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[…]

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Is it better to buy or rent a home in Fort Collins?

Recent articles in CNN, Zillow, and other national news sources have been reporting on the all-time affordability of housing right now as well as the fact that in most metropolitan areas it is better to buy vs. rent right now.  Since Fort Collins thankfully is not a major metropolitan area I am going to run[…]

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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[…]

Determine What Kind of Home You Need

If you’ve been reading through each step of my First-time Home Buyers Guide, I have some good news for you.  We’re starting to get to the fun stuff that most people think of when buying a home.  Congratulations, you’re almost ready to find a Realtor and start shopping for a home! Amost…before you start looking[…]

Shop for a Lender

I’m on step 3 of my home buyers guide and I still haven’t mentioned anything about finding a Realtor. Surprised?  That’s because the smart home buyer is a prepared home buyer.  If you’ve educated yourself and determined a budget for yourself like I talked about previously, you are now prepared to find out if a[…]

Home Buyers Guide

The process of buying a home, especially for the first time, can be a very time consuming process.  It’s easy feel overwhelmed by both your emotions and the complexities of the process. If I could give one piece of advice it would be to not rush into anything you don’t understand or aren’t comfortable with.[…]

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Fort Collins Down Payment Assistance

If you’re a first-time home buyer, or you’ve been thinking about purchasing a home and you’d like to live within the limits of Fort Collins proper, you may or may not have heard about the Fort Collins Down Payment Assistance program. This program coupled with the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit that is about to expire is an awesome opportunity to take advantage of for those who qualify.