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[…]

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[…]

Looking for a job? Don’t forget to look north to Cheyenne

Did you know that Cheyenne, WY is only a 40 mile, traffic-free commute from Fort Collins and has lots of good job potential? Although we’d all love to live and work in the same town, it’s pretty common for people living in Fort Collins to look for a job in other cities on the front[…]

Building development by decade in Fort collins

Fort Collins city planning history for home buyers

I sat in on a great presentation recently by local Realtor, Linda Hopkins regarding the history of Fort Collins and was reminded of some valuable pieces of insight that could be very helpful to home buyers in Fort Collins.  One of the most important things she pointed out today in her presentation on the history[…]

Loft Style Living in Old Town – New Listing Sneak Peak

I’m very excited about this new listing that I will be presenting as soon as next week.  I included a few pictures for anyone interested in Old Town Fort Collins loft style living.  There’s so much I love about this place.  Plenty of natural light, hardwood floors, 9 ft. ceilings, a unique loft style office[…]

Is Your College Kid Ready to Own a Condo

Fort Collins “Kiddie Condo” Loan for CSU students

The FHA “Kiddie Condo” Loan The FHA “Kiddie Condo” loan is an FHA mortagage between blood relatives (ex: parent and their child attending CSU).  Both borrowers take title to the property, but only one borrower is required to live in the property to meet the FHA’s owner occupant requirement.  The term “kiddie condo” is only[…]