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First Homes serves a seven county area, with homes in 12 different towns.

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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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223 8th Ave NW, Rochester, MN

Stunning stucco home with interior vintage charm just blocks from Mayo and downtown. Renovated inside and out with a newer foundation, finished lower level with new flooring. Remolded kitchen with new quartz countertop, deep sink, appliances, subway tile backsplash, breakfast nook. Refinished hardwood floors, gas fireplace, new stone patio with smokeless ring firepit. 3 bedrooms,2 full baths, formal dining with new glass lighting, coved ceilings, original woodwork.

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