You have spent years of your life serving others, and now it’s time to uproot your life and move to a new home. This can be an exciting and terrifying process- so we want to serve you by helping.
Homes for Heroes is a program dreamed up by the people you have served, people who have seen and recognize your sacrifice. We wanted to find a way to give back to you.
About Homes for Heroes
Homes for Heroes, Inc. was launched in Minnesota shortly after 9/11 when a foreign attack on U.S soil shook America. We needed a way to say, “Thank you” to those who serve the people of our country. Homes for Heroes is a nationwide community of real estate agents and loan officer affiliate specialists; all committed to make the home buying process a little easier for our heroes.
Who the Program Serves
- Military (active duty, reserves, veteran)
- Law Enforcement
How the Program Works
The program is designed to help save on the cost of buying, selling, and refinancing a home. On average, those who use the program save over $2,400. When you use a Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate agent for your transaction, you’ll receive Hero Rewards back in the form of a check after closing. The savings equate to $700 per $100,000 spent.
Part of the money goes to you, and a portion is donated to the Homes for Heroes Foundation, in order to help other heroes. So not only are you benefiting from the program, but you are helping others as well.
Getting started is simple. Just sign up and a local affiliate in the Rochester, MN area will contact you within 24 hours. If you haven’t heard from somebody within 24 hours, feel free to call the toll free number (866) 4 Heroes.
Welcome to Rochester, Minnesota home of the Mayo Clinic
So you’ve decided to buy a home in Rochester; or maybe you’re still looking. Homes for Heroes wants to welcome you to the area. Rochester is the third-largest city in Minnesota, right in the heart of the southern Olmsted area. Minneapolis is the biggest city, just a short drive from Rochester.
There is so much American history preserved in the walls of these buildings and in the acres of parks. The city prides itself in its safety and dedication to the improvement of the physical, social, environmental, and cultural aspects of the city.
If you are still undecided and planning to visit the area, here are some great sites to see on your trip.
The Mayo Clinic and Mayowood Mansion
Rochester is the birthplace of the world-renown The Mayo Clinic healthcare system. Just on the outskirts is Mayowood- the 1911 estate of the clinic’s co-founder, Dr. Charles Mayo. You can schedule a tour of the Mayo family mansion to learn more about the founding family. If you visit during the Christmas season, you will find the mansion decorated as the Mayo family would have decorated it in the early 20th century.
The Plummer Building and Mayo Clinic Historical Suite
Don’t pass by without also stopping at the Plummer Building. On the third floor museum, you can learn even more about the Mayo brothers, and the early days of the hospital. You can see instruments from the earliest surgeries, as well as the many awards given to the Mayo doctors.
Quarry Hill Nature Center
Another frequently visited site is the Quarry Hill Nature Center on Silver Creek Road. The center provides information on local nature and has many beautiful hiking trails as well as ski trails in the winter. Take a picnic lunch and listen to nature, or enjoy biking the trails.
Education for Rochester Residents
Whether you are looking at education for the young ones in your family, or considering higher education for yourself, Rochester has it all.
Rochester Public School district has 41 schools for your choosing. There are many Charter schools available in the area as well. When buying a home, make sure to consider the schools your children will be attending. Your real estate agent may be of great assistance when assessing what school will be the best fit for your family.
If you have little ones, you may be pleased to know the district began all day kindergarten classes in 2014 which has helped countless families continue to work daytime jobs while their kids are in kindergarten. There is a wide variety of colleges and universities, as well as private schools to attend for higher education.
A Home Just for You
With quiet parks and booming colleges, Rochester is a great city to live in for families of all shapes, sizes, incomes, and interests. Let a Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate agent help you find a home in your dream neighborhood. You deserve it after all your hard work. Sign up today, and know that you are in good hands with Homes for Heroes.