The new FHA HAWK (Homeowners Armed With Knowledge) Program designed to give homebuyers a discount on the FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) in exchange for them taking approved Homebuyer Education Classes has been getting a lot of attention and press. Real estate professionals and homebuyers are beginning to inquire about how to apply for the HAWK Program.
The most important major detail that many of the articles and news reports are not making very clear is that the HAWK Program has not yet landed its final approval status and IS NOT available!
HUD’s current estimate is that phase one of the four-year, four-phase program should roll out winter of 2014 or spring of 2015.
Below are the basic program details if the program rolls out without any changes to the current program proposal: (more…)