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We know that finding information online is helpful, but sometimes you need a place to ask questions and talk to a real person. Our in-person classes are designed to be engaging and insightful, and to empower you with the knowledge you need to make the best financial decision regarding your next home purchase. Browse our courses below to see which one best fits your needs.

January 17, 2019 at Colorado Free University:

How to Not Get Ripped Off When Buying a House

Getting a mortgage can be a daunting experience. There are plenty of laws to protect the consumer, but there are also quite a few people in the mortgage industry who ignore the laws and take advantage of homebuyers. Chris Thomas of America’s Mortgage offers this free class to help you avoid getting ripped off. Some of the topics covered include how the money flows in the mortgage industry, why interest rates go up and down, how lenders get paid, understanding closing costs, and how to spot the common mortgage rip-offs and avoid them. Class is free, but you must register to attend.

December 12, 2018 at Colorado Free University:

Get Your Home Loan Approved! FAQs of Mortgage Underwriting

The mortgage approval process is called “underwriting” and everyone who wants a mortgage needs to know how a loan is approved. This class will arm you with the crucial knowledge you need to talk to a bank or mortgage broker. When you leave this class, you will know the answers to the following questions and much more: What credit score do I need, and how do I get that score? How much is the down payment? Can someone give me the money for the down payment? How much money do I need in the bank? Can I still get a loan if I had a bankruptcy or foreclosure? How long must I have a job? Does my part-time income count? If my spouse has bad credit, can I still get a loan? How much debt can I have? What kind of documentation do I need to show the lender? Do I always need an appraisal? Does the house have to be in perfect shape? Why does my real estate agent want me to be “pre-approved” for a mortgage before showing me houses? Chris Thomas is licensed by Colorado as a mortgage loan originator. He and his wife (a former underwriter) are some of the top producing mortgage bankers in the state. Class is free but you must register to attend.

November 14, 2018 at Colorado Free University:

How to Not Get Ripped Off When Buying a House

Getting a mortgage can be a daunting experience. There are plenty of laws to protect the consumer, but there are also quite a few people in the mortgage industry who ignore the laws and take advantage of homebuyers. Chris Thomas of America’s Mortgage offers this free class to help you avoid getting ripped off. Some of the topics covered include how the money flows in the mortgage industry, why interest rates go up and down, how lenders get paid, understanding closing costs, and how to spot the common mortgage rip-offs and avoid them. Class is free, but you must register to attend.

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Our Most Recent Event:

Big thanks to everyone who made it!

HOMEBUYER SEMINAR:

WHAT DO RISING INTEREST RATES MEAN FOR MY OPTIONS?

This small-format class is a great opportunity to learn about lending options available for buying a first home or cashing in and moving up in the Denver market.

  • Wednesday, August 15th
  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Shift Workspaces at 1001 Bannock St. Denver

Stay In The Loop:

If you’d like to be notified of upcoming classes and seminars sign up for our email list and we’ll let you know as soon as they’re announced!

Our Most Recent Event:

Big thanks to everyone who made it!

HOMEBUYER SEMINAR:

WHAT DO RISING INTEREST RATES MEAN FOR MY OPTIONS?

This small-format class is a great opportunity to learn about lending options available for buying a first home or cashing in and moving up in the Denver market.

  • Wednesday, August 15th
  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Shift Workspaces at 1001 Bannock St. Denver

January 17, 2019 at Colorado Free University:

How to Not Get Ripped Off When Buying a House

Getting a mortgage can be a daunting experience. There are plenty of laws to protect the consumer, but there are also quite a few people in the mortgage industry who ignore the laws and take advantage of homebuyers. Chris Thomas of America’s Mortgage offers this free class to help you avoid getting ripped off. Some of the topics covered include how the money flows in the mortgage industry, why interest rates go up and down, how lenders get paid, understanding closing costs, and how to spot the common mortgage rip-offs and avoid them. Class is free, but you must register to attend.

December 12, 2018 at Colorado Free University:

Get Your Home Loan Approved! FAQs of Mortgage Underwriting

The mortgage approval process is called “underwriting” and everyone who wants a mortgage needs to know how a loan is approved. This class will arm you with the crucial knowledge you need to talk to a bank or mortgage broker. When you leave this class, you will know the answers to the following questions and much more: What credit score do I need, and how do I get that score? How much is the down payment? Can someone give me the money for the down payment? How much money do I need in the bank? Can I still get a loan if I had a bankruptcy or foreclosure? How long must I have a job? Does my part-time income count? If my spouse has bad credit, can I still get a loan? How much debt can I have? What kind of documentation do I need to show the lender? Do I always need an appraisal? Does the house have to be in perfect shape? Why does my real estate agent want me to be “pre-approved” for a mortgage before showing me houses? Chris Thomas is licensed by Colorado as a mortgage loan originator. He and his wife (a former underwriter) are some of the top producing mortgage bankers in the state. Class is free but you must register to attend.

November 14, 2018 at Colorado Free University:

How to Not Get Ripped Off When Buying a House

Getting a mortgage can be a daunting experience. There are plenty of laws to protect the consumer, but there are also quite a few people in the mortgage industry who ignore the laws and take advantage of homebuyers. Chris Thomas of America’s Mortgage offers this free class to help you avoid getting ripped off. Some of the topics covered include how the money flows in the mortgage industry, why interest rates go up and down, how lenders get paid, understanding closing costs, and how to spot the common mortgage rip-offs and avoid them. Class is free, but you must register to attend.

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Down Payment Problems

Having down payment problems? Some of the best down payment assistance programs available to Colorado residents are the loan programs offered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA).  CHFA loan programs require a minimum borrower contribution of only $1,000. And now, if you get a CHFA loan from us, it gets even better, thanks […]

Negative Interest Rate Mortgages

We get calls every week from people asking if we think there will be negative interest rates for mortgages.  Negative interest rate mortgages exist in a few European countries, and President Trump regularly tweets that he’s all for negative rates, so are negative interest rate mortgages really something you should hold out for?   Here’s what […]

The Cost of a Refinance

With interest rates as low as they are, many people are refinancing their existing mortgage.  The most common question we are asked is this: “How much money do I need to pay you if I want to refinance?’ Here’s all you need to know about the cost of a refinance. Closing Costs The closing costs […]

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