Thinkstock Relocation Information Colorado Springs offers many different types neighborhoods that fit the needs of any individual or family relocating here. Research and planning are the key to finding a house and neighborhood that suits your needs. You can do many things ahead of time that can help you during your House Hunting Trip (HHT). Whether you're HHT is being done in-person or virtually, here are a few tips to make sure that you find the right fit for you and your family! 1. Get Informed Be sure to read Chapter 3 - HHT from the CANELEMNORAD Welcome Book 2. Find a Realtor Work with an experienced realtor that will be willing to do the extra work for you. Email your MFS Coordinator for the Realtor Recommendation list from the community. 3. Ask Questions Some pictures and videos may not show you the real deal. 4. Reach Out Ask questions in the CAF Colorado Facebook group. Some military members may be moving back to Canada this summer, and their houses may be up for rent. They will share their experiences with the property owners and probably give you a better idea of the house's condition. 5. Consider Location There are many options to choose from. Some like being closer to the mountains, while others prefer a quiet neighborhood with all the amenities nearby. You have neighborhoods with community centers and others without any extra add-ons. If you have children, have you thought about schools? If you want to enroll your children in specific programs, try to locate the school first and try to narrow your research to nearby neighborhoods. Check out the Education page under Life in Colorado. 6. Join the Family Sponsor Program Family Sponsors are members of the community who help newcomers settle in their new location. They are a friendly point of contact and can help you find information to ease your transition into your new community. This peer-to-peer support program has helped many families feel supported throughout their transition. Email your MFS Coordinator for more information or to sign up. 7. Begin your Search Begin your house hunting search with the help of these websites Colorado Housing and Rentals Automated Housing Referral Network Zillow Home Search Rentals.com Military by Owner You're probably making a lot of decisions right now, to help make this time a little less overwhelming MFS has complied a list of Provider Recommendations based on community advice and reviews over the years. When in doubt, reach out! The CAF Colorado Facebook group is a GREAT place to ask for advice!