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Housing Helpers de-stresses Colorado relocation

About 101,000 new people decided to call Colorado home in 2015, with 80 percent settling in the Front Range roughly from Colorado Springs north to Boulder, Denver and the Wyoming state line. With the official unemployment rate of 3.6 percent, housing of all kinds from apartment rentals to sales has felt the pressure.

If you’re someone experiencing relocation to Colorado, or soon will, you’re probably aware of the anxiety of a major move. Some of the issues are:

  • Buying a house in a tight market of low inventory and increasing prices, where the neighborhoods are unfamiliar.
  • Determining which school districts are the right fit.
  • Rental housing, whether for the short- or long-term in a competitive rental market.

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, because people’s personal issues are as varied as, well, people. Housing Helpers mitigates the stress of relocation by having the resources to accommodate a personalized solution–a full listing of homes for sale, apartments and rental homes, and corporate housing.

For some people, corporate housing offers a transition between overnight lodging and apartments. We have corporate housing all along the Front Range that offers the comforts of a home for just about any sized family. If an apartment makes more sense, our corporate apartments are significantly larger than hotel rooms at a fraction of the cost. Whether a house or apartment, all our corporate rentals are fully furnished and stocked with housewares and linens.

Housing Helpers is a source for a huge number or rental apartments, condos, townhomes, and single-family detached homes. If you prefer to rent, our selection boasts a wide appeal, and if your ultimate plans include buying a home, a good quality rental solves your immediate needs while you house hunt at your convenience.

As a full service brokerage and members of the multiple listing service, we have access to every home listed for sale. One of our services is neighborhood touring, allowing clients to determine which areas and schools are a good fit.

If relocation is in your immediate future, we are a one-stop shop that can solve both your immediate and long-term housing needs. Contact us for a relocation needs assessment and we can help you make a smooth transition.

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Job Relocation? 3 Tips to Help Make it Easier

Here at Housing Helpers each year we assist many people that are relocating to Colorado for a new job.  Moving to a new city or state for a job relocation can be both exciting and stressful. In many cases, the relocation has to take place rather quickly, which doesn’t often leave time to make well thought out preparations.

No need to stress. Here are three simple ways to make your move a little easier and a lot less stressful.

1.  Organize and De-clutter Before You Move

Before you move, take time to carefully organize all of your work and personal belongings so that getting your new home ready will not take so much effort.  Also, this is a great opportunity to de-clutter your life so to speak and get rid of anything you don’t need or use on a regular basis. You will thank yourself later when you don’t have to unpack all your t-shirts from high school that you will never wear again.

2.  Call a Relocation Service

A great relocation service will be a tremendous help in finding a place to live, securing a moving service, and even locating options to help you settle in to the community. They can answer any questions you might have about schools, transportation, neighborhood trends, and they will be essential in helping you become familiar with your new surroundings.

One of the best benefits of using a relocation company like Housing Helpers is many of their services are offered at no cost to you.

3.  Work Through the Emotional Stress

Moving usually means leaving loved ones, friends, and a support community behind. This emotional turmoil adds a big layer of stress to your move and can be tough to manage. While nothing can take away the sadness you will inevitably feel during your move, the important thing to do is to keep your focus on the positive aspects of why you are moving. Concentrate on the great new job you are going to and the new opportunities ahead. It is also a good idea to make sure your parents know how to use Skype just in case!

Relocating to Colorado has great benefits.  The weather is fantastic, the natural beauty of the State is unparalleled, the opportunity for outdoor recreation is world class, and – at the moment – the economy here is very strong.

That said, home prices are rising fast, rental rates are a mile high, so it can be challenging to find comparable housing to what you have left behind.   Our real estate agents and relocation specialists are here to help with that.  We have our fingers on the pulse of the real estate market and can help you navigate the housing market to take advantage of opportunities when they arise.   Give us a call at 303.545.6000 or stop by our office, we love to welcome people to Colorado!

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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 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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University of Colorado expansion good for Boulder

The University of Colorado is working to finalize its expansion of athletic facilities in Boulder. CU Boulder Athletic Director Rick George says that the new facilities will not only benefit the student athletes, but the business community as well.

The expansion will feature a high performance sports medicine center that is open to the public, as well as retail spaces and meeting spaces.  The meeting spaces would help the university attract small to medium-sized events and conferences that are currently held in other locations outside of the city, the article noted.

One of the spaces — a 9,900 square-foot Touchdown Club — would become one of the Boulder’s largest meeting spaces, able to host more than 1,000 people at a time when rented out on non-game days. George said he believes that many businesses around the nation would be interested in having their meetings and conferences in Boulder because there is so much that the town has to offer once business has concluded for the day.

The 12,000 square-feet of retail space could include a mixture of local business and national chains, as well as service businesses such as banks, George explained. Additionally, the increase in meeting space could further push the city’s need — and its ability to fill — new hotel rooms.

Boulder is an attractive place to be, not just for businesses planning their events here, but also to businesses planning to relocate here and for the people who work for those businesses. If you’re looking to expand or relocate your business in the Boulder area, we can help you and your employees find housing to suit your budget and needs.

Let us use our extensive experience with the Boulder real estate market to get you into a home you’ll love.  Contact our Boulder office at 303.545.6000.

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Boulder’s Economic Future Looks Bright in Spite of Flood Damage

According to Cliff Harald, the executive director of the Boulder Economic Council, Boulder’s future looks bright in spite of the damage from summer’s flood and the continued drag it has had on the economy. In a recent interview with the Boulder Daily Camera, Harald said that business expansions and hiring are up and that real estate vacancy rates in Boulder have fallen.

More bright notes, Harald stated, include millions of venture capital dollars that are being invested in Boulder companies. Additionally, there are increased revenues for the state and local governments.

However, Harald noted, the community is facing “severe and widespread” damage from the flood and years of recovery from it. While the recovery causes an increase in business for some industries, such as construction, it represents a hardship for the community as a whole.

In addition to the multi-million dollar flood recovery, he stated, companies are challenged with finding employees who have the skills they need and with a shortage of workforce housing. Still, the businesses that the Boulder Economic Council works with nearly all say that they’re planning to stay and to expand in Boulder. Further, more companies are coming in. Harald reported that there was a 50 percent increase in inquiries last year from businesses considering relocating in Boulder, and four small businesses have already stated that they plan to relocate here in 2014.

The Boulder community and its economy undoubtedly face a long road to recovering from the 2013 floods. However, when it comes to a community, Boulder is a strong one. And when it comes to the economy, Boulder continues to thrive and to provide an excellent quality of live for those who live and work here.

Housing Helpers is proud to be of service for those who plan to relocate to this great community. Whether you’re looking for workforce housing or housing for your own family, it helps to have the experience and knowledge that decades of work in Boulder real estate can provide. For more information, contact us today.

To learn more about the Boulder Real Estate Market contact Stephanie Iannone at 303.545.6000.

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Relocation, make a plan for a smoother process

Relocating for a corporate position or personal reasons is never an easy decision and can be an even more difficult process.  There are dozens of concerns that come into play including cost of living change, rating of schools, commuting time to work, impact on family, even change in climate.  The list goes on.  There are ways to make the process just a little bit easier on yourself and your family.

Ask for help

Asking for help is rarely easy.  We often forget help is available.  Don’t be shy.  If you are relocating for work, contact your human resource department for assistance.  They often will have some idea of where the majority of their employees live (and why), the quality of the schools and daycare, where to find shopping and entertainment, and other local insights.   If you are relocating for family or adventure, you might also consider a visit to your local library and ask for city resources.  Libraries are rooted in the community and pride themselves on related resources.

Other helpful stops include:

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Visitor Guides
  • Local Museums
  • On line Relocation Guides
  • Real Estate websites

Make a Plan

Having a plan before you land in your new town will help you maintain stability.  Decide what is important to you and your family and add related points to your plan.  For example, if you have medical concerns, you may want to locate a related specialist in the area and ensure that your new home is close by.  If your child is a budding ballerina, you will want to ensure that a local studio is accessible nearby.  Here are a few additional bullet points to get your plan started.

  • Perform an internet search and locate schools, childcare, or camps you would like to visit and set up  appointments.
  • Visit relocation company websites like and make appointments to view the houses and apartments in your areas of interest.
  • Locate the local library, community centers, and chamber of commerce for future research.
  • Don’t forget to spend some time exploring and experiencing the area.  Nothing will tell you more than a drive or walk around a city.
  • Invest in an area tour.  If you are working with a relocation company or real estate company chances are they offer area tours.    A half day or full day area tour often is just enough to get you basic knowledge of neighborhoods and the lay of the land.

Your personal situation will change the points of interest on your list.  It is important that you go in with at least a loosely developed plan to serve as a springboard.

Monitor Expectations

Your expectations can set you up for failure in one way or another.  Research regarding the city and state you are moving to.  Understand the basics of the area you are moving to.  This is includes average climate, crime rate, and availability of your favorite food.  Know what you are getting yourself into.  Cultivating a clear view of your new city, will help you manage your expectations for the area.

Moving to a new area is never easy.  The steps above can help make the process a little easier.  If you are planning a relocation we can help you.  Housing Helpers has offices in Boulder Colorado, Denver, and Las Vegas, and provides relocation services throughout Colorado and Nevada.  Our relocation services include area tours, home finding assistance, temporary housing, real estate, and rental locating.  Contact us for help with your next relocation.

Housing Helpers Boulder featured in Boulder Chamber of Commerce video

Housing Helpers Boulder owner and CEO Stephanie Iannone is featured in Boulder Chamber of Commerce video spotlighting local Boulder business leaders.

Together with more than 1,700 member organizations, the Boulder Chamber represents the wide diversity of local businesses and promotes the balance of environmental, social and economic values that make Boulder such a great place to live and work. From established organizations to emerging enterprises, from high tech startups to natural foods companies, from intrepid outdoor companies to dynamic creative firms, we represent the breadth of entrepreneurial energy that characterizes Boulder’s economy.

Housing Helpers is proud to be a part of the vibrant Boulder economy and for the opportunity to help so many people find a place to live in Boulder.  If you are looking for homes for rent in Boulder or homes for sale in Boulder,  we look forward to working with you!

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Here at Housing Helpers, we receive a lot of questions. We get questions about backyard size, pet-friendliness, and whether or not the walls are “actually that color.” But when it comes to new families transplanting to Boulder to buyor rent, one question rises above the rest: schools. Boulder Valley School District is known nationwide for its environmentally sustainable initiatives and academic achievements. It addition, the district was chosen as one of the honored recipients of the USDA’s HealthierUS School Award, based on their adherence to high nutritional and physical fitness offerings. Who wouldn’t want to live so close to this concentration of good things?

One of the most frequently sought after schools in the area is Bear Creek Elementary School, near Table Mesa and Stephens Road in South Boulder. Not only is it situated in a picturesque location at the Flatirons’ base, but this beautiful scenery provides an excellent backdrop to their well-known Car-Free Commute program, part of the federally-funded “Safe Routes to School Program.” This program began just two years ago and already boasts 70% of students who now use alternate transportation, such as biking or walking, to and from school.

In addition, it received the distinguished 10 out of 10 rating from GreatSchools and was named a “National Blue Ribbon School” for superior academic performance. This is a good school that just keeps getting better. In the past few years, they have exceeded academic goals and improved student life by offering a number of extracurricular activities and finding ways to further intertwine science, music, and mathematics- a program supported by a partnership with several faculty and departments at the University of Colorado.

In light of this, it is no surprise that the area surrounding this school is among the most common requests of new families looking for a rental property to call home. Thankfully, Housing Helpers does have several rental and real estate options to choose from in South Boulder. Whether you’re in the market for short-term furnished housing, spacious Boulder rental homes ,or Boulder apartments, or buying a house-our excellent relocation specialists and incredible real estate agentswould love to help you find that place.

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Mapleton Hill Boulder Colorado | Housing Helpers Neighborhood Spotlight

In light of the upcoming Historic Homes for the Holidays tour on December 8th and 9th, this post will highlight one of Boulder’s best and brightest neighborhoods- Mapleton Hill. Beyond their headlining role in Historic Boulder’s upcoming tour, this area has a lot to offer renters and owners alike.

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The Mapleton Hill area is located between Alpine and Pearl to the north and south, Broadway to the east, and 4th Street to the west. The historical district of Mapleton Hill was established in 1882 and christened with the name thanks to the 200 cottonwood and silver maple trees planted throughout the 1800s to attract residents to the neighborhood.

According to WalkScore.com, the area scores an 83, making it the 3rd highest ranked neighborhood for walkability in the Boulder area. A score this high means that most errands can be easily completed on foot. This pedestrian-friendly area offers grocery shopping, nightlife, boutiques, cultural events, as well as enough open space to enjoy a picnic or toss a Frisbee with your dog.

Mapleton Hill’s residential architecture gives it its sparkle and charm. Beyond the Victorian homes aged with beauty, you can also find townhomes in San Francisco style, Colonial revival styles and much more- many of these backed by a strong sense of eco-consciousness among the residents. The 2,730 member community is a diverse blend of long-term residents, new homeowners and renters, and young families -largely attracted by the acclaimed International Baccalaureate Program at Whittier Elementary.

Thanks to its proximity to the Pearl Street Mall amenities and accessible open spaces, it is labeled as Boulder’s most prestigious neighborhood. All in all, this relaxed neighborhood pulsates with life and is truly the heart of Boulder. In fact, Housing Helpers currently has a great rental property in this area. We at Housing Helpers encourage you to go out and explore this neighborhood and let us know what your favorite spots are!

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