7 Tips for Relocating to the Roaring Fork Valley

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Relocating to the Roaring Fork valley is an exciting life transition. However, moving can be stressful. To make the move easier, here are some tips to keep in mind.

Tips for Relocating to the Roaring Fork Valley

1.) Find a reputable, experienced realtor.

Ask friends or contacts in the area for the name of a realtor with whom they’ve developed a relationship. If you don’t know anyone, ask the local banker, lawyer or other established professional in the community. Each of the properties listed on Aspen Glenwood MLS are associated with trusted realtors. Find their contact information on the right side of a property page under “Agent info.”

2.) Visit a variety of neighborhoods, physically or online.

To get a feel for the area, check out an assortment of locations. For example, what are your requirements for sunlight?  Some mountain communities lose the sun at 3 pm. Examine the outside details of a property with Aspen Glenwood MLS’ interactive maps. Simply find a property that you’re interested in, click Google Map and then drag the yellow Pegman to the property pin on the map. Once there, you can rotate the view 360 degrees.

3.) Research the real estate market.

Having an idea of what type of home your budget allows will help shape and narrow the scope of your search. You can search by price, type, area and number of bedrooms on the Search Properties page at AspenGlenwoodMLS.com.

4.) Take a drive.

If an area piques your interest, drive to the grocery store, bank and gas station from this location. Is it fairly easy to access these everyday amenities from your desired location? Think about other places that you may frequent: schools, churches, health clubs and favorite restaurants. Use the interactive maps online to see surrounding businesses.

5.) Check on real estate taxes.

Real Estate Taxes in Colorado are typically low compared to other states.  Research tax rates in greater detail, so that there are no surprises at tax time.  Keep in mind that tax rates in Colorado do not apply to market value but to assessed value. Assessed value is a fraction of the market value.

6.) Read the local newspaper online or in print

Browsing the local newspaper will help you get connected to the issues, news and events in your new hometown.

7.) Use your realtor as a resource.

Your local realtor is a wealth of information. They’ll give your referrals for loan officers, lawyers, accountants, decorators, construction companies, landscapers and more.

Whether you’re moving across the state or across the country, Aspen Glenwood MLS is your source for residential rentals and properties, commercial leases and real estate.