First Time Home Buyers Program

for Teachers and School Employees

First Time Home Buyer Programs and Grants for
Teachers and School Employees

If you are a teacher, administrator, staff, or school employee and have not owned a home in the past three years, you are eligible to participate in the Teacher Next Door® First Time Home Buyer Program. Through this program, all teachers and school employees may purchase ANY home on the market. Plus, you may be eligible for the Teacher Next Door Grant and additional down payment assistance for school employees. Our Teacher Next Door Program Specialist may also discuss your eligibility for certain state specific grant programs, if available, that may provide additional benefits. *

Introduction to Teacher Next Door®

Teacher Next Door

Who is eligible?

  • All Public and Private School Teachers
  • All Public and Private School Employees
  • College and university professors
  • Administrators
  • Deans and Counselors
  • Office Staff
  • School Psychologists / Social Workers
  • School Nurses
  • Lunchroom Staff
  • Para-Professionals
  • Coaches
  • Custodians and Maintenance Staff
  • Librarians and Media Specialists
  • Bus Drivers
  • County Office Staff
  • ALL Education Employees

First-Time Buyer Benefits for Teachers and School Employees: *

  • NO application fees / NO up-front fees
  • Easy application process and up-front pre-approval
  • NO 4-hour home buyer class
  • Simple Docs Program
  • Low down payments options for first time home buyers
  • Purchase ANY home on the market
  • GRANTS up to $8,000.00
  • Down Payment Assistance up to $10,681.00
  • Home loans for first time home buyers
  • Dedicated Buyers Agent
  • Preferred interest rates
  • FREE appraisal
    (up to $545.00 credit at closing)
  • FREE access to home listings
  • FREE nationwide access to foreclosures
  • Discount title fees for first time home buyers

What Other Program Participants Are Saying:

Definitely Recommend
Melissa and Brayden Hutchinson
Cape Code, MA

Definitely Recommend

"Mr. Ward is the best you can find out there when it comes to buying a house. He breaks down the process to you from beginning to end. He ensures you are getting the best and only the best. He is kind hearted, patient, polite, attentive, competent, enthusiastic, easy going and I could go on and on, Mr. Ward made my dream a reality. James Ward is the man you want to help you along the way. My son loves his new home all thanks to the Teacher Next Door program and Mr. Ward and his team. Thank you!"

10 Stars if I could!
Danielle Sisson-Jones
Lynchburg, VA

10 Stars if I could!

"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."

Understands Teachers!
Graciela Cruz
Plant City, FL

Understands Teachers!

"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!"

Teacher Next Door® and Next Door Programs® is the oldest and largest National Home Buying Program in the United States, connecting over 50,000 applicants a year with grants, down payment assistance and other benefits.

Financing for Teacher Next Door® and Next Door Programs® is provided by our preferred direct lenders and select U.S. National Banks.

No Credit Check Required. Your personal financial information is not collected on this Pre-Application and your credit will not be checked. Once we receive your information, a Program Specialist will contact you to discuss the program and go over the options available, including any grants and down payment assistance you may be eligible for.

First Time Home Buyers Video

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