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Old 08-14-2014, 08:12 PM
 
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Hello!

I have spent about 3-4 hours reading various threads on this forum in hopes of gaining some insight into the pet friendly nature of rentals in the Denver area. I am a veterinarian that has requested a transfer to the Denver area through the company that I work with. I have begun my search for housing as I know it can be difficult with my fur-crew. We have 2 dogs (45lb and 35lb), both are mutts and well trained. We also have a cat who is litterbox trained and indoors only.

Nearly every single rental I have looked at has a ridiculous pet deposit (which we are used to and have come to expect), but almost all have a 2 pet limit.

What I am wondering is this....with the competitive nature of rental properties currently in Denver do you see any chance of me finding a rental at all? If not, do you think purchasing a home with the intent of staying for 5ish years is appropriate in this market. What if we chose to leave in 2 years and have a home purchased? Anyone know what the projection is for house sales in the next few years (I know this is a guess...but it seems like a lot of people are currently trying to relocate to Denver and I am wondering how long that trend will last).

Thanks in advance!!! We are super excited
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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I put my house on the market today at 4 pm. By 9 I had 4 showings and 3 offers. The market is red hot with no signs of cooling.

If you can buy, it's easier than finding a place to rent.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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If you can live in Boulder, that appears to be the most pet friendly for rentals.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:20 PM
 
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I will look into that. Thank you! I think I may be working in Arvada or Stapleton, so I am not sure I would be able to make that commute. I will know more info about my job location in the next few weeks.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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If you live in Boulder, the commute to Arvada is something that could be acceptable, but snow days will be a nightmare. I would not do Boulder to Stapleton.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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If I end up in the Stapleton location, do you think Aurora would be an okay communte. Google maps states 14min...but I have been to Denver and know that the traffic can get out of hand esp with snow.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Where is the Stapleton location? Aurora borders Stapleton on the South and East, so the commute should be pretty easy depending on the specific locations although Aurora is pretty huge geographically, so it could be a lot longer than 15 minutes. There is a dog park in Stapleton, if you did want to look there for a possible rental or purchase.

Stapleton Dog Park
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:53 AM
 
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It looks like it would be around the area where Quebec St meets Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Hello!

I have spent about 3-4 hours reading various threads on this forum in hopes of gaining some insight into the pet friendly nature of rentals in the Denver area. I am a veterinarian that has requested a transfer to the Denver area through the company that I work with. I have begun my search for housing as I know it can be difficult with my fur-crew. We have 2 dogs (45lb and 35lb), both are mutts and well trained. We also have a cat who is litterbox trained and indoors only.

Nearly every single rental I have looked at has a ridiculous pet deposit (which we are used to and have come to expect), but almost all have a 2 pet limit.

What I am wondering is this....with the competitive nature of rental properties currently in Denver do you see any chance of me finding a rental at all? If not, do you think purchasing a home with the intent of staying for 5ish years is appropriate in this market. What if we chose to leave in 2 years and have a home purchased? Anyone know what the projection is for house sales in the next few years (I know this is a guess...but it seems like a lot of people are currently trying to relocate to Denver and I am wondering how long that trend will last).

Thanks in advance!!! We are super excited
Deerfield Apts in South Denver allows 3 pets, as does Alton Green. Bella Terra at City Center (South Aurora) also allows 3 pets.
I don't know anything about these apartment communities apart from the fact that they allow 3 pets.

Good luck!
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:27 PM
 
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Thank you all. We are going to look into Deerfield Apts. It has been 6 years since we have had to live in an apartment, so this will be interesting. I cannot believe how expensive Denver seems.

Is everything up there going to have sticker shock like the rental/housing costs have?
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