December 2016 Newsletter

HOME green tips

GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

Reuse live Christmas tree including pine needle branches in the mix, which dry quickly and decompose slowly, making them excellent moisture and mold-free mulch.

– Drop the holiday catalog piles using these tips:  www.ecocycle.org/junkmail.

– Recycle plastic bags by bringing them to participating grocery stores like Vitamin Cottage and avoid bagging materials in neither the trash nor adding to recycle bins to reduce plastic pollution.

GREENER BITE

– Have a cup or two of liver repairing coffee and a handful of heart healthy Brazil nuts after a night of parties.

 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 update, 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:  Inventory of Denver Homes Shrinks as Prices Remain Steady. October saw continued cooling across all major indicators, with a noticeable dip in inventory and little change in home sale prices compared to last month.  At the end of October, inventory levels were 12 percent lower than last month and six percent lower than last year. Prices compared to last year at this time were up 8 percent year over year. http://blog.recolorado.com/recolorado-october-2016-housing-statistics

BOULDER:  New Listings Down Prices Up in October in Boulder County. New Listings were down 0.7 percent in October for single family homes but increased 32 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 1.7 percent to $540,250 for single family homes and 2.2 percent to $350,000 for townhouse-condo properties.

Builder confidence is as high as it has been in more than a decade, yet the pace of economic growth has been slow enough to cause pause. A low number of first-time buyer purchases and a looming demographic shift also seem to be curbing the desire to start new single-family construction projects. As older Americans retire and downsize, single-family listings are expected to rise. The waiting is the hardest part. http://www.baraonline.com/sites/bara/files/statistics/Monthley%20Indicators.pdf

Attention Mountain Home Owners:  http://www.wildfirepartners.org/why-become-wildfire-partner/

Do you know anyone needing my RE assistance next year? Always happy to help! Your referrals are my greatest complement.

 

Wishing you the best in 2017!

 

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

 

November 2016 Newsletter

HOME
green tips

GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

Remember to reverse ceiling fan blades in clockwise direction to push down room heated air from above, especially helpful in rooms with high ceilings to lower thermostat a degree or two.

– Apply removable weather stripping caulk around windows to prevent drafts and weather stripping as needed around doors making sure daylight cannot be seen from inside.

– Put off cutting grasses and spent flowers until spring growth emerges and enjoy their winter beauty as they capture the snow and frost. The grassy seed heads help feed the birds.

GREENER BITE

– Sip on organic or bio-dynamic wines and skip on pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers and additives hangover.

 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 update, 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:  Inventory of Denver Homes Shrinks as Prices Remain Steady. October saw continued cooling across all major indicators, with a noticeable dip in inventory and little change in home sale prices compared to last month.  At the end of October, inventory levels were 12 percent lower than last month and six percent lower than last year. Prices compared to last year at this time were up 8 percent year over year. http://blog.recolorado.com/recolorado-october-2016-housing-statistics

BOULDER:  New Listings Down Prices Up in October in Boulder County. New Listings were down 0.7 percent in October for single family homes but increased 32 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 1.7 percent to $540,250 for single family homes and 2.2 percent to $350,000 for townhouse-condo properties.

Builder confidence is as high as it has been in more than a decade, yet the pace of economic growth has been slow enough to cause pause. A low number of first-time buyer purchases and a looming demographic shift also seem to be curbing the desire to start new single-family construction projects. As older Americans retire and downsize, single-family listings are expected to rise. The waiting is the hardest part. http://www.baraonline.com/sites/bara/files/statistics/Monthley%20Indicators.pdf

Attention Mountain Home Owners:  wildfirepartners.org/why-become-wildfire-partner

Question about your home or neighborhood? I always have time for you, family and friends! 

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

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

October 2016 Newsletter

HOME green tips

GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

– Burn air cleaning, longer lasting, scentless beeswax candles. The negative ions released into the air while burning can bind with toxins and help remove them.

– Replace paper towels and sponges with earth friendly reusable, biodegradable SKOY cloths.

– Leave the leaves and mow them into the soil to enrich lawn.

GREENER BITE

– Try reusable bamboo straws in your next drink and help cut down on disposable plastics.

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 update, 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: Inventory of Denver Homes For Sale Continue to Hold Steady as Demand Remains Strong. Sellers continued to bring new listings to the market at a seasonal slower pace than last month, while prices decreased for second consecutive month.  Still, August ended with 8,769 listings of homes for sale, which was 1 percent lower than last month and down four percent this time last year. Although average sale prices saw month-over-month decreases, they are still up 12% from last year. http://blog.recolorado.com/content/denver-home-prices-decrease-second-consecutive-month-continued-demand-holds-inventory-levels

BOULDER: New Listings Up in August in Boulder County. New Listings were up 6.7 percent in August for single family homes and 2.2 percent for townhouse-condo properties compared to last year. Pending Sales landed at 265 for single family homes and 98 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 19.5 percent to $580,000 for single family homes and 16.0 percent to $341,000 for townhouse-condo properties compared to last year. Days on Market increased 9.1 percent for single family homes but remained flat for condo properties. As inventory continues to drop, the contradictions of today’s market are evident. Sellers should feel confident enough to list homes at fair prices and receive meaningful offers in a healthy residential real estate and overall economic environment. http://www.baraonline.com/sites/bara/files/statistics/Monthley%20Indicators.pdf

Attention Mountain Home Owners: http://www.wildfirepartners.org/why-become-wildfire-partner/

Question about your home or neighborhood? I always have time for you and your referrals!

Thank you,

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