Lender Training

THDA offers live and pre-recorded trainings. For individual assistance or questions, please email us.

Pre-Recorded Trainings

Please note that these pre-recorded trainings contain certain screen shots or references that are outdated. SFLO is currently updating presentations and recordings to reflect changes that took effect on 04/28/2022. The changes that took place on 4/28/22 are as follows:

- rate lock period changes for MRB

- Down Payment Assistance term for Payment option is now a 30-Year amortized payment

- Three Year requirement waived for divorced applicant that did not have an ownership interest in their primary residence

- GC97 program name has been changed to Freddie Mac HFA Advantage®

These changes are reflected in the Originating Agents Guide (Effective 4/28/2022 version) and can be found in Lender Notices 2022-06, 2022-12 & 2022-18.

Great Choice Operations Training

Learn everything you need to know about submitting and closing a Great Choice loan. Offered in role specific mini-sessions for processors, underwriters, and closers. This training(s) is mandatory for THELMA loan portal login access; and is optional for Loan Officers.

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HFA Advantage Operations Training

For lenders participating in the HFA Advantage program. Learn everything you need to know about submitting and closing a Freddie Mac HFA Advantage® loan. Offered in role specific mini-sessions for processors, underwriters, and closers. This training(s) is mandatory for THELMA loan portal login access; and is optional for Loan Officers.

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Homebuyer Education FAQ

Learn how to help your client find the right Homebuyer Education class and ensure they have a great experience with every part of the loan process. This short video covers questions most frequently asked by THDA Lenders. Click here for video. Approximately 5 minutes.

Great Choice Basics Sales Training

This training covers all the basics of the Great Choice Loan Program and is recommended for Loan Officers of newly approved lenders, as well as a refresher course for experienced staff. Topics include eligibility criteria, program guidelines, lender compensation, and navigating the lender sections of the THDA website.

  • Click here to contact Darrell Robertson and request onsite or virtual training for your team. Please enter "Lender Training" in subject line.

Introducing: THDA SFLO Operations Training: Steps to a Quicker Closing

Effective May 2022, SFLO will host monthly virtual trainings to give a loan program overview and a deep dive into both the Great Choice and HFA Advantage loan executions. There will be a morning and afternoon session, on the same day, rotating the two topics, each month. We will discuss the Homebuyer Education requirements, Rate Lock & Loan Submission, Underwriting, Closing & Funding requirements, and processes for each execution.

Upcoming topics 2022:

Morning Sessions: 9:30-11:15 AM Central / 10:30 AM -12:15 PM Eastern

Afternoon Sessions: 1:00-2:45 PM Central / 2:00-3:45 PM Eastern

Please email us for a monthly calendar invitation.