Real Estate Blog

Against the Trend

By C3 Real Estate | August 15, 2019

It is back to school time for most children across Colorado and the country. Summer is coming to a close and new daily routines are being set back up. Most people with children who want to buy a new home try and do so before the school year. This is done for many obvious reasons.…

Down Payment Tips

By C3 Real Estate | August 8, 2019

Did you just groan at having to sign another year lease on a rental property? Did your landlords decide to raise the rent on you? Has the idea of buying a home become more and more appealing to you? There are many reasons to buy a home versus continuing to pay on a rental property.…

Responsible Landlord

By C3 Real Estate | August 1, 2019

Everyone has a story about their Landlord at one point or another. One of the biggest perks of buying a new home is that you become your own Landlord. But what if you decided to buy an income property and you have tenants. You are now the Landlord and the homeowner. That is a lot…

Central Air

By C3 Real Estate | July 25, 2019

I remember as a kid, the hassle my father would go through every spring having to install window air conditioner units in our home. One in the main living room, and one in my parents bedroom. That was it.  All the kids bedrooms would have large box fans. To install the AC we would have…

The Don’ts

By C3 Real Estate | July 18, 2019

When preparing to buy a new home there is the Do’s and Don’t list as well as the pros and cons list. Here is a list of the things you don’t want to do when preparing to buy a new home. The list may seem simple but many people still do the don’t’s. Help yourself…

Storm Damage

By C3 Real Estate | July 11, 2019

I have a friend in Louisville who was recently complaining about all her flowers taking over her yard. It really wasn’t a complaint, just her wondering how she was going to tackle trimming it all back. Her garden belongs around a small cottage in the English countryside. It sometimes creeps out onto the sidewalk and…

Fear of Buying

By C3 Real Estate | July 4, 2019

Making a home purchase decisions will bring about fear. The fear of always questioning if the home is the right decision or not. The scales can be weighed and the decision clear but the fear is still there. When deciding to buy a home, fear is a definable aspect that can result in regrets. Here…

Modern Condo

By C3 Real Estate | June 28, 2019

Up and down the Front Range between Fort Collins and Boulder there are many new residential areas. These areas look like single family homes but quite a few are  Modern Condo’s. Traditional thoughts on condo’s are multi-family units that are stacked and that lack curb appeal. Condo’s have grown statue and structure and can now…

Unwanted Housemates

By C3 Real Estate | June 20, 2019

As I was wiping my kitchen counter, I suddenly noticed that what I thought was just a coffee ground, was walking away from me. It was in fact one of those tiny, “sugar ants” that seem to appear every late spring and no matter how much ant bait I put out, always seem to thrive.…

New Construction Upgrades

By C3 Real Estate | June 13, 2019

The new housing market is on the rise in Colorado. It is a great time to do a new home build if that is something you have always wanted to do. Having the choice to buy a house or build a house is something to consider. Most people have at one time or another played…

Why I like my HOA

By C3 Real Estate | June 6, 2019

I recently had a conversation with a buddy of mine who lives out east. He was complaining of a neighbor of his using an ATV. We grew up together using recreational machines and having fun on ATV’s so at first I wasn’t certain why he was complaining, until he told me more. My buddy lives…

Visual Research

By C3 Real Estate | May 30, 2019

Most people have the luxury in this day and age to not have to buy or rent a home site unseen. With the availability of technology and the explosion of social media, being able to do visual research on a particular area has become more readily available. There are many different ways of finding out…

Tornado Preparedness

By C3 Real Estate | May 23, 2019

A couple of years ago was my first trip to Colorado. I had flown into Denver airport. I was so excited to be visiting a place I had always wanted to see. I was excited for the mountains and being a mile high, and seeing the legendary Colorado blue sky. What I wasn’t prepared for…

Simple Ways to Look Bigger

By C3 Real Estate | May 16, 2019
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The phrase, “Simple Ways to Look Bigger” may seem to not apply in the mainstream right now as it’s almost summer and people are trying to ramp of their summer bodies. But when you are in the real estate market and are looking to sell your home, trying to make your house look bigger than…

Competitive Market Home Buying Strategies

By C3 Real Estate | May 9, 2019

Let’s just come out and say it, “Stop snowing! It’s May and I’m ready for sunshine!” Alright, now that we have gotten the obvious elephant off our chests. But seriously, I can’t believe it is snowing, again, in Fort Collins. It’s a joke to say the S-word, but now it’s getting ridiculous. Does mother nature…

Commercial Real Estate Investing

By C3 Real Estate | May 2, 2019
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Commercial Real Estate Investing There is a growing movement for financial independence and reaching a neutral cash flow quicker than any generation before. One of the most lucrative avenues for being cash neutral and earning passive income is buying investment properties. This could mean buying commercial real estate or buying a home that is a…