CHFA Down Payment Assistance Switches to a 3% Grant

If you’re a first-time homebuyer and are looking for down payment assistance in Fort Collins, Loveland, or the rest of Larimer County, this news could be of significant interest to you. If you can qualify for assistance through a CHFA qualified lender, you will soon be able to take advantage of a grant of up[…]

Investor’s Tip: Value Add ideas

If you are considering the investment potential of a property, don’t forget to think about possible changes in use which could improve value. Occasionally I run across properties that are not being utilized to their highest potential.  The most common example is probably a single-family home that is on a commercially zoned parcel of land.[…]

How to find building permits, CO’s, and other docs online

Did you know you can find building permits, certificates of occupancy, site plans, past city correspondence, and even past violations for any Fort Collins property online?  This is a very helpful due diligence resource for any buyer purchasing a home.  By going to you can simply type in the address of the property you are researching[…]

Market Statistics relating to Homes for Sale in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado

FHA vs. Conventional Financing

This is a question I receive often when talking about financing a mortgage and this is a portion of an email I received last week outlining the differences between FHA and Conventional financing.  Even though the minimum down payment for an FHA loan is 3.5% versus 5% with a conventional loan, the outcome might surprise you. —email—[…]

Why you haven’t found a home in Old Town yet

Today I’m going to break into a brief comparison of the past 6 months of Old Town Fort Collins homes that have sold versus the same 6 months in 2011.  I’ve been working with a handful of buyers seeking to find a home in Old Town and it’s been a bit of a frustrating experience,[…]

Market Statistics relating to Homes for Sale in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado

The weather isn’t the only thing that warmed up early | Fort Collins Market Report March 2012

Written by: Rick Hausman, Supervising Broker, Roots Real Estate. The weather isn’t the only thing that warmed up early… So has Real Estate Activity. Residential Detached Market Analysis The number of homes sold (detached and attached), and the median sales price is up in March compared to March 2011. In my opinion in any market[…]

Homes for sale within 1 mile of a Fort Collins micro brewery

Do you love micro brews?  If so, why not live closest enough to one to enjoy a tasty pint on a regular basis.  I imagine the map below will be more of a novelty than something that most people take seriously.  However, if you really are looking for a home for sale within 1 mile[…]

Major FHA Changes to Increase Borrower’s Cost

This information courtesy of Teri Evans at Premier Mortgage Group. This week several major changes were announced at HUD that will have a direct impact on FHA borrowing costs. If you have clients that are on the fence share this information with them. These changes go into effect on all new FHA case numbers generated[…]