Author Archives: C3 Real Estate

How HOAs Can Impact Your Expenses

You may have heard of a homeowner association in discussions regarding Fort Collins CO real estate, or you may be considering the purchase of a home with an HOA in place. But what exactly is a homeowner association, and what difference does it make to you as a buyer? According to HOA USA, the primary purpose of… read more

What Types of Mortgages Are There?

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What do the abbreviations ARM, FHA, and RHS have in common? No, they are not the latest in social media speak or code for text messaging. These actually all have to do with mortgages and home loans, and are important terms to know when you are ready to purchase Fort Collins CO real estate. Unless you are… read more

Fair Housing: What Do I Need to Know?

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It may be difficult to imagine that in our day, housing discrimination is still an issue. HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) has estimated that each year, over 2 million cases of housing discrimination occur, but less than 1% are reported. What Does Housing Discrimination Look Like? Housing discrimination can take on many forms.… read more

Living in a High Rise Condo: Good Choice for You?

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If you have ever considered a high rise condo as a Fort Collins CO real estate option, you have lots of options to choose from. These dwellings offer amenities only for the privileged, but that does not mean it is always the right choice for everyone looking to settle somewhere in a big city. A high rise is… read more

Renting vs. Owning a Home

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When the time comes to choose Fort Collins CO real estate as your residence, you will be faced with the choice to rent or buy. There are pros and cons to each option, and each bring its own challenges and benefits. Some people will only ever rent, some will only buy, and many will experience a… read more

Real Estate in an Age of Technology

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We are daily surrounded by technology, whether in the form of smartphones, tablets, laptops, or whatever the latest advance may be. When it comes to buying and selling Loveland CO real estate, we have waved goodbye to the days of scouring the Sunday newspaper as our sole method of listing or purchasing a property. The advance… read more

10 Weird and Unusual Homes From Around the World

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Not all homes take the traditional, expected forms of construction. When an architect decides to mix it up a bit, the result is funky, unique, and sometimes just plain weird.  Most of these are a far cry from the lovely Fort Collins CO homes we see around here. 1. The Mushroom House: Boasting a $729,000 price tag,… read more

3 Things to Think About When Buying a New Home

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There are a number of considerations that must be made by new homebuyers. The following reviews the top three things to think about when buying a new Loveland CO home: 1. Your Budget and Credit Score – Preferably, you need to be able to put 20 percent down on a home in order to get a mortgage… read more

The Basics of Home Equity

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If you have spent anytime filling out paperwork to buy a new Fort Collins CO home, you have no doubt heard the term “home equity.” But what exactly is it?  The equity in your home is the current appraised value minus the amount you owe on the home. As you pay off more debt owed… read more

Should You Buy a Log Home? 5 Things to Consider

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The log cabin has, for centuries, been a symbol of frontier life. Shows like Little House on the Prairie transported us right into the midst of one-room cabins where families would gather and problems were solved. But that was then. Log homes have come a long way from their beginnings in the 1600s, with their mud-packed design and… read more