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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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CHFA Income Limit Increase

The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) announced that as of June 3, 2019, the income limits for most of their loan programs are increasing from $115,600 to $120,100.   Here’s what that means for you. Loan Programs CHFA has a couple of great down payment assistance programs.  One is a conventional loan requiring 3% […]

Rules for Gift Money

Did you know that you can receive gift money from a relative to pay for all of your down payment and closing costs?  The rules are simple. Here’s what you need to know. Residence Types If you are buying a 1, 2, 3, or 4-unit primary residence or second home, and you are putting 20% […]

Non-Taxable Income

Do you have non-taxable income, such as Social Security payments, child support payments, or non-taxable pension income? If so, did you know that we can count more income than you actually make when qualifying you for a mortgage? Here’s what you need to know. Conventional Loans For conventional (non-government) loans, we can increase the amount […]

Debts Paid by Others

If you have a debt, but are not making the payments on that debt, does that debt have to be included when calculating how much you can qualify for when applying for a mortgage? Here’s what you need to know about debts paid by others. If you are obligated on a non-mortgage debt, but are […]

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