Here it is – the opportunity to own a great home in the Buffalo Creek subdivision at 3155 Thundering Herd Way in Wellington for under $315K. Walking distance to the Wellington Community Park and the new schools that are being built in Wellington. First American Home Warranty included. Check out the fresh interior paint on main and upper levels as well as the new carpeting. The private back yard is fully fenced and has foothill views. Quick access to I-25 from this gem. Contact Maria Dellota at (970) 215-1013 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
This home at 6420 Garrison Court in Fort Collins that sits on a west-facing cul-de-sac lot with beautiful mature landscaping. It is in pristine condition with new carpet, new appliances, hardwood was refinished 2019, new roof and paint in 2019. The finished basement is an entertainer’s dream with a full kitchen/bar area. This home won’t last long so schedule a showing today! Contact Lindsey Crisanti at (970) 420-4498 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Recently updated ranch floor-plan at 525 Columbia Road in Fort Collins with a fully finished basement. The large main floor features original hardwood floors that have just been refinished and stained. The addition to the home adds a dining room, family room and a beautiful sun-room off the back of the home so you can soak up the 300+ days of Colorado sunshine! The kitchen has been fully updated with brand new counters, back-splash and appliances. The main floor bath has also been fully updated. In the basement, you’ll find a large rec room for additional living and entertaining space. All carpet is brand new and the entire home has been repainted. Beautiful trees dot the property and there is still lots of space for you to plant a garden or entertain. Contact Anali Roath at (970) 829-8818 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Investing in a home is a great way to build passive income but earning from your investment will take a little groundwork to become a well-oiled machine. This is your beginner’s guide to owning an investment property so you can set up that foundation properly to avoid future headaches.
Make sure it’s livable
It’s important to start with your home inspection before you start making plans. Use the inspection report to prioritize the maintenance issues.
Before a tenant moves in, make sure the home is livable. Handle the important items that affect the livability of the property, either now or in the near future. If the inspector noticed a leak in the roof or holes that could lead to infestation, take care of those first. Other maintenance issues to prioritize are the fuel and the hot water source.
If your city has inspection and registration requirements, be sure to cross check those inspection checklists with your current property. If the property wouldn’t pass now, make sure it will pass by the time the city sees it.
Upgrade the space
Once your property is in livable condition, it’s time to upgrade. If you have any left-over budget after the necessities are handled, consider adding a bedroom or a bathroom where you can find the space. These rooms heavily impact the rental price, and the more you have the higher the price. If there’s no space for another bed or bath, think about finishing the basement or upgrading some of the appliances to make the property more attractive to potential tenants.
Use similar properties in your neighborhood as your inspiration. These units are your competition, think about what you can add, or even take away, that would help you compete. Ask yourself what about your home is unique and in what ways does that affect your rentability? If every unit in your area has hardwoods, how can you make your carpeted home appealing? Maybe new carpet? Or is switching to hardwoods, or vinyl laminate that looks like wood, worth it?
Market it to future tenants
You need two things in your listing: 1) Great Photos 2) An Amazing Description
After you’ve perfected the property, it’s time to tell potential tenants that it’s available. Creating the listing is essential in drawing eyes on the unit so you can show it to as many people as possible.
Renters looking to move are quick to make their first impression of a property with thumbnail photos on a map. So, take lots of great, bright, photos of the entire place to showcase the amenities and show potential tenants what it looks like, then choose the best photo to be the first in the lineup. Remember to get the lighting is just right to show every corner of the listing. Dark photos scare tenants away, making them think the unit is dingy and dirty. Light and bright photos show a clean home that’s move-in ready. They can imagine themselves living there a lot easier than in dark and cramped looking units.
Next, they’ll read the description. This is again where other listings in your area can help you.
Read other listings to structure your description and to draw inspiration on what tenants might think is important. Find the selling points and emphasize those above the unique features, especially if those unique features are obvious in the photos.
3118 Placer Street is located on a large fenced lot with mature landscaping in Fort Collins. The main level has recently been painted and boasts new wood floors with wainscoting and crown molding. The updating continues with new carpet, newer furnace and water heater. The family room has a wood-burning fireplace to cozy up to in the winter. Separate living room and dining room are perfect to entertain friends and family. Don’t forget there is plenty of room for your camper! Contact Rondi duPont at (970) 104-0123 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Lovely 3 bed, 3 bath home at 172 Halibut Drive in Windsor has been updated throughout with lighting, tile, paint, new carpet & more! The open floor plan with high ceilings allows natural light to wash over the main level. Escape downstairs to relax in the large finished basement with a wet bar. Enjoy the evenings in the back yard under the covered patio. Contact Rondi duPont at (970) 401-0123 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
One of the best mountain views in town! Step back in time and enjoy the sunset on this West facing covered private patio. 915 Greenfield Court provides a sprawling 2 acre fenced Equestrian lot with a well for irrigation. New paint, roof, carpet and kitchen/sun room expansion with slate floors and radiant heat. Barn has tack room and extra storage. Home boasts 1 wood burning stove, a walk-out garden level to hot tub, over-sized garage and sectioned off workshop. A horticulturists dream. Easy access to I-25 and town. Contact Kyle Basnar at (970) 481-5689 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
2 bedroom 2 bath town home at 3024 Ross Dr #B15 in Fort Collins that backs to a greenbelt. Easy access to Horsetooth Reservoir, trails, and just minutes to CSU. Extensive updates include new doors, carpet, furnace, ac, refrigerator, and washer/dryer. French doors added to the fenced backyard area. Currently leased through summer of 2020. Contact Paul Hunter at (970) 673-7285 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Fantastic main-level condo at 4545 Wheaton Dr #B130 in south Fort Collins! This rare find in Rockbridge features an open floor-plan with a large updated kitchen and separate dining area. With new carpet throughout, this home includes a large master suite. Great room boasts a gas fireplace and opens to the covered and enclosed deck with storage closet. Quick access to the community clubhouse and pool, shopping and I-25. A great unit and excellent value! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
This stunning 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home at 7214 Fort Morgan Drive in Fort Collins sits on a large lot in Ridgewood Hills boasts a wide-open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, separate living, dining and family rooms along with a main level office. All bedrooms are on the upper level and feature a huge loft, large master suite and 1 bedroom with a private bath. Large back yard with a patio and mature trees set against a greenbelt. This home has a new roof, new furnace, new AC, new carpet, newly finished hardwood and more! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.