Home Buyer Education Classes

Grand County Homeownership Class

Since 2000, the Grand County Housing Authority, in partnerhship with Colorado Housing and Finance Authority  has sponsored monthly home-buyer education classes at no cost to the the general public.   

To attend it's as easy as registering for the class. 

Please call  Sheena Darland  at  (970) 725-3071.

Our mission:  To give potential first time home-buyers the skills needed to become successful homeowners. To enhance the ability of lenders to extend mortgage credit to lower and moderate-income customers by educating those customers on how to obtain a mortgage they can afford.

Curriculum & Learning Objectives

  1. Preparing for Home-ownership Identify what participants want and need in a home. How much can participants afford to spend on a home.
  2. How to increase their buying power.
  3. Shopping for a home. How to work with a realtor. Finding the "right" house. Negotiating the purchase. How to obtain and use a home inspection.
  4. Obtaining. a Mortgage. Shopping for an affordable mortgage. The loan process. What to do if your application is rejected.
  5. Closing. What to expect at closing and settlement
  6. Life as a homeowner. How to meet ongoing financial obligations of home ownership. How to take advantage of financial opportunities that come with home ownership.

In addition to the above information, participants with any credit/or budgeting problems will be given the opportunity to meet with an adviser to come up with a plan to address their individual issues.