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What is a Texas Affordable Housing Specialist (TAHS)?
April 24th, 2010 3:13 PM


A TAHS Texas Affordable Housing Specialist is a REALTOR that has taken the required 12-hour certification courses required by the Texas Association Of REALTORS, to complete their program that arms them with special knowledge about statewide affordable housing resources and products.  A certified Texas Affordable Housing Specialist is dedicated to increasing the rate of homeownership and retention for their clients and be their resource of information about their options in order to purchase their first home.  There are many options for Texans who want to own their own home, but who might be short on funds or are still establishing their credit history.  One is the Texas First Time Home Buyer Program, sponsored by the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs (TDHCA).  It offer below-market mortgage interest rates for first-time home buyers. Also, the Texas Veterans Land Board has several attractive home-purchase programs for Texas military veterans and their spouses.

Jeanie Elliott REALTORS has participated in the specialized training, and Jeanie Elliott is a Certified TAHS Texas Affordable Housing Specialist dedicated to helping Texans experience the benefits of homeownership, and helping her clients achieve the "American Dream of Homeownership." There are a variety of different programs available to help Texans get into a home if they are a first-time homebuyer or have not owned a home in the last three years.  These programs will enable many potential homebuyers to be able to purchase through these programs that would not have been able to obtain mortgage financing through traditional loan programs due to lack of cash, lack of an established credit history, and also due to the fact that lenders through traditional sources has tightened their lending parameters which has prevented many potential home buyers from being able to purchase a home.

For more information, you can visit the Texas Association of REALTORS pubic website,   and either email Jeanie Elliott at  or call Jeanie Elliott at 972-612-2277 for more information on these special programs, and how she can be of service to you as YOUR certified Texas Affordable Housing Specialist REALTOR of choice for North Texas and Collin County.



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Posted by Jeanie Elliott, Broker, ABR, SFR, SRES, MS on April 24th, 2010 3:13 PMPost a Comment

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