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Incredible Blessing!

 

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

"This process was an incredible blessing to my family!  Becky is the most knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely helpful person that I have worked with.  She graciously held my hand as we walked through the re-finance process, answering EVERY question that I had, whenever I had one.  I feel like I can call her right now and just shoot the breeze with her and she would be totally cool with it." 
Korey Collins
Tyrone, GA

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Always There!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Linda Wagner
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danny Thompson

"Always there to explain and walk me through the process.  Without you guys and the Teacher Next Door Program, I wouldn't have been able to do it!" 
Leea Gallimore
Nashville, TN

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Posted by Teacher Staff on October 12th, 2019 1:10 PM



Above and beyond!

 

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Sandra Sexe
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Jose Palomar

"Jose was helpful, went above and beyond to iron out problems with a difficult seller, but finally got us through the process."

Charlene McDonald
Arcadia, FL 

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Excellent!

 

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Krya Harrison
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Mike Jones

"Mike was excellent throughout this entire process!"

Anisah Haqq-Muhammad
Union, NJ

 

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Posted by Teacher Staff on October 12th, 2019 12:49 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


We received this email review today from Graciela Cruz.  Thank you so much for the kind words!  We hope you and your family are getting settled into your new home and wish you many happy new memories. :)

September 27, 2019

 

Buying a home could be a very overwhelming experience if you do not have the right people on your side.  Mrs. McLean's expertise on the home purchasing process definitely alleviated this burden for me and my family.  I knew she was going to be the right person to work with from the very first time we viewed a property together.  She understood my overwhelming life as a teacher and made accommodations without hesitation to work around my schedule.  Mrs. McLean is very knowledgeable and understood what my family needed from the beginning.  She always knew what to say when times got difficult and gave a generous part of her commission to help with closing costs!  The house she found, it’s the perfect home for us! 

Graciela Cruz,
Primary Teacher
Bryan Elementary
Plant City, FL 
         


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Posted by Teacher Staff on September 27th, 2019 3:08 PM


Excellent Experience!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Melissa Welker 
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Mike Jones

"Mike made the home buying process seem easy. He was always available when we had a question. We had an excellent experience."
Cari Shosh
Salem, OR
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Great to Work With!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Mari Anderman 
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"Everyone was great to work with. Sheff, and Patty (in loan processing) were both very helpful."
Kristy Preecs
San Tan Valley, AZ

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Very Responsive!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Nicholas Hughley 
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Bryant Grimmius

"Very responsive, resourceful, and reliable.  Great experience!!"
Lauren Bensen, RN
Katy, TX 

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Great!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Ashley Daniels
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Brandon Childs

"Brandon was great and took the time to explain things to me so that I was clear on the process.  He never made me feel like I was asking too many questions and was very knowledgeable."
Brittany Cannady
Cincinnati, OH 

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Fulfilled Every Promise!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Jose Gonzalez
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Jose Palomar

"Jose and his team fulfilled every promise, met every expectation and gave us professional, honest, candid service.  My family completed the process, home search to close, within six weeks.  Jose and his team were always in our corner."
Michael Fitts
Miami, FL 

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Excellent Experience!

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Francia Alvarez
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Danielle O'Neil

"Excellent Experience!"
Deborad Soto, CNM
Davie, FL 

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Awesome to work with!

 

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Bobby DeLa Rosa
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Kendall Grady

"Kendall was awesome to work with.  Did what he said he would and very responsive."
Rebecca Cardwell, LVN
Schertz, TX 



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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

 

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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

 

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Posted by Teacher Staff on September 24th, 2019 5:20 PM


Teacher Next Door would like to thank Cheri Aumond-McLean for her 7 years and counting with Teacher Next Door.  Cheri is a member of the TND Board of Directors and is one of the most kind, generous and thoughtful people we know.  Each year Cheri donates countless hours to our communities along with a generous portion of her personal income to help teachers, students and other families.  She volunteers in the Tampa Bay New Teacher Orientation and the annual Teacher Next Door Supply Our Schools Drive, (SoS) just to name a few.  Thank you, Cheri!  We are blessed to have you in our Teacher Next Door family.


Posted by Teacher Staff on September 23rd, 2019 5:07 PM


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:

  • Children of homeowners are significantly more likely to stay in school until age 17 than children of renters, especially in low-income households, according to a study in the Journal of Urban Economics.
  • Children in home owning families outperform children in renting families in both math and reading achievement tests, even when other factors are the same. These children will have fewer behavioral problems, higher educational attainment and greater future earnings, according to a study by an Ohio State University economist.
  • The graduation rate for children of homeowners is 19 percent higher than for renters, and they are twice as likely to acquire some post secondary education, according to a study in a journal published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • A 2014 study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston of homes with a student about to enter college found that a modest increase in home value for homeowners led to an increase in the child’s earnings later in life, while an increase in a property’s value for renters led to a decrease in the child’s earnings.
  • “A safe, decent, affordable home is like a vaccine,” Dr. Megan Sandel of the Boston University School of Medicine testified to Congress in 2007. “It literally prevents disease. A safe home can prevent mental health and developmental problems, a decent home may prevent asthma or lead poisoning, and an affordable home can prevent stunted growth and unnecessary hospitalizations.

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.


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Research contributed by Garrett Helminski.


 

Posted by Teacher Staff on September 23rd, 2019 4:13 PM

 

If you are a nurse or other professional working in the healthcare industry, you are eligible for the Nurse 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, a Nurse 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 Nurse 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 nurses and healthcare employees.  Depending on the area, these grants may include government grants and/or the Nurse Next Door Grant.  Some of the state specific programs may include Arizona Home in Five, Georgia Dream, Florida First and others. 

Down Payment Assistance: Nurse 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 Nurse Next Door Program is not limited to first time home buyers.  However, nurses and healthcare employees who are first time home buyers may also benefit from Nurse Next Door’s First Time Home Buyers Program.

Other Benefits: Nurses and healthcare employees may purchase any home on the market through Nurse 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 Nurse Next Door Program you may visit www.NurseNextDoorProgram.us or www.teachernextdoor.us/Nurse.   

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Posted by Teacher Staff on September 23rd, 2019 11:35 AM


Congratulations to Graciela Cruz on your lovely new home in Plant City, FL!  We wish you many years of happy new memories!  Thank you to TND Realtor Cheri Aumond McLean and TND Loan Officer / Program Specialist Mike Jones for your outstanding work!

Here's what Graciela had to say.  "Mr. Jones was professional, patient and kind when it came to explaining how the home buying process works.  This is my first time purchasing a home and he took care of every single detail for me.  Cheri, our Teacher Next Door Realtor, was as professional and friendly as he is."  MORE REVIEWS

Teacher Next Door currently has housing GRANTS available in all 50 states.  In addition, you may be eligible for down payment assistance up to $10,681.00.  For information on all available programs, please CLICK HERE.

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Posted by Teacher Staff on August 23rd, 2019 10:33 AM

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