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The 5 Stages of searching for Boulder Apartments

Boulder is often at the top of the list of Colorado cities that consistently rank among the best places to live in the United States. With world-class hiking, skiing and schools at its doorstep, it’s obvious why people are eager to move to Boulder. 

However, the buzz around Boulder has put a crunch on the real estate market. Thousands of people are flocking to the Boulder area to capitalize on the outdoor sports, growing tech market, and good vibes. And as the population rises, so do rent costs.

The Colorado Rental Price Monitor estimated that rent prices in Colorado increased 6 percent between 2014 and 2015, and they continue to climb. 

The five stages of Boulder apartment hunting are all too real for anyone who has come to Boulder seeking an affordable rental downtown:

1. Optimism

You’re moving to Boulder, Colorado! You imagine yourself living next to the Flatirons, biking to work or school in the mile-high sunshine. There will be nights spent strolling  Pearl Street. You’ll run along Boulder Creek Path and drive up to the mountains every weekend to get the most out of your ski pass. 

2. Shock

Then you start searching for Boulder apartments, and there’s major sticker shock. That downtown house you were imagining is going to run you over $1,000 a month – just for a single bedroom. 

3. Disbelief

You start to search farther and wider for more listings, certain there is something you’ve missed. But, as it turns out, the average apartment rent in downtown Boulder and the surrounding neighborhoods is over $1,300 a month. 

4. Grief

Finally, you understand that your dream apartment on Folsom is out of reach at the price range you estimated. Those visions of a bungalow on Pearl Street within walking distance to the bars fade. They are replaced with images of roommates, extra shifts, or taking the bus to and from campus. 

5. Acceptance

Although you may not end up in your dream place this year, there is always next year. In the meantime, you can increase your rent budget and pay to live in a great location, find other people to live with, or expand your search to include different areas or housing types.

The best thing you can do when searching for Boulder apartments is to find a trustworthy rental partner like Housing Helpers who can help you navigate Boulder’s housing market. Housing Helpers can give you tips about the best time to start your search, neighborhoods that are within your budget and even connect you with other people seeking roommates. 

For now, the Boulder rental market shows no signs of slowing. This means Boulder renters will need to become even more competitive in their searches for housing in 2016 and beyond.

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Housing Helpers Boulder Apartment Finder Service is a free service available to help renters find the perfect apartment rental in Boulder.  Search the largest local database of Boulder apartment rentals or call our office and get help from one of our local Boulder apartment finder specialists!

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Call us 303.545.6000, we are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 PM, and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Our office is located at 2865 Baseline Rd. Boulder CO 80303. Based in Boulder Colorado since 1987, Housing Helpers office is located just a block from the University of Colorado- CU Boulder, and is staffed with friendly apartment locator specialists six days per week

Housing Helpers Boulder Apartment Finder service includes:

  • Our service is completely FREE for renters to use, there is NEVER any charges to renters for our service.  We are paid a referral fee from property owners for helping them rent their properties.
  • Convenient location just one block from University of Colorado Boulder campus, CU Boulder.
  • Available to meet in person with renters days per week.
  • Customized search from the largest database of apartment rentals in Boulder.
  • We have apartments, condos, houses, apartments, lofts, townhomes, and rooms for rent.
  • All locations including The Hill, University Area, Campus area, Downtown, 29th Street, Pearl Street, Uptown Broadway, South Boulder, North Boulder, Central Boulder, and more.
  • All properties are prescreened and verified.
  • Help renters to narrow down rental options that meet their specific needs.
  • We set up property showings and rental property tours for renters.
  • We accompany renters to rental showings
  • Inform renters about the leasing process and application process.
  • Coordinate applications, paperwork, and deposits.
  • Help renters communicate with rental property owners and management companies
  • Facilitate the lease signing process with renters and property owners.
  • Provide information for renters to get utilities and services set up.
  • A great resource for Boulder renters to use any time they need an apartment in Boulder!

Housing Helpers Boulder apartment finder service is more than just a list of rental properties.  We provide personalized service by highly trained rental housing professionals to ensure that the renting process goes smoothly with minimal problems.

Unlike other apartment finder services that may be staffed with part time workers or no staff at all, our team consists of full time dedicated professionals that are highly trained and knowledgeable about Boulder neighborhoods, Boulder property management companies, the leasing process, the application process, and the screening process.

And unlike other apartment finder services, in most cases our team of rental professionals has already seen the properties that you may be considering for rental, we can give you valuable insights about the properties, we will set up the showings for you and accompany you to the properties if needed.

Housing Helpers is a name you can trust.  We are located in Boulder, just one block from the University of Colorado, and we have been providing renters with our free Boulder apartment finder service since 1987.   Our staff of friendly Boulder apartment finder specialists are available six days per week to meet in person with you. Stop by our Boulder office Monday through Saturday or call us at 303.545.6000

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