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This enews for prospective homebuyers offers an inside look into the homebuying process, including frequently used terms and timely topics. 

Your Road Home eNews Archive


January 24, 2023

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.

December 16, 2022

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.

November 28, 2022

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.

October 28, 2022

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

September 27, 2022

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.

August 25, 2022

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

July 26, 2022

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.

June 24, 2022

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.

May 24, 2022

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.

May 2, 2022

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.

March 29, 2022

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.

February 22, 2022

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.

January 25, 2022

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.

December 20, 2021

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

November 23, 2021

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

October 28, 2021

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

September 28, 2021

eight steps to homeownership If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may be wondering: where do I start and what should I expect along the way? Here are “Eight Steps to Homeownership” to walk you through a high-level roadmap of the homebuying journey

August 30, 2021

what is “nontraditional” credit and how might it help you buy a home? To finance the purchase of a home, credit is a major component. Your credit report has information on how you borrow money, use credit, and pay it back—and therefore may show the

July 28, 2021

can I afford it? prepare for upfront and ongoing costs of homeownership Colorado’s high-priced housing market, many are crunching the numbers to figure out what they really may afford if they want to become homeowners. Consider upfront and monthly costs a

June 28, 2021

debunking down payment myths Sometimes, prospective homebuyers can be discouraged from pursuing homeownership because they think they cannot afford a down payment. There are significant up-front costs associated with homebuying, including the down payment