If you are interested in learning more about Loveland investment real estate, then you’ve found the right place.
Below you will find some resources for searching for properties to buy as an investment in Loveland as well as some of the resources that we’ve created after teaching real estate investment classes in our local Northern Colorado market since 2003.
Before I share with you my resources to help local investors, I want to tell you share with you something I’ve learned working almost exclusively with real estate investors in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Greeley and surrounding areas: you can do this.
There are a number of different real estate investing strategies from buy and hold with 20% down payments to strategies we’ve created and optimized for our market like the Nomad strategy where you can learn to acquire rental properties starting with nothing or little down and grow a portfolio of cash flowing rentals.
I’ve catered to teaching real estate investors in Northern Colorado for a good part of my real estate investing and real estate brokerage career. At this point we have close to 200 2-hour class recordings covering everything you need to know from basic financing to asset protection, from tenant screening and property management to advanced investing strategies and modeling.
Plus, we teach about 45 live, free 2-hour classes per year for clients and prospective clients of our real estate brokerage to help teach you everything you need to know to get started in your quest to find Loveland investment real estate.
So, let’s start you with some key property searches and then let me share with you just 1 of over 200 recorded classes on investing locally.
Loveland Investment Property Searches
Here are a few of the more common properties searches you may want to be using when looking for properties to invest in in the Loveland and surrounding areas broken out into two major categories (fixer uppers and then buy and holds).
Possible Loveland Fixer Uppers
Use the links below to search for investment properties in Loveland using the special search term:
- “Fixer Uppers” Property List
- “Motivated” Property List
- “TLC” Property List
- “Damaged” Property List
- “Abandoned” Property List
- Needing “Repairs” Property List
- “Handyman Special” Property List
- “Meth” Property List
Possible Loveland Cash Flow Rental Properties – Sort By Least Expensive
- 1 Bedroom Loveland Properties
- 2 Bedroom Loveland Properties
- 3 Bedroom Loveland Properties
- 4 Bedroom Loveland Properties
- Least Expensive 5+ Bedroom Loveland Properties
Now that you have some links to some of the more common searches that investors like to use to find great deals, let’s move on to sharing some tools you will need.
Getting Your First Deal Done in Loveland, Colorado
The first is a video on how to get your first deal done. In this class, my client and best friend, Brian will attempt to teach you everything you need to know to do your first deal in one 2-hour class.
I hope you enjoyed that video and are now much better prepared for buying Loveland investment real estate.
Deal Analysis Spreadsheet
I’ve had the privilege to have taught hundreds of local investors since 2003 and it doesn’t take a genius to know what most investors want when first starting to look at investment properties: an amazing deal analysis spreadsheet.
And, we have what I consider to be The World’s Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™ (which you can download for free).
Plus, if you want, we also some have classes on how to analyze Loveland investment real estate deals with this very spreadsheet available as well.
Types of Real Estate Investors
There are several types of real estate investors in our local market. Here are some of the most common:
- Fix and flippers – investors looking for deals they can buy below market value so they can fix it up (or otherwise add value) and resell the property for a quick profit. Flippers tend to be looking to generate income. Often we hear new investors say they want to flip so they can raise up money to buy long-term buy and hold rental properties. You don’t need to do fix and flips first to buy rentals… there are easier and better solutions.
- Long-term buy and hold rental property landlords – investors that like to buy properties with the goal of generating positive cash flow. These investors tend to want to invest their money and get a good return on their money. This is a wealth building strategy.
- House hackers – folks looking to buy a property where they will both live in the property and generate income from the property. The most common example are folks wanting to buy duplexes, triplexes or fourplexes to live in one of the units and rent the others out. In theory, you could get enough rent from the other units to highly subsidize your living costs or eliminate it completely. Variations on this also include getting roommates. Mathematically it is similar to getting a side hustle that brings in extra income.
- Nomads – real estate investors that buy a house with little or nothing down as an owner-occupant, move into the property, live there for a year and then convert the property to a long-term buy and hold rental. This is arguably the best strategy in our local market. It allows folks to acquire a portfolio of rental properties with the least amount of money (little or nothing down conventional financing), with the best financing (very low owner-occupant rates) at a fast, steady rate.
- Creative real estate entrepreneur – these are investors that want to go out and find deals, often with creative financing strategies like buying properties subject to or with lease options or owner financing. It tends to be a very active business enterprise.
When you’re ready, I hope you’ll consider plugging into the community of real estate investors that attend our free weekly real estate investing classes (usually a new, different class each week) held just north of Loveland in Fort Collins near Drake/Shields.
I’m looking forward to meeting you and hope I have the opportunity to serve you in your real estate investing search.