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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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739 55th St NE Lot #7, Rochester, MN

Brand New 3 bed, 2 bath home on double lot. Dark wood kitchen cabinets with black appliances. Gas range. Large kitchen island. Luxury vinyl plank flooring. Master bedroom has carpet flooring, walk in closet, and private bathroom with glass shower doors and double sinks. This home is in the process of being installed in the resident owned coop - Zumbro Ridge Estates. Final home finished with 2 sets of wood steps, white steel skirting. Contact Allie for a showing 507-281-2585 If this home isn't exactly what you are looking for let us know by clicking "I want this home" and tell us what you are looking for (# of bedrooms, location, etc) and we'll put you on our waiting list!

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