First Time Home-Owner!
My whole experience was very positive. Jose was quick to respond to any questions I had and helped me understand every step in the process. As a first-time homeowner I was extremely glad that I got to work with the Teacher Next Door Program. Caitlin Dauby Granger, IN
Great program! Top-notch communication. Smooth process!DeeDee Robinson Orange Park, FL
Dream Come True!
Sean, Thank you so much for working with all the teams and making my dream come true to buy my own home. The whole process would not have occurred without you running interference and running with the ball. You are great and thank you again for all you did and it was a great pleasure working with you. Best regardsClarine UsherMetairie, LA
Brian was there every step of the way with both advice and reassure. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.Donna WillifordWest Columbia, SC
Samantha was fantastic throughout the whole process. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and remained in constant contact with me throughout., including evenings and weekends. I am certainly going to recommend her to anyone that I come across who is in the market for a mortgage. She and Danielle are the absolute best. Christopher PringleNewark, NJ
First Time Home-Owner!
They walked us through the whole process which was great as I am a first-time buyer and had no clue what to do.Rachel WoodMesa, AZ
Hi, I just wanted to say working with Ryan and April was a breeze. They were very helpful, always willing to answer the phone calls of a nervous first time home buyer!Gabrielle PenaMiami, FL
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Congratulations to the Mcclinton family on your beautiful new home! We hope you enjoy many happy new memories! Britney is a nurse in the Durham, NC area. It was our please to work with her and to give back to someone who does so much for others!
"Working with Samantha was such an amazing Experience! As a first-time home buyer, saying I was a bit lost was an understatement. Sam was extremely clear, so I knew exactly what to expect before anything happened. She made sure I felt comfortable at every point. Her communication skills were top-notch throughout the entire process. I could not be happier with my choice. Samantha killed it!"
Kelsey ChenowethDamascus, MD
"Brian went above my expectations. He dealt with all my questions...and I had a lot. He walked be through the process of buying a home, gave advice, was knowledgeable, patient and helped me even when it was past "business hours" to get things accomplished. Danielle was also a God send. I'm so grateful! I actually have a home now thanks to this team! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
Melissa MelendezOrlando, FL
"The American dream is to own your own home and I'm so thankful to Sean and his Team for helping make this a reality for me! They made the process smooth and simple. They were always available and responsive if I had any questions and were able to work with the unique challenges of my situation. 10/10 would recommend to anyone!
Carissa HawesLexington, KY
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"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,
"Brian and him team were excellent!"
"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!"
"Jose was extremely knowledgeable and made the process so painless and easy to understand."
"Smooth Transaction. Very professional."
"Overall great experience! Definitely made the home buying process easy."
"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 LigonDetroit, MI
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.
Teacher Next Door’s stated mission is to increase home ownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing, free from discrimination. So why is home ownership so important? The following research from multiple sources speak clearly to the importance of home ownership in America:
While it’s true that home ownership will not solve every problem, we are proud to do our part to help families across America realize their dream of becoming homeowners.
Housing GRANTS and down payment assistance is currently available for teachers, school employees, nurses and healthcare workers, law enforcement, firefighters, government employees and military families. For a complete list of available programs you may visit www.teachernextdoor.us/Home.Buying.Programs.APPLY NOW
Research contributed by Garrett Helminski.
“We can never thank you enough! You have been so amazing through this process from answering all our questions, to giving us reassurances that we can do this! You NEVER let us down, you were always there, even at 10PM, calling me back to walk me through documents, to listening to my meltdowns. You made this process a breeze, and it was nice to have someone always in our corner!”
Many Thanks and Blessings!
The McWherter FamilyPaducah, KY
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 SolisAlbuquerque, NMCongratulations on your new home!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.FAQ'sTeacher Next Door ReviewsAPPLY NOW
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.FAQ'sTeacher Next Door ReviewsAPPLY NOW