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Boulder Colorado residents share vision for East Arapahoe

The City of Boulder is growing.  With thousands of new residents relocating to Boulder each year many of Boulder’s older neighborhoods are being redeveloped to house multiple new high density uses.  The east Arapahoe corridor is at the center of this movement.

Arapahoe Street runs east and west starting at the foothills, trailing through downtown Boulder,  continues east through the business district, and exits the city of Boulder at the east end into the bordering city of Lafayette Colorado.

A staggering 40 percent of the workforce in Boulder works along the East Arapahoe corridor, a recent article from the Boulder Daily Camera stated. Some of the city’s largest employers are there, including the Boulder Community Hospital’s Arapahoe Campus..

Now the city is asking residents to participate in deciding how the corridor will look in the future.

At a July public meeting, Boulder officials and urban planners told residents that it was important for them to have a say in the Envision East Arapahoe project, which will integrate land use concepts, transportation connectivity, and other community-led elements. Already, the Colorado Department of Transportation and RTD are taking a look at the transportation aspects of a plan for East Arapahoe. RTD is considering arterial bus rapid transit lines to the area, the article stated.

Boulder Colorado residents’ comments at the meeting ranged from wanting high density rental properties to wanting greater segmentation of land planned for apartments and land planned for businesses. Some residents asked that the area be more bike and pedestrian-friendly while others asked that the roads not be widened to more than four lanes.

One resident, who lives in unincorporated Boulder County stated that she wanted to see the opinions from country residents sought the same as the city residents’ opinions are.  An additional public meeting is planned for October, and adoption of a final plan might happen before years’ end.

Choices are a great thing. Part of Housing Helpers’ job when working with individuals and families who are planning a relocation to Boulder Colorado is listening to what their desires are and giving them multiple options that can best meet those desires. Boulder is deciding what its future is going to look like. You can too. We can help. For more information, contact us.

 

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Arvada Colorado plans for light rail station

Arvada residents will find getting to work around the Denver metro area a bit easier in 2016, thanks to the Gold Line commuter rail. According to a recent article from the Denver Post, if city officials have their way, the journey will be made even simpler still with a shuttle system that will transport residents to and from the rail line stop in Olde Town Arvada Colorado.

The Gold Line will connect Union Station in downtown Denver to Wheat Ridge and will feature seven different stations, including the one in Arvada. Service frequency will be every fifteen minutes from 6 am to 6:30 pm, with thirty minute frequency in the early morning and night.

The city of Arvada is working with a citizen run transportation committee and the Regional Transportation District to design a circular shuttle system that would run throughout the city, the article stated. Potential shuttle stops would include Red Rocks Community College, Stenger Sports Complex, the Triangle District, the senior center, and the Arvada Center. City transportation engineer John Firouzi stated that the intention is to streamline services in order to provide citizens with more access to transportation than they currently have.

Public transportation options take the downside of dealing with traffic from the commuting equation and make the notion of suburban living possible for more people. If you’re looking for a home in Colorado and you’d like to know what Arvada has to offer, Housing Helpers can assist you. We offer friendly, professional, and knowledgeable service. For more information, contact us today.

 

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Boulder based broadband company expands to Denver

Zayo Group, a Boulder-based broadband infrastructure firm, has announced that it will be expanding to Denver. According to a recent article from the Boulder Daily Camera, the Denver office will be Zayo’s fourth in the state, joining offices in Boulder, Louisville, and Greenwich Village.

Zayo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dan Caruso, said that establishing a larger presence in Denver is important to the company as the telecommunications industry that is driving the state’s economy has deep roots there. He stated that Zayo is looking forward to ingraining itself in the city’s startup and entrepreneurial scene.

Currently more than 400 of the company’s 1,500 employees worldwide are located in Colorado. The Denver office will employ 125, many of whom will transfer from other locations in the state. The 24,000 square-foot office is located in downtown Denver and is scheduled to open in August, the article stated.

Caruso added that Colorado is establishing itself as a “geographical hub of technology and innovation.” When industries thrive and grow as technology is in Colorado, population also grows. Whether you’re coming here to find a job or transferring here because of your job, coming from out of state or from a different part of the state, having someone who knows the area and can help you find housing is important.

Housing Helpers has been helping people find homes in the Boulder County and Denver metro area since 1987. Whether you’re looking for a rental home, apartment, or condo, or you’re looking for a home to buy, we’re pleased to offer personal service based on your needs.

From before you even move until after you’ve settled in, we’re here for all of your relocation needs. For more information and a free consultation, contact us today.

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Boulder leaders talk about the flood, vow to “build back better”

At a recent Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop in Broomfield, Boulder Mayor Matt Appelbaum and city manager Jane Brautigam talked about last September’s flood.

According to a report from the Boulder Daily Camera, Appelbaum stressed that while they certainly couldn’t have been completely prepared for the record-breaking flood that impacted areas not prone to flooding and outside of the flash flood season, some things did work in the city’s favor.

The disaster planning that the city did helped in the crisis, Appelbaum said. Extensive open space, multi-use creek paths, high-hazard property acquisition and their collaboration with other organizations not only helped mitigate some of the damages from the disaster but have helped in the rebuilding process as well.

Also helping with the rebuilding is funding from FEMA, Brautigam explained. However, because Boulder needed to use its own money upfront before getting reimbursement from FEMA, the city was also fortunate to have had financial reserves. A problem with FEMA, she went on to explain, is that it only helps communities to get back to where they were before the disaster. City officials hope to “build back better” though, she said, creating a community that is stronger and more disaster-resistant than before.

Housing Helpers supports the efforts of the city to rebuild and believes it will be stronger, both in terms of disaster resistance as well as in the community sense. In terms of the Boulder real estate market, the Boulder market is thriving, but the signs of the flood are still apparent as you drive through certain neighborhoods in Boulder County.

Housing Helpers got its start in Boulder in 1987, and we have been pleased with the way the City has continued to thrive in spite of the flood, but also proud to consider Boulder our home. If you’re interested in making Boulder or any of the other area communities your home too, contact us.

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Boulder View Apartments For Rent Gunbarrel

New Gunbarrel Apartments For Rent at Boulder View

 Boulder View Apartments, Gunbarrel Boulder CO  

Located in the fast growing area of north Boulder, this Gunbarrel apartment community offers plenty to do, with open space trails, bike paths and spectacular views. Boulder View Apartments offers 68 brand new apartments in Gunbarrel with high end finishes, a comfortable feel, and breathtaking views. Each unit offers an adaptable storage system for bikes and outdoor equipment. Just off the Lobo Trail and bus line, we are easy access from anywhere in Boulder County. The community amenity deck includes a hot and cold tub, 2 fire pits and an outdoor kitchen.

 

Boulder View Apartments Features + Amenities

  • Studio, One and Two Bedroom Floor Plans
  • Modern Kitchens with Full Overlay Cabinets and Self Closing Drawers
  • Quartz Counter Tops and Stainless Appliances
  • Wood Flooring
  • Spa Style Bathrooms with Soaker Tubs
  • Private Decks and Patios
  • Full-Size Stacked Washers and Dryer in Every Home
  • Private Tuck Under Garages
  • Designer Fixtures and Hardware Throughout
  • Built to Condo Specifications
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fenced Dog Park
  • Smoke Free Property

 

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Boulder View Apartments Gunbarrel

Boulder View Apartments Gunbarrel

Major nearby Gunbarrel area Companies and Employers Include : IBM, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Covidien, Qualcomm, GE, Crocs, and Celestial Seasonings.

For employees relocating to work in the Gunbarrel Boulder area we have both unfurnished apartments as well as corporate apartments, and furnished apartments available on a short term or long term basis.  From month to month leases to one year lease terms available, rates and amenities may vary based upon the lease term selected.

Our relocation services for the Gunbarrel areas include area tours, school tours, destination services, referrals for household goods moving and storage, rental locating, and real estate agents- our realtors have years of experience with corporate relocations and employee relocation.

Boulder View Apartments Leasing Information

The first Gunbarrel apartments for rent at Boulder View are scheduled for the summer of 2014.  Starting rent prices for the Boulder View Apartments in Gunbarrel are approximate but in the range of:  Studios start at $1255 monthly, one bedrooms from $1365, and two bedrooms with double masters from $1555

For more information including the latest leasing information contact Housing Helpers at 303.545.6000, complete the quick contact form on this page, or click to schedule a showing!

 

 

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Colorado Relocation Services

It’s a Job-Seeker’s Market in Colorado

According to a recent article from the Denver Post, Colorado has shifted from an employer’s market to a job-seeker’s marketseeker’s market.  Wanted: Construction workers. Oil and gas industry workers. Manufacturing workers. Technology workers.

April was the state’s thirtieth straight month of job growth, and 70,000 more jobs are expected to be added by year’s end. The unemployment rate is currently at 6 percent — the lowest it has been since November, 2008 — and its expected to drop to around 4 percent in the next couple of years, the article stated.

The downside to that? There may be a shortage of workers in sectors such as construction, oil and gas, manufacturing, and technology. Already, said the president of the local chapter of Associated General Contractors of America, Michael Gifford, there are shortages in the state of framers, drywallers, electricians, plumbers, pipe-fitters, sheet metal workers, welders, roofers, and all types of equipment operators.

For every one person entering a construction field in Colorado, he stated, two more are retiring. At a recent Colorado State University job fair, 100 companies showed up to express interest in 63 graduates of the school’s construction management program. Construction industries compete with the oil and gas and trucking industries for the same pool of workers, the article stated. Trucking companies have begun offering signing bonuses in order to attract employees.

If you’re coming to Colorado for the job opportunities, you’re going to need a place to live. That’s where Housing Helpers comes in.  Whether you’re looking for apartments for rent, temporary housing, or to buy the Colorado home of your dreams, we can help you find the place you’re looking for. Contact us today to learn more about our friendly and professional Colorado real estate agents and relocation services.

Corporate Housing, Corporate Housing Companies

Corporate Housing a deal saver for real estate agents

Often overlooked by the real estate community, the corporate housing industry has been serving business travelers and corporations for years.  So what does corporate housing have to do with real estate agents?

You’re a real estate agent that just found your clients their dream home, but closing is 45 days out and they need to be out of their current home in ten days!   Your listing just went under contract with a quick closing and your sellers have to be out in 2 weeks with no place to go!  The builder just called and your client’s new home won’t be ready for another month, but they have already scheduled their move!

These situations arise every day in the real estate business.  How you help your clients deal with them could set you apart from the pack.  Your clients rely on you for their success in relocating from point A to point B, even if much of their experience has nothing to do with the real estate transaction itself.  Going the extra mile to ease their transition will win you clients for life.

With all the stresses involved with relocating, finding oneself in between homes with no place to go can be one of the most unsettling feelings your client will experience.  Where will I forward my mail?  How can we get the kids registered for school?  Who is going to watch the dogs?  These are just some of the many concerns your clients will experience when they get displaced with no place to go.  How can you help them?  Advise them to crash on a neighbors couch?  With the kids and two dogs in tow, couch surfing will get old real quick.  How about a hotel room?  Sure, if they’re ok with living out of a 200 square foot hotel room at $150/night.  Your clients deserve better, and you can be their hero.

A comfortable alternative to a hotel room and almost always more affordable than hotels, corporate housing can be a life saver, even a deal saver.  Often overlooked by the real estate community, the corporate housing industry has been serving business travelers and corporations for years.

Originally a small niche industry created to serve the needs of corporations, “corporate” or “executive” housing has evolved into an industry that is now accessible to anyone that is need of interim housing.  Displaced individuals and families alike can benefit from the same resources that corporations have utilized for years.  In fact it’s a natural fit.  Many of the demands of business travelers happen to be the same as homeowners that are displaced.

Corporate housing providers offer amenities like flexible lease terms, kitchens stocked with cookware and house-wares, furnishings, private parking garages, washer/dryer, cable television, local phone service, high speed internet, established utility connections, housekeeping, and 24/7 concierge services to make transitions easy on clients.  All of these amenities are provided within the comfort of a house, condo, or apartment and managed by the temporary housing provider all behind the scenes with no burden placed on the clients.  The end result is a place where you clients can check-in with their suitcases, relax, get to work, and go about their lives with minimal disruption and hassle.

A typical rental period for corporate housing is a 30-day minimum with month to month thereafter.  Temporary rental housing must also follow local laws for rental property including proper rental licensing, zoning, and a minimum rental terms.  For example, within the City of Boulder Colorado the minimum rental period is thirty days and all rental properties must be licensed through the City rental licensing program.  A typical corporate apartment will also include features such as a fitness center, business center, swimming pools, spas, and on site property management team.

In selecting a corporate housing provider it is important to choose a reputable provider that adheres to industry standards for corporate housing.  A qualified provider of corporate housing will adhere to current industry standards for the quality of the rental property backed by a very high level of customer service.  They should handle every detail for your clients from check-in to check-out, and be available 24/7 to address any emergencies that your clients may have.  They should also act as an intermediary to meet with vendors, maintenance and repair workers, and utility companies so that you and your clients do not have to take time out of your day for these activities.

Remember, corporate housing providers are in the service business- they are not just providing a rental, they are providing a turn-key solution where every detail of the clients stay is taken care of.  This will give you the peace of mind knowing that all of your clients needs are being handled professionally.

So the next time you have clients that are in between homes, save the day and call your local corporate housing provider for a welcome respite from hotel rooms and yes, even the neighbors couch!

Housing Helpers is a leading corporate housing provider, providing furnished temporary to extended stay housing in Colorado, Nevada, and throughout the nation to companies, individuals, business travelers, vacation renters, and those in need of quality interim housing.

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Broomfield company Aircell doubles its space and continues to hire

The Boulder Daily Camera recently reported that Gogo Inc. has received approval of tenant permits from Broomfield for its new office space for its Aircell operations. At over 112,000 square feet, the space nearly doubles the current Aircell office space, which is in two facilities.

According to a spokesperson for the company’s Business Aviation Division, which has more than 200 employees, the demand for broadband services on business and commercial aircraft is creating job growth in every department. The company now has more than 7,000 communication systems on business aircraft. There are about 20,000 business aircraft in North America and more internationally, the article stated.

The company has also seen growth with the recent launches of in-flight entertainment, text and call services for business aircraft via its Gogo Vision and Gogo Talk & Text, the article noted. In the future, the company plans to offer in-flight texting services for commercial aircraft.

Last year, Broomfield provided the company with more than $222,000 in tax incentives, over the next ten years, to keep its business in the city. Aircell will move into its new office space in August or September, according to the article.

Broomfield Colorado offers a rich business climate and a city willing to do what it takes to attract business which draws more new residents to the Broomfield area. If you’re planning to move to the Broomfield area, Housing Helpers can help. Whether you’re looking for a rental home or a home to buy, our extensive knowledge of the area and our passion for helping Colorado’s newest residents settle in will help you get to the place you want to be.

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New Homes Arvada Colorado

Construction booming for new homes in Arvada Colorado

In 2009, there were 90 building permits issued for new homes in Arvada Colorado.  According to a recent article in the Denver Post, that number was up to 566 in 2013. The number of permits for new homes in Arvada Colorado is expected to climb even higher in 2014, thanks to three large master-planned communities : Candelas, Leyden Rock, and Old Town Arvada.

The higher-than-normal growth is likely due, at least in part, to a good school system, easy access to Boulder and Denver, and some pristine views south of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, stated John Covert, who is the director of the Colorado and New Mexico office of Metrostudy, a housing market research firm.  The pending completion of light rail to Arvada will also draw more new home buyers to the area.

In addition to the 2,203-unit Candelas community and the 1,439-unit Leyden Rock — the two largest communities under construction, there are also plans for a 150-unit apartment complex in Olde Town, the article noted. There are also years-old plans on the table for 2,400 acres to be developed in another section of town, though full build out in that area and Candelas may be many years down the road.Arvada’s Deputy City Manager, Bill Ray, stated that the growth of the city shows that the marketplace is responding to market need.

It is important that housing needs are responded to. If you’re considering homes in the Arvada Colrado area, Housing Helpers is here. We have many years of experience to help you find just the home you’re looking for. Accessible seven days a week and offering home buyers assistance, rental locating assistance, and corporate housing we’re ready to help you find your new home in Arvada Colorado. To get started, contact us today at 303.545.6000.

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Westminster apartments purchased by Canadian company

Milestone Apartments REIT, a real estate investment trust based in Ontario, recently announced that it is purchasing Legacy Heights Apartments in Westminster Colorado for $50.3 million.   A 384-unit apartment community near Broomfield’s Interlocken Business Park,  Legacy Apartments was built in 1998 and is currently 96 percent occupied.

Milestone stated that the Westminster apartment community is consistent with its portfolio in that it offers extensive amenities, and is located near a large shopping area to provide residents with plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options. The REIT also found the property attractive, it reported, due to its proximity to the Interlocken business park, a popular location for technology companies, and the strength of the area economy.

Milestone reported that it plans to upgrade the interiors of the units of the Westminster Apartments thus increasing the value of the rental property. Currently, Milestone owns 54 multifamily residential properties in the United States, which have a total of 17,648 units.

The properties are located in 11 major metropolitan areas in the Southeast and Southwest United States. It operates its own property management company, Milestone Management, with about 900 employees in the United States. In addition to Legacy Heights apartments in Westminster Colorado, Milestone is also purchasing a 316-unit multifamily community in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Milestone isn’t the only company drawn to the Westminster Colorado area. Besides those in the multifamily residential business, this region provides a quality work environment for many types of businesses and is an enjoyable place for workers and their families to live.

Whether you’re looking for apartments in Westminster CO, corporate rentals, an apartment, or a home to purchase, Housing Helpers is happy to help you find a home to buy or apartment for rent in Westminster Colorado. For more information about Westminster apartments or on our relocation services in the Westminster CO area, contact us today at 303.545.6000, or email boulderinfo@housinghelpers.com

 

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