Did you know: some of the best properties sell before they are listed?

Did you know: some of the best properties sell before they are listed?

Often folks consider only the homes they see when searching on zillow, realtor.com, and other home search sites. And while these sites are a reliable way to find property, limiting yourself only to the homes you see online limits your options. What if in your search for homes for sale in Fort Collins or other Northern Colorado […]

Today’s Buyer Tip: Gauge the health of your HOA

Today’s Buyer Tip: Gauge the health of your HOA

Are you looking for homes for sale in Fort Collins or elsewhere in Northern Colorado? Here’s a tip you won’t want to neglect. A few months ago, we had some buyers considering a townhome in central Fort Collins. The unit and complex were both beautiful and they decided to write an offer despite a small […]

Today’s Buyer Tip: What is a survey? How much to they cost? Should you get one?

Today’s Buyer Tip: What is a survey? How much to they cost? Should you get one?

A survey is a professional drawing of a property that shows the lot lines as well as improvements on the property. Improvements are things like structures, fences, driveways, sidewalks, wells, ponds, decks and any other permanent feature. A survey will also show easements that run with the land. The most common easements are for utilities such as power, gas, […]

Today’s Home Buyer Tip: Ask for an prior inspection report from your inspector

Today’s Home Buyer Tip: Ask for an prior inspection report from your inspector

Today’s Fort Collins home buying tip involves your potential new home inspection. When considering which home inspector to use, ask for inspection reports from a few different inspectors. An actual report the inspector has performed in the past is a great way to evaluate the inspector’s proficiency. In our experience, inspection reports vary greatly from […]

Today’s Home Buyer Tip: When buying a new home, are the builder’s lender incentives worth it?

Today’s Home Buyer Tip: When buying a new home, are the builder’s lender incentives worth it?

You’ve probably already spent time calculating your mortgage to try to figure out the costs of a new home. When shopping for new construction, you’ll often see the builder offering incentives if you use their preferred mortgage provider. They may offer $5,000 towards upgrades and options, which sounds great, and, in some cases, it is […]

Today’s Home Buyer Tip: Know your flooring install prices.

Today’s Home Buyer Tip: Know your flooring install prices.

When our clients are searching for homes for sale in Northern Colorado, replacing flooring is often something they have to consider. We like to keep tabs on flooring install prices to help our clients estimate re-flooring costs when we’re walking through homes. Right now we’re estimating flooring installation costs at $8/square foot for oak, $4.5/sf […]


10 THINGS TO DO BEFORE BUYING A HOME

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Buying a home can be confusing. If you're a first-time home buyer there are 10 things you need to know.

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