Today’s buyers and sellers need a trusted resource that can guide them through the complex world of real estate. With our extensive knowledge and commitment to providing the best and most timely information to our clients, we are your go-to source for real estate industry insight and advice. Here are some of the most common questions we receive, if you have any specific questions, please feel free to message us below!


What is the first step of the home buying process?

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is the first step of the home buying process. Getting a pre-approval letter from a lender get the ball rolling in the right direction. We can help you through all of this!


How long does it take to buy a home?

Under normal market conditions, the average time to complete the sale of a home is 30 to 45 days. Though, well-prepared home buyers have been known to purchase properties faster than the averages.


What kind of credit score do I need to buy a home?

Most loan programs require a FICO score of 620 or better. Borrowers with higher credit scores represent less risk to the lender, often resulting in a lower the down payment requirement and better interest rate. Conversely, home shoppers with lower credit scores may need to bring more money to the table (or accept a higher interest rate) to offset the lender’s risk.

Have more questions?

If you have any more specific questions please submit them to us! Leah Schweid & Associates are always happy to provide you with whatever knowledge you need to make your move in the Denver market!

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