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Old 02-20-2015, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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It's a fad right now that for some reason is continuing . . . . should the Denver economy ever go South, the people who moved here will be gone in a New York minute and will be on their way to the next hip city . . . it's just like people are willing to spend money on the current fashion trend, car, et al.

People started moving here in the mid-90's with that wave, and many left within 5 years . . . . then people bailed out in 2009 - 2010 when the economy tanked.
Just tried to find population by year but didn't have any luck. I don't recall Denver's population ever shrinking in the mid 90s.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:17 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Denver reminds me of Austin TX about 5-8 years ago everyone in the world wanted to move to Austin TX
The OP posted the same post in the Austin forum.
So, I guess Austin is still hip.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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The OP posted the same post in the Austin forum.
So, I guess Austin is still hip.
I like Austin better to live in personally but Denver offers way more as a city than Austin. I can see why Denver natives get mad, I wouldn't want a city overrun by transplants but any trendy city that will happen it happens in Phoenix as well.
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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It is good that Denver is a trendy city but I can understand how the locals
would resent this.
I don't resent it. It's just what happens. No skin off my nose.

I do feel bad that rents and housing prices have jumped so high, while wages for so many jobs are stagnant, and people working as, for instance, teachers, are priced out of the Denver housing market.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! Regarding the jobs, we'll certainly have jobs before moving, so no worries. One of my friends will definitely be working in the financial district, not sure about myself and my other friend. Any recommendations on a good value area that would be around 1900/month but safe and easy access to the more expensive areas like LoDo?
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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It's a fad right now that for some reason is continuing . . . . should the Denver economy ever go South, the people who moved here will be gone in a New York minute and will be on their way to the next hip city . . . it's just like people are willing to spend money on the current fashion trend, car, et al.

People started moving here in the mid-90's with that wave, and many left within 5 years . . . . then people bailed out in 2009 - 2010 when the economy tanked.
And then all you "locals" will sit and whine about Denver needing an influx of people and that your house prices are plummeting. I swear the posters here have using their rising equity by buying higher and higher horses to sit on in the last year since I joined.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! Regarding the jobs, we'll certainly have jobs before moving, so no worries. One of my friends will definitely be working in the financial district, not sure about myself and my other friend. Any recommendations on a good value area that would be around 1900/month but safe and easy access to the more expensive areas like LoDo?
You won`t see me worrying . . . . just like Alfred E. Neuman.

1900 a month for a 3 bedroom with access to the LoDo? Good luck.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:41 PM
 
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And then all you "locals" will sit and whine about Denver needing an influx of people and that your house prices are plummeting. I swear the posters here have using their rising equity by buying higher and higher horses to sit on in the last year since I joined.
The rising of equity in our homes is aout the only fringe benefit for putting up with all the negatves caused by the inlux.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! Regarding the jobs, we'll certainly have jobs before moving, so no worries. One of my friends will definitely be working in the financial district, not sure about myself and my other friend. Any recommendations on a good value area that would be around 1900/month but safe and easy access to the more expensive areas like LoDo?
All the Apartments in this area are very close in price. As mentioned, look in LoDo, Ballpark and Rino area. They are all close (walkable) to the action. One thing to watch out for is the train / rail yard area... As long as you're not facing the tracks, you'll be fine.

Few examples >

Verve Denver

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Cadence Union Station|Brand New Apartments in Downtown Denver

Downtown Denver Apartments | Alta City House Apartments

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LoDo Apartments at AMLI Riverfront Park

A few in the business district, but still close to the action... >

http://www.redpeak.com/apartments/1600-glenarm-place/

http://www.aptsatdenverplace.com/

http://www.spiredenver.com/



Want me to keep going?
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Wash Park
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That's a good list of apt. buildings. VERY few three bdrm apts. however.

Your best option is Capitol Hill, where the older, more affordable apartments are. Again, no 3 bdrms to speak of.

Older neighborhoods close to light rail have 3 bdrm homes for $2200 and up. Some have basements which will add 1-2 more bdrms. All these close in neighborhoods have started getting their own brewpubs too. 20 breweries that plan to open in Denver in 2014 | Westword

I have some rental homes, and it looks to me that the market will stay incredibly tight this year. That means a feeding frenzy for every advertised house or apartment. So that would be a waste of time and a lot of disappointment and wasted application fees.

My advice is to find some solid management companies that seem to have a lot of inventory of apartments and homes. You can pay an application fee and if approved, get on their waiting list. Make sure they explain to you how their waiting list works.

You simply can't wait for a showing to see if the place will be acceptable. Find companies you trust and jump on what they offer you.

I like and have dealt with Cornerstone, Wheelhouse, Boutique Apartments, Fourstar, Distinctive Dwelling, Realm. I'm sure there are more out there I don't know about, but the newer ones could be scammers. Read the Yelp reviews, but take the occasional bad ones with a grain of salt, otherwise none will make the cut.

I haven't heard of anyone testing this method yet, so please report back if you try it.

BTW, more than half the renters I talk to these days are new to town and moved here because of legalization. I think most folks have really underestimated the economic impact it is making.

Last edited by kevin_in_Denver; 04-21-2015 at 12:35 AM.. Reason: added MJ info
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