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Thank you to all of our firefighters and support personnel!

Posted by Teacher Staff on May 5th, 2020 4:42 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


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

Congratulations to Chief Jeff, Leanna and the Mair Family on your beautiful new home in Loxahatchee, FL.  It was our pleasure to serve you and we would like to wish you many years of happiness in your new home!

Thank you to Loan Officer Danielle O'Neil for going above and beyond! :) 

Posted by Teacher Staff on August 12th, 2018 4:45 PM

 Firefighter Next Door          Firefighter GRANTS          Down Payment Assistance



Fact Sheet


  • Firefighter Next Door Housing Grants available up to $4,170.00.
  • Down Payment Assistance available up to $10,681.00.
  • Eligibility: All Firefighters, EMTs and support staff are eligible, including:


  • Firefighters
  • EMTs
  • Paramedics
  • Probationary Firefighters
  • Driver Engineers
  • Fire Investigators
  • Fire Dispatchers
  • Field Chiefs
  • Lieutenants

  • Captains
  • Lieutenants
  • First Responders
  • Office Staff
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Information Technology
  • Ambulance Driver
  • All Firefighter / EMT personnel

  • Available homes: You may use the Firefighter Next Door Program to purchase ANY home on the market. It does not need to be a HUD or bank owned foreclosure. *
  • Home location: There are no restrictions on the location of the home. You are not required to work in the same area where the home is located. *
  • Residency requirement:
    • This program is only available for owner-occupant buyers.
    • There is no length of residency requirement. *
  • First time home buyers: While first time home buyers are eligible, the program is not restricted to first time buyers.
  • Additional benefits:
    • No application fees
    • No up-front fees
    • Special home loan programs
    • Preferred interest rates
    • Free appraisal (credit at closing)
    • Discounted title fees
    • Free home buyer representation



To get additional info and apply, go to https://www.teachernextdoor.us/Firefighter-Next-Door

 Firefighter / EMT Grant and Down Payment Assistance Fact Sheet PDF



*HUD Good Neighbor Next Door homes, if available, have different requirements.

The Firefighter Next Door™ Program is administered by Teacher Next Door®

© Teacher Next Door, PLLC - HUD License No. TCHRNX8324


Posted by Teacher Staff on August 12th, 2018 4:15 PM

Congratulations to the Downing family of Naples, FL on your new home! Wishing you many happy new memories. Thank you to TND Preferred Realtor Jon Blaze and Loan Officer Sheff Brisbin for your hard work and dedication. 

For information on Teacher Next Door, please visit www.teachernextdoor.us.

Posted by Teacher Staff on June 27th, 2018 4:26 PM


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