1. 3 Home Buying Deal Breakers in Fort Collins

    The world of real estate can be simple and complex.  Each transaction is different and there are a myriad of things that can derail any home purchase.  Any broker in Fort Collins could tell you crazy stories as to why some of their home buyers had deals fall through.  Most problems can be solved with cooperation and negotiation from both sides, but what are the biggest home buying deal breakers…Read More

  2. The 20% Down Payment Myth

    Don't let anyone tell you that you need to put 20% down on a house.  There are tons of misconceptions and false information saying that's the only way to get a home these days.  Plus, it's not exactly easy to drum up $50k to put down on a $250,000 home.  In all actuality, putting that much money down on a home will make your mortgage payments less expensive, but could you possibly use that mone…Read More

  3. How to Buy a Home While Selling Your Existing Home in Fort Collins

    Some people literally stay in homes for much longer than they have to because they cannot simply fathom the headache and logistical nightmare of trying to buy a home while selling their home.  In the real estate world, these folks are commonly known as "move up buyers" when in reality, they might be moving up, down or sideways.  This type of transaction involves several moving parts that either …Read More

  4. Why the Rental Market in Northern Colorado is So Hot

    It had to happen sooner or later.  As more and more people are forced out of their homes either through a short sale or foreclosure, rental units have become more and more in demand.   The rental market in Northern Colorado (Fort Collins, Windsor, Greeley, Loveland) has been becoming tighter and tighter with little end in sight.  Rents are on the rise and as investors flood the market, you can …Read More

  5. Why You Should Use a Buyers Agent in Fort Collins

    When you don't understand how the game is played, it's tough to know how to win.  In the Fort Collins real estate market, we've seen people get frustrated trying to go alone into their own real estate transaction, only to be left jaded, feeling cheated because a seller's agent didn't really help them through the transaction.  Most times, that's when peoples negative perceptions of Realtors get f…Read More

  6. Making Your Best Offer When Buying a Home in Fort Collins

    The real estate market in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado is tough right now.  There's an abundance of distressed properties (Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's) and you think you can get a great home at a great price.   Although you want a deal, low ball offers may not get you the home you want.  Getting the home you really want at a great price takes strategy, skill and a knowledge of the lo…Read More

  7. Tax Tips for Fort Collins Home Owners

    With tax season looming, you really should be considering the tax benefits and impacts of home ownership.  If you're utilizing a CPA, make sure they're up to speed on your real estate status, as it can typically save you a lot of money at tax time.  If you handle taxes on your own, just make sure you don't miss the following tax tips for Fort Collins Home Owners. 1.  Refinancing and Reducing …Read More

  8. First Time Home Buyers in Fort Collins

    If you're over having a room-mate, and throwing away your hard earned money to pay off someone else's mortgage, you're probably wanting a place of your very own. It's time.  This can be one of the most exciting parts of your life, but also one of the most confusing and nerve-wracking times as well.  With all sorts of information out there for first time home buyers in Fort Collins, or Northern C…Read More

  9. Thinking of Refinancing in Northern Colorado?

    Over the past couple months, we've been asked by several clients from Fort Collins to Greeley and everywhere in between, "Should I re-finance?"  With those 5, 6, and 7+% rates, more and more NoCo locals are considering it.  But how do you know if refinancing your loan in Northern Colorado is the right decision?  Done correctly, refinancing can save you money, both in the long and short term, bu…Read More

  10. Fort Collins Real Estate Statistics

    It's a fact of life, either you love real estate statistics, or you're indifferent.  We happen to love real estate news and numbers.  It's the lifeblood of our business and there is so much to be learned by analyzing and interpreting data in Fort Collins.  If you're looking through our statistics page, we want to be able to help you understand what to look for and how to interpret the data in …Read More