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
corresponds 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, visit www.moving.org.
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
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
SOURCE: The Remodelers Council
of Metro Denver (RCMD)
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