Lecture

Homebuyer Education

IHDA Programs require all homebuyers take a pre-purchase education course before taking the big step. This helps ensure that you're financially prepared with the information you need to be a homeowner!

Pre-Purchase Education Providers

Please note, this list is not exhaustive and is provided as a courtesy to lenders and homebuyers. You are not required to select from one of the courses below. Courses provided by MGIC do not satisfy these requirements.

To satisfy the IHDA Mortgage pre-purchase education requirement, the course must:

  1. Meet standards defined by HUD, or the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling

  2. Be completed by all borrowers listed on the transaction

  3. Provide a certificate with the borrower(s) name(s) and completion date 

  4. Be completed prior to closing and no more than one year prior to the closing date

For two-unit properties:

  • FNMA loan types: Landlord Education is required in addition to homebuyer education. Please note that there are no requirements on who provides the education for the borrower. Fannie Mae has also created this document, which can be used in conjunction with the landlord education or as an extra resource for the borrower.

  • FHA or VA loan types: Landlord Education is not required, but encouraged by IHDA Mortgage.

  • FHLMC or USDA: Two-unit property types are not allowed, one unit only.

Essent Homebuyer Education

Essent Homebuyer Education

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Fannie Mae Framework

Fannie Mae Framework

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Freddie Mac Credit Smart Homebuyer U

Freddie Mac Credit Smart Homebuyer U

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HUD Certified Housing Counselors

HUD Certified Housing Counselors

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Idaho Finally Home

Idaho Finally Home

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National Industry Standards Approved Providers

National Industry Standards Approved Providers

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eHome America

eHome America

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