Teacher Next Door Blog

One of the frequently asked questions we receive is, "Do I qualify?"  The Teacher Next Door Program was designed to increase home ownership among teachers, support community development and increase access to affordable housing, free from discrimination.  It was also designed to be much more inclusive and impose far fewer restrictions, than HUD's Good Neighbor Next Door Program. (Which only includes classroom teachers, police, fireman and EMT's.)   

Teacher Next Door currently has grants and down payment assistance available for ALL school employees.  The above list is just an example of those who qualify.  You may purchase ANY home on the market through Teacher Next Door, not just HUD homes.

In order to see how much you qualify for, simply click apply now and complete the short pre-application.  Your personal financial information is not collected on the pre-app and there is no credit check.

Teacher Next Door is also the administrator of several other programs, including Nurse Next Door.  For a full list of programs available, CLICK HERE.

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Reviews

Posted by Teacher Staff on July 10th, 2020 11:58 AM

Congratulations happy home owner!  Thank you for sharing your photos with us.  We wish you and your family many wonderful new memories. 

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Posted by Teacher Staff on July 10th, 2020 11:08 AM


Definitely Recommend!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Tony Dent
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Phil Resmer

"Phil was very helpful throughout this home buying process.  He and his team worked together efficiently to ensure that I was up to date and informed about everything.  Communication was key throughout this process and everything ran smoothly.  I am very thankful for Phil and his team's hard work!"
Brittany Burns
Atlanta, GA
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Super Helpful!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Karen Hackett
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Kevin Connors

"Everyone was super helpful with walking us through the process of purchasing our first home!  Thank you so much!"
Hannah O'Neil
Wellsboro, PA
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Tailored to Our Needs!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Catrina Scroggins
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Kevin Connors

"Kevin worked tirelessly to find us the best options possible.  He tailored the services specifically to our needs. He answered all of my questions and responded usually within the hour.  He made us feel very secure about our purchase."
Heather Williams
Plano, TX

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Posted by Teacher Staff on July 2nd, 2020 4:23 PM


Congratulations to Karen Abbott, RN and your family on your beautiful new home in Lakeland, FL.  Thank you for all you do, day in and day out, to help others.  We wish you many happy memories.  Thank you TND/NND Realtor Cheri Aumond-Mclean and TND/NND Program Specialist Monika McClure for your excellent service.

Grants and Down Payment Assistance for Healthcare Employees

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Teachers
Non-Instructional Staff and School Employees
Police and Law Enforcement
Firefighters / EMT's
Government Employees
Active Duty Military and Vets

Posted by Teacher Staff on July 2nd, 2020 11:58 AM

Congratulations to Kirk and Alesha Lyle of South Yarmouth, MA on your beautiful new home! We would like wish you many happy new memories!

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"Mr. Ward and his team from the Teacher Next Door Program have been a blessing to my family and myself in the hunt for finding a place I can call home.  They have made the process simple and go step by step to alleviate any stress along the way.  Thanks to the Teacher Next Door Program, I can now say I am a Homeowner!!  If you are looking to buy a house or refinance, this program is for you!  Excellent customer services, and very knowledgeable individuals."

Kirk and Alesha Lyle
South Yarmouth MA

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Posted by Teacher Staff on May 8th, 2020 2:34 PM
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"I just wanted to thank you and my team for such a quick, smooth process and closing yesterday. I know you guys worked hard to get it all ready in such a short amount of time and I am very appreciative as well as thankful for all of the strings pulled to expedite the process. After I get moved in and settled, I’ll send a photo with the house, but thank you all so much and I hope you have a blessed week!" 

Alanya Huang,
Chicago, IL 

Thank you Alanya for the kind words. Congratulations on your new home!! ?????? Special thanks to TND Program Specialist Sheff Brisbin and TND Realtor Catrina Scroggins.

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Posted by Teacher Staff on February 17th, 2020 10:45 AM


Absolutely Amazing!

 

"The team was absolutely amazing. I have never worked with a team of professionals that was supportive as with The Teacher Next Door Program. I always felt respected and treated with dignity from the first phone call to the last walk through. I was educated along the way and I was given choices in my process. This is important because I didn't feel pressured to just sign something or just say yes to anything. Sheff always made himself available to me. I really felt like I had a team working with me, with my interests first instead of feeling rushed or pressured to sign papers just to close another deal. I will always recommend The Teacher Next Door Program to any teacher. HUGS AND SHOUT OUTS TO SHEFF, APRIL, KYRA & anyone who had a helping hand in my process. Thank you all,

Pan Green
Uniondale, NY

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Excellent!

 

"Brian and him team were excellent!"

Jessica Ulmer
Spartanburg, AR

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Dream Maker!

 

"When I started the journey to buy a home, I did not have much faith that I would qualify for anything. I am a single mom, school teacher living on a budget, and didn't have any credit history. Samantha Wallace mentored me through the home buying process and gave me the confidence that I needed to keep moving forward in perusing my family's dream home. She advised me through every step necessary in order for me to qualify for an affordable option that met my needs. For an entire year she called me once a week and touched base; never rushing or giving up on me. Sometimes her phone calls were business oriented, sometimes she was offering advice, and sometimes she was just a friend offering me emotional support because the home buying process is stressful. I am so happy to announce that my family now owns our dream home. I feel like Samantha made it all happen. I will forever be grateful for her and all the things she has done for my family. Samantha Wallace is a dream maker!"

Wendi Pittman
Springdale, AR

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Extremely Knowledgeable!

 

"Jose was extremely knowledgeable and made the process so painless and easy to understand."

Mary Badgerow
Gainsville, FL

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Smooth!

 

"Smooth Transaction.  Very professional."

Juan
Dallas, TX

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Great Experience!

 

"Overall great experience!  Definitely made the home buying process easy."

Raven
Clarksville, TN

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Always Available!

 

"Samantha was great to work with. She was fast & efficient, In this fast paced market that we are in right now, it’s very important for me to be able to get a quick response. She was always available - even on the weekends. Although we were several states away, this process was seamless I look forward to working with Samantha in the future.

Esther Ligon
Detroit, MI


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Posted by Nurse Next Door Staff on February 10th, 2020 4:32 PM


Congratulations Rachel Streker of Attleboro, MA on your new home! We wish you many years of happy memories! ?? ?? Review: "The Teacher Next Door program is amazing!  I chose this program because of the knowledge and the help that I would receive. James set me up with Jesse who helped me sell my home and buy my new home. Knowing that I had a team for selling and buying my home made my life so much easier. James was always available for questions. Being a teacher is already super stressful and having this program makes buying a home so much less stressful. Thank you for everything!"

Rachel Streker,
Attleboro, MA


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Posted by Teacher Staff on January 4th, 2020 9:53 AM


Delivered!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Amanda Adedapo
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Brian Cohrt

"My husband and I were looking for a new home and decided to go through the Nurse Next Door Program. The first day I spoke with Brian Cohrt I had confidence that this process would go smoothly. Brian and his team delivered that for me and my family. He kept an open line of communication and was always honest. These days it’s hard to find that. If you’re considering buying a new home, ask for Brian Cohrt! He gets the job done!"

Bonita Johnson
Radiologic Technologist
Upper Marlboro, MD 
 

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Worry-Free!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: James Allen
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Danny Thompson

"A quick Process!"

Jenny Luttrell
Old Hickory, TN 

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Excellent!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Aaron Borja
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Brian Cohrt

"Brian Cohrt was excellent.  He is passionate about his clients.  Detail oriented.  Math genius.  I could not have gotten through this home-buying experience without him.  I would highly recommend him to friends and family.  Thanks Brian for caring and for all that you do to instill trust with your clients.  You are awesome!"

Shawn Cerner
Norwalk, CA
 

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Very Helpful!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Deana Alvarado
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Danny Thompson

"Was very helpful and responded quickly when I had a question." 

Dylan McElvany
Oklahoma City, OK
 

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Above and Beyond!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Karen Sneed
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"Sheff was very informative and took his time to educate us.  He went above and beyond to check in with us and was always there to answer our questions."  

Valerie Roland
Deerfield Beach, FL 

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Stress-Free!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Melissa Farmer
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Mike Jones

"Mike was very polite, attentive, and made sure all my questions were answered.  He made sure that all my questions were answered. He made sure that through the process that it was a stress-free experience.  Mike kept me up-to-date on where we stood and made this the best buying experience I have every had.  They paired me with the greatest Realtor in Melissa.  I have passed Mike and Melissa's information onto several of my co-workers and friends. 

Lee Werst
Cape Coral, FL 

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Posted by Teacher Staff on December 22nd, 2019 4:14 PM

 

Help is here for Police, Law Enforcement Officers and support staff!

In the past 12 months, Officer Next Door has helped over 20,000 law enforcement professionals and other public service employees, navigate the home buying process.  

If you work in law enforcement, you are eligible for the Officer Next Door National Home Buying Program™.   There is no fee for using the program and the benefits are substantial.

Home Loans: For the mortgage loan, an Officer Next Door Certified Program Specialist will discuss your individual situation and help you determine which home loan program will benefit you the most.  All loan types are available in connection with the Officer Next Door Program, including conventional, FHA, VA and USDA.  In addition, you may qualify for special programs such as Fannie Mae’s HomeReady  or Freddie Mac’s HomePossible or HomeOne programs.

Grants: Housing GRANTS up to $6,000.00 are currently available to law enforcement and support staff.  Depending on the area, these grants may include government grants and/or the Officer Next Door Grant.  Some of the state specific programs may include Arizona Home in Five, Georgia Dream, Florida First and others. 

Down Payment Assistance: Officer Next Door works with over thirty different down payment assistance programs, including national programs such as Chenoa and Unison.  Currently, down payment assistance amounts may be up to $10,681.00, depending on your location and individual circumstance.

First Time Home Buyers: The Officer Next Door Program is not limited to first time home buyers.  However, law enforcement officers and support staff who are first time home buyers may also benefit from Officer Next Door’s First Time Home Buyers Program.

Other Benefits: Law enforcement and support staff may purchase any home on the market through Officer Next Door and there are no 3-year residency requirements.  There are no application or up-front fees and the Simple Docs Program™, available in most states, may reduce or eliminate the need for you to gather many of the verification documents typically associated with a mortgage loan.   

For more information on the Officer Next Door Program you may visit www.OfficerNextDoor.us or www.teachernextdoor.us/Officer-Next-Door.   

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Posted by Teacher Staff on November 18th, 2019 11:32 AM

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