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Tremendous Service!


Officer Next Door Realtor: Susan Flores
Officer Next Door Loan Officer: Danny Thompson

"Fantastic service from start to finish. Made the process way less stressful than I thought it was going to be. Thank you so much to Danny and Francisco for your tremendous service!!”
Joel Delgado
El Paso, TX


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Officer Next Door Realtor: Michael Lopez
Officer Next Door Loan Officer: Steven Ehrlich

"Steven was very supportive of my first-time home buying experience and was always available to answer any questions I had! ”
Laura Blum
Nottingham, MD



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Posted by Teacher Staff on May 4th, 2022 3:32 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.


Awesome!!


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
Georgia




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

Teacher Next Door and Next Door Program Grant Amounts for 2022 - 

With home prices rising, and in keeping with increased Federal loan limits, ($420,000 FHA, $647,200 Conventional) Teacher Next Door has announced that grant amounts have increased for 2022.  This applies to all of the Next Door Programs, including Teacher Next Door, Nurse Next Door, Officer Next Door, Firefighter Next Door, Public Servant Next Door and Soldier Next Door.

In most states, for example, grant amounts have risen from $4,170.00 to $6,472.00.   In higher priced states, such as California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Texas, Utah and Washington, grant amounts have been increased to $8,000.00. Grant amounts may vary based upon where the home is located, the buyer’s individual credit, income, and other factors.  Additionally, buyers may be eligible for down payment assistance up to $10,681.00.

Available in all fifty states and DC, Teacher Next Door is the largest national home buying program in the United States, with access over thirty-five different grant and down payment assistance programs. Through the program, you may be able to qualify for a state-specific government program, such as Arizona Home in FiveCalifornia CalPLUSColorado FirstStepIowa IFANevada NHD Home is PossibleOhio Your ChoiceTexas 5-Star Advantage or Utah UHC. Teacher Next Door also utilizes national programs, such as Chenoa Fund, Home Ready and others. When you apply, a Next Door Certified Program Specialist will help you determine which loan and assistance programs will help you receive the maximum benefits.      

According to HUD Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge, “A good home shapes nearly every part of our lives.” “I couldn’t agree more.” Says Teacher Next Door National Director, Steve Parks.  “This organization has been my life’s work and passion for more than a decade. It is our mission to increase home ownership among teachers and other public servants, support community development and increase access to affordable housing, free from discrimination.  As home prices continue to rise, I feel this program is more needed than ever, and I know these benefits mean a lot to the communities we serve.”

In the past twelve months, Teacher Next Door and Next Door Programs have helped over 50,000 applicants. To get more information on the program, read buyer reviews, or to apply, you may visit the official program website at www.TeacherNextDoor.us.


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Posted by Teacher Staff on January 25th, 2022 4:11 PM

Congratulations Officer Nelson on your beautiful new home in North Carolina!  Thank you for being a Law Enforcement Officer!  We are happy to be part of your journey.

Grants and down payment assistance  are available through the Officer Next Door Program.


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Posted by Teacher Staff on October 5th, 2021 5:17 PM

Congratulations to the Soper Family on your beautiful new lakefront, pool home in sunny South Florida!  

Thank you so much to Teacher / Officer Next Door Realtor® Sherri Purcell, for your help and for your years of dedication to this program, and commitment to helping others.   Shout out to TND / OND Program Specialist Rahmun Aung Khin, for the amazing job you do each and every day!

For more info on grants, down payment assistance and other programs through Teacher Next Door® and Officer Next Door®, please visit the official website at www.TeacherNextDoor.us


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Posted by Teacher Staff on August 1st, 2021 5:58 PM

Congratulations to Albert and Stephanie on your new home in California!  We wish you many happy new memories!  

Special thanks to TND Preferred Realtor Nancy Troxell Carnahan, and TND Program Specialist, Jesse Frankenfield.


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Posted by Teacher Staff on July 22nd, 2021 5:18 PM


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!


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 regards
Clarine Usher
Metairie, LA


Every Step!


Brian was there every step of the way with both advice and reassure. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.
Donna Williford
West Columbia, SC


Fantastic!


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 Pringle
Newark, 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 Wood
Mesa, AZ


A Breeze!


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 Pena
Miami, FL


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Posted by Teacher Staff on August 10th, 2020 12:02 PM

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!  

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Posted by Teacher Staff on July 17th, 2020 3:45 PM

Amazing Experience!

"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 Chenoweth
Damascus, MD

Above Expectations!

"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 Melendez
Orlando, FL

American Dream!

"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 Hawes
Lexington, KY


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Posted by Teacher Staff on July 17th, 2020 11:07 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

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