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First Time Home Owner!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Jesse Mason
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: James Ward

"I am a first time home owner.  This would not be possible without the Teacher Next Door program or the assistance of James Ward.  The program worked with me to find specifically what I was looking for.  I now own a home in the town I teach in.  Questions were answered Immediately, no matter what day or time.  I feel I should add that the sale took place Corona virus pandemic and James did not miss a beat, which made the process safe and timely.  If you qualify for this program, I highly recommend it."
Tina Clark
Boston, MA

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Incredibly Helpful!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Ken Walker
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Brian Cohrt

"Brian and Teacher Next Door were incredibly helpful!  They made the process easy and were available to answer any questions I had.  I would strongly recommend them to any of my friends buying a home."
Josh Schuman
Columbia, SC


 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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Posted by Teacher Staff on June 18th, 2020 8:52 AM

Made My Dream a Reality!

"Mr. Ward is the best you can find out there when it comes to buying a house. He breaks down the process to you from beginning to end. He ensures you are getting the best and only the best. He is kind hearted, patient, polite, attentive, competent, enthusiastic, easy going and I could go on and on, Mr. Ward made my dream a reality. James Ward is the man you want to help you along the way.  My son loves his new home all thanks to the Teacher Next Door program and Mr. Ward and his team.  Thank you!"
Melissa and Brayden Hutchinson
Cape Code, MA

 

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Posted by Teacher Staff on October 31st, 2019 3:49 PM


Incredibly Grateful!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Katherine Murphy
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Danny Thomas

"Danny, Tamara, Caress, and Misty worked closely with us over several months to ensure that our home buying process was as smooth as possible. Each member of the team was attentive, patient, and answered the many questions that come with a first home purchase. The team went above and beyond and we're incredibly grateful for all involved as we settle into our new home!"
Sean Nelson
Grottoes, VA


Home at last!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Charlotte Johnson
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Jose Palomar

"My husband and I raised 5 children and went through some rough financial times. We thought we would never be homeowners again but Jose and his team helped make it possible! We are so grateful for all the hard work they put in to help us overcome a lot. We are home at last."
Donna Gregg
Covington, GA

Above and Beyond
Nurse Next Door Realtor: Sherri Pucell
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"This was such an amazing experience. Everyone truly went above and beyond to help us and get us through the home buying process. Sheff Brisbin is absolutely wonderful! He was not only knowledgeable, but we felt that he was really looking out for our best interest. Our realtor Sherri was awesome, working with her was such a great experience. Once we moved into the next phase Melissa and Sheff were exceptional with being there and seeing us through to the end. We really appreciate everything! Having such a great team of people really makes all the difference and we really lucked out! Thanks so much!
Sharifa Colquhoun
Plantation, FL

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Prompt and Professional!

 

Nurse Next Door Realtor: N/A - re-finance
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Becky Patton

"Rebecca Patton was very knowledgeable and able to explain things in a way a person not in loans could understand! Felt very comfortable with her professionalism and her prompt responses to all of my questions and concerns. I would definitely recommend Rebecca Patton to anyone who is looking to Refinance."
Leanne Szafranski
Peoria, AZ 


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Definitely Recommend!

 

Nurse Next Door Realtor: N/A re-finance
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Brandon Childs

"We will definitely recommend Brandon and Misty to anyone looking for a great home buying experience!!"
Anna Steele
Thousand Oaks, CA 



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Posted by Teacher Staff on October 4th, 2019 3:42 PM


Amazing! Responsive!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Kyra Harrison
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"Sheff, Sandra and the entire team are AMAZING! Our journey was a long one, but never did they never leave our side. Sheff will speak up and protect your interest every step of the way. These guys are kind, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and most of all very responsive. This is the team I recommend to everyone I speak to that wants to buy a home. Thank you for your help in making our dream to come through. I would encourage anyone having a difficult time in their home buying process to hang in there and ask Sheff to tell you the story of the Asuquo's. They are truly God sent."

Shiann Asuquo
East Orange, NJ


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Posted by Teacher Staff on October 4th, 2019 1:17 PM
Thank you Christopher and Suzanne for sending us this sweet video! Congratulations on the new addition to your family and on your lovely new home!   

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Posted by Teacher Staff on July 30th, 2019 2:53 PM

Here are just a few of our latest 5-star reviews.  To read more reviews from around the U.S. CLICK HERE

Professional and Knowledgeable!

Was very patient, professional, & knowledgeable. Helped us every step of the process.

Preston Kelson
Oregon, OH

 Forever Grateful!

As soon as Sheff came on the scene, things really began to move in my home buying experience. He communicated with me and my realtor regularly and made me aware of the checkpoints that we needed to meet without overwhelming me with deadlines and pressure. In our weekly telephone calls, Sheff let me know that he was there for me if I ever needed anything and was really easy to work with. I feel that I could not have done this alone and am forever grateful to the Teacher Next Door program and all the work that Sheff and his team did for me! Thank you.

Shawn Hayden
Moxee, WA

 Responsive and Informative!

Brandon was responsive and informative. He was also excellent at helping me keep everything in perspective to minimize stress. We are very happy with our experience with the whole team

Perry Lewis
Marietta, GA

Blessing!

Sheff was a Blessing! His dedication to ensuring we moved in the right home with the right numbers is appreciated. We thank God for Sheff. We thank God for your team.

Ian Wilson
New Port Richie, FL

Always Available!

Helpful, friendly, and always available to answer any questions.

Shannon Pearson

 

Posted by Teacher Staff on June 29th, 2019 11:47 AM

Wonderful Program!

“James and the Teacher Next Door program recently made my dream of home ownership come true! He could not have made the process any easier from explaining the loan options, setting me up with an amazing Realtor, making sure I knew exactly what each home would cost before I viewed them, to arranging for the closing and talking me through the process. He answered a ton of questions with a calm kindness and seemed to always be available no matter the day or time. This is a wonderful program for teachers! I would not have a home today if it was not for James and his team! Don’t wait to call them, they will help change your life.”

Krissy Vilagie
Brocton, MA

In good hands!

 

"We contacted James after learning of the Teacher Next Door program. From the moment I first spoke to him I felt that we were in good hands. As a first-time home buyer the process can be overwhelming, and he broke it down for us and made the pieces seem bearable. He was quick to answer all of our calls and emails in simple to understand language, so I never felt that I didn’t understand what was happening. The process went more smoothly than I ever expected, and I attribute that to James and his team. I would highly recommend working with James and Teacher Next Door."

 

Amber and Nadir Kalaclar
Boston, MA

James Ward, Regional Director (MA)

James grew up in the South Shore of Boston and has been helping teachers, nurses and other public service professionals with their mortgage financing for the past 15 years.  He has an in depth knowledge of the many different programs available through Teacher Next Door, Nurse Next Door and our various other programs.  In addition, James and his team are easily accessible to answer your question and help pair you with the best loan options for your situation; whether it is a conventional, FHA, VA, USDA or other loan type. 

James Ward,
TND Certified Program Specialist
Sr. Loan Officer, NMLS #41200 


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Posted by Teacher Staff on June 29th, 2019 10:51 AM

“James and the Teacher Next Door program recently made my dream of home ownership come true! He could not have made the process any easier from explaining the loan options, setting me up with an amazing Realtor, making sure I knew exactly what each home would cost before I viewed them, to arranging for the closing and talking me through the process. He answered a ton of questions with a calm kindness and seemed to always be available no matter the day or time. This is a wonderful program for teachers! I would not have a home today if it was not for James and his team! Don’t wait to call them, they will help change your life.” Krissy Vilagie, Brocton, MA

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Posted by Teacher Staff on April 4th, 2019 1:41 PM


Wonderful Program!

"Teacher Next Door is a wonderful program! I am so glad I heard about this program, was able to get the information I needed to apply.  Mike Jones was my cheerleader, go-to-for-answers guy, very supportive, and extremely patient with my seemingly endless barrage of questions. Cheri McLean was the best Realtor anyone could have! She was available for showings, questions, and a warm smile and friendly support in my search for a home. The entire team was helpful and willing to explain each process. I am so grateful for all they do! Thank you for helping me!"

Wanda Miller
Lakeland, FL

Posted by Teacher Staff on March 28th, 2019 4:58 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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