June 2017 Newsletter

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GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

– Remove water competing weeds from flourishing flower pots.

– Sprinkle ground cinnamon where needed to remove/prevent trail of ants. It works!!

– Reduce energy use by positioning your desk to take advantage of natural light (and enjoy the view).

GREENER BITE

– Take note of the closest farmers market located by you to support and buy local, which often supports hunger relief and the local arts community.

 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/decorate rooms with 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:  More Listings in May in Denver Metro. Gains in inventory were brought on by sellers bringing new listings of homes for sale to the market. In May, 7,256 new listings hit the market, ten percent more than last month and seven percent more than last year. The most populous Denver Metro counties saw the most new listings come on the market in May. Adams, Arapahoe, and Boulder Counties each saw double-digit gains in new listings as compared to last month. Home values continued their steady rise. http://cohomeblog.recolorado.com/increase-inventory-across-denver-metro/

BOULDER:  Overall Optimism Remains High Despite Inventory Lows. New Listings were up 16.2 percent for single family homes and 2.9 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales landed at 346 for single family homes and 130 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 1.7 percent to $595,000 for single family homes and 12.5 percent to $405,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 10.0 percent for single family homes but increased 14.7 percent for condo properties.

In addition to a stronger base upon which to conduct real estate transactions, the overall economy is in better shape than it was a decade ago. More jobs are available, unemployment is relatively low and workers have more faith in their wages and the potential for wage increases. Although we continue to battle an inventory shortage in much of the country, optimism remains high for a successful summer for buying and selling home. http://www.baraonline.com/sites/bara/files/statistics/May%20MMI.pdf

 I am always happy to assist you and all you know!
Your referrals are my greatest complement.

Super Summer!

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