October 2016 Newsletter

HOME green tips

GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

– Burn air cleaning, longer lasting, scentless beeswax candles. The negative ions released into the air while burning can bind with toxins and help remove them.

– Replace paper towels and sponges with earth friendly reusable, biodegradable SKOY cloths.

– Leave the leaves and mow them into the soil to enrich lawn.

GREENER BITE

– Try reusable bamboo straws in your next drink and help cut down on disposable plastics.

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 in Seasonal colors.

– 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: Inventory of Denver Homes For Sale Continue to Hold Steady as Demand Remains Strong. Sellers continued to bring new listings to the market at a seasonal slower pace than last month, while prices decreased for second consecutive month.  Still, August ended with 8,769 listings of homes for sale, which was 1 percent lower than last month and down four percent this time last year. Although average sale prices saw month-over-month decreases, they are still up 12% from last year. http://blog.recolorado.com/content/denver-home-prices-decrease-second-consecutive-month-continued-demand-holds-inventory-levels

BOULDER: New Listings Up in August in Boulder County. New Listings were up 6.7 percent in August for single family homes and 2.2 percent for townhouse-condo properties compared to last year. Pending Sales landed at 265 for single family homes and 98 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 19.5 percent to $580,000 for single family homes and 16.0 percent to $341,000 for townhouse-condo properties compared to last year. Days on Market increased 9.1 percent for single family homes but remained flat for condo properties. As inventory continues to drop, the contradictions of today’s market are evident. Sellers should feel confident enough to list homes at fair prices and receive meaningful offers in a healthy residential real estate and overall economic environment. http://www.baraonline.com/sites/bara/files/statistics/Monthley%20Indicators.pdf

Attention Mountain Home Owners: http://www.wildfirepartners.org/why-become-wildfire-partner/

Question about your home or neighborhood? I always have time for you and your referrals!

Thank you,

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