First responders have dedicated their lives to helping others. But sometimes they could use someone looking out for them, especially when it comes to saving money on home loans. The home buying process can be expensive and extremely complicated. But by partnering with Homes for Heroes specialists, first responders can decrease stress — and costs — when buying a new home. Here are the top ways we can simplify the home buying experience and help save you money.
Save on Home Sale
Buying a home is likely one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make, and that’s before the administration fees. Commissions for real estate agents, loan origination fees and down payment costs all make the process that much more expensive. While there are only so many aspects you can change regarding a home sale, there are ways to cut back on your costs.
First responders who sign up with Homes for Heroes will be matched with an experienced local real estate specialist. Whether you want to buy or sell a home, or both, Homes for Heroes real estate specialists receive a reduced commission in exchange for helping serve the heroes who selflessly serve others. All of our specialists are passionate about giving back and work to provide you with the best experience possible.
When you purchase a home, after closing, Homes for Heroes will mail you a check for 0.7 percent of the home purchase price. This means immediate savings that you can use to ease the transition into your new home. When you sell a home, you save money at closing, and receive a 25% credit on your real estate specialists gross commission. Firefighters, EMS and police who partner with Homes for Heroes to buy or sell a home save an average of $2,400. But saving on the real estate transaction is just the beginning.
First Responder Home Loans – Lower Loan Costs
In addition to saving on your real estate agent fees, our mortgage specialists can also reduce the cost of first responder home loans. Our mortgage specialists reduce their lending fees to help you save money on first responder home loans. They can explain the requirements to qualify for a home loan according to federal and state regulations, and walk you through the whole process from pre-approval to closing on your home loan. This is extremely helpful because the lending process can quickly become confusing, and it helps to know that you have someone on your side. Whether you’re prepared to buy today or you’re still in the early planning stages, securing the best possible financing is a huge step toward owning your dream home.
Save Time Finding Professionals
Buying or selling a home requires a number of professionals from different industries working together to complete the sale. Finding the right professionals to take on each part of the process can be incredibly time consuming. That’s why Homes for Heroes established an extensive partner network to provide reliable, professional service to our nation’s first responders.
Working with our specialists can drastically reduce the amount of time you’ll spend searching for loan officers, real estate agents, title companies, home inspectors and more. We can even help you find moving companies when it comes time to get settled into your new home. We verify all of our affiliate partners, ensuring our heroes only receive the best service possible. No matter where you are in the home buying process, our partner network saves you time and money every step of the way.
Buy, Sell or Refinance
Of course, there’s more to real estate than purchasing a home. Whether you need to sell your house, are thinking of refinancing your mortgage, or have any other real estate need, our specialists are ready to help. No matter the nature of your needs, we will find a professional for you.
Serving Those Who Serve
Homes for Heroes understands the commitment firefighter, EMS and police first responders make to their communities. We strive to honor that service in the best way we know how — by helping you save money on first responder home loans, and throughout your home buying, selling or refinancing process. Through our nationwide network of real estate, mortgage, title and home inspection specialists and the significant Hero Rewards savings provided, we look to save you money so you can continue to take care of your family and the community you serve.
Are you a first responder looking to buy, sell or refinance your home? Sign up to save today. There’s no obligation, and we guarantee the most hero savings among all national programs.