Teacher Next Door Blog

Congratulations Kendra and family on your beautiful new home in Florida!  Thank you for being a Teacher!  We are happy to be part of your journey.

Grants and down payment assistance  are available through the Teacher Next Door Program.

Teacher Next Door Reviews

Posted by Teacher Staff on October 5th, 2021 5:30 PM

Congratulations to Richard Mitchell and your sons, on your beautiful new home in Chicago!  Richard is an A/V Teacher for the Chicago Public School District, and was able to realize his dream of home ownership, using the Teacher Next Door Program. We wish you many years of happy memories in your new home.  Thank you for allowing us to be part of your journey.

Teacher Next Door Reviews

Posted by Teacher Staff on August 23rd, 2021 3:55 PM

Certified Online Reviews

Most Recent Certified Buyer Reviews


Teacher Next Door Realtor: Selinda Dow
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Brian Cohrt

"Brian made my homebuying experience a wonderful one. From the beginning, he was attentive to my needs. He also made sure that I knew the latest information in regard to my loan. Brian is a very personable, honest person who had my best interest at heart. Any time I had questions or concerns, he was there to answer my questions and address my concerns. Brian is a great choice! I appreciate his dedication to helping me secure my first home! :) " 
Ebony Conyers
Sumpter, SC
Teacher Next Door Review 8/01/2021

Really Cares! 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Paulette Carter
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Sean Baker

"Sean is really great!  He really cares about the people he works with. Throughout the process Sean responded quickly to any and all questions we had and made sure we understood what was going on-EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!
Kimberly Barfield
New Orleans, LA
Teacher Next Door Review 8/01/2021

Such a Pleasure! 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Sherri Purcell
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Crystal Hoyt

"Working with Crystal and Sherri in my home buying process was such a pleasure. They not only understood my needs and wants but truly went above and beyond by helping me close my property in under 4 weeks of getting an offer accepted. Crystal kept me sane, listened to my concerns without passing any judgements and made me feel confident while deciding on options. I want to personally thank crystal and everyone for helping me make my dreams come true!!!
Bianca Harris
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Teacher Next Door Review 8/01/2021

Very Helpful! 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Beatrice "BJ" McLean
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Steven Ehrlich

"Steven was very helpful throughout the whole process. He constantly kept us updated and informed on steps we should be doing, which is everything you’d want during the home buying process.
Thomas Nelson
Charlotte, NC
Teacher Next Door Review 08/01/2021


Teacher Next Door Realtor: Swana Thomas
Teacher  Next Door Loan Officer: Brian Cohrt

"Brian was awesome. Always on top of everything. Very responsive and timely. He made things easy for me.
Tameeka Jones 
Brooklyn, NY
Teacher Next Door Review 7/31/2021

Thank You! 

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Brian Gentry
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Nick Fountotos

"Thanks so much for walking us through the process!
Jacob Beazer 
Orthello, WA
Nurse Next Door Review 7/30/2021

Very Knowledgeable! 

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Carlos Abelais
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Jacob Lavoto

"Jacob was very knowledgeable and genuinely wanted to help us with the home buying process." 
Jaymie Smoot
Tucson, AZ
Nurse Next Door Review 7/30/2021 

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Posted by Teacher Staff on August 1st, 2021 6:02 PM

Congratulations to the Soper Family on your beautiful new lakefront, pool home in sunny South Florida!  

Thank you so much to Teacher / Officer Next Door Realtor® Sherri Purcell, for your help and for your years of dedication to this program, and commitment to helping others.   Shout out to TND / OND Program Specialist Rahmun Aung Khin, for the amazing job you do each and every day!

For more info on grants, down payment assistance and other programs through Teacher Next Door® and Officer Next Door®, please visit the official website at www.TeacherNextDoor.us


Posted by Teacher Staff on August 1st, 2021 5:58 PM

Congratulations to Albert and Stephanie on your new home in California!  We wish you many happy new memories!  

Special thanks to TND Preferred Realtor Nancy Troxell Carnahan, and TND Program Specialist, Jesse Frankenfield.

Next Door Program Reviews

Posted by Teacher Staff on July 22nd, 2021 5:18 PM

Certified Online Reviews

Most Recent Certified Buyer Reviews


Teacher Next Door Realtor: Nancy Troxell Carnahan
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Sean Baker

"Sean is an excellent communicator, friendly approach to answering any questions or concerns I had, I always felt my best interest was in mind and the efficiency wrapping up it was excellent. Thank you for making my dream come true.
Sunaina Sharma
West Lake Village, CA
Teacher Next Door Review 7/12/2021

Friendly and Helpful! 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: David Harrison
Teacher  Next Door Loan Officer: Ricardo Manzo

"Ricardo was very friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. I loved working with him." 
Martina Jackson 
New Orleans, LA
Teacher Next Door Review 7/12/2021


Nurse Next Door Realtor: Kelly Urso
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Ricardo Manza

"Mr. Manzo and his team were phenomenal. I am nearly one year into living in my new home, and I continue to share my experience with friends, colleagues, and families. Since the process was my first home purchase, I depended on Mr. Manzo for every step. He would explain every detail to me, he would take the time to answer every single question I had. He would call me first thing in the morning and stay after hours when we were on the phone in the evenings. He made sure I had all my questions answered. Another member of Mr. Manzo's team was Jason Bastian. Mr. Bastian helped me with the details of paperwork and was also very patient with me. He helped me in every phase. I am so thankful that God blessed me with Mr. Manzo and his team. My experience was better than I could have expected. The process of home buying was emotional and having Mr. Manzo helped so much. Thank you.
Dr. Tracey 
Fairfield, CA
Nurse  Next Door Review 7/12/2021

Thank you! 

Nurse Next Door Realtor: Eze Amadi
Nurse Next Door Loan Officer: Danny Thompson

"Walked me through every step of the process and helped bring down my monthly payment." 
Anna Harris
New Carrollton, MD
Nurse Next Door Review 7/11/2021 

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Posted by Teacher Staff on July 12th, 2021 10:39 AM

Thank you to all of our Amazing teachers!  Happy Teacher Appreciation Week, 2021!  

Posted by Teacher Staff on May 3rd, 2021 9:29 AM

Congratulations to Toyonna of Flint, Michigan on your lovely new home!  We would like to wish you and your family many happy new memories.  Thank you for all you do in your community.  It was our pleasure to serve you.

Grants and down payment assistance is available for teachers, school employees and other public service professionals.

Posted by Teacher Staff on February 10th, 2021 11:26 AM

One of the frequently asked questions we receive is, "Do I qualify?"  The Teacher Next Door Program was designed to increase home ownership among teachers, support community development and increase access to affordable housing, free from discrimination.  It was also designed to be much more inclusive and impose far fewer restrictions, than HUD's Good Neighbor Next Door Program. (Which only includes classroom teachers, police, fireman and EMT's.)   

Teacher Next Door currently has grants and down payment assistance available for ALL school employees.  The above list is just an example of those who qualify.  You may purchase ANY home on the market through Teacher Next Door, not just HUD homes.

In order to see how much you qualify for, simply click apply now and complete the short pre-application.  Your personal financial information is not collected on the pre-app and there is no credit check.

Teacher Next Door is also the administrator of several other programs, including Nurse Next Door.  For a full list of programs available, CLICK HERE.



Posted by Teacher Staff on November 20th, 2020 10:09 AM

First Time Home-Owner!

My whole experience was very positive. Jose was quick to respond to any questions I had and helped me understand every step in the process. As a first-time homeowner I was extremely glad that I got to work with the Teacher Next Door Program.
Caitlin Dauby
Granger, IN

Great Program!

Great program! Top-notch communication. Smooth process!
DeeDee Robinson
Orange Park, FL

Dream Come True!

Sean, Thank you so much for working with all the teams and making my dream come true to buy my own home. The whole process would not have occurred without you running interference and running with the ball. You are great and thank you again for all you did and it was a great pleasure working with you. Best regards
Clarine Usher
Metairie, LA

Every Step!

Brian was there every step of the way with both advice and reassure. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.
Donna Williford
West Columbia, SC


Samantha was fantastic throughout the whole process. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and remained in constant contact with me throughout., including evenings and weekends. I am certainly going to recommend her to anyone that I come across who is in the market for a mortgage. She and Danielle are the absolute best.
Christopher Pringle
Newark, NJ

First Time Home-Owner!

They walked us through the whole process which was great as I am a first-time buyer and had no clue what to do.
Rachel Wood
Mesa, AZ

A Breeze!

Hi, I just wanted to say working with Ryan and April was a breeze. They were very helpful, always willing to answer the phone calls of a nervous first time home buyer!
Gabrielle Pena
Miami, FL

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Posted by Teacher Staff on August 10th, 2020 12:02 PM


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