The Northern Colorado housing market has been on fire for several years now and there really isn't any sign of it slowing down any time soon. That's GOOD if you're already in a home, but if you're not, it could make things a little challenging, especially if you don't have enough saved for that down payment.

According to, the median home value in Fort Collins is about $411,000. If you're willing to sacrifice some space and some of the bells and whistles you'll find on some of the newer homes in prime neighborhoods, there are some places (not many) that can make for a pretty decent starter home or simply a cozy spot to downsize.

As a disclaimer, I do want to say that the lowest price-point that I found is based on single family, detached dwellings. Manufactured homes, townhomes, condos, etc. were not included on my search.

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Anyway, I recently found this little nugget on Redfin in NE Fort Collins, not too far away from the New Belgium Brewing Co and convenient to Old Town, located at 618 Lupine Dr. Fort Collins. There IS an offer already on this home, but if you like what you see, or maybe you know someone that's looking, they are still accepting backup offers.

What can you get these days in Fort Collins for $270,000? Well, to be exact... 2 beds, 2 baths and 840 square feet. Let's take a tour and dig a little deeper on this property.

The Cheapest House In Fort Collins

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