July 2017 Newsletter

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GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

– “Dead-head” pinch off spent blooms on perennials, annuals and roses for longer flowering periods and more and larger blooms.

– Try reusable, compostable Susty Party Paper straws, Pyrex EcoStraw or CocoStraw stainless steel straws and help reduce petro plastic straw use and disposal in landfill.

– Correct a drippy faucet as soon as you see, hear it to prevent water waste and save as much as 10% on your water bill.

GREENER BITE

– “Bee” on the lookout for the Bee-Better Seal, a certification for environmentally-sound foods produced on bee-friendly farms which provide a protective (pollen/nectar bountiful) habitat for the pollinators from pesticides.

 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:  Denver Metro Home Prices Continue Steady Climb in June. The average sale price of a single-family home climbed above $450,000 for the first time on record, reaching another all-time high. The average sold price for a detached home inched closer to the $500,000 mark, reaching $498,892, up seven percent from last year. During the same period the average sold price of a condo/townhome increased 15 percent, reaching $334,256. 

Inventory of available homes for sale reached a three-year high for the month of June. Homes continue to sell quickly across the Denver Metro Area, spending an average of just 27 days on the market, two days less than last month and one day more than last year. http://blog.recolorado.com/2017-June-Housing-Stats-REcolorado

BOULDER:  Boulder County Inventory Increases Give Buyers More Breathing Room to Shop Homes. New Listings were up 6.1 percent in June for single family homes and 24.0 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was down 2.4 percent to $609,725 for single family homes but increased 5.9 percent to $395,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 1.8 percent for single family homes but increased 21.6 percent for condo properties.

With job creation increasing and mortgage rates remaining low, the pull toward homeownership is expected to continue. Yet housing starts have been drifting lower, and some are beginning to worry that a more serious housing shortage could be in the cards if new construction and building permit applications continue to come in lower in year-over-year comparisons while demand remains high. Homebuilder confidence suggests otherwise, so predictions of a gloomy future should be curbed for the time being. http://www.baraonline.com/sites/bara/files/statistics/MMI_2.pdf

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Super summer!

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