Is there a fee for using the Soldier Next Door Program? NO. There is NO FEE at all for using the program. In fact, you can expect to save money based upon lower fees charged for the various programs we offer. Plus, you may receive additional discounts on title insurance, home inspections and other services. TopWho is eligible to participate? The program is available to ALL active and former members of the U.S. Armed Services, Department of Defense and their families. This includes Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves. Top Do I need a DD-214 / Certificate of Eligibility? NO. As long as you meet the above eligibility requirement, you are not required to have a DD-214 / Certificate of Eligibility to participate in the Soldier Next Door Program and receive grants and other benefits. However, without a Certificate of Eligibility, your loan may not be a “V.A. guaranteed” loan. TopWhat programs are available? For home purchases, there are many different Federal, state and local programs available to members of the military, including the Soldier Next Door Housing Grant Program, free home buyer representation, special VA financing, the State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP), Keystone Challenge Fund, USDA Rural Program and other specific programs available through VA, HUD, FHA, USDA, Fannie Mae and other local agencies. Soldier Next Door financing is provided by our preferred lenders. Soldier Next Door Grants are funded from our Realtor Partners proceeds at closing and may be used toward your closing cost. Top
Is Soldier Next Door a lender? NO. Soldier Next Door utilizes two national preferred lenders, Peoples Mortgage (License No. NMLS6274) and ENG Lending (License No. NMLS 418481). Soldier Next Door does not collect, store or have access to your personal financial information and we do not receive compensation from mortgage loan transactions. TopHow do I know what program(s) I qualify for? Your Loan Officer will help place you in the appropriate program and guide you through the process based upon your individual circumstance including credit, down payment (if any) and the location of property. TopDo Soldier Next Door Grants have to be repaid? NO. Soldier Next Door Grants never have to be repaid. TopCan I only buy certain homes? NO. You may purchase ANY home on the market as long as it’s within the guidelines of your loan approval. Top Can I buy with NO Money Down? YES. In most cases, with the Soldier Next Door grant and the VA loan program through our preferred lender, you may purchase a home with no down payment. If you do not have a Certificate of Eligibility, our lenders may have other programs available in your area that offer 100% financing.
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