Most recent reviews of the Soldier Next Door National Home Buying Program:
Soldier Next Door Realtor: Nancy Troxell Carnahan
Soldier Next Door Loan Officer: Colleen McQueen
"Nancy is a caring agent that will fight with everything she has to get you the house that you want. Her experience and knowledge make her definitely somebody you want in your corner during the house buying process! Her team is strong, and they get things done. I really appreciate Nancy because in addition to our agent she was a motivator keeping us positive, a counselor giving us great advice, and a protector keeping safe from the difficulties of the home buying process. Nancy is an all-around great person, and it was a privilege working with her to buy my first home. As I told my wife many times, “everyone needs a Nancy in their corner”.”Christopher Bonnell Los Angeles, CA
Soldier Next Door Realtor: Canaan Heath
Soldier Next Door Loan Officer: Drew DiMassa
"Very easy to work with. Always available to us for our many questions and kept us in the loop.”Sonja Bryant Abingdon, VA
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Soldier Next Door Realtor: Adrianna Gassaway
Soldier Next Door Loan Officer: Brian Cohrt
"Brian was all the things you want – knowledgeable, helpful, responsive, encouraging, but beyond that he was easy to talk to and made sure I understood everything that was presented to me. His team was also very helpful and responsive. The level of care, attention to detail, and professionalism demonstrated by Brian surpassed my expectations. His team stays on top of every detail and is there for you every step of the way to answer any questions and address any concerns. I received professional and helpful service with my first home purchase and definitely recommend you have him on your side!”Michaela McDowell Columbia, SC
Soldier Next Door Realtor: Justin Kaminski
Soldier Next Door Loan Officer: Paula Draper
"Paula and her team were great to work with. They made everything seem like a smooth process and had every answer to my questions.”Dane Rogers Rogers, AR
Teachers, non-instructional staff and school employees are eligible for the Teacher Next Door Program. Through this specialized, nationwide program, you may be eligible for grants and down payment assistance. Depending on the state, grants may include government grants and / or the Teacher Next Door closing cost grant. Preferred lenders of Teacher Next Door, work with these grant programs and have down payment assistance programs in all 50 states.
When you complete an online pre-application, your personal financial information is not collected, and no credit check is required. A Teacher Next Door Program Specialists will contact you to discuss the program and go over the options available, including any grants and down payment assistance you may be eligible for. In addition, they will discuss the different home loan options and how they may be used with your Teacher Next Door benefits. These different loan types may include:
The FHA Home Loan offers government-backed assistance for first-time home buyers.
Conventional mortgage loans are advantageous to borrowers with outstanding credit scores and little debt.
A conventional mortgage loan is a type of mortgage in which the underlying terms and conditions meet the funding criteria of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. About 35-50% of mortgages, depending on market conditions and consumer trends, are conventional mortgages. In other words, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guarantee or purchase 35-50% of all mortgages. Conventional mortgages may be fixed-rate or adjustable-rate mortgages. Conventional mortgage loans are typically only an advantage to borrowers with outstanding credit scores and low debt to income ratios.
Conventional Mortgage Loan Features & Benefits:
With a USDA Home Loan, you can build, repair, renovate, or relocate a home for little money down.
USDA home loans are primarily used to help individuals purchase homes in rural areas. Funds can be used to build, repair, renovate or relocate a home, or to purchase and prepare sites, providing water and sewage facilities. Applicants for loans may have an income of up to 115% of the median income for the area. Families must be without adequate housing, but be able to afford the mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance. Please feel free to call or email to find out if you or a particular property qualify!
USDA Home Loan Features & Benefits:
FHA 203K Purchase and Renovate Loans
Purchase and renovate a home all with the same loan.
Simply put, buy a home and remodel it with the same loan. Purchase and renovation loans require three professionals to make sure you navigate this product and close properly: a solid HUD consultant, a great contractor and a loan officer with a company that knows how to close this product.
Purchase and Renovate Loan Features & Benefits:
HUD home loans
HUD home loans are a great option for bargain shoppers.
HUD home loans are for homes that have been foreclosed and HUD as retained ownership of the property. This is great if you are a borrower looking to get into a home with nothing down and at the lowest price possible. This is not for people that are not ready to make significant improvements to the property. Since they were foreclosed, many times the homes have been damaged and require renovation.HUD Home Loan Features & Benefits:
Borrow or refinance up to 100% with our VA Home Loans for Veterans A VA home loan is a mortgage loan in the United States guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The loan may be issued by qualified lenders.
The VA loan for veterans allows for up to 103.3 percent financing without private mortgage insurance. Our lenders also offer loans for veterans with up to $6,000 for energy efficient improvements. A VA funding fee of 0 to 3.3% of the loan amount is paid to the VA; this fee may also be financed. In a purchase, veterans may borrow up to 103.15% of the sales price or reasonable value of the home, whichever is less. Since there is no monthly PMI, more of the mortgage payment goes directly towards qualifying for the loan amount, allowing for larger loans with the same payment.
VA Loan Features & Benefits
Loan Terms: Fixed 30-year, 5/1 ARM, 3/1 ARM
You are eligible if you served the under any of the following timelines and were honorably discharged:
Regardless of which loan type you end up using, Teacher Next Door is able to help teachers, non-instructional staff and school employees through the home buying process, from start to finish. For more information on Teacher Next Door, please visit www.teachernextdoor.us.