James and his team were extremely helpful during the home buying process. Buying your first home can be challenging and scary.  James and his team were there to answer any of our questions thoroughly and quickly.  They were always willing to talk on the phone and their responses to emails were very fast. The Teacher Next Door Program was very appreciated, an amazing perk to buying a home & extremely easy to sign up for. They made our first experience buying a home a breeze and we could not recommend them enough!

– Steve & Samantha  ( Weymouth, MA)




My experience with you and your team was great. I will rate my experience 10 out of 10. You made sure the loan approval process went on smoothly and quick. You communicated swiftly and professionally and was always ready to explain things that were not clear to me. The realtor (Greg) was exceptional. He was very awesome, professional and diligent. The attorney too was great and documents were well explained to us. I will not hesitate to recommend you and your team to my colleagues, friends and family. Thank you very much for making this whole process easy and smooth.

– Eric Prah


I applied to The Teacher Next Door program when I was moving from Florida to Massachusetts and I am so grateful that I did. It was such an easy application and I was paired with an amazing team. I have used the same loan officer and realtor a few times now and I will continue to use them in the future. I truly felt like I was in good hands and they were always there whenever I had any questions. I tell everyone I know about the Teacher Next Door program and how amazing it is.

Gina Pearce


I have closed for many different banks and lenders but the Teacher Next Door and Nurse Next Door Programs are really special. James and his team are incredibly responsive and easy to work with. The discounts offered significantly reduce closing costs for Buyers and there is a warm fuzzy feeling in giving back to those who serve our communities. The lending team is efficient and diligent, they not only offer great rates and closing cost discounts but they constantly keep the Buyer in the loop as we progress towards closing. Overall great programs, I highly recommend James and his team.


Liana L. Arvay, Esq
Senior Associate
15 Crawford Street
Needham, MA 02494



First time home buying can be extremely intimidating, and we honestly had no clue where to begin. After learning about the Teacher/Nurse Next Door program we reached out to James and everything was a breeze from there. James and his team broke everything down step by step, and kept us on track in such a timely manner that we were into our new home in just a few short months.  We are so incredibly grateful for this wonderful program.

-Amy & Eric, Beverly MA


“James and his team are honest, fair, and respectful during the homebuying process. When looking for your first home, there are so many questions and fears that come up. Working with James, he handled all our concerns with ease and confidence. My husband and I were worried about finding the right home with us, as educators with our student debt, and still being in school. James’ knowledge and support were invaluable during the entire process. James and his team were on top of every detail and communicated details ahead of time. He was always there to answer questions thoroughly and precisely. We appreciate his team at Bank of England, they were helpful and efficient with all the communication and information. We are so excited to have found our first home and loved working with James and his team. We will recommend them to our friends on their search for their first homes without hesitation.”

-Jillian Soucie [9/1/2022]