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There’s optimism blooming on the homebuying horizon: after a couple years of fast-paced home sales in Denver and Colorado, the real estate industry is calming down a bit.
April is National Financial Capability Month—a great time to assess and/or build your understanding of saving, earning, borrowing, investing, and protecting your money wisely. One of the most important foundations that shapes your financial capability is credit.
Once you’ve determined you are ready to buy a home, choosing the right real estate agent is an important step in finding and securing your dream home. A real estate agent is one of the key players on your journey to homeownership
As a first-time homebuyer, it may be best to focus on your “needs” versus your “wants.” Answer the questions below to figure out what’s most important on your house-hunting list:
Looking back on 2022, CHFA helped more than 6,500 Coloradans become homeowners with our home loan programs and down payment assistance and served more than 7,000 Coloradans with pre-purchase homebuyer education.
Will 2023 be the year you buy a home? Perhaps you’ve been contemplating it, weighing the pros and cons, and considering the true costs of homeownership.
In addition to reviewing your finances, budget, and credit prior to applying for a mortgage loan, prepare for documentation collection. When you apply for a mortgage loan, there are several documents and pieces of information that you may be asked to provide by your mortgage lender.
There are many financial goals to strive for throughout life and one of the most impactful is building generational wealth. This is the ability to pass down your assets to a member of your family, so they may have greater opportunity
Finding an affordable option for homeownership in Colorado can be a challenge with high home prices and inventory strain; however, there are unique programs designed to help bring affordability within reach.
As a prospective homebuyer, understanding the current homebuying market can help you make more informed decisions and facilitate thoughtful planning. Throughout 2022, several changes have occurred that have created a different
what prospective homebuyers should know about debt and income What is DTI? When you apply for a home mortgage loan, your lender will need to consider what existing debt you have before qualifying you.
This year, the cost of living has increased in many ways. In fact, in March 2022, inflation rose to 8.5 percent, representing the largest 12-month increase since 1981*. This can affect budgets and savings plans.
Manufactured housing options can provide an affordable opportunity for homeownership. In Colorado, there are more than 900 mobile and manufactured home communities, where more than 100,000 Coloradans live.
Being financially fit is important, especially for prospective homebuyers, and includes assessing and/or building your understanding of saving, earning, borrowing, investing, and protecting your money wisely.
When you buy a home, one of the most anticipated upfront costs is the down payment. Many believe they need to put 10 to 20 percent down, but that is not the case with many assistance options available.
On your homebuying journey, whether you’re doing research, going to a class, or speaking to an industry professional, you may come across many terms that are new or seem confusing.
2022 housing market forecast Given the state of Colorado’s housing market, it’s good for anyone who wants to become a homeowner to prepare for potential challenges and opportunities.
Homebuying in 2022? what to know Do your New Year’s resolutions include becoming a homeowner? If so, plan to take a free, CHFA-sponsored homebuyer education class if you haven’t already. This will help you feel knowledgeable and prepared
2021 market watch: home prices Home prices in Colorado are undoubtedly high and continue to increase. Currently the statewide median sales price is $525,000* but it may be interesting to know how prices vary across regions. If you have flexibility in wha
buying a home despite historically low inventory As a prospective homebuyer, you may have many ideas of where you want to buy and the type of home you want. In today’s market, where inventory—therefore selection—is limited in Colorado, the home search