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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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Should you relocate? 4 Basic Questions to Ask Yourself

Many people relocate due to a job. Others just decide to move because they want a change of scenery. However, before you just pack up and leave, you should really take time and decide if relocation is the right move for you and your family.

Here are some questions that you might want to ask yourself (and your family) before you relocate.

  • Will you (and the rest of your family) be able to find jobs? Many people only relocate if they have a job offer. If that is the case, you need to make sure that your husband or wife will be able to find a decent job. Otherwise, you both need to make sure that you will be able to find jobs easily (and quickly).

 

  • Will you be able to find a place to live quickly and easily? Is it going to be convenient to potential jobs? Do you want to rent a place or own your own home? Are there plenty of places to rent or own?

 

  • How does the cost of living compare to where you live? Will I be able to make enough to live comfortably? Most jobs should pay decently compared to the cost of living but that is not always the case.

 

  • Am I going to live in a similar location (city/suburbs/farm) or completely different? Where do I want to live? Some people are happy living where they do. Others want a complete change. Which do you prefer?

Relocation should be big decision. You need to make sure that you (and everyone in your family) can find jobs. You also need to make sure that housing is easily available. You should research the cost of living compared to what you will be making. You should also decide whether or not you want to live in a similar location or completely different

These questions can become more clear with the right advice from the help of a relocation services company.  Call Housing Helpers of Colorado if you are considering a relocation to Colorado and one of our friendly relocation specialists will be happy to assist you.

 

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What’s Behind the Colorado Real Estate Market Boom?

If you’ve looked at the Colorado real estate market lately, you know that home prices have been growing at a steady pace for many months now. If you thought of buying a home last year, and waited to see what the market would do, you may be regretting your decision now.

Every passing month brings higher appraisals, and you may find yourself waffling between buying a home now, so you can get in on some of the incredible appreciation Colorado homeowners are enjoying, or waiting it out to see if these high prices are just a bubble that is going to burst, leaving you on the hook for a higher mortgage than you can sell your home for. It’s times like these you may wish you had a crystal ball.

However, if you understand what’s behind the booming real estate market in Colorado, fortune-telling skills may not be necessary.  Some have speculated the increased demand for homes in the Colorado real estate market has more to do with more people being drawn to move to Colorado for alternative reasons we haven’t seen before.

There has been a correlation between the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and the increasing cost of homes. The state of Washington has seen a very similar housing boom lately. More people are moving into these two states to legally enjoy marijuana, and so there is more demand for housing than there are available houses.  As long as supply exceeds demand, housing costs will continue to rise.

According to the CNN Money article,  “How Legal Marijuana Biz is Boosting Denver’s Housing Market”

“In a normal market, Denver typically has around 24,000 listings, according to Moye. But right now, she said, there are only around 4,000. But there is a nagging question of just how long the real estate buzz will last. Moye said the market has room to run for five to seven years barring any major economic disasters.”

This means that even though we’re seeing high prices in homes today, the prices could easily continue to get higher. You can still buy real estate in Colorado today and possibly sell in four or five years and turn a profit.  But ultimately there is no guarantee on how long the Colorado real estate market boom will last – as long as people are drawn here it will provide a strong stable pool of buyers and renters.  There are many reasons that people are drawn to Colorado, legal marijuana is just one more reason the Colorado real estate market remains strong.

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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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Colorado resorts rebounding from recession

When you told your friends that you were relocating to Colorado, someone probably assumed that you’d take up skiing in your spare time. Seeing how the front range is in close proximity to a number of the state’s best resorts, there would be no reason not to assume that.

According to a recent article in the Denver Post, the resorts have woken up from their recession slumber and are seeing the highest number of new hotels and fractional homes under construction since 2007-08, when the recession began. The recession hit the tourism industry across the nation particularly hard, as people had less money to spend on vacation. With the money coming back into the state now, the resort communities and the companies who own property there have more to invest in the projects that have long been put on hold.

The resort industry is not coming back in quite the same way, however. According to the article, fewer of the new construction projects would be considered grandiose. Instead, they’re more affordable. Approachable. They’re an attempt to seek a crowd that may not be as quick to make buying decisions, and are more likely to be looking for something for the long term, rather than a quick financial play.

Residents of Colorado truly have the best of all worlds: Thriving business communities in which to work; vibrant communities full of arts, culture, and top-of-the-line educational opportunities in which to live; and plenty of nearby mountains where they can enjoy time away. If you’re ready for that kind of life, then contact us. We’ll help you find your new home in Colorado.

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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.

Colorado Gives $20 Million in Donations in One Day

When it comes to social consciousness and a sense of community, there’s no place in the world like Colorado. This was recently proven once again when donors statewide participated in the fourth annual Colorado Gives Day and gave more than $20 million to nonprofit organizations.

The Community First Foundation first partnered with FirstBank in 2010 to host Colorado Gives Day — a twenty-four hour period each December in which the state’s residents are encouraged to donate online to their favorite causes. That year, the event brought in $8.7 million for nonprofits working in the state. The event has grown each year.

This year, Colorado Gives Day began at 12:00 AM, December 10, with a donation made to the organization City Year Denver. Nearly 88,000 donations later, at 11:59 PM, the final gift of the day was made to the Child Advocacy Center. In all, 1,442 nonprofit organizations were supported by the event, Community First Foundation reported. Those who were unable to donate to a favorite nonprofit on December 10 can still do so, as Community First Foundation fosters charitable giving through its Colorado Gives website year-round.

According to the foundation, in addition to the individuals who gave online during this year’s event, a number of businesses also helped make the 2013 Colorado Gives Day a reality. The benefits of Colorado Gives Day have been expanded this year to nonprofits statewide, with grant funding from the Boettcher Foundation and El Pomar Foundation that improves the ability of nonprofits outside of the Denver Metro area to accept charitable donations online.

The generosity of the people here is one of the things that makes living and working in Colorado so great. But there are many great things about Colorado. Since 1987, Housing Helpers has been helping people find their homes in wonderful Colorado communities including Westminster, Arvada, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver and many more. We know this area and we can’t wait to show it to you. Contact us for more information.

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