October 2015 Newsletter

HOME green tips

GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

Put off cutting grasses and spent flowers until spring growth emerges and enjoy their winter beauty as they capture the snow and frost. Bonus: The grassy seed heads help feed the birds.

– Mulch leaves while you mow. Clear gutters of debris, and check roof for shingle/flashing needs.

– Keep plastic bags out of recycle bin (see recycling bins “dirty dozen” for more to leave out), which bind up sorting equipment, and instead bring them to CHARM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials), see ecocycle.org/charm, or participating grocery stores.

GREENER BITE

– Satisfy your sweet tooth with more nutritious and/or unrefined sweetened Dandies pumpkin marshmallows, Lilie’s orange dark chocolate bars and Little Secrets peanut butter candies. http://deliciousliving.com/products-we-love/5-spooky-sweets-halloween#slide-0-field_images-293131

PLAN TO SELL?

– De-clutter, de-personalize, and clean house and yard to make it sale ready. Add plants inside and out.

– Make small repairs or update, and touch up interior and exterior paint for fresh look. Upgrade lighting.

– Open up each space, including closets, and remove stuff/bulky furniture. Stage rooms with one color.

-Add tech touches like a built-in USB wall charger for $20.00, or a luxury motion sensor faucet to bath or kitchen sinks for under $100.00.

LATEST DENVER/BOULDER MARKET NEWS

DENVER:  Cooling continues for Denver. The housing market in the Denver metro and surrounding area continued its cooling trend in September. As inventory levels and prices remain steady, the market is seeing a slow shift to one that is more pleasing to the buyer.
Inventory was up 2% compared to last year, and
inventory levels remained at 8 weeks, higher as compared to the summer months, but still well below the national average of approximately 12 weeks. http://www.recolorado.com/pages/article?tags=news

BOULDER:  Inventory holding tight in third quarter in Boulder County. In September new Listings were down 8 percent for single family homes but increased 12 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 2 percent for single family homes and 19 percent for townhouse-condo properties with continuing decreased days on market. With positive economic news coming from many angles, there are no imminent factors to prepare for beyond the typical seasonal drop-off. From the mouths of market analyzing pundits, we are in the midst of one of the healthiest housing markets in the past 15 years. http://www.baraonline.com/sites/bara/files/statistics/SeptMI.pdf

Have a question about your home or neighborhood?

Always Happy to help you, family and friends!

Kristine Merrill
Green Door Living RE
Cell: 720-530-4129
kristine@greendoorliving.com