Local Real Estate Company Joins National Initiative-Homes For Heroes
By Chelsea Chambers
Homes for Heroes is an initiative started after the tragedy of 9/11. Homes for Heroes is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The mission was to provide home-buying rewards and incentives for heroes in the community. Homes for Heroes defines a ‘hero’ as those who “provide extraordinary services to our nation and its communities every day. Heroes include firefighters, law enforcement, military, EMTs, healthcare workers, and teachers.”
But it was one thing to provide rewards for Minnesota, Homes for Heroes took things a step further. They sought to create affiliate partnerships in every state. So, when the opportunity arose, Doug Perry didn’t hesitate to be a part of the team. Founder of Homes in Boise, Doug is an advocate for the message behind Homes for Heroes and loves saving people money whenever he can.
With over twenty years of experience in real estate in the Treasure Valley, Doug knows the community. Since 2002, Homes in Boise has provided the area with quality, affordable dwellings that are more than just houses; as the name suggests—they are homes. Doug’s philosophy with Homes in Boise is simple: “Build a lasting relationship with all your clients.” And that mentality is precisely what has kept the business running strong for well over 15 years.
Homes for Heroes provides a percentage refund of your total home-buying cost. Imagine having enough money to redesign the flooring as soon as you purchase the home! It really is that great! In total, Homes for Heroes has helped buyers save well over $40 million dollars. And that’s not even including the money donated to help heroes in need through their Homes for Heroes Foundation. They’ve partnered with over 2,000 real-estate and mortgage professionals to make these dreams a reality.
So how exactly does the refund work? It’s genuinely as easy as cashing a check. About a week after closing, buyers receive a check from the Homes for Heroes program. And that’s it. Then you’re free to spend your money on anything, home-related or otherwise! From carpet to windows to tires and sprinkler heads—Homes in Boise believes fully in the message behind this national movement: Service Deserves Its Rewards.
When asked why Doug got involved, he had this to say, “Our team has dedicated a huge push for this program. It separates us from other real estate agents, in that Homes for Heroes sends the client a check within a week of closing on their home—it’s that simple. To accomplish this, I have brought on Ashley Perry to head up the Homes for Heroes program. She will be going out in the community and introducing herself to all the heroes out there to be aware of this outstanding program. Ashley comes from 15 years in Boise, working in customer service. Ashley is married with three children and loves Idaho. We are very fortunate to have her to head up this division of our company!”
Our heroes have worked hard for our country and community. Whether they’ve dedicated their life to educating our youth or spent years in military service to anything in between, this is real estate’s way of saying “Thank you,” to those who have given so much.
For more information on Doug Perry and the Homes in Boise Team, visit them on the web at HomesInBoise.com or contact Doug Perry 208-866-3335 or Ashley Perry 208-921-4298.