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Fort Collins CO Investor Friendly Broker

Fort Collins CO Investor Friendly Broker

If you’re serious about investing in real estate in Fort Collins, you don’t want just any real estate agent helping you.

Focus on buy-and-hold, house hacking, Nomad™, wholesaling or fix and flips in Fort Collins using these free resources below from James and Tammy Orr, Realtors.

When you’re ready to buy or sell a property, consider contacting The Investor’s Realtors James and Tammy Orr for a free consultation to discuss your investing goals and see if it is a good mutual fit.

Deal Analysis Spreadsheet

Using the right buy-and-hold deal analysis spreadsheet can help you buy a great cash flowing property. Just as importantly, it can help you avoid buying a negative cash flowing dog.

Download a copy of our rental property analysis spreadsheet to analyze your own deals quickly, easily and profitably.

The World's Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™

The World’s Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™

Deal Analysis Classes

James has been teaching real estate investing classes since 2003 in Fort Collins. If you want to improve your skills in analyzing properties using the spreadsheet download, check out some of the deal analysis classes.

You’ll also learn about James’ Return in Dollars Quadrant™, Return on Investment Quadrant™, Return on Equity Quadrant™ and how he deals with reserves when using the quadrants with the ROIQ+R6™.

Return On Investment Quadrant + Reserves with Numbers

Return On Investment Quadrant + Reserves with Numbers

Or, instantly see how strong a property will cash flow now with James’ Cash Flow Power Meter™.

Cash Flow Power Meter™

Cash Flow Power Meter™

Plus, see how cash flow changes over time with the same Cash Flow Power Meter™.

Cash Flow Power Meter™ Over Time

Cash Flow Power Meter™ Over Time

Financing Investment Properties

If you’re paying cash for all your purchases, that’s great. About 1/3 of all properties are free and clear.

For everyone else, we have extensive classes and resources for financing the purchase of investment properties. Some non-owner-occupant strategies will require 15, 20 or 25% down payments. Other strategies can be done with more aggressive financing using hard money and private loans. Non-recourse financing with your retirement accounts will often require 35% down payments (or more in some cases to get the financing ratios right).

Some of the owner-occupant strategies for house hackers and Nomads™ can be done with 0, 3, 3.5 or 5% down (depending on the property and loan program).

Check out some of the Financing Classes to learn more about a wide range of financing strategies for Fort Collins investors.

Investment Property Searches

Different real estate investing strategies suggest different search criteria.

Investors searching for buy-and-hold properties will typically search differently than fix and flip/wholesale investors looking to find an under-valued property that needs fix up work. House hackers and Nomads™ have their own considerations… although they’re likely to be most similar to buy-and-hold investors.

We have set up a series of links to make searching for properties easier on our Fort Collins Investment Real Estate page. Check out that page to get direct links to a number of helpful searches.

If you’d like us to set up email notifications as soon as properties matching your criteria hits the market, contact us and we can assist you with setting that up.

Occupancy Limits

For some real estate investing strategies (like house hacking and buy-and-hold to students or by the room), Fort Collins can be challenging. Why? Because of the occupancy rules known as the U + 2 rule.

It applies to all areas of Fort Collins with a few exemptions based on the map below.

City of Fort Collins Extra Occupancy Rental Zoning

City of Fort Collins Extra Occupancy Rental Zoning

Whenever you buy, sell or rent a property in Fort Collins you are required (by law) to have an updated Occupancy Limits Disclosure signed by ALL parties. The fine for not having the form signed is up to $1,000 and can be charged to the owner, property manager and/or the tenants.

Here’s a snippet from the form itself:

If requested by the City, you are required to provide this fully executed disclosure statement to the City pursuant to City Code Section 5-265(b). Failure to properly execute and retain this statement is a civil infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $1000, in addition to any costs, fees or surcharges assessed by a court or referee. Fines may be assessed to the owner, manager, and/or tenant(s).

Determine Your Buying Criteria

Buying Criteria Worksheet

Buying Criteria Worksheet

If you need help determining your buying criteria, James taught a special workshop to help you get completely clear on what you’re looking for.

Check out the Establishing Your Buying Criteria Workshop class for more details including a worksheet.

Real Estate Investing Dream Team

James has been teaching classes in Fort Collins and helping investors in Northern Colorado since 2003. Over that time, he’s established a team of professionals for himself and his clients.

If you need a referral to a lender, property manager or other resource, check out his referral directory.

Catering to Fort Collins Investors

I hope you can see just the beginning of the difference between using The Investor Realtors James and Tammy Orr to help you buy, sell and invest in Fort Collins and the surrounding Northern Colorado area.

We specialize in helping investors buy and sell investment properties. That specialty means better tools and resources for you. That often leads to you finding and selecting betters deals which means fewer headaches and more money for you.

Of course, clients get more than what you see linked on this page including our attorney prepared lease, lease-option, hundreds of hours of additional class material and much more.

Contact James and Tammy to schedule a free call.