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What is a Community Land Trust?

Community Land Trust (CLT) homes cost less than market rate homes because the CLT homebuyer purchases only the house and enters into an agreement with the CLT for the use of the land, this agreement is a Ground Lease.  Learn More...

How do I get approval for a loan?

This List of Lenders are knowledgeable professionals that have worked with First Homes for many years.  They are familiar with the Community Land Trust program and can assist you with getting approved for a bank loan.   

Is there down payment assistance?

Qualified buyers do have access to down payment assistance.  Click here to view those options and learn more about the process.

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426 9th Ave SE #102, Rochester, MN

Up to $20,000 in downpayment assistance available at 0% interest and deferred payments. Townhomes are in the Community Land Trust; Brand new construction. Bedrooms are on upper floor with full bathroom, and an area for a study. Each home has a garage. House features: Designed by CRW Architecture, Energy Star certified, Insulated concrete slab on grade, sealed for low maintenance finished floor, No step entry, Wide doors, Large Laundry room on 2nd floor near bedrooms, Tile bathrooms, Combo heat pump and gas furnace for lower utility costs, Lots of closets and storage spaces, Bonus nook, Large windows, Attached garage that is finished can double as a multipurpose room/party room, White trim and paneled interior doors. 2 bedroom units have private patio spaces. Exterior features: Green space, White privacy fence, Trees, Hydrangeas, Locking mailboxes.

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