Real Estate Blog

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
small house

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
commercial real estate

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…

The Benefits of Rain

By C3 Real Estate | April 25, 2019
rainy home

The saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers!” Though after the long winter we all just want some sunshine. We want to warm our bones and refresh our souls. Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings. The flowers and trees are blooming, birds are singing, and the bugs are starting to buzz. It’s…

Moving Your Roots

By C3 Real Estate | April 18, 2019
planting

I’m enjoying a bit of play on words here while I write, Moving Your Roots. People already synonymously associate buying a new home with uprooting. Other plant related words can be transplant, when you aren’t from around here, or rooted, meaning you have never left your home area. If you haven’t guessed it already, today’s…

How Long is the Drive?

By C3 Real Estate | April 11, 2019
driving time

I recently visited friends in Colorado and traveled between Denver, Boulder and the Fort Collins area. I also did a jaunt over to Winter Park but that is a story for another day. What I learned is that distance and travel time in Colorado is somewhat deceiving. For those thinking of buying a home along…

Paint to Sell

By C3 Real Estate | April 4, 2019
Paint to Sell

The decision to sell your home has been made and you are gearing up for the process. After getting in touch with your C3 Real Estate Agent, you want to maximize your return and put some added effort into the appeal of your home for potential buyers. It’s been a few years since the exterior…

That View!

By C3 Real Estate | March 28, 2019
Rocky Mountains

If you are fortunate enough to be looking at buying a home in Colorado, you know one of the biggest features is the view! We sometimes take for granted the fact that our state is lined with the Rockies, that give a breathtaking view. Here are a few points to ponder when trying to figure…

If you want to look inside, then you need to apply!

By C3 Real Estate | March 21, 2019
approved

If you want to look inside, then you need to apply, with a mortgage lender! Spring is a fantastic time to start to looking for a new home to buy. If you are really considering buying a new home it is time to approach a mortgage lender. Most Real Estate Agents, no matter how well…

Fort Collins St Patrick’s Weekend

By C3 Real Estate | March 14, 2019
Irish

Part of the charm about buying a home in small or smaller community are the events that take place. It is great to take the family, somewhere local, on the weekend to participate in the celebrations. It is good to be able to celebrate the more known events as well as ones that have been…

Floor Plan Apps

By C3 Real Estate | March 7, 2019
floor plan

So you have decided to buy a new home that is a fixer upper or one that needs a remodel. It is so exciting to be able to design something the way you want it. There are so many positives as to why being able to remodel is so popular, just turn on the DIY…

Open House Touring Tips

By C3 Real Estate | February 28, 2019
Open Door

Now that winter is subsiding it is time for sellers to start holding open houses. When you are looking to buy a new home, attending an open house is a great way to help you narrow down your search. Seeing a house in photos is one thing, but getting a feel for it is another.…