits to include nurses, law enforcement and other eligible public service professionals.  If you are not a teacher and would like to determine your eligibility, please visit https://www.teachernextdoor.us/Home-Buying-Programs or CLICK HERE

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Posted by Teacher Staff on December 20th, 2018 3:02 PM

Congratulations Danielle and Paul!  We wish you a very Merry first Christmas and many more in your new home!  Also, thank you for the kind words in your online review! :)

REVIEW:

"I would give Sheff 10 stars if I could! Buying a home does not have to be stressful or scary and Sheff will take care of you every step of the way!  
We switched from a very well-known mortgage company to Sheff with the Teacher Next Door Program. I immediately felt at-ease on the phone talking to him.  He explained every step of the home buying process so I would understand everything I was doing. He made the whole thing so stress-free.  I felt like he was cheering us on the whole time and wanted what was best for us. Even with switching lenders halfway through the home buying process, Sheff and his team were able to get us to close on our house on the same date that the other lender had promised. Overall, Sheff and his whole team are amazing, and I would recommend them to anyone—especially first-time home buyers."

Danielle Sisson-Jones

Lynchburg, VA



Posted by Teacher Staff on December 17th, 2018 3:47 PM

Here are some new reviews of the Teacher Next Door National Home Buying Program.  For more information on this program - CLICK HERE

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Stress Free!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Alison Rachiell
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Kendall Grady

"I can’t stress enough how smooth this process has been. Kendall, David, Alison, and all the other personnel were extremely professional, quick to respond to any questions, and just completely awesome. This experience has been absolutely stress free because of them."

Jana Erikson
Boulder City, NV

Above and Beyond!
Teacher Next Door Realtor: Jamie Peterson 
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Jennifer Edwards

"Jennifer and her team went above and beyond to make sure I got into my new home! I recommend them to anyone who wants a very personalized and wonderful experience in what can be a pretty stressful experience."

Jeni Gillespie
Clarksville, TN

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Extremely Thorough
Teacher Next Door Realtor: Donna Gidley
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Basem Jaber

"Basem and his whole team were incredible through this entire process! They explained every detail and were extremely thorough with what I needed to do to get into my dream house!
 

Macie McGeehan

West Creek, NJ

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Super Helpful!
Officer Next Door Realtor: Javin (Jay) Lopez 
Officer Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"Sheff was always available to speak to and super helpful throughout the entire process of purchasing our first home. He was there to answer any questions that we had or any concerns. He made the first-time home buying experience a pleasant one. Everyone we came into contact with was super helpful in the process of purchasing our very first home! Thank you! 

Alicia Scheel
Orlando, FL

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 Attentive and Thorough

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Joanne Greenbaum
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danielle O'Neil

"Attentive to the process and thorough explanation and follow up!" Top

Portia King
Phoenix, AZ
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Extremely Helpful!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Jeff Rosa
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Brandon Childs

"Brandon was extremely helpful walking us through this process."

Travis Rosa
Cincinnati, OH

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Great to work with!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: 
Officer Next Door Loan Officer: Melissa Gutierrez

"Melissa Gutierrez and Caress Gray were great to work with."

Carla Hall
Edna, TX

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Great!  

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Bridgett Roberson
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer:  Jose Palomar

"Jose and his team were great! I have already recommended other people to the Teacher Next Door Program."

Brandon and Usha Fleming
Athens, GA

Top

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Incredibly Helpful

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Mary Jane Coutz 
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Basem Jaber

"Basem, David and the rest of the team were incredibly helpful as we went through this process. Basem always answered my questions thoroughly and completely and was patient with me as we talked through options."

Megan Callahan 

Indianopolis, IN

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Little money out of pocket

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Petra Payne
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Melissa Gutierrez

"Got my home with little money out of pocket."

Carolyn 
Fort Worth, TX

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?Can't say enough...such a pleasure

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Sharon Caldwell
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: David Butcher

"Can’t say enough...such a pleasure working with David. He kept us informed and walked us through the whole process.
WE LOVE LOVE LOVE our Realtor.  She is a true professional. Her patience and perseverance got us through this process, keeping us sane! I would highly recommend her to anyone.  We are so thankful you provide this service for teachers."
Michelle Adkins
Scottsdale, AZ

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?Can't say enough...such a pleasure

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Sharon Caldwell
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: David Butcher

"Can’t say enough...such a pleasure working with David. He kept us informed and walked us through the whole process.
WE LOVE LOVE LOVE our Realtor.  She is a true professional. Her patience and perseverance got us through this process, keeping us sane! I would highly recommend her to anyone.  We are so thankful you provide this service for teachers."
Michelle Adkins
Scottsdale, AZ

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?Excellent support through home buying process

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Kimi Parker
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danielle O'Neil

"Teacher Next Door Program was excellent in providing customer service and making the home buying process an easy experience. They were very helping through every step of the way!!"
Victor Tavarez
Charlotte, NC

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?Excellent support through home buying process

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Kimi Parker
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danielle O'Neil

"Teacher Next Door Program was excellent in providing customer service and making the home buying process an easy experience. They were very helping through every step of the way!!"
Victor Tavarez
Charlotte, NC

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?Excellent support through home buying process

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Kimi Parker
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danielle O'Neil

"Teacher Next Door Program was excellent in providing customer service and making the home buying process an easy experience. They were very helping through every step of the way!!"
Victor Tavarez
Charlotte, NC

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?Excellent support through home buying process

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Kimi Parker
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danielle O'Neil

"Teacher Next Door Program was excellent in providing customer service and making the home buying process an easy experience. They were very helping through every step of the way!!"
Victor Tavarez
Charlotte, NC

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?In my own home!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Derek Venema
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"My Teacher Next Door Team (Sheff, April, and everyone else :) ) made it possible for me to purchase my first home. They were with me every step of the way and were always available to answer my questions no matter what they were. The home buying process can be overwhelming but Sheff and his team made sure that I was an informed buyer. One of my biggest hurdles before finding out about this program was saving enough for a traditional down payment. The discounts provided and loan options I was given made it possible for me to achieve home ownership. I would recommend this program to all of my co-workers."
Jennifer Davidson
New Port Ritchie, FL

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?Basem was great!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: 
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Basem Jaber

"I divorced at 50 with two teenage daughters. I wanted to buy my own home rather than throw money away renting. I found Teacher Next Door online and thought that grants for teachers sounded pretty good to me. Basem talked me through the entire process. He was very patient and always responded quickly when I had questions. I recommend Teacher Next Door to all teachers!"
Wendi B.
Basehor, KS

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?Excellent support through home buying process

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Kimi Parker
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danielle O'Neil

"Teacher Next Door Program was excellent in providing customer service and making the home buying process an easy experience. They were very helping through every step of the way!!"
Victor Tavarez
Charlotte, NC

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?In my own home!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Derek Venema
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"My Teacher Next Door Team (Sheff, April, and everyone else :) ) made it possible for me to purchase my first home. They were with me every step of the way and were always available to answer my questions no matter what they were. The home buying process can be overwhelming but Sheff and his team made sure that I was an informed buyer. One of my biggest hurdles before finding out about this program was saving enough for a traditional down payment. The discounts provided and loan options I was given made it possible for me to achieve home ownership. I would recommend this program to all of my co-workers."
Jennifer Davidson
New Port Ritchie, FL

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?Basem was great!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: 
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Basem Jaber

"I divorced at 50 with two teenage daughters. I wanted to buy my own home rather than throw money away renting. I found Teacher Next Door online and thought that grants for teachers sounded pretty good to me. Basem talked me through the entire process. He was very patient and always responded quickly when I had questions. I recommend Teacher Next Door to all teachers!"
Wendi B.
Basehor, KS
Posted by Teacher Staff on December 17th, 2018 3:25 PM

Congratulations Amy and Justin of sunny St. Pete, FL!  We are so excited for you!  Enjoy your first Christmas in your new home!  Special thanks to Teacher Next Door Realtor Cheri Aumond-McLean and Teacher Next Door Loan Officer Sheff Brisbin for your excellent service!  For info on GRANTS, down payment assistance and other programs in your area visit www.teachernextdoor.us.





Posted by Teacher Staff on December 17th, 2018 11:19 AM



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

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