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Moving to Denver Information

We are always on the look-out for useful tools for people who are thinking about relocating to Denver.  Here is a handy online resource for Denver relocation buyers, Denver house hunting or other times you are interested in checking out a new part of the city. Quickly see where the nearest light rail station, library, school, police/fire station, or emissions testing facility is.  For more information, contact The Bibeau Group — your Denver relocation experts –today and we will customize and send you a free Denver relocation packet.

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The Colorado Division of  Housing posted a blog about two recent reports that both show Denver with “… increasing home prices (that) supports a conclusion that home prices in Colorado and in the Denver area are increasing, and outperforming many metropolitan areas throughout the United States.”

The first report, the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index, showed that Denver’s home prices increased between November 2008 and November 2009.  Of the 20 cities included in the index, only Denver, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco posted annual increases, with Denver 3rd on the list.

A Colorado Association of Realtor study, based on completed sales in December 2009, shows an 18% increase from the previous December.

Read the full article here.

In it’s recently released Top 10 List of Major Metro Areas for Getting a Raise in 2009, the human resources organization WorldatWork says Denver ranks #5 in the nations’ major metro areas in terms of the average percentage of planned raises, number of companies giving raises and the percentage of employees in the metro area receiving raises.  Coming in just ahead of Denver are #4 Philadelphia, #3 Boston, #2 Tampa, and #1 Washington, D.C.

Denver, CO ranked #10 on Forbes.com’s list of the top cities for working moms.  The ranking process took into account a wide-ranging list of factors, including safety, health care, child care, the job market and school quality.

Here is the complete Top 10 list:

  1. New York Metro
  2. Austin
  3. Minneapolis/St Paul
  4. Milwaukee
  5. Portland
  6. Cincinnati
  7. San Jose
  8. Pittsburgh
  9. Seattle-Tacoma
  10. Denver

Relocation.com recently prepared a list of the top cities in which people could get a ‘fresh start’.  Denver ranked #4, just behind Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Charlotte.

The study factored in economic conditions, but also looked at the cities’ popularity, volunteerism rates, and home affordability.

For more information about the study, please check out Relocation.com’s blog.

If you’re thinking about moving to the area, The Bibeau Group would love to help you get started.  Click on the tab above to request a free relocation packet!

Prevention Magazine just teamed up with the American Podiatric Medical Association and Sperling’s Best Places to come up with a list of the 25 most walker-friendly cities in the United States.  While San Francisco, Boston, New York,  Philadelphia and Chicago each made the top five, Denver came in at #20.

The article pointed to the 16th Street pedestrian mall, a ‘varied and diverse’ downtown and public transportation as reasons why walkers are right at home in the Mile High City.

16th St. Mall

16th St. Mall

jump for happinessAccording to a study conducted by Apartments.com and CBCampus.com, Denver ranks as #8 in their list of the 10 best cities in the U.S. for college grads to live affordably and find a job.

To develop the top 10 rankings, the study identified U.S. cities that have the highest concentration of young adults (age 20 – 24).  The stats were taken from the U.S. Census Bureau 2006 data.  Next, they looked at CBcampus.com for the number of available jobs requiring less than one year of experience in each city.  The final factor considered was the  average cost of rent for a one bedroom apartment from Apartments.com.

This ranking comes on the heels of Forbes.com‘s finding that Denver is one of the top relocation destinations in the country earlier this year.

Check out the Denver area – as you can see….there is plenty to offer!

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