covered through one company. Independent
insurance companies are also an option.
Finding, buying and then moving into a new
home can be complicated. Before you make
an offer on a house, you should obtain the
services of a licensed home inspector and an
appraiser. Inspectors will examine your future
home and make note of any necessary repairs,
potentially saving you thousands of dollars in
unexpected expenses down the road.
No one wants to buy a house that requires
extensive repairs that were not obvious during
the buying process. Lenders require an
appraisal of the home before they will approve
a loan. Again, this is to protect their interests
as well as yours. Licensed appraisal companies
make sure that the value of the home corre-
sponds to the amount being paid.
Once your loan has been approved and you
have closed on your new home, you’re ready
to move in! You might want help moving
in. If so, the American Moving and Storage
Association (AMSA) is a good resource
when you’re looking for a mover. AMSA
provides tips, guidelines and certified professional movers for performing quality moves.
Make sure you understand all charges before
signing a contract. For more information,
A number of services are available to help you
maintain and protect your home, from home
security and floor repair to carpet cleaning
and housekeeping. Home security services
and equipment are helpful for your own
peace of mind and for protecting your home
and family. Local companies offer locally
monitored call centers and professionals who
can give a fast, appropriate response.
For floor refinishing or repair, metro Denver
has a number of reputable businesses including
some floor installation companies that may
offer floor repair services. A variety of other
home services, such as carpet cleaning,
maid service, swimming pool installation,
pest control and home repair, are available
throughout the metro Denver area. Check the
local telephone directory for listings.
For quality home services firms in metro
Denver, refer to our Index of Advertisers. You can also call the Denver Metro
Chamber of Commerce at 303-534-8500, or
visit the Chamber’s Membership Directory
at www.denverchamber.org for recommendations for reputable services companies.
The Home Builders Association (HBA) of
Metro Denver contributed to this article,
and the organization is an excellent source
of information for residents on buying,
building or remodeling a home. For more
information, visit www.hbadenver.com.
Source: The Remodelers Council of Metro Denver (RCMD)