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Well, it's officially official. Miyako and I are moving to Denver this spring. On the plus side we have mountains, better education opportunities for Carpenter, lots of great outdoor activities (I'm looking forward to fly fishing), more liberals to make fun of, etc., etc.

On the downside, a decent house starts at $400K, more liberals to make fun of, it's not Texas, it's a lot farther from Louisiana. I'm not gonna lie, I love Texas and I still miss Louisiana. I realized that I've now spent most of my life in Texas. I've been here two more years than Louisiana, where I grew up.

The good news for me is that the Denton real estate market is much hotter than it was when I bought my house. I put it on Zillow and I've got two people prepared to make cash offers. I'm looking into getting a real estate attorney to handle the transaction. I'm still debating one whether or not to use a realtor for selling.

So that said, does anyone by chance have any realtor recommendations in the Denver area? I have zero contacts out there. I need one that really knows the school systems out there.
 

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Well, it's officially official. Miyako and I are moving to Denver this spring. On the plus side we have mountains, better education opportunities for Carpenter, lots of great outdoor activities (I'm looking forward to fly fishing), more liberals to make fun of, etc., etc.

On the downside, a decent house starts at $400K, more liberals to make fun of, it's not Texas, it's a lot farther from Louisiana. I'm not gonna lie, I love Texas and I still miss Louisiana. I realized that I've now spent most of my life in Texas. I've been here two more years than Louisiana, where I grew up.

The good news for me is that the Denton real estate market is much hotter than it was when I bought my house. I put it on Zillow and I've got two people prepared to make cash offers. I'm looking into getting a real estate attorney to handle the transaction. I'm still debating one whether or not to use a realtor for selling.

So that said, does anyone by chance have any realtor recommendations in the Denver area? I have zero contacts out there. I need one that really knows the school systems out there.
sorry the only ones i know are liberal and always high.

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Having lived out west, I have a few. Mostly liberal though. The couple conservative ones I know, are only out to make a profit off ya.
 

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Y'all are relentless.

I have a good friend in Denver, I can ask if he knows any agents.
 

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My son lives just south of Denver. Only negative thing would be the winters.

Beautiful country out there. The southern burbs are a little more conservative. Great lite rail system if you want to live outside of Denver.

Best of luck to you and your family.
 

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Are you moving to Denver, as in the City of Denver, or one of the surrounding cities?
 
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Are you moving to Denver, as in the City of Denver, or one of the surrounding cities?
Most likely around Broomfield or Erie.
 

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Most likely around Broomfield or Erie.
That's pretty far out from the city. (Less liberals though, that's a plus for you, right?) We love our agent, but that's not her area. Good luck finding an agent. You may want to try interviewing a few in advance, if you can, before deciding on who to go with.
 
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I feel sorry for Denver. On the upside though, that's one less alt-right conservative in Texas! One down, a ****load more to go.
Well there's always a first time for someone on SR to insinuate I'm racist.
 

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That's high dollar country out there.... Good Luck...
 

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Rick, I think you'll have better luck outside the Denver city limits with schools - less corporate-sponsored disruption.

To help get you up to speed:

Denver: When Schools Eat Schools

Why Denver's New Education Reform Model Should be a Warning Sign

Jeanne Kaplan: A Whole New Meaning to Flexibility and High Standards

I'll keep an eye out for any programs well-suited for your son. There are advocacy groups who may recommend one district or school over another, and hopefully you'll get the local scoop. :D

Also, what's your dog count now? :hihi: Have the camera ready the first time they see real snow.
 

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Oh, and it looks like the "fake" liberals outnumber the true ones. :hihi:

From Diane Ravitch's site:
Jeannie Kaplan, who served two terms on the Denver school board, describes here how the usual monied privatizers managed to win every seat on the Denver school board at the same time that “reformers” went down to defeat in nearby Jeffco and Dougco.


The money rolled in from Democrats for Education Reform (DFER)–the hedge funders–and other national reform groups to keep the privatization agenda in control, with not a single dissenter. Some of it is “dark money,” the kind that is hard to trace or not revealed until the election is closed.
*DFER - proof that covering your bases gets results and people fall for the stupid R and D blindly.

So, stick with Jeffco and Dougco? Where the people spoke and kicked the fake-liberal corporate-reformers out.
 

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