Buying your first home can be very exciting and, for some people, overwhelming.
The good news is that there are lots of resources available to help you learn about home buying your first home and address any issues that are specific to your situation.
There are also national, state and local government agencies that offer information and advice for homebuyers.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has resources to help you at each stage of the process including how to shop for a mortgage loan, how to make an offer on a home, choosing the right insurance and having your home inspected before you buy. Through their website (www.hud.gov) you can learn about your rights when buying a home and you can find out about special HUD programs offered in Colorado that can help with down payments and loans.
If you are considering buying a newly built home, or building one yourself, you may want to consult the website for the National Association of Home Builders, (www.nahb.org). Their consumer section can help you with everything from floor plans to financing. They also offer advice on how to pick the right builder and options for making your new home energy efficient.