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Thank you to all of our awesome teachers and staff!  Happy Teachers Appreciation Week 2020! :)

Posted by Teacher Staff on May 8th, 2020 1:58 PM


THANK YOU to all of our amazing teachers!!  Happy Teacher Appreciation Week, from all of us at Teacher Next Door! :)


Posted by Teacher Staff on May 4th, 2020 8:57 AM
Teacher Next Door program Reviews
"I just wanted to thank you and my team for such a quick, smooth process and closing yesterday. I know you guys worked hard to get it all ready in such a short amount of time and I am very appreciative as well as thankful for all of the strings pulled to expedite the process. After I get moved in and settled, I’ll send a photo with the house, but thank you all so much and I hope you have a blessed week!" 

Alanya Huang,
Chicago, IL 

Thank you Alanya for the kind words. Congratulations on your new home!! ?????? Special thanks to TND Program Specialist Sheff Brisbin and TND Realtor Catrina Scroggins.

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Posted by Teacher Staff on February 17th, 2020 10:45 AM


Absolutely Amazing!

 

"The team was absolutely amazing. I have never worked with a team of professionals that was supportive as with The Teacher Next Door Program. I always felt respected and treated with dignity from the first phone call to the last walk through. I was educated along the way and I was given choices in my process. This is important because I didn't feel pressured to just sign something or just say yes to anything. Sheff always made himself available to me. I really felt like I had a team working with me, with my interests first instead of feeling rushed or pressured to sign papers just to close another deal. I will always recommend The Teacher Next Door Program to any teacher. HUGS AND SHOUT OUTS TO SHEFF, APRIL, KYRA & anyone who had a helping hand in my process. Thank you all,

Pan Green
Uniondale, NY

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Excellent!

 

"Brian and him team were excellent!"

Jessica Ulmer
Spartanburg, AR

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Dream Maker!

 

"When I started the journey to buy a home, I did not have much faith that I would qualify for anything. I am a single mom, school teacher living on a budget, and didn't have any credit history. Samantha Wallace mentored me through the home buying process and gave me the confidence that I needed to keep moving forward in perusing my family's dream home. She advised me through every step necessary in order for me to qualify for an affordable option that met my needs. For an entire year she called me once a week and touched base; never rushing or giving up on me. Sometimes her phone calls were business oriented, sometimes she was offering advice, and sometimes she was just a friend offering me emotional support because the home buying process is stressful. I am so happy to announce that my family now owns our dream home. I feel like Samantha made it all happen. I will forever be grateful for her and all the things she has done for my family. Samantha Wallace is a dream maker!"

Wendi Pittman
Springdale, AR

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Extremely Knowledgeable!

 

"Jose was extremely knowledgeable and made the process so painless and easy to understand."

Mary Badgerow
Gainsville, FL

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Smooth!

 

"Smooth Transaction.  Very professional."

Juan
Dallas, TX

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Great Experience!

 

"Overall great experience!  Definitely made the home buying process easy."

Raven
Clarksville, TN

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Always Available!

 

"Samantha was great to work with. She was fast & efficient, In this fast paced market that we are in right now, it’s very important for me to be able to get a quick response. She was always available - even on the weekends. Although we were several states away, this process was seamless I look forward to working with Samantha in the future.

Esther Ligon
Detroit, MI


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Posted by Nurse Next Door Staff on February 10th, 2020 4:32 PM


Congratulations Rachel Streker of Attleboro, MA on your new home! We wish you many years of happy memories! ?? ?? Review: "The Teacher Next Door program is amazing!  I chose this program because of the knowledge and the help that I would receive. James set me up with Jesse who helped me sell my home and buy my new home. Knowing that I had a team for selling and buying my home made my life so much easier. James was always available for questions. Being a teacher is already super stressful and having this program makes buying a home so much less stressful. Thank you for everything!"

Rachel Streker,
Attleboro, MA


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Posted by Teacher Staff on January 4th, 2020 9:53 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


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


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


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

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