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Homebuyer Education

Homebuyer Education

City of Boulder Homeownership Orientation (required)

Orientation gives you the information you need to determine if this is the right program for you. The class provides an overview of the city's homeownership programs, qualification requirements, restrictions, and the application and buying process. We recommended you take this class first. You are required to complete it before you close on a home.

The schedule is posted to the right. Both in-person and online options are available. To preregister call 303-441-3157 ext. 2 or email homeownership@bouldercolorado.gov.

CHFA Homebuyer Class (required)

We recommended you take this class as soon as possible to aid in your home buying. You are required to complete the class before you close. Topics include determining how much home you can afford; budgeting for homeownership expenses; how credit affects home buying; resources for down payment assistance; mortgage financing options; real estate contracts; and home inspections.

Boulder County Housing and Community Education offers the CHFA Homebuyer Class at no cost every month.  Register early as classes fill up quickly! For more information and to register contact Boulder County at 720-564-2279.

If the Boulder County class is full, you may take the class from any approved Colorado Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) agency in Colorado. The training is available in the classroom (free) or online ($99).

Links to the current Boulder County class schedule and CHFA’s regional class schedule are posted to the right.

Other Educational Opportunities for Interested Homebuyers (optional)

Boulder County Housing and Community Education offers a variety of financially oriented classes which may assist you in pursuing many of your financial goals such as homeownership, retirement planning, larger purchases, paying off debt and much more. 

These same topics and much more can be discussed on a more personal level as well through Individual Financial Counseling Appointments.  Call 720.564.2279 or visit the website.

Boulder County Housing and Community Education also offers financial workshops:

Financial Foundations Workshops (series consists of eight (8) two-hour workshops)

Through these workshops, you will acquire skills and tools to build assets and savings, save for homeownership, and make smart investments. An engaging and knowledgeable community education team will lead interactive workshops on topics such as: saving and investing; demystifying credit; developing spending plans; and weaving financial “inside information” with easy tools to achieve your financial goals. Over the course of eight (8) fun, lively two-hour workshops with like-minded peers, you will emerge with a financial plan you can work with to move you towards the future you want.

Financial Stability Workshops

Even during challenging financial times, we can still take steps to move toward a brighter financial future. The Financial Stability experience provides you with tools, skills and pathways to move closer to the life you want and deserve. In these workshops, you’ll engage with people in similar situations and with instructors who make learning fun and interesting (and give out candy along the way).

The Financial Stability series consists of four (4) two-hour workshops:

  • Goal Setting for Financial Stability
  • Budgeting on a Small Income
  • Organizing for Financial Management
  • Communicating for Financial Health

 

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