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Help is here for Police, Law Enforcement Officers and support staff!

In the past 12 months, Officer Next Door has helped over 20,000 law enforcement professionals and other public service employees, navigate the home buying process.  

If you work in law enforcement, you are eligible for the Officer 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, an Officer 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 Officer 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 law enforcement and support staff.  Depending on the area, these grants may include government grants and/or the Officer Next Door Grant.  Some of the state specific programs may include Arizona Home in Five, Georgia Dream, Florida First and others. 

Down Payment Assistance: Officer 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 Officer Next Door Program is not limited to first time home buyers.  However, law enforcement officers and support staff who are first time home buyers may also benefit from Officer Next Door’s First Time Home Buyers Program.

Other Benefits: Law enforcement and support staff may purchase any home on the market through Officer 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 Officer Next Door Program you may visit www.OfficerNextDoor.us or www.teachernextdoor.us/Officer-Next-Door.   

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Posted by Teacher Staff on November 18th, 2019 11:32 AM


Congratulations to Catie Konstas, of Middlesex, MA on your beautiful new home! Thanks again for the kind words!  Here’s what Catie had to say:
“I could not have had a better experience looking for my first home! As a super busy young teacher, the process of looking for a house in my price range was at first daunting. I decided to contact James Ward to chat about the Teacher Next Door program and by the end of the first call, I understood so much more about the logistics of buying a house. James is very knowledgeable and professional- he is always available to talk and answers your questions thoroughly. When I was ready to see my first house, James referred me to Jesse Mason of Colby Hunter Realty. I truly believe that Jesse is the best in the business. Jesse was available for help at any given time and always gave me his honest opinion. Even though the process took longer than expected, Jesse and James always offered me their full attention and continuously had my back. Both James and Jesse have been so patient and kind throughout this process. I have already suggested them to other friends and family who may be interested in purchasing or refinancing in the near future. I am now a homeowner! Thank you so, so, so much for all of your help and support! I feel completely blessed.”
Catie Konstas
Middlesex, MA

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Posted by Teacher Staff on November 16th, 2019 12:39 PM


"Thank you to the Teacher Next Door organization. Becoming a first time home owner can be very overwhelming. Thanks to great customer service from Sheff and Cheri I was successful. Sheff patiently explained the financing options until I was confident to move forward. Cheri delightfully showed me a variety of homes emphasizing my desired features until we found the perfect one. I would encourage anyone looking for a home to look at the Teacher Next Door organization. Who knows, you too may find your forever home!"
Autumn Santiago
Lakeland, FL.


Thank you Autumn, for the kind words and congratulations on your beautiful new home!  We would like to wish you many happy new memories. 

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Posted by Teacher Staff on November 4th, 2019 4:00 PM

 

Help is here for nurses and healthcare workers buying a home!

In the past 12 months, Nurse Next Door has helped over 20,000 nurses, healthcare workers and other public service professionals, navigate the home buying process.  

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 October 19th, 2019 2:19 PM


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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