with the neighborhood you are considering,
the quality of schools, safety of the area,
traffic volume, and so on. A good realtor
will save you hours of time and might have
inside tips on houses that are fresh on the
market. Realtors can also provide advice
and tips when it comes time to make an
offer on a home.
DO YOU NEED A CPA?
Sometimes it can be a good idea to hire a
licensed certified public accountant (CPA).
CPAs can provide you with professional
advice on personal finances and other
matters, including how to adjust your
finances to help you meet your personal
goals, such as buying a house and other
financial and legal needs.
CPAs can also help you with tax preparation and auditing services, and help you
develop an effective accounting system
for your personal and household needs.
Other services provided by CPAs include
advice about how your financial situation
will change based on life changes such as
marriage or divorce, retirement, college,
and more. CPAs will give you useful
advice and tips that you might not learn
about any other way.
The most important factor of choosing
a CPA is that you trust them with your
personal financial information. Make
sure that your CPA has the proper level
of experience and training, and don’t
forget that you can ask for references. For
additional information or to find a CPA,
contact the Colorado Society of Certified
Public Accountants at 303-773-2877 or
view its website at www.cocpa.org.
Most major banks have branches in the metro
Denver area, which is a major financial
center for the entire Rocky Mountain region.
Banks in the area include Compass Bank,
FirstBank, KeyBank, UMB Bank Colorado,
U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo. Denver’s 17th
Street in downtown Denver is sometimes
called the “Wall Street of the Rockies,”
because of the number of major investment
houses and financial institutions.
Credit unions are also popular in the
Denver metro region. Many businesses
are affiliated with a credit union.
Usually credit unions are federally regulated and not-for-profit. They are known
for their connection to the communities
in which they exist, as well as their high
standards of customer service. Ask your
employer if your company is affiliated
with a credit union.
A good realtor will save you hours
of time and might have inside tips on
houses that are fresh on the market.
Realtors can also provide advice and
tips when it comes time to make an
offer on a home.
METRO DENVER HOUSING RESOURCES
Adams County Housing Authority 303-227-2075 www.adamscountyhousing.com
Arapahoe County First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program 970-494-2021 www.co.arapahoe.co.us/ index.aspx?NID=1321
City of Aurora Homeownership Assistance Program 303-739-7900 www.auroragov.org/LivingHere/
City of Boulder Homeownership Programs 303-441-3157 www.bouldercolorado.gov/homeownership/
City of Longmont Homebuyers Programs 303-774-4648 www.ci.longmont.co.us/cdbg/housing/ hb.htm
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority 800-877-2432 www.chfainfo.com
Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation 303-572-9445 www.chaconline.org
Colorado Rural Housing Development Corporation 303-428-1448 www.crhdc.org
Commerce City Housing Authority 303-289-3600 www.c3gov.com/index.aspx?NID=100
Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corporation 303-477-4774 www.delnortendc.org
Southwest Improvement Council in Denver 303-934-2181 www.swic-denver.org
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 800-225-5342 www.hud.gov
Wheat Ridge Housing Authority 303-235-2846 www.ci.wheatridge.co.us