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Professional Services Can Make Your Relocation Easier

If you are in the midst of a relocation, such as if you are moving because you are taking a job or position in a different city, you might be under a lot of stress. After all, getting used to a new job can be a big enough life change, and having to deal with a household move at the same time can be enough to stress anyone out.

A lot of people try to tackle every aspect of a relocation by themselves. In some cases, this makes sense. However, if you are changing jobs and are moving to a totally different city, it can be helpful to seek professional assistance. Even though you might be worried about the cost of doing so, you’re sure to find it to be worthwhile.

For example, using a professional rental finding service can help you find the perfect apartment or home. There’s a good chance that you don’t know your new area very well, so it can be tough to know where to look for a home. A professional service can help you find the best possible rentals that are within your budget.

You will probably also want to use a professional moving service to help you pack and move your belongings so that you can focus on preparing for your new job. Consider talking to the human resources department at your company; if you’re moving for work, you may be eligible for some type of assistance with your moving expenses.

As you can see, you shouldn’t try to tackle everything on your own when you’re moving to a new place. Instead, try working with a few professionals who can help make the entire process a lot more streamlined and a whole lot less stressful.  

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Finding a Home on Your Time

Since we’ve been handling residential sales, rentals, and corporate housing in Boulder and near suburbs for nearly thirty years, we’ve developed a good deal of experience when it comes to solving the problems that come with relocation.

The issues people face include:

  • Not knowing markets and where to buy or rent
  • Pricing and availability
  • Local conditions, such as transportation, shopping, amenities suited to your lifestyle, schools, and the like
  • The stress of locating temporary living quarters until you find what you need

For example, what if you and/or your partner land a terrific job in Boulder but you find the house prices prohibitive?

Should you look in, say, Longmont?

Louisville looks okay, but is anything available?

Broomfield?

Would Arvada or Westminster work, and when will those light rail stations be ready anyway?

You’re also looking at three different counties with three different school systems.

Every one of these towns has its advantages and disadvantages, as well as its own vibe, and people are rightfully wary of having to decide where to live before knowing all they need to know.

We can set you up with short term, medium, or long term rentals, even furnished ones, while you look around at your leisure. As active brokers, we’re members of the local multiple listing service and have access to every home listed for sale.

It’s no secret that the Boulder County area consistently tops the charts for vibrant housing markets and price appreciation. Some areas, though, are softer than others, and even specific market areas have pockets of availability. Moreover, each town has its own story and list of commercial and residential projects on the drawing board. Westminster, for example, is building an entire new downtown.

To be honest, relocation is difficult no matter what, and the best anyone can do it minimize the pressures. Housing Helpers’ diverse residential offerings help people manage their living situations on their time, at their pace, so they can truly discover understand the place they want to live.

Our relocation specialists are available to help you here in our Boulder office at (303)545-6000

 

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Relocating from out of state? Why You Need Help

Whether you are looking to buy or rent, you are probably thinking about finding your own home in the midst of your out-of-state relocation. However, even if you have always found your own homes in the past, this might not be the best choice if you are moving to Colorado from another state.

These are a few reasons why it’s best to use a relocation services company like Housing Helpers to help you find the perfect home.

You’re Unfamiliar With the Area

In your hometown, you probably know which neighborhoods are the safest and most convenient. Obviously, this won’t be the case if you are moving to Colorado for the first time. The Internet can help a little bit, but you’re more likely to find a home in a safe, convenient area with good schools and good transportation if you work with a professional relocation services company that knows the area well.

You Might Not Know How Much to Budget

Housing and rental prices vary significantly between different cities and states. The cost of living is higher in certain areas of Colorado than it might be in your hometown, so you might be unsure of how much to budget for in your search.  A relocation service can talk to you about your needs, help you create a budget, and can give you an idea of how much you can expect to pay.  An experienced relocation specialist can also identify any hidden costs or surprises that you may not have planned for.

It’s Challenging to House Hunt From Out of State

House hunting requires trips to meet with real estate agents, trips to fill out paperwork and more. In the midst of your relocation, it might not be feasible for you to head to Colorado on a constant basis to look for a home. With a professional home finding relocation service, however, you can get some assistance in finding the right house for you without having to be physically present for most of the search.  Often a relocation services firm will be able to “preview” listings for you to vet them and make sure they are satisfactory- not only being your eyes on the ground in Colorado but also helping you to avoid scams.

If you are in the middle of an out-of-state relocation, make things easy for yourself by working with a professional relocation services firm like Housing Helpers.   To get in touch with one of our friendly relocation specialists call 303.545.6000.

 

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Boulder County Relocation Spotlight- Colorado Tech Center

Companies relocate. It’s all part of a thriving job market such as the one in Boulder County Colorado. According to a report in the Boulder Daily Camera, Columbine Plastics Corp. — after 35 years in Boulder — will be moving to the Colorado Tech Center in Louisville. The injection molding company has purchased a 21,500 square foot building there for $2.11 million.

Leasing is up at the Colorado Tech Center, the report noted. The area’s vacancy rate is now below 10 percent, and two more buildings totaling more than 200,000 square feet are planned for the park.

The new home for Columbine Plastics Corp. was previously occupied by Intrex Corp., an aerospace manufacturing firm, the article stated. Intrex moved to a 73,000 square foot facility in Thornton Colorado. With nearly triple the amount of space at its new facility, Intrex expressed satisfaction that it was able to retain all of its employees, expand its manufacturing floor, and even host guests from community colleges and education development from across the country who are interested in aerospace manufacturing.

As for the site that Columbine Plastics is vacating in Boulder: It has been purchased for $2.6 million. The plan is to redevelop that property and neighboring properties into SPARK, also known as Sutherland Park, which is planned as a mixed-use, creative focused development featuring both market rate and affordable townhomes.

Even within the same geographical area, companies relocate. Often, faced with longer commutes or even simply the opportunity to try out another community, their employees relocate too. Whether it’s from Boulder to Louisville or Louisville to Thornton or anywhere else in the area, Housing Helpers is eager to assist you in finding your new home. For more Boulder County relocation information, contact us at 303.545.6000 or boulderinfo@housinghelpers.com.

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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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