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Texas Affordable Housing Specialist (TAHS)

Texas Affordable Housing Specialist (TAHS)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:00 AM - Friday, April 9, 2021 4:00 PM (CDT)


The Texas Affordable Housing Specialist (TAHS) certification equips you with the knowledge to help first-time and underserved homebuyers as well as increase sustainable homeownership in Texas. The certification offers 12 CE hours, including the mandatory four hour United Texas: Housing Initiatives that Work course. Other topics include: FHA Lending, Fair Housing, and homebuyer resources related workforce housing. Use the find a course feature to see upcoming courses that apply toward the TAHS.

Components of TAHS:

United Texas: Housing Initiatives that Work | Course #40537

As a Texas REALTOR®, you can help more people realize the dream of homeownership. United Texas, the anchor of the Affordable Housing Specialist Certification, gives you the information you need to help your clients with low-cost financing, assistance programs, and a host of other options to make housing more affordable and available to all buyers. Partners for this course include the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, and the Texas Veterans Land Board.

Marketing to the Affordable Housing Buyer | Course #40468 

The affordable-housing buyer is a growing market in today’s industry. Knowing the special circumstances of these clients and how to best promote yourself in this market is critical. This class will help you locate sources of qualified affordable-housing buyers, assess their specific needs, identify fair-housing issues, and understand and respond to the concerns of the affordable-housing buyer. In short, you will gain tips for working with and counseling affordable housing buyers so that you can meet their needs.

FHA Lending for Workforce Housing | Course #40323

This course will introduce REALTORS® to FHA and provide an overview of the FHA lending process. It will help REALTORS® understand FHA’s role and function in the homebuying process, and discuss how to best serve clients who are FHA eligible. The course addresses the history of FHA, regulations, guidelines, and products, as well as market conditions. FHA works in concert with HUD to meet housing needs in the community.

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Help for Homebuyers | Course #40472

The purpose of this TAHS Certification course is to educate real estate professionals about workforce housing by providing a definition of workforce housing, as well as identifying barriers to and suggesting solutions for affordable housing issues in Texas. Course also covers role the real estate professionals has in educating consumers and potential clients, particularly first-time homebuyers.

Course #s vary

Texas REALTORS® Provider #0001

Instructor: Mac McFarland

CE: 12 hours

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