Good question. 2 years ago I would have said maybe if you are there bright and early on day one with a clean offer and no closing costs or contingencies. Now it is virtually impossible in any nice area of Denver. You might want to consider a condo or townhome in a decent area. That would be a good way to get your foot in the door and take step up from there. At least I can say that condos now are appreciating faster than homes in the Denver area. Could be a good investment. Best of success in your search.
Your Castle Realestate
The good news is that there is mortgage credit available to help first time buyers buy a home of their own.
It depends on the type of lifestyle you're looking for. There are some nice up-and-coming neighborhoods with smallish houses and big big lots, that would be great for urban farming type experiences. In other neighborhoods, getting something large enough and in a nice finished condition might be a bit of a challenge. Do you currently live in Denver? Any thoughts on areas? And, are you or your husband/partner handy and willing to do some renovation?
We'd be happy to help you scout out some areas and possibilities. Feel free to give us a call or email any time. :-)
Tony & Karen