Homes for Heroes: Columbus Veteran Heroes

The Columbus Team is proud to be an affiliate for the Homes for Heroes in Columbus, a network of real estate professionals who agree to discount their standard service fees for our community heroes who sacrifice for our greater good in their professional lives. Qualified Homes for Heroes participants include active and retired military, first responders such as firefighters, police, and even teachers, doctors and nurses. There is no fee, and no hidden cost to the hero, and no extra paperwork to fill out.

Columbus Veteran Heroes:

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Thom was born and raised in Worthington, and served his country in Vietnam. His children grew up and moved to Dublin and Hilliard, staying close to their tight-knit family. Last year, Thom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. His sons have cared for him at home, but they’ve been told it’s time to prepare to sell the house so their father can move to the round-the-clock care in an Alzheimer’s unit. A family friend suggested they look into Homes for Heroes.

“Dad’s service was a long time ago. I thought programs like this were for young military families just starting out.” Said his son, Tommy. “You think about programs like this building new homes for active duty military or helping wounded vets buy their first home. I never thought about looking for a program that offered help to older vets like my dad. He used to joke that he processed half the Army paperwork written in Vietnam…that’s a long, long time ago.

My sister-in-law called to tell me about Homes for Heroes. The discounted costs aren’t just for active military or young vets buying their first home, but older vets who are selling their last home also qualify. It’s amazing. When Dad first came home from Vietnam, people were protesting at the airports, booing at returning soldiers. Now people are offering to thank him for service given decades ago, and telling us that it still means something to folks today. The discounts come out of their own pockets, and they’re willing to do that to help my family put away as much money as we can to care for my dad. That’s a huge thank-you. You gotta love that. I love this country.”

Do you know any Columbus veteran heroes thinking of buying or selling a home? Let them know about the Homes for Heroes program, and tell them to contact The Columbus Team at (614) 888-6100 to see if they qualify. Their selfless service deserves a reward!

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Homes for Heroes: Columbus Firefighter Heroes

The Columbus Team is proud to be an affiliate for the Homes for Heroes in Columbus, a network of real estate professionals who agree to discount their standard service fees for our community heroes who sacrifice for our greater good in their professional lives. Qualified Homes for Heros participants include active and retired military, first responders such as firefighters and police, and even teachers. There is no fee, and no hidden cost to the hero, and no extra paperwork to fill out.

Columbus Firefighter Heroes:

Fireman TallDave is a Columbus firefighter of many years, and the son of a retired firefighter. He and his wife, Melissa, are getting ready to send their younger children off to college. Melissa, an EMT, says their oldest is following in his parents’ footsteps and is hoping to be a paramedic. This family has served the community for two generations already, and it looks as though they’ll be serving Columbus well into the future.

“I love that I have been serving the same community from the same firehouse for over 15 years. My wife has served in her current firehouse for 12. Columbus is a great place to live and raise your kids, and we’re proud to be first responders in our community. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

When a neighbor emailed to tell us that we qualified for a discount when we decide to sell or buy a home, I didn’t know what to say. I wasn’t looking for anything like that, but our son Tim just got engaged, and they’re going to want to buy their first home soon. It’s nice to know that he may be able to afford a house sooner than he thought. We don’t do the job for perks or thank yous, but it’s nice that all these real estate professionals think our service deserves recognition. Our veterans are the real heroes, but it’s nice to be recognized.”

Do you know any Columbus firefighters, veterans, health care workers, teachers, or police officers thinking of buying or selling a home? Let them know about the Homes for Heroes program, and tell them to contact The Columbus Team at (614) 888-6100 to see if they qualify. Their selfless service deserves a reward!

Homes for Heroes: Columbus Healthcare Hero

The Columbus Team is proud to be an affiliate for the Homes for Heroes in Columbus, a network of real estate professionals who agree to discount their standard service fees for our community heroes who sacrifice for our greater good in their professional lives. Qualified Homes for Heroes participants include active and retired military, first responders such as firefighters and police, and even teachers. There is no fee, and no hidden cost to the hero, and no extra paperwork to fill out.

Columbus Healthcare Hero
Woman Nurse TallRecently, one of our repeat clients heard about the Homes for Heroes program and discovered The Columbus Team was saying thank you to Central Ohio heroes. She called a neighbor who is getting ready to list her home.

Jenna is a retiring nurse, who has served the Columbus area for over 25 years in a local hospital. After her retirement, she wants to move closer to her grandchildren in North Carolina but has been worried about the costs of selling the family home, as it was her biggest investment and a part of her nest-egg.

“I never would have considered myself a hero, and never would have contacted Homes for Heroes on my own. I assumed it was a program for military vets, not nurses, and I’m selling, not buying. When my neighbor called me, I was so touched that she thought of me, but I was sure I didn’t qualify. It turns out, I do! I can save 25% on some of the costs of selling my home. That means the world to me now that I’m on a fixed income. What an unexpected reward for doing a job I loved for 26 years!”

Do you know a Columbus healthcare hero thinking of buying or selling a home? Let them know about the Homes for Heroes program, and tell them to contact The Columbus Team at (614) 888-6100 to see if they qualify. Their selfless service deserves a reward!

Now in 44 States, Homes for Heroes® arrives in Columbus, OH

For Immediate Release: January 5, 2015

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Columbus, OH – January 5, 2015 – Created following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and bolstered by a shared admiration for the “heroes” of our communities, a group of Minnesota business owners created an innovative network called Homes for Heroes®. With the far reaching power of the internet, what started as a local effort quickly grew and became the nation’s largest hero savings program. Homes for Heroes aim is to help close the gap between the costs of housing for: military personnel, police officers, firefighters, teachers, first responders, and others who serve our community and nation.

Homes for Heroes affiliates with Realtors, mortgage lenders, title companies, attorneys and other service providers who agree to provide significant rebates and discounts to those who serve our nation and its communities every day. It is our way of saying “Thank You” to those that give up so much for us on a daily basis. With over 750 Affiliates in 44 states, their generous Homes for Heroes affiliates have saved heroes more than $3,000,000.00 in buying, selling or refinancing a home, as their way of saying thank you!

Over the years, through Homes for Heroes, many Heroes contacted them to assist with more dire assistance. These calls often far surpassed the scope of the program’s mission. After much thought and desire to help, they formed a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The Homes for Heroes Foundation assists heroes who demonstrate great need pertaining to housing. In November 2012, the Homes for Heroes Foundation has been chosen by one of the largest, most cutting edge auction firms in the world, Williams and Williams, to be the recipient of proceeds for those who wish to donate their homes to a cause.

More information about the National program can be found at our website: www.HomesForHeroes.com or by calling Sue Lusk-Gleich & The Columbus Team at (614) 888-6100
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