Homes for Heroes® Affiliate Mortgage Specialist

Giving back to honor the heart of a hero.

San Diego Homes for Heroes®

Did you know that if you’re a San Diego military service member, firefighter, law enforcement official, healthcare professional, first responder, or teacher, you can receive reduced lending fees when buying or refinancing a home with National Home Loans? It’s our way of honoring those who serve our communities.

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Thanking Heroes One Home at a Time®

  • 01. About Homes for Heroes
  • 02. Who It’s For
  • 03. The Rewards

About Homes for Heroes

Homes For Heroes, Inc. is a nationwide network of affiliate real estate and mortgage specialists, plus local businesses, that provide rewards to our nation’s heroes as a way to say “Thank You.” National Home Loans is proud to be a Homes for Heroes affiliate mortgage specialist, and we’re committed to giving back to those who give so much to others.

Homes for Heroes, Inc. also donates a portion of its earnings to the Homes for Heroes Foundation. Every time a hero buys or sells a home using the Homes for Heroes program, they are helping heroes in need.

Who It’s For

Hero Rewards® are available to qualifying active and veteran military service members, current and former law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and first responders, healthcare professionals, and teachers and educators.

The Rewards

When heroes work with Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate, mortgage, and local business specialists, they receive Hero Rewards savings when buying, selling, or refinancing a home; or when making everyday home-related purchases.


  • Do I qualify as a hero?

    Heroes come in many forms. Qualifying heroes include, but are not limited to:

    • Active and veteran service members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard
    • Current and former law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and all other first responders
    • Nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals
    • Teachers, professors, educators, and education administrative staff (pre-K, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary)

    If you’re unsure if you qualify as a hero, contact us, and we’ll help you check.

  • How much can I save with the program?

    San Diego heroes can save on average $6,580 when working with Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate and mortgage specialists. That’s based on a median home price in San Diego of $840,000.

  • Do I need to use all of the program’s specialists to save?

    No, you do not. However, each Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate or mortgage specialist you choose to work with can add to your Hero Rewards, maximizing your savings.

  • What’s the fine print?

    Here are some further details about Homes for Heroes and Hero Rewards.

    ©2021 Homes for Heroes®. All rights reserved. Homes for Heroes, Inc. is a licensed real estate company in the state of Minnesota. *Hero Rewards not available in all states. Hero Rewards offers are limited and/or restricted in Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. All savings amounts are estimates. The actual Hero Rewards amount may vary based on the services used, sale price of the home (less appropriate credits), and in special circumstances, including, but not limited to, new construction, below average commission, and For Sale By Owner sales. You must be enrolled with Homes for Heroes and be represented at closing by a Homes for Heroes real estate specialist to be eligible for home price savings. You must work with a Homes for Heroes mortgage specialist and business affiliates to be eligible to receive additional service-related savings. Contact Homes for Heroes for further details.

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