Relocating to Denver?
Relocating to a new city can be exciting! There are a few things you need to know about Denver. We are a mile high (5280 feet), so for several days prior to your arrival, please drink at least 3 bottles of water every day. Many times my relocation families do not drink enough, and experience altitude sickness after a couple days of looking for homes. The first signs of altitude sickness is, dry mouth, chapped lips, and your tongue may feel larger than it should be. Once you get here, continue to drink plenty of fluid to avoid this feeling!
Some laws for Denver that may differ from your hometown -
~ no texting or emailing while driving. If you are caught, you will get a ticket!
~ There needs to be a carbon monoxide detector within 15 feet of any and all legal bedrooms.
~ You can turn right on red lights, except for those intersections that state no turn on red.
~ All children are to be restrained in a booster seat up to the age of 8 years old. Under 1 year, children have to be in a rear facing car seat, and truly prefer up to the age of 3. From the age of one through four - (up to 40 pounds) to be in a rear-or forward-facing child seat with a harness in the backseat of the car.
~ in Aurora it is against the law to warm up your car unattended (puffing). This is to protect your car from being stolen.
~ you need to get a Colorado drivers license within 30 days, and apply for license plates within 90 days of being an official resident. See the DMV's page for details. Click on the tab - new to Colorado to get the information.
You will be pleased to hear Colorado has one of the lowest Tax Rates in the country. Here is the map of States showing where each fall.
A little bit on Denver - we have 300+ days of sunshine, and many days with just plain blue sky --- not even a puff of a cloud. When you go out, you should think of wearing sunscreen.
If you are not familiar with our City, and need information on location of shopping, distance from neighborhoods to a potential work location, recreation, school information, or even location of churches, just ask me. I will preview properties prior to your arrival to utilize the time spent wisely. Some properties do not have enough photos, or areas you cannot see thru photos, and have been known to take a video or two of the entire property for buyers to see. If you need more information, I have lived here all but 8 years of my life -- I would be happy to help you! Once you get here, I will provide a map and other pertinent information on the area you are most interested in.
I have been told my best virtue is my communication, and something you definitely need when you are not in the State. You will always know what is happening in a transaction, as I will keep you FULLY INFORMED.
Wondering how the real estate market is doing in Denver? Check out the Buyers page to stay updated with the current market.