Buying a house in Denver raises some “Mile High” questions. Should you live in Jefferson Park so Broncos games are just a hop, skip and a jump away, or Stapleton so getting to Denver International Airport is a breeze? Should you buy new construction or an existing house? And most importantly, which Denver mortgage lender should you choose?

While you’re contemplating the best neighborhood or type of house, NerdWallet compared Denver’s leading mortgage lenders — big national brands along with smaller hometown options — to identify the best ones for a variety of borrower preferences.

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NerdWallet’s best Denver mortgage lenders

These Denver mortgage lenders have been reviewed by NerdWallet and are among the city’s highest-volume mortgage companies, according to the latest available data.

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Local mortgage lenders in Denver

The following lenders have not been reviewed by NerdWallet. However, these companies originated a significant number of mortgages in Denver and are popular among the city’s home loan shoppers.

Check them out if you want to include some local options in your search for a mortgage lender.

American Financing

  • Employs salary-based mortgage consultants.
  • Offers Colorado first-time home buyer (CHFA) loans and down payment assistance.
  • Has a bank statement loan program for self-employed borrowers.
  • Has only one branch located in Aurora, Colorado.

Cherry Creek Mortgage

  • In business since 1986.
  • Offers specialty loans for first-time home buyers, Native Americans and union members.
  • Finances new construction and renovations.
  • Has more than 20 branch locations in Colorado.


  • Does not require personal information for customized rate quotes online.
  • Offers first-time home buyer loans with low closing costs and down payment assistance.
  • Offers construction and lot loans.
  • Has many branch locations throughout Colorado.

Elevations Credit Union

  • Offers a wide variety of loans, including FHA, VA, USDA and jumbo.
  • Has a no-closing-cost option for conforming loans.
  • Displays interest rates online for all its mortgage products, but they’re not customized.
  • Has more than a dozen branch locations in Colorado.

Best Denver Mortgage Lenders: Summary

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