January 2017 Newsletter

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GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

– Keep frozen food packaging out of the recycle bin. The plastic coating prevents the box from breaking up in the recycle process, therefore not recyclable or compostable.

Clean and disinfect air with 6 to 12 drops of lemon essential oil and water in spray bottle, and add anti-bacterial, anti-viral eucalyptus in humidifier to sooth and ward off colds and flus during colder months.

– Improve indoor air quality by keeping floors fresh as possible with a longer mat (try 5 step rule) at door to help keep pathogens and chemical pollutants out.

GREENER BITE

-Make apple, beet and potato chips out of the peels, a tasty way to cut down on food waste. Lightly spray with coconut oil and bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 375/400˚ for 10 minutes.

 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 Record 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:  December New Listings Down Prices Down for Single Family Homes in Boulder County. New Listings were down 2.8 percent for single family homes and 20.7 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was down 7.8 percent to $507,834 for single family homes but increased 15.3 percent to $370,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 1.2 percent for single family homes and 6.3 percent for condo properties.

The overwhelming feeling about prospects in residential real estate for the immediate future is optimism. Real estate professionals across the nation are expressing that they are as busy as ever. There are certainly challenges in this market, like continued low inventory and higher competition for those fewer properties, but opportunities abound for creative and diligent agents prepared to put in the necessary amount of work. http://www.baraonline.com/sites/bara/files/statistics/MMI_0.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