Packing the last few boxes for my move to Coloradoin two weeks I was struck by how fortunate I’ve been to have found a great realtor who understands interstate moves from a home buyers’ view point.
In my case I was given a recommendation for a realtor named Rovena Flores at Colorado Homes, a Caldwell Banker brokerage in Westminister,CO.
I’ve been pretty specific about my requirements for a new home and unlike many other realtors I’ve dealt with here in CA, Rovena took the time to understand what I was looking for, and that because I take care of my 91 year old mother, I had some pretty specific requirements.
Ms Flores did a lot of prescreening for me, which completely eliminated my looking at houses that obviously didn’t meet my needs or which were priced beyond my housing budget.
I made my selection based on an Internet listing, Ms Flores’ and a quick inspection by an old trusted friend who lives in Brighton, CO.
The house was much more than I expected and has a master bedroom with ensuite bath for MaForbes, a half-acre fenced back yard with raised vegetable beds and a nice fox-proof vacant chicken coop. Looking west from my front porch I have a nice view of the Rockies a
My new place is rural and somewhere on my street is a vocal mule that I’m looking forward to meeting.
Oh and I have a huge finished walk-in basement with two bedrooms, an office and a den I plan on turning into a home theater.
With one minor exception caused by a clerical error—a one digit mistake in my social security number on my DD214-- made by someone at the Bureau of Naval Records, the dreaded mortgage process has been a walk-in the park. This has been the easiest home purchase I’ve ever experienced and I believe it’s due largely to my realtor, Rovena Flores at Colorado Homes and my mortgage banker, John Weller and his staff at MegaStar Financial in Denver
The short answer to the question “Why Colorado?” is this: I like the state, its people and its universities. And in the near future I intend on taking some graduate western states history and creative writing classes. My roots in Colorado Saguache Cripple Creek