Stop anyone on the street and ask them about a favorite teacher and you’ll be surprised how quickly they answer with an inspiring, heart-felt story. For me, the answer is Miss Seitz, my elementary school music teacher. She was magic, all brightly-colored, sing-song encouragement and 45 minutes of imagination. I don’t have any musical talent, but I do consider myself creative, a quality I didn’t recognize as special until Miss Seitz.
Did you know that May 7 – 13, 2017 is National Teacher Appreciation Week? It’s a week set aside annually by the National Education Association for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make in our lives. Think about it…teachers play a critical role in shaping the future of our country and setting up our children for happy, productive lives. Moreover, they do it with patience, kindness and dedication, and are usually under-paid and over-worked given the affect they make on children, families and communities. I can’t think of a profession that’s more noble or deserving of our gratitude and admiration.
A $500 Tip for Teachers – A Great Way to Say Thanks!
At PrimeLending, we think one week simply isn’t long enough. This year, we’ve named May Thank-A-Teacher Month to celebrate our new Thank-A-Teacher Home Loan Program designed especially for educators. For a limited time only, we’re making an exclusive offer to educators – $500 discount off closing costs*. That’s $500 a teacher can use to make it easier to buy a home now. With rates still low, teachers have until May 31, 2017 to lock in a rate and take advantage of these special savings.
What’s Our Formula for Affordable Homeownership for Teachers?
Being an educator often comes with financial challenges, such as limited earning potential or costly continued education courses. As a result, coming up with a traditional 20% down payment may be beyond reach or a less-than-perfect credit history might seem like an obstacle. PrimeLending can alleviate these potential hurdles.
Our formula for homeownership combines a wide variety of loan options, an easy application process and personalized service to deliver a customized solution. We make the home loan process simple, hassle-free and offer step-by-step guidance. Our loan officers take the guesswork out of the equation by providing wide range of programs that can be customized to fit specific needs and goals, including:
Low down payment options:
- FHA – Good Neighbor Next Door
- VA and conventional
Down payment assistant programs, including1:
- Local down payment assistant programs
- State bond programs
Closing cost assistance programs, including:
- Helping Heroes
Service is a Big Part of the Equation
At PrimeLending, we get an A+ in service. Since 1986, we’ve helped over half a million customers get the home loans they need. And we treat our customers like neighbors, not a number. That’s why 96% of PrimeLending customers are satisfied with the service they receive.2
But don’t take our word for it, read what some of our customers in the education field had to say about their loan experience with PrimeLending:
“The mortgage loan process with PrimeLending was easy. They answered all of our questions. They were very patient with us. The process was something new for us as first-time home buyers. They kept us well up-to-date and informed every step of the way. We are thankful that PrimeLending provided us with a wonderful and smooth process in the purchase of our home.”
– Samantha L., (Teacher), Liberty Hill, TX
“I never thought it was a possibility, let alone to happen in about a month. The money I am saving along with the convenience of the process, makes it a no-brainer.”
– Reed H., (Theater Teacher), Taylors, SC
“PrimeLending was there for me every step of the way. I feel they went above and beyond to represent my best financial interests. Their amazing interpersonal connection is what made me choose PrimeLending.”
– Atara C., (Board of Education), Trumbull, CT
Your Homework: Help Us Spread the Word to the Teachers in Your Life
Thank-A-Teacher Month is the perfect time to let the teachers in your life know how much you appreciate them. This is an assignment you can ace – a simple Facebook post or quick hand-written card thanking them for making a difference is all it takes. Knowing you remember them fondly will mean so much. While you’re at it, share our $500 tip for educators. Summer is the best time for many teachers to buy a home, and our Thank-A-Teacher home loan makes it easier and more affordable than ever.
*Savings only applies to direct originations made by PrimeLending for first mortgage purchase or refinancing transactions, and is not available on loans obtained through mortgage brokers. Only one offer per loan transaction is available, and savings cannot be combined with any other offer. Savings will reflect on Closing Disclosure at closing. Borrower must apply for loan before May 31, 2017 and present the coupon at the time of application. All loans subject to credit approval. Rates and fees subject to change. Mortgage financing provided by PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company. Equal Housing Lender. © 2017 PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company.
1Income and purchase limits may apply. Please contact your PrimeLending loan officer for more details.
2Survey administered and managed by an independent third party following loan closing. 96% satisfaction rating refers to the rating our customers have given our loan officers over the previous 12 months.