Teacher Next Door Blog

Congratulations to Karen Abbott, RN and your family on your beautiful new home in Lakeland, FL.  Thank you for all you do, day in and day out, to help others.  We wish you many happy memories.  Thank you TND/NND Realtor Cheri Aumond-Mclean and TND/NND Program Specialist Monika McClure for your excellent service.

Grants and Down Payment Assistance for Healthcare Employees

Nurse Next Door Program Reviews


Other Programs:
Non-Instructional Staff and School Employees
Police and Law Enforcement
Firefighters / EMT's
Government Employees
Active Duty Military and Vets

Posted by Teacher Staff on July 2nd, 2020 11:58 AM
Posted by Teacher Staff on April 4th, 2020 11:11 AM

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 




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


Read hundreds of Nurse Next Door Program reviews from certified buyers.  Plus buyer photos, letters, press reviews and more.  NURSE NEXT DOOR PROGRAM REVIEWS


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


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 


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 

Read hundreds of Nurse Next Door Program reviews from certified buyers.  Plus buyer photos, letters, press reviews and more.  


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

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

Congratulations Bryan and Kayla Randall of Winter Haven, FL on your beautiful new home!  We would like to wish you many years of happy memories.

Thank you Teacher Next Door Realtor, Cheri Aumond McLean for going above and beyond.

For information on GRANTS, down payment assistance and other programs - CLICK HERE


Posted by Teacher Staff on May 13th, 2019 10:37 AM

Happy Nurse Appreciation Week! Thank you Mel Chartier for supporting our nurses every day! ?????????????????? #NurseAppreciationWeek#NurseNextDoor#Nurse www.TheNurseNextDoor.us

Posted by Teacher Staff on May 8th, 2019 2:35 PM

“We can never thank you enough! You have been so amazing through this process from answering all our questions, to giving us reassurances that we can do this! You NEVER let us down, you were always there, even at 10PM, calling me back to walk me through documents, to listening to my meltdowns. You made this process a breeze, and it was nice to have someone always in our corner!” 

Many Thanks and Blessings!


The McWherter Family
Paducah, KY 

Read more REVIEWS

Grants and Down Payment Assistance


Posted by Teacher Staff on March 26th, 2019 12:22 PM

Congratulations Danielle and Paul!  We wish you a very Merry first Christmas and many more in your new home!  Also, thank you for the kind words in your online review! :)


"I would give Sheff 10 stars if I could! Buying a home does not have to be stressful or scary and Sheff will take care of you every step of the way!  
We switched from a very well-known mortgage company to Sheff with the Teacher Next Door Program. I immediately felt at-ease on the phone talking to him.  He explained every step of the home buying process so I would understand everything I was doing. He made the whole thing so stress-free.  I felt like he was cheering us on the whole time and wanted what was best for us. Even with switching lenders halfway through the home buying process, Sheff and his team were able to get us to close on our house on the same date that the other lender had promised. Overall, Sheff and his whole team are amazing, and I would recommend them to anyone—especially first-time home buyers."

Danielle Sisson-Jones

Lynchburg, VA

Posted by Teacher Staff on December 17th, 2018 3:47 PM


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