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Fall Preleasing Boulder Colorado

Fall Pre Leasing in Boulder Colorado

Welcome CU Students to Fall Pre Leasing 2017!

Don’t See The Property You Are Looking For?  Call Us 303-545-6000

We get new fall prelease Boulder properties every day.  As the #1 rated Rental Locator in Boulder we help more CU Students and Parents find the best off campus housing and fall pre leasing in Boulder Colorado.  Let us know what you are looking for and we will work hard to find it for you.

We have a large selection of student rental properties available in Boulder.  Whether you are looking for a house to rent on the hill with your roommates, an apartment close to campus , or a quiet place by yourself, our friendly rental locators are available 6 days a week to meet with you, discuss your needs, and help you find the perfect place to call home.

Stop By Our office just one block from the University of Colorado!

We look forward to working with you!  Our office is open Monday through from Saturday 9:00 – 5:00

Our service is FREE for renters!

That’s right totally FREE!  As the premier rental locator in Boulder for CU Students and parents you can stop by or call anytime and we will be happy to assist you at no cost.  The only costs you will need to pay is any application fees, security deposits, and rent payments required by the property that you choose.  Our rental specialists are their to help you, saving you time and money, so you don’t have to drive around to a million places hoping that one might work out.

Check Out Our Guide to Pre Leasing For CU Students

With a low vacancy rate there is a lot of competition this year for good properties that might be available for fall preleasing in Boulder. Be prepared to snag the best rentals when they become available.

Your rental specialist at Housing Helpers will help you navigate the ins and outs of fall pre leasing in Boulder.  In addition we have a handy guide to help get you organized.  It covers everything from how to prepare yourself, your parents, and your roommates so that you can get a lease signed, handling deposits and application fees, and knowing what to expect from the leasing process.  Simply call or stop by our office, register with our pre leasing service and we will send you your guide!

Remember Housing Helpers is here to help CU students and parents.  We look forward to seeing you soon and making 2017 the best year yet.   Call us 303-545-6000 Go Buffs!

College Apartments Boulder

4 Ways to Furnish Your College Apartment on a Budget

If you’re a CU student renting an apartment in Boulder you’ve probably spent most of your money on your deposit, first months’ rent, and school expenses. This can leave you wondering how in the heck you are going to furnish your new college apartment, but luckily, there are ways to make it look nice, even if you don’t have a lot of coin.

1. Buy Dorm Room Stuff

Don’t ditch the dorm room stuff just yet. If you shop during back to school season, you can find great deals on dorm room furniture, linens and more. The smaller stuff will also work better in small college apartments.

2. Beg Your Friends and Family

Now’s the time to swallow your pride and start begging. Let everyone that you know — from your parents to your childhood friends — that you need stuff for your apartment. You might not get the new swag that you thought you would get, but if your crazy aunt donates her floral couch then put a slip cover over  and it’ll be better than what you have right now.

3. Shop Used

You don’t have your parents’ bank account — or if you do, you’re really lucky!! — so you can’t shop at your parents’ favorite furniture stores. Instead, check out flea markets, thrift shops, used furniture stores, yard sales and other places that sell old furniture. Plus, check out Facebook to find out if there is an online yard sale site for areas near your school, or take a look at Craigslist. Sometimes, people are even willing to give stuff away.

4. Learn to Repurpose

Get creative, and learn to repurpose things that you already have for your changing needs. Check out Pinterest; there are a ton of great ideas there. For example, you can turn wooden crates into a cool coffee table for your new spot, or you can reinvent your old bookshelf to use as a modern desk.

Buying all new stuff for your new college apartment doesn’t have to be expensive. Follow these tips, and you can furnish your new college apartment without spending a fortune.

Housing Helpers has a huge furniture sale every August for CU looking to furnish their apartments in Boulder.   We sell truckloads of gently used furniture in our parking lot for one day, offering great deals like couches as low as $50.   Everything usually sells out by the afternoon so get there early.  Follow our Housing Helpers Facebook Page to find out when we will be having our next furniture sale in Boulder.

Student Rentals in Boulder       Off Campus Housing Boulder

Fall Preleasing Boulder Colorado

2015 Fall Preleasing in Boulder, a CU Students Guide to finding off campus rentals in Boulder

Welcome to 2015 Fall preleasing in Boulder!

Fall preleasing in Boulder is that time of year where CU students start looking to find off campus rentals in Boulder for next year – and when property owners look to sign leases for next year, typically in August.

Every year, here at Housing Helpers, we put together a guideline for University of Colorado Boulder Students, Parents, Faculty, and those looking to secure a place to rent off campus in Boulder for the following academic season.   From tools and tips, to help searching for the prefect apartment or home rental in Boulder, we are here to help you.

Where to find rental properties available for Fall Preleasing in Boulder

Here at Housing Helpers in Boulder we connect thousands of CU student renters each year with great rental properties in Boulder.  We are here to help students and their families navigate the hundreds of choices for student rental properties in Boulder to find the right one for you.   Our office is open six days a week and is staffed with friendly rental specialists that can answer your questions. Our office is located one block from the University of Colorado at 2865 Baseline Rd.  Call Us 303-545-6000

Housing Helpers Boulder’s Fall Preleasing Headquarters!

How to be prepared for Fall Preleasing in Boulder

Tip 1 – Set up a time to come in and meet with a rental locating specialist here in our office.  Make sure that all of your roommates can attend the meeting together.   Call our office at 303.545.6000 to set your appointment.

Tip 2 –  Once we identify a list of properties that meets your needs we will set up the showings for you.   Be on time for your showings and make sure that everyone that needs to see the property is present- whether its roommates, parents, cosigners etc.  Properties go fast, often times there is no time for multiple showings.

Tip 3 –  Have your security deposit check ready.  Some landlords may require a cashier’s check or money order, but we find that most will accept a bank check.  Check with your bank ( or your parents) in advance to make sure you are ready to put down a deposit.

Tip 4- Applications will need to be filled out.  These can take a few minutes.  To save time you can complete these in advance and be one step ahead of the game!   Application fees will need to be paid once your applications are submitted for the property.  These fees can vary depending on the property.

Tip 5 – Parental guarantee forms may be required.  These are forms that your parents will need to fill out.  Just like the application fees you can have these completed in advance so that you are ready to rent that perfect place when you find it!

Tip 6 – Know the occupancy laws.  If you are renting in Boulder check with the City to make sure the property you are renting allows the number of occupants that you have.   Here is good resource for more information on this.  https://bouldercolorado.gov/public-works/city-of-boulder-occupancy-regulations

Tip 7 – Working fast is key.   Fall prelease properties in Boulder move fast!  If you are interested in a property chances are there are others interested in it as well.    Be ready to act quickly to secure that property and take action as soon as you are interested.  Leases are made on a first come first serve basis.

Tip 8 – Don’t fret if you don’t find a place right away.  Consider waiting it out until the spring and summer months, there are lots of properties that don’t prelease in advance.  And many times the rent prices on those properties will be less.

Fall preleasing in Boulder can be stressful for students and parents.  Just remember, we are here to Help!  Let our experience and expertise in the Boulder rental market take away some of the stress and help make the process of finding a new place to live easier.   We look forward to working with you!   You can reach our Boulder office at 303-545-6000, open Monday through Saturdays.

 

 

Gold Run Condos for rent Boulder Colorado

Gold Run Condos For Rent

The Gold Run condos are located in central Boulder just one block from the University of Colorado, CU Boulder.  Situated along the Boulder Creek Path and adjacent to Scott Carpenter Park, the Gold Run property is a surrounded by natural beauty and a peaceful setting.

Gold run interior floorplans feature vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, full kitchens, and spacious living room and bedrooms.  There are a variety of sizes to the floorplans at Gold Run with a majority of the condo units being one and two bedrooms.

Most of the condos include a covered parking space or two in the parking garage located under the buildings.  There is also an on site pool and fitness center available for residents to use year round.

A popular location for CU Boulder students and visitors, many of the Gold Run condos are for rent or rented out on a yearly basis to CU students.  The City of Boulder prohibits any rentals for less than a thirty day period so short term vacation rentals are not allowed at the Gold Run condos.

A typical Gold Run rental lease will start in August and end in July of the following year.   Several Boulder property management companies and rental leasing agencies in Boulder offer Gold Run rentals from time to time.   Housing Helpers provides leasing for several Gold Run condos every year.

Gold Run Condos Rentals

Gold Run Condos in Boulder For rent

The Gold Run Condos in Boulder For Rent

The following listings showcase recently available units for rent at the Gold Run Boulder condos.

Two Bedroom Condo For Rent at Gold Run

Townhouse For Rent at Gold Run

Remodeled Gold Run Condo for rent

If you own a Gold Run condo and are looking to rent it out or if you are a renter interested in current availability and leasing information for Gold Run contact Housing Helpers in Boulder at 303.545.6000 or email boulderinfo@housinghelpers.com

 

 

Moratorium on Boulder University Hill student housing developments

Although student housing is considered the “highest and best” use for the land in Boulder’s University Hill area, the city council has placed a maratorium on all new development for the next several weeks, the Boulder Daily Camera reported.

According to the article, the council opted for the moratorium until August 20 in order to find ways to move forward on some developments that are geared toward older, non-student residents. A short-term .3 percent sales tax is scheduled to go before voters in November in order to provide tree-planting, lighting, and an “event street” in the University Hill area, and the city is looking at urban redevelopment and the creation of an innovation district there.

Councilman Macon Cowles said that while student housing may be the most profitable use of the University Hill, it might not be the highest and best use as far as the city is concerned. Much of the location is zoned for business use, but residential has been allowed there as it is a less intensive land use, the article noted.

The director of the city’s planning and sustainability department added that while students would always play a big part in the mix of land uses on the University Hill, if the area becomes known predominantly for student housing, the offerings there would always remain geared almost entirely toward students. Just as land use planning, a lot of planning goes into finding a new home to buy or rent.

So many factors besides price have to be considered. What are the schools like? What are the entertainment offerings in the area? What’s your commute going to be like?

If you’re relocating to the Boulder, Colorado area or other communities on Colorado’s Front Range, Housing Helpers would be happy to assist you in those considerations so that you can find the home that suits your family best. For more information, contact us today.

Read more about issues affecting the University Hill  and the University of Colorado

The Lofts on the Hill Boulder Colorado

The Lofts On The Hill, The Lofts on College, CU Boulder off campus student rental housing at its best

The University Hill in Boulder is an eclectic mix of off campus student housing comprised mainly of large rental homes packed with groups of CU students.  Until now that is.   Recently the developer of the Lofts on the Hill and the Lofts on College have changed the landscape of student housing on the hill.   In a very good way.

The Lofts on the Hill 

Located directly across street from the CU Bouldercampus with walking access to shopping, restaurants, pubs, live music venues like the Fox Theatre and The Sink, and all the conveniences students could need right out their front door.   The lofts themselves are built to blend in with historic architecture just above street-level retail.  Modern open concept floorplans feature three and four bedroom roommate suites with common kitchen & living room.  An advanced keyless FOB entry to the building and individually locked bedroom doors makes pivacy and security simple.  A complimentary centralized laundry room, garage parking, and a worry-free bundled utility program that includes utilities, laundry, Wi-Fi, and satellite round out the impressive array of first class amenities for these new student rentals on the hill in Boulder.

 

The Lofts on the Hill Boulder CO

The Lofts on the Hill, Boulder Colorado

The Lofts on College.

These impressive new student apartments in Boulder are located on College and Broadway just steps from the University of Colorado campus.  There is no better location for CU students seeking to live off campus in Boulder.   And students will be pleased with level of quality they will find in these apartments.  Built from the ground up, everything brand new.   Preleasing for these new apartments is underway and floorplans are leasing fast.

This campus friendly location offers large floorplans to choose from.  Choose from 2 bedroom, 3 bedrooms, and 4 bedroom floorplans.     Also boasting a keyless FOB entry to building & apartments. and individually locked bedroom doors for your privacy.  The apartments also feature a washer/dryer in each unit and garage parking available.  Did we mention they are brand spaking new!

For students and parents seeking the newest and best quality student housing and off campus housing in Boulder look no further than the Lofts on the Hill and The Lofts on College.

And call Housing Helpers in Boulder at 303.545.6000  to set your appointment to view these spectacular new properties today!

Student Rentals in Boulder        Off Campus Housing Boulder

 

Apartment Finders

To Pre-Lease or Not To Pre-Lease: Fall 2013 Housing in Boulder, CO

That is the question. For most CU Boulder students, pre-leasing seems to be the best, and sometimes only, option.

But consider this, budget-seekers and those prone to worry: Housing Helpers will always have rental properties available around Boulder, even in those wild swing months of June and July.

It is true that the early bird gets the worm (in this case, this means the most options “on the hill”), but the worm often comes with a higher price tag where pre-lease properties are concerned. If you can afford to wait, the reward may be more affordable.

This is largely due to the housing rush that occurs throughout the summer and culminates with landlords’ last-minute efforts to fill their properties with tenants before it sits vacant. At this point, the price of housing will drop.

Moreover, Housing Helpers is still getting August move-in properties in June, July, and yes, even the month of August itself. As a property listings company that operates year-round, we always have rental inventory in and around the Boulder area; the majority of which are not listed until 30 to 60 days before their available date. This means we will continue getting rental properties throughout the spring and summer that will suit your Fall 2013 housing needs!

Another reason to potentially hold off on the pre-leasing is if your roommate numbers may fluctuate. What if Dan does get accepted into the study abroad program and won’t be able to pay his portion of the rent? What if Kelly and Maggie have a disagreement and now refuse to share a living space? August is still many months away and life happens. Thus, waiting until the time is closer may actually give you an edge over those who rushed to sign the first lease they saw.

So if you are not yet sure of your roommates, your wallet is getting thin, and you won’t turn your hairs gray by waiting a bit- then enjoy your semester, the last few months of your current lease, and start looking with vigor after the stress of finals have settled- you might be  glad you did!

Find the largest selection of Boulder rentals at Housing Helpers in Boulder.

Boulder Student Rentals   Fall Prelease Boulder Rentals  

Boulder Off Campus Housing

Fall pre-leasing rentals in Boulder, welcome to the 2013 prelease season.

Dear parents, new and returning scholars, and all people leased into your current housing until the summer:

Welcome to Pre-Lease Season! This message comes as a heads-up, a forewarning, and a helpful note all in one to those who want to avoid the last minute rush for housing in August.

For us here at Housing Helpers, the pre-lease season is about to be in full swing- and we are ready to help you (or your son, daughter, and their five friends) find the best possible place to serve as a haven for the upcoming academic year.

A “pre-lease” or “pre-leasing”  means exactly as it sounds: to lease “pre” the move-in date. For example, we have many properties available now for a July or August move-in. As a property listings company, this is a once-a-year opportunity to get ahold of properties that are in demand for a date more than 6 months in the future!

A common misunderstanding is that you must be a student to be eligible for pre-lease housing options. Or perhaps a grosser misunderstanding is that no one other than students would want to look at pre-leases for surely they are typical student housing. Both of these notions are utterly untrue. With the array of homes, condos, and apartments already available for August, we can assure you that there are many gems to choose from for pre-lease housing. Additionally, not all pre-leases are geared towards “the student life”; on the contrary, many properties support a young professional or family’s needs.

Many people have summer-to-summer lease terms and will be joining in the rush for housing when August rolls around. To beat the crowds, Housing Helpers advises anyone needing a new rental in the fall to start the search now with our pre-lease options.

We have a wide range of homes perfect for sharing, condos with kitchens perfect for cooking, and apartments perfect for socializing. You can stay updated on our properties via our website, Twitter or Facebook page, or on Google+. We want to keep you in the know so that we can help you find your best possible housing option!

The most effective way to see your options and set up viewings is to come by our office and speak with one of our amazing rental specialists. They will be able to consider all of your search criteria, even down to the details, and show you what properties best suit your preferences.

And a note to those who are looking and not finding exactly what you seek: Don’t fret! This is still the early stages of pre-leasing and many properties will not open pre-leases until later in the spring or even early summer. Keep your chin up, your eyes open, and keep in touch with us here at Housing Helpers so we can assist you in the search.

While we are still building our database of pre-lease housing, we are adding more options with each passing day. We already have a good base of properties to peruse, and expect many more by mid-February, so come by and see us soon!

Visit Housing Helpers for the largest selectiion of Fall pre-leasing Boulder rentals.

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