Homes for Heroes program to provide savings on home sales

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A national program called “Homes for Heroes” has come to Central Indiana and is now offering savings for local community heroes who want to buy or sell a home.

Don Shanley with Inlanta Mortgage decided to sign onto the program, in honor of a local hero who touched his own life. Shanley is a family friend of Master Trooper Michael Greene, who was killed in the line of duty in 1993.

“That was something that impacted my life in a huge, huge way,” Shanley said.

Greene’s son, Mike Greene, now works as a Boone County Deputy Sheriff. Shanley planned to kick off the program by honoring Greene, along with other community heroes.

“Any little bit helps,” Greene said of the program.

The Homes for Heroes program goes beyond other definitions of heroes. Among those who qualify are active, reserve and retired military members, active and retired law enforcement, firefighters and first responders and law enforcement support staff. Doctors, nurses and medical staff also qualify, along with active and retired teachers and pre-school providers.

Qualifying heroes can benefit when buying or selling a home. Shanley’s team waives all mortgage fees. More than 20 realtors are also signed on and will discount 25 percent of their commission.

Shanley also hopes other companies will consider becoming “Friends of Heroes” and connecting to the program by offering their own company discounts.

The Homes for Heroes program will hold a kick off party Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Drake’s Keystone on 82nd Street. The public is invited.

For more information and to find out if you qualify, go to shanleyteam.com.

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