May 2017 Newsletter

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GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

– Deadhead old daffodil, tulip, hyacinth and other spring-blooming bulb flowers, but don’t remove foliage until after it turns yellow. It is making nutrients for next year’s show of color.

– Harvest spring rains from your own roof with a rain barrel for watering, which can collect and save around 1,300 gallons of water during peak summer months.

– Try using biodegradable and compostable plates and cutlery made of eco-friendly bamboo, corn, leaves or sugar cane at your next barbecue.

GREENER BITE

– Try buying local products as much as you can and help minimize global warming and other environmental pollutants that result from thousands of miles some products travel to get to local grocery stores.

 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 Metro Home Prices at All Time High. Continued strong demand and low inventory levels across the Denver Metro area pushed average home sale prices to all-time highs in April. The average sold price of a single-family home climbed to $436,339, a three percent increase over last month March and ten percent higher than April 2016. http://cohomeblog.recolorado.com/2017-April-Housing-Stats-REcolorado

BOULDER:  Prices Continue to Rise Amidst Strong Demand in Boulder County. New Listings were up 7.6 percent for single family homes and 6.0 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 4.5 percent to $599,000 for single family homes but decreased 2.7 percent to $383,500 for townhouse-condo properties.  

Although there is a mounting amount of buyer competition during the annual spring market cycle, buyer demand has not abated, nor is it expected to in the immediate future unless something unpredictable occurs. While strong demand is generally considered a good problem to have, it creates an affordability issue for some buyers, especially first-time buyers. Yet prices continue to rise. http://www.baraonline.com/sites/bara/files/statistics/May%20MMI.pdf

Know anyone needing RE assistance this year?
I am always happy to help!
Your referrals are my greatest complement.
Happy spring!

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