My team and I would consider it an honor and privilege to work with and for you to make your transition as stress free and smooth as possible, give us a call or contact us with the dates you'll be in town and we will arrange a tour of Denver and the surrounding sub-burbs for you, getting to know the area will be instrumental in planning your move. We have helped hundreds of clients move, see some of our client testimonials on our web site and get to know a little about us before you come out.
You can call us toll free 1-888-LUX-Team (589-8326), or Locally @ 303 327-5898
We will be looking forward to meeting you!
Realty One Group
Additionally, before you begin shopping, be sure to hire an agent that KNOWS the market here. That sounds obviously but it really isn't. There are neighborhoods to avoid (still decreasing in value) and neighborhoods where you can find great values and enjoy certain price appreciation down the road.
I hope this helps. Also, fyi, realtors are 100% free to buyers in Colorado. If I can help further, please feel free to contact me by visiting http://www.jmontgomery.com. You'll find good information about relocation there as well.
Best! Julie Montgomery
Looks like you have gotten many good answers to your question!
The most important thing to remember, is to find someone you are comfortable with and feel you can trust. Buying a home is a big decision and having the right Broker to guide you through the process is very important. As you are wanting to look a multiple areas a broker who is experienced with many of Denver's wonderful areas may be best, vs. a Broker who specialized in only one.
I am available if you are interested in speaking further.
Samantha Staples, CNE
Keller Williams Denver Central
My contact info: Julie RealEstateSellersandBuyers@gmail.com - 303-888-8438
You don't mention why you're moving -- job? family? or just a change of scenery? If you're moving here for a job or to be close to family, then obviously it would be good to focus on areas that are near those things. Do you have children, and want to be in a good school district? Do you have certain hobbies, where you'd like to be close to things like biking/hiking trails, skiing, etc?
I'd be happy to set you up on my free property search site that will let you explore different areas.
I've lived along Colorado's "Front Range" for 25 years, and I'm pretty familiar with most areas, from Ft Collins in the north, to Colorado Springs in the south.
I work with a lot of relocation clients, so I know the drill. I would be happy to show you around the area when you're here in October.
As with many metro areas, the suburban communities offer the greater number of selections in a new build. However, the former Stapleton airport area is rather new.
You didn't mention children, so I would like to tell you about the great recreation and entertainment communities. Boulder gets a great deal of attention in the national press because it is one of the healthiest (and smartest) populations in the nation. Owing to the University and a concentration of federal agencies, the economy is probably the most stable, too. Wages tend to be higher. And the good news for everyone is it means there is a lot of interest in a wide range of foods. Boulder offers a rich diversity as well as recreation opportunities, including cycling, rock climbing, boating, etc. This is a very active community.
Boulder real estate is a bit out of your stated range, unless you are looking for town home. But surrounding communities have homes in that range. Building is occurring throughout Boulder County and Broomfield County as well as Adams County. The communities include Louisville, Niwot, Lafayette, Erie and Longmont. These communities have great walkability, too. Longmont has a number of trails.
Boulder County has been very committed to open space and keeping its agricultural heritage. If you want to learn more about the great legacy of parks and recreation areas, you can use this link to go to my blog:
You are welcome to email me, too:
Talk to a few agents, find out if they have previously assisted anyone relocating and see if they will then give you a referral from that client that they helped to relocate. Make sure you feel a connection with that agent too.
720 300 0889
In addition to what you read in earlier replies, I and my company can assist you in the sale of your home in Lewiston if you don't already have a preferred Realtor. Coordinating the sale and purchase through a single contact person can relieve you of many potential obstacles. Please give this approach some thought. I can make myself available to you throughout your entire visit in October.
I would be happy to assist you while you are here in October. As the others have stated, interview a few of the agents that have responded and decide who you feel is best suited to you and your needs. I can send you several testimonials from past clients if you'd like so that you can see how I work -- just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or go on my website http://www.landau-properties.com to search some of the locations here in Denver. Green Valley Ranch is near the airport and is coming around as the latest area for people to move into. Prices definitely fall into your range as do many other areas.
You're welcome to call me at 303-502-4930 and we can chat for a few minutes. Do let me know if there's anything I can assist you with your search or questions.
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC
You are taking a smart approach by coming out to view properties in advance. $250,000 is a really hot price point in the Denver area. There are some good options although you should expect some strong competition for the limited amount of nicer homes in that price range. A lot will depend on size and condition of the homes. A trip here will help you narrow down the right community for you. Just like you will want the right neighborhood for you, you will want the 'right agent' for you and your particular needs.
Some of the areas to consider will be Park Hill, Green Valley Ranch (resale and new), Montclair and others in the Denver area. Reunion is north of Denver and there are some areas in SE Aurora that could work for you as far as new and existing homes. Corresponding with some good agents here in Denver will help you decide who to work with when you come. Of course, I will be glad to help. We also have Listing Alerts programs where we can send you all listings that meet your parameters in different neighborhoods and then update you with new listings and any change of status of the homes. You can then begin to see the trends in the areas that could work for you. Let me know how I can help you further.
Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
Many agents have worked situations exactly as you describe and should be able to give you a list of clients that they have helped through their search and transactions.
I have worked with several out of state clients over the past couple of years and understand how to make the process effective and FUN!
Good luck and welcome to Denver (soon).
Your Castle Real Estate
Call a few realtors from the Denver area and give them your criteria for your new home and neighborhood. A knowledgeable Denver realtor will be able to point you in the right direction to meet your needs.
I know within the first few minutes of a phone call if the person is really listening to me, and if we are connecting. Good luck to you.
Cherry Creek Properties
Choose an agent who knows and specializes in Denver areas you are interested in, check the recommendations and other information about an agent, have a phone conversation and see if you are compatible.
Best of luck with your move to Denver!
Cherry Creek Properties
I'm an EBA and I wrote a book called "Buying a Home: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You". It will be the best $6 you've ever spent.
Best of luck!
Please feel free to contact us via phone or email anytime. You may also seach the the MLS from our website.
Jesse Dixon & Jim Foster
You will love living in the Denver area and in Colorado.
There are a lot of wonderful communities in the Denver area.
There are so many questions to ask and answer.
One important questions is where are you going to be working.
Do you want to live fairly close to work.
I partner with my wife, Donna. We have been Realtor for 11 years in the Denver Area.
WE would love to talk to you about what your move to the Denver area.
You can reach us at 720-530-5553 or email@example.com
Good Luck in your adventure.