Teacher Next Door Blog

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

John teaches in the Stockton area, and was able to take advantage of the Teacher Next Door grants and benefits.  Here is what they had to say about their experience with the program.


Teacher Next Door Realtor: Torcy Rounds
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Ricardo Manzo

"Ricardo had the patience of a saint while working with us first-time homebuyers. He always kept us updated with the progress and would spend as much as needed to explain everything to us. Top-notch officer and person! ”
John Giang
Stockton, CA

More Teacher Next Door Reviews

Posted by Teacher Staff on June 18th, 2022 11:37 AM

Nurse Next Door Reviews May 2022

All-Around Professional!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Estefene Nestor
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Deantae Nestor

"DeAntae is a true all-around professional. We were impressed with her communication prowess, knowledge of the field, patience, transparency, and availability throughout the home buying process. We recommend DeAntae to anyone who is thinking about exploring the housing market. She helped us navigate the extremely competitive sellers’ market while educating us along the way. She was instrumental in our offer being accepted and loan closing within two weeks. Not only were her communications timely, clear, and informational but she also has an open-door policy giving us ample access to ask any questions we might have. We started the process with another loan officer at a different institution, needless to say, the experience with DeAntae has been exponentially better. Unlike the other officer at the other institution, she asked the right questions and collected all the required documents to provide us with a meaningful pre-qualification letter. Our real estate agent was impressed with her after talking with her on the phone and credits her with his ability to write a clean and winning offer letter. We will definitely work with her again in the near future and we recommend you do the same! Thanks DeAntae Rogers!!!!! You are the real MVP! You are exceptional at your job and provide superb customer service. The Tefera Family"
Anley Tefera
Concord, CA

More Nurse Next Door Reviews

Posted by Teacher Staff on May 17th, 2022 3:50 PM

Congratulations to this Officer Next Door on her new home in Georgia! We are so excited for you Shaniqua! Thank you for being a Patrol Officer. Here's what she had to say about her experience with the Officer Next Door Program.


Officer Next Door Realtor: Aretha Dupree
Officer Next Door Loan Officer: Will Preecs

"They are AWESOME!! Very Patient and will walk you through every step of the way!!
Officer Shaniqua

More Officer Next Door Reviews

Posted by Teacher Staff on April 18th, 2022 10:41 AM

The Nurse Next Door Program is part of the largest National Home buying program in the United States, and is available to more than just nurses. In fact, ALL healthcare workers are eligible, including non-medical support staff. Apply today to find out more about grants, down payment assistance and other programs available through Nurse Next Door.

Nurse Next Door Program Reviews

Posted by Teacher Staff on April 18th, 2022 9:57 AM

Certified Online Reviews

Most Recent Certified Buyer Reviews


Teacher Next Door Realtor: Kari Williams
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Laura Owens

"Everyone was super helpful and informative. Laura was amazing with communication and feedback, and the whole team was extremely professional, efficient, and forthcoming with process updates and information. Knowledge about the process and steps is essential, especially for a first-time buyer like myself. Thank you!
Wendy Curtis
Las Vegas, NV
Teacher Next Door Review 1/07/2022

Awesome Experience! 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Marcus Baysinger
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Paula Draper

"Awesome experience! As a teacher, I work long hours and cannot take phone calls or respond to emails until after school or later in the evening. Thank you, Paula, Heather, and Jake
Julie Reid
Augusta, KS
Teacher Next Door Review 1/07/2022


Teacher Next Door Realtor: Pam Kirkendale
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Patrick Warnholtz

"Patrick was great to work with. He worked hard to get my daughter and I into a better home. He answered my questions quickly and made us a priority. Thank you so much Patrick!
Lauren Jones
Hillsdale, MI
Teacher Next Door Review 1/06/2022

Above and Beyond! 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Eric Dechert
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Bryan Friedman

"Bryan and his entire team were amazing! I knew nothing about buying a house and had no idea how I would make it happen as a teacher. Bryan always took the time to explain everything and do everything in his power to make sure I got the home I wanted. He went above and beyond throughout the whole process!
Jenny Craig
Cape May, NJ
Teacher Next Door Review 1/06/2022

Extremely Professional! 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Gale Acton
Teacher  Next Door Loan Officer: Crystal Hoyt

"I cannot say enough good things about Crystal Hoyt. She was exceptionally knowledgeable about the process and helped me overcome any obstacle that was thrown at me. She was extremely professional and checked in on me every week during the final phases of the process. I am grateful for her help and support in purchasing my dream home. Thanks!!
Kelly Hatton 
Commiskey, IN
Teacher Next Door Review 1/05/2022


Nurse Next Door Realtor: Tim Hewitt
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Laura Owens

"Excellent with helping me as a first-time home buyer throughout the entire process. They were professional, personable, patient, and knowledgeable. We had a tight timeline to make and had to do it over the holidays. I would use them again and recommend them to others.
Renee Nellenbach 
Tarpon Springs, FL
Nurse  Next Door Review 1/04/2022

So Helpful! 

Nurse Next Door Realtor: CJ Norman
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Pablo Acosta

"Pablo was so helpful during my first home buying experience!
Megan Recker
Canonsberg, PA
Nurse Next Door Review 1/04/2022 

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Posted by Teacher Staff on January 7th, 2022 11:21 AM

"This was my first home, and I cannot believe how lucky I was to have stumbled upon James through the Nurse Next Door program. He made this process so easy, and he went above and beyond every time I needed something. My case was complicated, and I was sure I would have trouble getting a loan, but James and his team got me financing seamlessly so that I could purchase an amazing home. I am so grateful to have had the support of James and all of his amazing connections throughout this process – everyone was extremely knowledgeable and professional. James honestly made me feel like his top priority consistently with the way he worked with me so promptly and with so much attention to detail. I cannot recommend him highly enough to anyone looking to purchase a new home!"


?Looks out for your best interest!

"Being young first-time home buyers and a newly married couple, we were new to the home buying process. As we did our research, we knew it would be a long grueling process but was very excited to get started. We even took a first-time home buying course about six months prior, to help better educate ourselves. Buying a home was one of our major goals we had our minds set to. As we learned about the Teacher Next Door program, we knew it was perfect for us.  James Ward is a very kind and knowledgeable person. He’s very easy to talk to and looks out for your best interest, making sure he sees you through the entire process. From our very first conversation we knew he was a hard-working person and he got the ball rolling. We cannot explain how grateful we are from beginning to end. He was always in constant communication with us explaining what we currently would be doing as well as what to expect further down the line. The program makes it so much easier for home buyers as everything you need is within the program. He provided us with a great team who presented ethical and top-notch work. By having the bank, realty company, attorneys, appraiser etc. all working together in his program, things were made so much easier for us as we didn’t have to go out and hire them on our own. With this setup plus the financial assistance that the program provides in the form of credits, the process was made much more cost-effective than if we tried to do it on our own. From visiting houses with our realtor, Greg Anderson (who was excellent) to working with our attorney and closer, we had a great first experience and are very thankful for all that was done with and for us. We are happy to say we have become homeowners, accomplishing our goal. We will be sure to recommend anyone for this program, letting them know the impressive work that was offered.  Thank you again!

Kasapyam & Nancy White
Boston, MA

Posted by Teacher Staff on March 11th, 2020 2:05 PM

Nurse Next Door Program
(Administered by Teacher Next Door®)

Teacher Next Door has pledged up to $5 Million in home buyer assistance grants
for medical professionals.

Many of the benefits of our national home buying program for teachers have been extended to ALL medical professionals including nurses, medical staff and doctors. Additionally, grant amounts have been increased up to $8,000.00* 

*subject to availability

Benefits of the Nurse Next Door Program:
  • Purchase ANY home on the market
  • Increased grant amounts up to $8,000. (Where available)
  • NO application fees
  • NO up-front fees
  • NO Broker fees
  • Preferred interest rates
  • FREE appraisal (up to $400.00 credit at closing)
  • FREE home buyer representation
  • FREE access to (MLS) home listings
  • FREE nationwide access to foreclosures
  • Discount title fees
Who is Eligible:
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Staff

                   Grant Availability  

Information updated April 18, 2016

Posted by Teacher Staff on April 18th, 2016 9:24 AM


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