FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Homes for heroes®
It's All Hero Rewards®
Questions and Answers
Who qualifies as a hero?
Qualifying heroes include, but are not limited to current and former firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, law enforcement and all other first responders. All ranks of active military, reserves and veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. All nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals. Also, Pre-K, elementary, secondary and post-secondary teachers. Please contact us if you would like to know if you qualify.
What can a hero typically save?
On average heroes save $2,400 when they
buy or sell a home with Homes for Heroes. When a hero works with our
real estate specialist, on average they will save $1,700. When a hero
works with our mortgage, title and inspection specialists, on average
that hero will save $500 on lender fees, $150 on title service, and $50
on a home inspection.
If I buy a home, how does the savings work?
When you work with our real estate specialist to buy a home, you can save 0.7% of the home purchase price, or $700 on every $100,000 of the purchase price. After closing on your new home, Homes for Heroes will mail you a check so you may purchase what you need for your new home! Plus, if you work with our mortgage, title and inspection specialists, you can save an average of $500 on lender fees, $150 on title service, and $50 on a home inspection. If you’re looking to sell a new home be sure to read, “If I sell a home, how does the savings work?” for more potential savings!
If I sell a home, how does the savings work?
When you work with our real estate specialist to sell a home, you will receive a 25% credit on the specialist’s gross commission at closing. Plus, if you work with our title specialist, you can save an average of $150 on title services. If you’re looking to buy a new home be sure to read, “If I buy a home, how does the savings work?” for more potential savings!
What if I am already working with an agent or loan officer?
If you are currently represented by a real estate agent or loan officer, and they are interested in learning more about how they can help you save more money, please have them contact us. We’ll explain who we are and how they can help you save money through Homes for Heroes.
Do I need to use all of your specialists to receive the savings?
You do not need to use all of our specialists. Each specialist you work with will add to your savings amount. Most heroes do not want to miss out on all the savings we offer, so they choose to use as many of our local specialists as possible to maximize their Hero Rewards savings.
What if I’m not ready to buy, sell or refinance?
If you’re not ready, that’s OK. It’s
still a good idea to speak to a real estate specialist if you’re simply
thinking about it. They can provide good insight on preparation and
steps to take before you even begin the buying, selling or refinancing
process. Contact us to speak to our local real estate or mortgage
specialist to learn more.
What if I have credit issues?
Our mortgage specialists can help you move in the right direction. Contact us and we will connect you with our local mortgage specialist. They follow all federal and local lending guidelines, and can provide the most accurate information and guidance on your ability to obtain financing.
Do you handle rentals?
Some of our local specialists are aware of rentals or even have rentals available. It varies from state to state (and community to community)! Please contact us to see if anything is available in your area.
Where is your list of agent and mortgage specialists?
To make the process easy, when you contact us we automatically connect you with our local specialist(s), based upon your location and interest.
When will a Homes for Heroes specialist contact me?
After you contact us, a local specialist
will contact you within 24 hours. If you do not hear from someone
within 24 hours, please call Homes for Heroes toll-free at (866) 4
Heroes or (866) 443-7637 so we can assist you.
Is Homes for Heroes for-profit or nonprofit?
Homes for Heroes, Inc., is a for-profit
cause-related company that fuels a “Circle of Giving” by providing real
estate services and Hero Rewards savings to our nation’s heroes. This
enables Homes for Heroes, Inc., to donate a portion of its earnings to
the Homes for Heroes Foundation, a charitable nonprofit that helps
heroes in need as it pertains to housing or emergency financial
What is the “Circle of Giving?”
By connecting heroes with our local real estate and mortgage specialists to buy, sell, or refinance a home; we’re able to provide those heroes with more savings than any other national program. In turn, when heroes buy or sell a home using Homes for Heroes, they are helping heroes in need because Homes for Heroes, Inc., donates a portion of its earnings to the Homes for Heroes Foundation. This strengthens American communities by putting more money into the hands of our American heroes, and benefits American community programs and businesses.
How does the Homes for Heroes Foundation work?
The Homes for Heroes Foundation is a nonprofit private charitable foundation that awards hero grants to local nonprofit charities who serve our heroes in need as it pertains to housing or emergency financial assistance. When heroes buy or sell a home using Homes for Heroes, Inc., they are helping heroes in need because Homes for Heroes, Inc., donates a portion of its earnings to the foundation. Learn More
This sounds too good to be true, why should I trust you?
Please take a moment to read what our heroes had to say about their experience with us: Hero Reviews
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