It may seem like cheap real estate doesn't exist in Loveland. While that's not an untrue suggestion, there are semi-affordable houses in the Sweetheart City if you're willing to rent.

MILE HIGH PRICES: Colorado's Cost of Living is Worse Than New York's

I don't know about you, but when I used to hear the term "real estate," my mind immediately drifted to HGTV, where couples fresh out of college can somehow afford a half-million-dollar home with a tennis court.

Now, I've come to believe that these House Hunters scenarios are a pure delusion — especially when looking at Colorado's real estate market. In Loveland alone, one of the cheapest houses for sale last year still went for $270,000.

SOLD: Loveland's Cheapest Home of 2021 Still Went for Over $250K

That's where renting comes in. I'm not a real estate expert and can't tell you whether renting or buying is better for you in the long run. However, I do know that renting is sometimes cheaper and a preferred option for people like me (aka, a mid-twenty-something who is afraid to look at her bank account).

Still, renting a house isn't necessarily an inexpensive endeavor. My recent Zillow search showed me that "cheap" rentals in the Sweetheart City still go for nearly $3,000 a month.

Using this loose definition of cheap, I found some houses that might fit the bill (no pun intended). Check out the cheapest houses in Loveland for rent in the gallery below:

Cheapest Houses in Loveland for Rent

It may seem like cheap real estate doesn't exist in Loveland, but there are semi-affordable houses in the Sweetheart City if you're willing to rent. Check out the cheapest houses in Loveland for rent right now in the gallery below.

Looking for more (semi) affordable real estate? Check out the cheapest homes for sale in Greeley in the gallery below.

Cheapest Houses in Greeley for Rent

Colorado living isn't cheap, but there are some affordable finds in Greeley — especially if you're willing to rent. Read on to see the cheapest houses in Greeley for rent right now.