Tons of families all over the country are moving to Colorado. There are a million different reasons to move to Colorado, whether it be for work, to get closer to family, or just because you enjoy being in our fantastic state. You may want to be one of those people that flock to Colorado, but there are a few tips and practices you should know before uprooting and coming on over. In today’s blog at the Jenn Porter Group in Longmont, we discuss some helpful tips and things you should consider before moving to beautiful Colorado.
If you are looking for the most helpful and friendly real estate agent in northern Colorado, contact our team at the Jenn Porter Group in Longmont today! We can help you buy a house, in the right area, for the right price.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
There is no shame in asking for help. In fact, when you are moving anywhere — across the street or across state lines — you are probably going to need some help. More hands make for less work. Make it easier on yourself and your family by having friends and other family members help you with the moving process. There is no need to break your back trying to pack, load, unload, and unpack everything yourself. Moving to Colorado, or anywhere else for that matter, doesn’t have to be a difficult process if you reach out for the help you need.
If you don’t have friends or family available to help, contact us at the Jenn Porter Group. We have been working with excellent moving companies in the northern Colorado and Longmont area for years and are happy to recommend a home service company to meet your needs!
Make sure you have a source of income lined up
Unfortunately, houses in Colorado aren’t usually free. Even if you did stumble on a free house in Colorado, it’s probably best to be skeptical at the least. Since houses in Colorado aren’t free, you’ll need to line up a source of income. Before you commit to a home mortgage payment, it would be wise to line up a job or other source of income to make sure you fun things like shelter, food, and electricity.
It can sometimes be scary and stressful enough as it is relocating to Colorado or any other state. But when you buy a home and move out here without knowing another soul, that can make life even more stressful and difficult — not to mention lonely! See if any old friends, acquaintances, or friends of friends live near where you are moving. Having someone to hang out with and help you when you need it is invaluable. If you do end up buying a house somewhere where you don’t know anybody, be friendly and make some friends! Introduce yourself to neighbors, coworkers, people at the gym — anybody really who looks like a friendly human.
Save money like there is no tomorrow
When moving to Colorado, there are some expenses you should carefully consider before jumping in the moving truck — like paying for the moving truck. Most of the time, when people are moving to Colorado, they are buying a home, starting a new job, and looking for a good area to raise a family. Make sure you are prepared to handle all of the expenses that could potentially arise. Examples of things you should save for are:
- Down payments and other closing costs associated with buying a home
- Hiring labor to help you move in the form or rental trucks, hiring a professional moving company, or buying your friends beer and pizza
- Covering your first month or two of bills while you are starting your new career
- Buying new furniture, appliances, paint, or anything else for the new home
- Purchasing all of the supplies your kids might need for starting the new school year
It is also worth mentioning that some companies will help you move through relocation assistance programs. You should certainly ask your employer if they offer any sort of relocation assistance to help make your experience moving to Colorado as easy and stress-free as possible.
Hire the Jenn Porter Group
Here at the Jenn Porter Group in Longmont, we have been providing relocation assistance to people moving to Colorado for years. We can help you buy a house more easily and painlessly then you’ve ever experienced before! Learn why you should hire our team at the Jenn Porter Group when relocating to the northern Colorado/Longmont area by giving us a call today!
Though we are real estate agents in Longmont specializing in helping you sell and buy a house, we are happy to help make your relocation to Colorado as easy as possible. We can help you find trustworthy movers, tasteful interior designers, talented landscapers, and more. We have contacts and work in locations all over northern Colorado like Loveland, Longmont, Greeley, Boulder, Denver, and more!