Colorado State University Flower Garden

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NoCo Lifestyle took a walk around the breathtaking Colorado State University Flower Garden shortly after a fresh rain. This was what we saw through the lense…

Photo Contest for 1,000 Facebook Likes!

Oh my, it seems like just yesterday when we created our Facebook page. And now, 1 million 1 thousand likes later we are one step closer to taking over the world! Ok, maybe not the world, but we are closer to accomplishing our goal: Connecting people in Northern Colorado to recreation, events, real estate and more!

As a celebratory milestone to our thousandth like, we will be having a photo contest!


Here are the details: 

  • No more than 2 photos submitted per person
  • Photo must be submitted to or posted on our Facebook wall
  • No entires will be accepted after June 1st (through midnight)
  • Photo must be from somewhere in the state of Colorado
  • Contestant must live in the Northern Colorado area


  • NoCo Lifestyle will choose the top 5 photos of all entries received
  • Top three photos will receive prize money in the following order: 1st – $200 Visa gift card; 2nd and 3rd – $50 Visa gift card.
  • The photo with the most “likes” will win (second and third, respectively, as well).

So, help us celebrate our 1,000th like by sending us your best photo(s) from somewhere in this incredible state! Happy shooting, we can’t wait to see the entires! 🙂

Friday Foodie Walk tonight by Ryan Levander

Besides the endless activities and fun Northern Colorado has to offer EVERY day. There are some extra fun events on Fridays that make Fort Collins unique, fun, and diverse. The first Friday of every month marks the "First Friday" art walk in Downtown Fort Collins. And tonight, which happens to be the third Friday of the month, will be the "Foodie Walk" also taking place in the lively downtown Fort Collins scene. 

Who is a foodie?  Foodies are people who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and recreation. Foodies wish to learn everything about food, the best and the ordinary, and take in the science, industry, history, and characters surrounding food.  Culinary shops in Downtown Fort Collins focus on unique quality ingredients, locally sourced and organic produce in their shops. 

Downtown Fort Collins offers a culinary adventure in a beautiful historic pedestrian area of the city. The Fort Collins Foodie Walk is a self-guided walk that occurs each month and will feature new presentations, tasting opportunities, and themes each month. 

For more information on the walk, check out this link HERE.

See you tonight FoCo Foodie walkers! 🙂


How Many Loans Can You Have?

Consider this.  There is currently a restriction on the number of real estate loans you can carry at one time.  Yes, there are some ways around it, but most lenders can only offer a maximum of four (4) loans for conventional Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae financing.

If you are a first-time home buyer I would highly recommend purchasing multi-unit residential income property (ie duplex, triplex, fourplex).  Why?  The same loan you acquire purchasing a home can create more long-term wealth for you if you use it toward rental units.  As long as you intend to occupy one of the units, you can still qualify for FHA financing with a low down payment and a low interest rate, and you have rental income to pay down your mortgage more quickly.

Would you rather finance four homes for a total of four units or would you rather finance four fourplexes for a total of sixteen units?  Contact us if you would like more information about purchasing residential income property in Fort Collins, Loveland, or northern Colorado.

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