February 2017 Newsletter

HOME
green tips

GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

– Cut back last year’s growth from ornamental grasses now before this year’s new growth begins. For more Feb tips see:
http://www.echters.com/Tips/CurrentTips.htm

– Throw in the plastic cap with the plastic bottle unattached in recycle bin.

– Waste less water with the Dropcountr app. The app connects homeowners to local water utility with easy-to-understand usage patterns, comparisons to similar households, and leak detection. https://dropcountr.com/

GREENER BITE

– Try Après Vin Grape-Seed Oil Cabernet Sauvignon made with wine industry by-products from the nutrient dense cabernet grape seeds after the grapes have been pressed for wine.

 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 updates, 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:  Denver Home Sales End High in 2016. – The Denver Front Range housing market had a stronger than normal off-season in November and December due to continuing demand from buyers purchasing homes ahead of potential interest rate increases. The Denver area market is showing signs of prices starting to moderate and inventory levels improving. Average sale prices continue upward year over year.  http://blog.recolorado.com/2016-front-range-sales-highest-on-record

BOULDER:  January Inventory Up for Single Family Homes in Boulder County. New Listings were up 9.6 percent for single family homes and 47.5 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was also up 10.7 percent to $578,000 for single family homes and 18.8 percent to $374,950 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market increased 4.8 percent for single family homes and 40.8 percent for condo properties.

In the new president’s first hour in office, the .25 percentage point rate cut for loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) was removed; setting the table for what should be an interesting presidential term for real estate policy. FHA loans tend to be a favorable option for those with limited financial resources… On a brighter note, wages are on the uptick for many Americans, while unemployment rates have remained stable and relatively unchanged for several months. The system is ripe for more home sales if there are more homes available to sell. http://www.baraonline.com/sites/bara/files/statistics/January%20MMI.pdf

Know someone needing RE assistance this year? I am always happy to help!

Your referrals are my greatest complement.

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