April 7, 2014
The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) has teamed up with the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) to promote the benefits of taking a quality homebuyer education course prior to purchasing a home with a public awareness campaign titled “Get Ready: Making Texans Homeowners for Life.”
“Studies have shown that homebuyers who receive pre-purchase education are one-third less likely to fall behind on their mortgages by 90 days or more, compared to homebuyers who didn't take a homebuyer education course,” said David Long, President of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation. “We know that Texas Realtors want their clients to be successful homeowners, so partnering with the Texas Association of Realtors to spread the word about these programs to the public was a natural fit.”
Dan Hatfield, Chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors, explained, “The Texas Association of Realtors has worked with TSAHC in the past through our 'United Texas' program, which educates Texas Realtors about the resources available for clients seeking affordable housing. This program takes that partnership one step further, empowering Texas Realtors to help their clients 'get ready' and become homeowners for life.”
To find a homebuyer education provider in your area, please visit the www.texasfinancialtoolbox.com. This resource was created by TSAHC to give consumers an easy way to find an organization that can help them achieve their homeownership goals.